PHOTO FRIDAY: Rain, Wind and Sailboats… Oh My!

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The winds died down but the dark clouds in the distance indicate that this was the proverbial calm before the storm.

They say that if you don’t like the weather here in the Puget Sound region, just wait five minutes and it will change. That was certainly true Thursday evening!

Photographer Michael Brunk was out prowling for a photo opportunity when he spotted sail boats just off the Des Moines Marina. It turned out to be the Three Tree Point Yacht Club conducting the first race of their summer series. Unfortunately, the weather conditions were anything but summer-like!

There was a light rain tapering off, and even a few small patches of blue sky to the north. Conditions good enough to brave the fishing pier to capture a few photos of the race. The rain eventually stopped, and with it any trace of wind. This made for a rather slow race, but great photos!

What did we say about dynamic weather? Soon enough the distant shores across the water disappeared into the gray murk and the rain could be seen advancing on Des Moines.

The new weather front breathed life and excitement back into the sailboat race for a few last photos before the rain sweeping in horizontally soaked both lens and photographer. This caused a strategic withdrawal to warmer, drier surroundings.

Here are more photos of the race shot by Michael.

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2 Responses to “PHOTO FRIDAY: Rain, Wind and Sailboats… Oh My!”
  1. Julie says:

    Beautiful photos and great capture of the light. Thanks again for your talent Micheal!

  2. Michael says:

    Thank you Julie… I’ve got a couple of other photo projects in work so there is plenty more yet to come!

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