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Another storm system along the south coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The late afternoon sun glints on the waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and heavy clouds blanket the peaks of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State, USA. Layers of high cloud warn of high winds and heavy rain which did indeed hit us very shortly afterward.

Feb. 17, 2011
Sony DSCF828 camera, 1/400sec., F8.0. 25mm., ISO 100.

Featured in The World As We See It or as we missed it
Featured in Mornings and Evenings-Sunbeams and Storms


  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture my friend ……. realy like the mood and atmosphere in this !

  • Wow! Sean, you’re really fast!! Thanks so much, I’m really glad you liked it. Greatly appreciated :)

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 4 years ago

    this really is beautiful as well Jann.
    If this is recent, I did hear the island was blowing away with wind the other day,,,,,,,was thinking of you guys.

  • Hi Vickie, glad you liked it too. This was on Feb.17, but it’s been one big blow after another the last few weeks. We were supposed to get around 130 km. winds 2 days ago, but it didn’t happen that bad around here. Only about 80 or so. No trees came down around us!! Not like 2006 when we had 7 come down in one storm, 2 hit the house and 2 more barely missed it. We may not get much snow but we do get a ton of wind and!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Jann! Another fave!:)

  • Oh thanks so much Mary, and for the fave! I’m very appreciative!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Hi Trish, thanks so much once again, greatly appreciated!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Susan  Morry
    Susan Morryalmost 4 years ago

    Awe inspiring…

  • Hi Susan,very many thanks..glad to meet you from Toronto..I’m originally from eastern Ontario myself and my other half worked out of Toronto for 7 or 8 years.

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Susan  Morry
    Susan Morryalmost 4 years ago


  • Hélène David-Cuny
    Hélène David-Cunyalmost 4 years ago

  • Hi Helene, very many thanks! I’ve been browsing through your wonderful’ve seen so many amazing places and brought them to us so vividly. Far superior to!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Hélène David-Cuny
    Hélène David-Cunyalmost 4 years ago

    Thank you Jann for this lovely comment, I guess the CNN guys don’t have time to look at what they are shooting… ;-)

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 4 years ago
    A terrific moody shot ! Well done Jann and congrats on your


  • Hi Roy, thanks so much for your kind comments, I love that sort of scene and glad you liked it too:)

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Ian Fegent
    Ian Fegentalmost 4 years ago

    A beautiful one Jann with very subtle colours.

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