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PHOTOS: A window on a wonderful sunset

PHOTOS: A window on a wonderful sunset

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing Thursday night’s (Dec. 14) wonderful sunset (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

PHOTOS: Dramatic fog hides most of Puget Sound Monday morning

PHOTOS: Dramatic fog hides most of Puget Sound Monday morning

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos showing the fog around our region. “The fog this morning reduced visibility in much of Burien to only a few feet and the Sound was completely... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Windy fall days make for dramatic kiteboarding off Burien’s shores

PHOTOS: Windy fall days make for dramatic kiteboarding off Burien’s shores

Windy fall days sure make for some good opportunities for water sports like stand up paddle boarding and the always-dramatic kiteboarding. Courtesy Elston Hill comes some great photos taken of said sports... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Could it be we’re seeing the last of the sunshine (for a while at least)?

PHOTOS: Could it be we’re seeing the last of the sunshine (for a while at least)?

By Elston Hill On Sunday morning (Oct. 15), there were no clouds in the sky. Mount Rainier beckoned from a golden sky with planes flying past. Contrails were orange. There was a crescent moon. The regional... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Might we be done with smoky skies?

PHOTOS: Might we be done with smoky skies?

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing what may be the last of our smoky sunsets, as well as some other views from around Burien. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency seems to agree: “For... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Some recent summer scenes as seen through the eyes of Elston Hill

PHOTOS: Some recent summer scenes as seen through the eyes of Elston Hill

Some recent photographic awesomeness from resident Elston Hill: On Friday (Sept. 1), The Virginia V. – built in 1922 when roads were frequently impassable – cruised past Burien’s shores. This... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Elston Hill road trips to Solar Eclipse totality, takes amazing photos

PHOTOS: Elston Hill road trips to Solar Eclipse totality, takes amazing photos

Elston Hill and his wife Jackline road tripped south into the ‘path of totality’ to Ontario, Oregon, to witness and photograph Monday’s historic Solar Eclipse. “I made our reservations... [Read more]

PHOTOS: More great photos of our strange smoky skies & a weather update

PHOTOS: More great photos of our strange smoky skies & a weather update

From Elston Hill comes more great photos showing our strange smoky skies, courtesy wildfires in British Columbia being pushed our way by a southerly wind. On Thursday morning, Vashon and Blake Island... [Read more]

Are you ready for the solar eclipse? It’s coming Aug. 21!

Are you ready for the solar eclipse? It’s coming Aug. 21!

By Elston Hill On Aug. 21, a full eclipse will cross the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. I experienced a full eclipse in 1970 and it was one of the most amazing experiences in my life. Starting... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Scenes from a red, white and blue 4th of July in Burien

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Scenes from a red, white and blue 4th of July in Burien

Under glorious sunny skies, with temps in the high 70s, Burien’s Independence Day celebrations were a mix of tradition, family fun and red, white and blue pride in our country and region. VIDEOS: The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien

Elston Hill has done it again – this time capturing an amazing power of a lightning strike and its reflection in Puget Sound, photographed from Burien on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. “We seem to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Great photos showcase region’s beauty through sunsets & tug boats

PHOTOS: Great photos showcase region’s beauty through sunsets & tug boats

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos – all shot in Burien this last weekend – showcasing our region with beautiful sunsets, tug boats, barges and a sailboat (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sailboat regatta, ferries, tugs, construction & more

PHOTOS: Sailboat regatta, ferries, tugs, construction & more

Elston Hill was out with his camera and he caught these great photos of the Seattle Yacht Club’s Tri-Island Vashon Island Regatta #2 (starting at Shilshole, then around Vashon/Maury Island then back),... [Read more]

PHOTO: Dark thunderstorms creep into area as seen from Burien Thursday

PHOTO: Dark thunderstorms creep into area as seen from Burien Thursday

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this great photo showing dark thunderstorms as they crept into our area on Thursday, May 4. “There were around 2500 lightning strikes from Olympia to the Canadian border,”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Recent fair weather inspires some great photography

PHOTOS: Recent fair weather inspires some great photography

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken from his Burien home on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21. “This is the rainiest and coldest winter/spring in 30 years,” Elston said.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Immature teenage hoodlums brawl in Burien

PHOTOS: Immature teenage hoodlums brawl in Burien

On Sunday morning (April 16), four immature bald eagles came to Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood to ride the wind. Soon…fights erupted. Elston Hill was there to take these amazing photos... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Recent storm over ‘The Brothers’ & Orcas in Puget Sound

PHOTOS: Recent storm over ‘The Brothers’ & Orcas in Puget Sound

Courtesy Elston Hill comes more great photos of the beauty of our region as seen from Burien: First, a storm hits ‘The Brothers’ peaks in the Olympic Mountains Saturday morning (click images... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Crows vs Raptors in the wind

PHOTOS: Crows vs Raptors in the wind

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great wildlife photos taken in Burien on Monday, March 20. Elston says: “Yesterday it was windy. When it is windy, the raptors arrive. Strangely, a bald eagle and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: What was that strange, bright shiny object up in the sky Thursday?

PHOTOS: What was that strange, bright shiny object up in the sky Thursday?

Did you see that strange, bright shiny object up in the sky Thursday? Well, courtesy Elston Hill and Aaron Wells come these great photos documenting the setting of that foreign body, which hasn’t... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Here’s proof that spring is near – Trilliums are starting to bloom!

PHOTOS: Here’s proof that spring is near – Trilliums are starting to bloom!

Resident Elston Hill and his wife Jackline managed to avoid some of the recent, seemingly relentless torrent of raindrops and capture some great photos of some local Trilliums just starting to bloom. “We... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mudslide at Seahurst Park affecting upper parking lot

PHOTOS: Mudslide at Seahurst Park affecting upper parking lot

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of a mudslide in the upper parking lot at Burien’s Seahurst Park, taken on Tuesday, March 14: “Barriers have been placed to close off at least two-thirds... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Golden glow of a sunset & crow as seen from Burien Monday evening

PHOTOS: Golden glow of a sunset & crow as seen from Burien Monday evening

Courtesy Elston Hill comes more amazing photos of the golden glow of a March sunset on Puget Sound, as well as a crow (perhaps flying to roost in/near Tukwila?), as seen from his Burien home on Monday... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Just another dreary day in the rain in Burien :)

PHOTOS: Just another dreary day in the rain in Burien :)

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this photo gallery taken on ‘another dreary day’ in Burien: Another dreary day. Can you believe it? We just spent a month in Wyoming and Alberta. Cold? Yes. But it... [Read more]

PHOTO: Big puffy clouds over Ro-Ro Carrier North Star cargo ship Wednesday

PHOTO: Big puffy clouds over Ro-Ro Carrier North Star cargo ship Wednesday

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this photo of big puffy clouds Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 22) seen over the Ro-Ro Carrier North Star on its 1600 mile voyage to Tacoma from Anchorage as it passed Blake Island. FYI,... [Read more]