Photography Section

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]

Works from Photographer Season Yoshida at Burien Community Center

Works from Photographer Season Yoshida at Burien Community Center

The Burien Community Center is currently presenting the works of photographer Season Yoshida until the end of November 2017. The artist’s exhibit is titled “Living the Second Life”. In the artist’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A lovely fall evening at Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: A lovely fall evening at Three Tree Point

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these photos, showing a lovely fall evening at Burien’s Three Tree Point on Sunday, Sept. 24 (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):  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]

PHOTO: Wet spiderweb a sign that (gulp) fall is coming…

PHOTO: Wet spiderweb a sign that (gulp) fall is coming…

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this great photo of a wet spiderweb seen on his deck Thursday morning (Aug. 31) – a sure sign that fall is coming (click image to see larger version): But don’t worry... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke slips back into the area, causes red sunset

PHOTOS: Smoke slips back into the area, causes red sunset

Courtesy Elston Hill come these photos of Monday night’s amazing sunset, showing how smoke from wildfires in southwestern Washington have slipped back into our area. The last time we saw red, smoky... [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: Backyard nature and beauty abounds in Burien

PHOTOS: Backyard nature and beauty abounds in Burien

Story & Photos by Elston Hill We in Burien are so fortunate to have the Northwest vegetation and temperate climate, which attracts all kinds of wildlife into our backyards. Sitting in our backyard... [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]

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing the recent smoky skies in Burien: “I was startled when we got home at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The sky looked yucky. Very hazy and/or dirty. Turns out... [Read more]

See the photos of Doug Early at Burien Community Center through end of Sept.

See the photos of Doug Early at Burien Community Center through end of Sept.

The Burien Community Center is currently presenting the works of photographer Doug Early until the end of September 2017. Here are some quotes from the artist: “I really enjoy taking pictures of nature,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Contrary to perceptions, we live in a drought area…

PHOTOS: Contrary to perceptions, we live in a drought area…

Story & Photos by Elston Hill Contrary to perceptions, we live in a drought area during most of our growing season. Burien resident Shon Robinson (pictured below) specializes in assisting people plant... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Great Blue Heron spotted at Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday

PHOTOS: Great Blue Heron spotted at Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these great photos of a Great Blue Heron spotted at Burien’s Three Tree Point on Saturday afternoon, July 29 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): A... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Last chance to see Highline Bears this year is next Friday

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Last chance to see Highline Bears this year is next Friday

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 13-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Green algae is blooming in Puget Sound off the shores of Burien

PHOTOS: Green algae is blooming in Puget Sound off the shores of Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos – taken on Monday, July 17 – that show green algae blooms on the surface of Puget Sound off the shores of Burien. “Tides and wind bring it in and out past... [Read more]

City of Burien awarding $150 prizes in new #BurienSummer Photo Contest

City of Burien awarding $150 prizes in new #BurienSummer Photo Contest

The City of Burien on Friday (July 14) announced that it’s holding a #BurienSummer Photo Contest, with a deadline to enter of Sept. 4, 2017: Enter the #BurienSummer Photo Contest! What are the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Numerous responders perform in emergency exercise at Sea-Tac

PHOTOS: Numerous responders perform in emergency exercise at Sea-Tac

Story & Photos by Elston Hill On Wednesday, July 12, a mock fuselage was placed on the north end of the runway at Sea-Tac Airport as part of an emergency exercise. The fuselage was part of a Boeing... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Golden hour views from Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Golden hour views from Burien’s Three Tree Point

Photographer Aaron Wells shot these great photos over the course of a very enjoyable ‘golden hour’ at Three Tree Point Saturday evening (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): A... [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 BY ISABEL: Highline Bears are still a lot of fun to watch

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears are still a lot of fun to watch

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 13-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [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]