After spending a rainy winter afternoon exploring and attempting to make a few photographs along State Route 105 between Aberdeen and Westport, Washington (see my blog post at Winter Drive Along SR105, Grays Harbor, Washington, Winter 2017), I scouted out a few locations along the South Beach (near Westport) on the Washington Coast (Pacific Ocean).
I finally decided to spend the remainder of the available light at the beach near the South Jetty at the Westhaven State Park. There wasn’t great light at sunset, however, the gray overcast skies made for great black and white photographs of the jetty, surf, and beach.
I worked the scene from different angles and the photos I’m presenting for you here are my favorites from the cold winter evening.
While I had the wrong lens on for the time, and even if I didn’t, I would have missed it, I saw a whale breach just off shore of the jetty. The whale sighting was definitely the highlight of the evening.
Just as the last light of the day fell, the heavy rainfall began again. Perfect timing just as I was making my way back to the Land Cruiser for the ride back to the Puget Sound region.