Two years ago I took a drive to one of my favorite locations in Washington State. It’s called Eagles Nest and is reachable by some dirt back roads through scenic forestry. It reaches a height of 6,183 feet and you can see the lights of cities off in the distance. It’s one of the best places to see the Milky Way that the crowds don’t flock to. But on this occasion, there was something new that challenged its attraction. Comet Neowise was shining brightly in the night and became the spotlight for me because there were some clouds and haze in the direction of the Milky Way. I took several shots of Comet Neowise framed with the trees of the forest on the edge of a cliff. I actually went part way down the cliff during the night which was a bit scary but I survived. Those pictures were some of my unforeseen gems from that trip. Especially, after I developed them in lightroom giving the comet, trees and the stars some color and contrast.
Eagles Nest, WA
June 2020 | Eagles Nest, WA