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PHOTO: Another day, another dang fine Sunrise as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Another day, another dang fine Sunrise as seen from Burien

Another day, another dang fine pic of a beautiful Sunrise reflecting on the Olympics and Vashon as photographed by resident Elston Hill (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

PHOTO: Container ship ‘Ever Smart’ passes Burien as it heads to Taiwan

PHOTO: Container ship ‘Ever Smart’ passes Burien as it heads to Taiwan

Not only does resident Elston Hill have a nice view, but he’s also got a great eye – he sent us this great photo of the Evergreen container ship ‘Ever Smart’ taken Sunday morning (Jan.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Washington State Ferry MV Wenatchee stops off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Washington State Ferry MV Wenatchee stops off Three Tree Point

Resident Elston Hill took these photos of Washington State Ferry MV Wenatchee Thursday morning (Dec. 31), as it traveled north past Three Tree Point before coming to a stop. Then it resumed its path north... [Read more]

PHOTO: A rare, full Christmas Moon shines down on Burien

PHOTO: A rare, full Christmas Moon shines down on Burien

Resident Elston Hill sent us this great photo of the rare, full Christmas Moon over Burien (click image to see larger version): Elston adds: I was excited in anticipation of a full Moon for Christmas,... [Read more]

PHOTO: Salish Sea at the end of a Rainbow

PHOTO: Salish Sea at the end of a Rainbow

BTB Reader Sally Irvine shares this photo taken from Burien on Friday (Dec. 4), showing the ‘Salish Sea at the end of a Rainbow’ (click image to see larger version): Have a cool photo you’d... [Read more]

PHOTO: Olympic Mountains at sunrise as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Olympic Mountains at sunrise as seen from Burien

Resident Elston Hill sent us this amazing photo, showing the ‘Brothers’ of the Olympic Mountains as the sun rose on Tuesday, Nov. 3 (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

PHOTO: As the season changes, we’re treated to a gorgeous Fall sunset

PHOTO: As the season changes, we’re treated to a gorgeous Fall sunset

As we fall deeper into autumn, the season changes, as do the sunsets – and courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this great photo of a gorgeous Fall sunset taken Monday night, Oct. 19 (click image to see... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Large container ships cruise past the shores of Burien

PHOTOS: Large container ships cruise past the shores of Burien

Resident Elston Hill recently photographed two large container ships cruising past the shores of Burien, which he shared with us (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): OOCL Seoul built in 2010... [Read more]

PHOTO: Smoke from Washington forest fires nearly obscures the sun

PHOTO: Smoke from Washington forest fires nearly obscures the sun

Reader Elston Hill is sharing another great photo of a near-sunset taken from Burien, of which he says: On Saturday, UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass wrote that the air in Portland, OR was more polluted than... [Read more]

PHOTO: Morning sun illuminates Mt. Rainier for start of another beautiful day

PHOTO: Morning sun illuminates Mt. Rainier for start of another beautiful day

Reader Ray Hamlyn sent us this great photo of Mt. Rainier, taken from Burien’s Three Tree Point at around 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7. “The morning sun begins illuminating Mt Rainier, signaling... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing red sunsets continue due to forest fires

PHOTOS: Amazing red sunsets continue due to forest fires

Resident Elston Hill took these great sunset photos from Burien on both Saturday (Aug. 1) and Sunday night (Aug. 2). The red sky is caused from a fire on the west side of the Olympic mountains (click... [Read more]

PHOTO: Canadian Coast Guard Ship W. E. Ricker cruises past Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Canadian Coast Guard Ship W. E. Ricker cruises past Three Tree Point

It’s not every day that you see the Canadian Coast Guard cruising off the coast of Burien, but around 8 a.m. Thursday morning (July 9) BTB Contributor Elston Hill captured this image of the ship... [Read more]

PHOTO: 102-year old schooner ‘Adventuress’ sails past Three Tree Point

PHOTO: 102-year old schooner ‘Adventuress’ sails past Three Tree Point

Dory Hamlyn sent us this photo, showing the 102-year old schooner ‘Adventuress’ as she rounded Three Tree Point and headed south on Friday, April 24: Here’s more info about this schooner,... [Read more]

PHOTO: Amazing red Sunset – due to Siberian forest fires – as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Amazing red Sunset – due to Siberian forest fires – as seen from Burien

On Saturday night (April 18), BTB Contributor Elston Hill took this amazing photo of the sunset (click image to see larger version): “I could not figure out why the sun was so red,” he said.... [Read more]

PHOTO: Travel to the top of Mt. Rainier through photo from Burien Town Square

PHOTO: Travel to the top of Mt. Rainier through photo from Burien Town Square

BTB Contributor Guy Harper sent us this great photo of Mt. Rainier, taken during sunset Saturday night, March 7, of which he said: “I’ve never been to the top of Mt Rainier, but now I feel as... [Read more]

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying theft suspects

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying theft suspects

The Burien Police Department on Wednesday (Jan. 21) released the following photo, asking for the public’s help identifying these two theft suspects (click image to see larger version): “Can... [Read more]

PHOTO: A Thanksgiving rainbow

PHOTO: A Thanksgiving rainbow

BTB Reader Chris Rimple sent us this great photo, taken Thanksgiving morning from Burien of a rainbow passing by Blake Island (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

PHOTO: Fishing Boats off Vashon Island

PHOTO: Fishing Boats off Vashon Island

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us this nice telephoto pic taken from Burien Tuesday morning (Nov. 11), of which he says: “This morning there are three fishing boats off Vashon Island across from Three... [Read more]

PHOTO: Another amazing sunset as seen from above Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Another amazing sunset as seen from above Burien’s Three Tree Point

BTB Reader Elston Hill shares this photo, taken from 32nd Ave SW above Three Tree Point on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 (click image to see larger version): “I believe this is a vehicle hauling ship,”... [Read more]

READER PHOTOS: More stunning summer sunsets as seen from Burien

READER PHOTOS: More stunning summer sunsets as seen from Burien

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us these photo of sunsets taken over the last two nights (click images to see larger versions): Elston took these from a viewpoint on 32nd Ave SW, above Three Tree Point. If... [Read more]

PHOTO: If you thought Sunday’s sunset pic was amazing, wait ’til you see this…

PHOTO: If you thought Sunday’s sunset pic was amazing, wait ’til you see this…

Burien resident Ethan Janson created this amazing animated gif of ‘fire in the sky’ – aka lightning – over Vashon Island Sunday night (July 13), from his Three Tree Point viewpoint (click... [Read more]

PHOTO: Amazing Sunday night sunset from Burien

PHOTO: Amazing Sunday night sunset from Burien

BTB Reader Jim Branson submitted this amazing photo of Sunday night’s sunset, taken from Burien. As for the incredible colors in the pic, Jim tells us “that’s with no adjustments other... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Panoramic shot of Three Tree Point & other low tide pics

PHOTOS: Panoramic shot of Three Tree Point & other low tide pics

BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer – a huge fan of really low tides – ventured out to the very tip of Burien’s Three Tree Point beach during Saturday’s -2.9 low tide, then turned his... [Read more]

PHOTO: Group of locals holds vigil against military action in Syria

PHOTO: Group of locals holds vigil against military action in Syria

A group of approximately 20 people from Burien and neighboring communities held a vigil Monday evening (Sept. 9) on the corner of 1st Ave South and SW 148th to speak out against a military strike against... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing pics of Friday night’s lightning storm off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Amazing pics of Friday night’s lightning storm off Three Tree Point

BTB Reader Randy Schmidt took these amazing photos of Friday night’s lightning storm around 1 a.m. off Burien’s Three Tree Point (click image to see larger version): And here’s... [Read more]

PHOTO: Bug bats eyelashes at B-Town Beat Thursday night

PHOTO: Bug bats eyelashes at B-Town Beat Thursday night

From BTB Reader Sara Chapman comes this photo, taken at Thursday night’s B-Town Beat Art & Music Walk: “Eyelashes decorate a red VW beetle at a Burien WA artwalk.” If you’ve... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Did you see the intense – and rare – ‘Sundog’ Saturday?

PHOTOS: Did you see the intense – and rare – ‘Sundog’ Saturday?

It’s either a sure sign of the apocalypse or that sunlight is simply refracting through ice crystals in high clouds – either way ol’ Sol put on quite a show with a ‘Sundog’ (or... [Read more]