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PHOTOS: Sunrise at Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Sunrise at Three Tree Point

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these awesome photos, taken at sunrise on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Three Tree Point (click images to view larger photos/slideshow):  Read More →

PHOTOS: A Tree Trimmer, Orcas and the Olympics

PHOTOS: A Tree Trimmer, Orcas and the Olympics

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken recently and showing our region’s seasonal beauty and natural wonder (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): One hundred feet up in... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Elston Hill proves that ‘October can be amazing’

PHOTOS: Elston Hill proves that ‘October can be amazing’

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these stunning photos of a foggy morning at sunrise on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, along with Thursday night’s sunset and plants turning colors. “October can be amazing,”... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time lapse of recent Sunset as seen from Burien

VIDEO: Time lapse of recent Sunset as seen from Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this great time lapse video of a recent Sunset, as seen from Burien. “Have never used my iPhone to take pictures, but just got a new one and decided to test the time lapse... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

Story & Photos by Elston Hill No serious photographer would try to take nature photographs in the middle of a sunny summer day in the open sun and harsh light. Digital cameras can not handle all that... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke from wild fires makes for a very red sunset

PHOTOS: Smoke from wild fires makes for a very red sunset

Story & Photos by Elston Hill I was suspicious this morning. The sky looked gray. This evening the sun looked red. Had to be smoke, I thought. I Googled air quality and the air quality was supposedly... [Read more]

PHOTOS: New International Arrivals facility under construction at Sea-Tac

PHOTOS: New International Arrivals facility under construction at Sea-Tac

Story & Photos by Elston Hill The Port of Seattle is building a new, expanded international arrivals facility at Sea-Tac Airport. The current 1970s vintage facility in the south terminal is inadequate... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sailboat, container ship drift by Burien at sunset

PHOTOS: Sailboat, container ship drift by Burien at sunset

Courtesy Elston Hill: “Thursday night, June 7, a sailboat and a container ship drifted by Burien. “In the evening and at night the container ship emits a very audible growlng sound from the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Great Blue Heron enjoys meal, and shrimp season opens

PHOTOS: Great Blue Heron enjoys meal, and shrimp season opens

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken this weekend from/in Burien and showing two different ways of catching seafood in Puget Sound. First, some dramatic photos of a Great Blue Heron enjoying... [Read more]

PHOTOS: The beauty of The Brothers at sunset, a Stellar’s Jay & a passing ship

PHOTOS: The beauty of The Brothers at sunset, a Stellar’s Jay & a passing ship

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these breathtaking photos showing our region’s beauty in all its glory – from The Brothers at sunset to a Stellar’s Jay to a passing ship. Click images to view... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Splish splash – these birds were taking a bath!

PHOTOS: Splish splash – these birds were taking a bath!

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos taken in his yard on Saturday of birds taking baths. “Love these cloudy and drizzly days for taking pictures.” Click images to view larger versions/slideshow:  Read More →

PHOTOS: Rain can be very beautiful

PHOTOS: Rain can be very beautiful

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos he took Sunday morning (April 15) in his front yard after going for a walk. “Lots to enjoy now that spring is here. Be sure you are one of the many... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Construction at Airport’s North Satellite Modernization Project

PHOTOS: Construction at Airport’s North Satellite Modernization Project

Story & Photos by Elston Hill The North Satellite Modernization Project is the expansion and renovation of the 45-year-old North Satellite facility at Sea-Tac Airport. We were privileged to take a... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Orca whales frolic off Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Orca whales frolic off Burien’s Three Tree Point

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos of Orca whales frolicking off Burien’s Three Tree Point on Tuesday, April 10. “About 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Must be transients. They... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Drizzle, fog and calm waters make for great photos

PHOTOS: Drizzle, fog and calm waters make for great photos

The drizzle, fog, and very calm waters continue – although expect a change with big winds on Saturday – providing a great backdrop to Elston Hill, who shot these great photos from and in Burien recently. Click... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Debris recovery ship, ferry boat & setting Moon seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Debris recovery ship, ferry boat & setting Moon seen from Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, all taken from his viewpoint in Burien. The first is a strange-looking ship that came down south along Burien’s shores on Monday (Feb. 26), then made... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Cargo ship Zhen Hua 28 passes by Burien with an unusual load

PHOTOS: Cargo ship Zhen Hua 28 passes by Burien with an unusual load

A large cargo ship called the Zhen Hua 28 passed Burien’s shores slowly but surely on Friday afternoon, Feb. 23, all while hauling a very unusual load. The Hong Kong-flagged ship had four huge... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Predator bird, flowers…and a barge full of scrapped cars

PHOTOS: Predator bird, flowers…and a barge full of scrapped cars

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos of budding/blooming flowers (was the Groundhog wrong?), along with a beautiful, gliding predator bird (perhaps an immature bald eagle?) along with a passing... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Point Ruston Ferry & Kite/Sailboarders sail past Burien on Super Sunday

PHOTOS: Point Ruston Ferry & Kite/Sailboarders sail past Burien on Super Sunday

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos that show what was going on just off the shores of Burien while many were watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4. Click images to view larger versions/slideshow: The... [Read more]