I love trying to get a nice sunset image without the sun, and I was quite happy with this one. I had to wait until after 7 PM when the sun’s last light really illuminated both clouds and the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. I was standing on the edge of a cliff along the coast of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The water is the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the channel which runs in from the Pacific Ocean and separates Canada and the USA .

May 7, 2010
Sony DSCF828 camera 1/250 @ F4.5, 150mm.
ISO 100, polarizing filter

Featured in The World As We See It and as we missed it
Featured in Pacific Northwest Photography
Featured in Volcanoes, Earth’s Geology and Atmosphere

Featured in Mornings and Evenings, Sunbeams and Storms
Featured in Stunning Skyscapes

3rd Runner-up!
Editors Choice ending February 27th, 2011
The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group


vancouver island, olympic mountains, cloud scape, sunset, british columbia, jann ashworth


  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...over 3 years ago

    simply wonderful work!!

  • Thanks a bunch Linda, you’re very kind :)

    – Jann Ashworth

  • CanyonWind
  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Wonderful clouds so beautifully lit! Congrats on your feature!

  • Many thanks Angie,so glad you liked it!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!!! Congratulations 3rd Runner-up!
    Editors Choice ending February 27th, 2011
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group

  • Hi Evita, what a wonderful surprise, I’m really honoured! Thank you!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • RoseMarie747
    RoseMarie747over 3 years ago


  • Many thanks RoseMarie, so glad you liked it!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture! Congratulations on 3rd Runner up!

  • Hi 2Bricks, good to meet you! Many thanks for your kind comments!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 3 years ago

    OH Wow Jann this is amazing photography

  • Thanks so much Malcolm, very much appreciated!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • HJIrvine
    HJIrvineover 3 years ago

    This is absolutely stunning. Fave!

  • Oh,thanks so much for that sweet compliment..and the fave…really appreciated!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Loisb
    Loisbover 3 years ago

  • Hi Lois, very many thanks for honouring my image, greatly appreciated!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • JanT
    JanTover 3 years ago

    Love it!

  • Thanks Jan, so glad you do!

    – Jann Ashworth

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