Padilla Bay in Anacortes Washington

fine art photography, PNW, landscape photography, washington state, coastal, puget sound, anacortesSure… there are beautiful sunrises from Florida, or Sunsets from Hawaii… but did you know the most beautiful landscapes in America are located in the Pacific Northwest? Yes they are!

This beautiful Padilla Bay landscape photograph was captured at Bay View State Park near Anacortes, WA. Bay View State Park is located seven miles west of Burlington, Washington, and 14 miles east of Anacortes, Washington in Skagit County.

Padilla Bay is planted between the San Jaun Islands and the Washington State mainland.

On this day the tide was low, there was no rain, and the clouds were in perfect formation for a fantastic capture of this special spot along the West Coast. 😉

I really love how the final photograph turned out. A rich mix of greens and blues thanks to a dynamic sky and low tide that exposed the algae on the shore line. By the way… the algae stuff is slicker than snot. If you get a chance to walk on it, be careful.

Finally, there was one guy in lawn chair behind me just reading a book and enjoying the tranquility of the day. No other visitors were at the beach on this day. It was so quiet. You could actually hear yourself think… and this would probably be a super duper great spot to practice your yoga.

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