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Storm clouds gathering above Lake Sammamish, Washington State.

ISO 200, 30 seconds, f/13 @ 12 mm.

Challenge winner:
Monotone Jettys and Piers

Featured by group:
Black and White Photography Enthusiasts


lake sammamish, issaquah, washington state, pacific northwest, lake, dock, clouds, storm, landscape, water, black and white, b w, long exposure, washington, monochrome

I am a passionate photographer, based in the Seattle area. The beautiful Pacific Northwest landscape is my main source of inspiration.

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  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergerabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful bw and lovely view.

    It’s been a long hectic day and the need to relax and just be with someone you care about drives you to risk getting caught in the storm and venture outdoors. You grab your keys and take your significant other by the hand. The door slams shut behind and the two of you hop down the steps. You arrive at the bottom first, turn, wrap your arms around her waist, and then spin. Her feet dangle in the air while she holds on tight, arms wrapped around your neck. Hand in hand you walk down the street to the pier at the end. Not a another living creature is seen along the walk. The boards of the dock creek with each footfall. The sound mixed with the clacking and shuffling of the shoes creates a soft echo, heard twice before no longer audible. Hmm, maybe it’s the approach of the storm but something overcomes you both and you stop suddenly. Closing your eyes, you listen. Listen to the water ripple and lap at the legs of the dock. Feeling the slight swaying of the dock, you both begin to sway. First to the left and then to the right. Slowly, eyes still closed, you turn toward one another. The swaying continues and turns into a waltz. Lost in the moment and one another, you come to a rest at the end. You both sit and watch the storm clouds journey across the sky.

    Lovely. :-)

  • Wow, that’s a beautiful text! Thank you very much!

    – Dan Mihai

  • Paul Morgan
    Paul Morganabout 3 years ago

    I like the dark mood of this. So often people have the Happy “Happy Joy joy” shots like this. Sometimes ya just want a darker mood. Great shot!

  • Thanks for the feedback!

    I thought this was a good way to use my 10 stops ND filter, on top of a 2 stops ND grad filter, to achieve this 30 seconds exposure. :-)

    – Dan Mihai

  • blueeyesjus
    blueeyesjusabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image – Jus

  • Thanks for featuring my work!

    – Dan Mihai

  • PSL1
    PSL1about 3 years ago

    A stunning composition Dan.

  • Thanks Peter, I am glad you like it!

    – Dan Mihai

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  • Nora Caswell
    Nora Caswellabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations! You are a Top 10 Winner in the Sea, Piers, and Poles where time has left his mark Challenge . Nice work!! ~Nora

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minorabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much Laurie!

    – Dan Mihai

  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaover 2 years ago

    What a great capture! Well done!

  • I appreciate the feedback – thank you!

    – Dan Mihai

  • Matt  Carlyon
    Matt Carlyonabout 2 years ago

    Congrats on your challange win in the BEACH, RIVER and LAKES Treasures group!
    Your image placed 1st in our Monotone Jettys and Piers challange with 9 votes!

    A fantastic mono mate – the tones and contrast are spot on! And the atmosphere is just incredible, well done!

  • You are very kind Matt – thank you!

    – Dan Mihai

  • cclaude
    cclaudeabout 2 years ago

    Superb luminosity and tones. Congrats on your challenge win.

  • I am happy to hear that you liked it Claude – thanks!

    – Dan Mihai

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