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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]

Community Center hosting Photography from Marilyn Montufar thru Sept.

Community Center hosting Photography from Marilyn Montufar thru Sept.

The Burien Community Center is currently presenting the works of Artist Marilyn Montufar until the end of September 2018. Marilyn Montufar uses photography to advocate for and inspire social change.... [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: Disaster drill held at Boeing Field Thursday

PHOTOS: Disaster drill held at Boeing Field Thursday

Story & Photos by Elston Hill EDITOR’S NOTE: On Thursday, July 12, Boeing Field hosted an exercise in which the airport served as the main transport center for people “injured” in a fictional... [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: Highline Pirate boys soccer team play hearts out in playoff game

PHOTOS: Highline Pirate boys soccer team play hearts out in playoff game

Friday night (May 25), the Highline High Pirates played their hearts out against Burlington-Edison in a play-off soccer game to see who would advance to the championship round. The Pirates lost 1-0 after... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirate boys varsity soccer team wins playoff game

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirate boys varsity soccer team wins playoff game

Congrats to the Highline High School boys varsity soccer team, who won Saturday’s neutral playoff game against Bellingham by a score of 1-0! This game was part of the 2018 Boys Soccer State Championships... [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: Spring wildflowers discovered along Des Moines Memorial Drive

PHOTOS: Spring wildflowers discovered along Des Moines Memorial Drive

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these great photos of spring wildflowers discovered along Des Moines Memorial Drive S. in Burien’s Boulevard Park neighborhood. Click images to view larger... [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 →

See your Highline Pirates play baseball at Safeco Field TONIGHT for FREE!

See your Highline Pirates play baseball at Safeco Field TONIGHT for FREE!

Story and Photos by Chelle Herbruger The Highline High Pirates are playing at Safeco Field TONIGHT – Friday, April 20, 2018! Gates open at 5 p.m., and the game starts at 6 p.m. against Nathan Hale. Come... [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: Bees & Cherry Blossoms at Burien Town Square Park

PHOTOS: Bees & Cherry Blossoms at Burien Town Square Park

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these great photos of bees and cherry blossoms taken on Friday, April 6 at Burien Town Square Park: Click images to view larger versions/slideshow: A Cherry Blossom... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirates baseball team is loaded with Seniors this year

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirates baseball team is loaded with Seniors this year

The Highline Pirates Baseball team is loaded with Seniors this year! They are currently 7-1 in conference play, losing a close game to River Ridge on Monday before coming back to beat them in the last... [Read more]

PHOTOS: It was a cool and misty night at the 2018 Burien UFO Festival

PHOTOS: It was a cool and misty night at the 2018 Burien UFO Festival

Story & Photos by Julie Newcombe It was a cool and misty night — fewer sightings (and photos due to rain) than BUFO 2016, but that didn’t put a damper on the festivities — alien life forms,... [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/VIDEOS: Wait, didn’t spring start on Tuesday…?

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Wait, didn’t spring start on Tuesday…?

Wait…didn’t spring officially start at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20? Well, we have proof that the Weather Gods think otherwise… First, some video evidence of a squall of hail hitting... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Abundance of Trillium seen during recent WABI Weekday Walk

PHOTOS: Abundance of Trillium seen during recent WABI Weekday Walk

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing an abundance of Trilliums – a sure sign that spring has sprung – seen during a recent WABI Burien Weekday Walk through Walker Preserve in Normandy... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Windy days are for soaring

PHOTOS: Windy days are for soaring

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing some locals taking advantage of a recent windy day. “The kite surfers love the spring winds. And so do the birds. Several eagles soaring in the... [Read more]

PHOTO: Great Blue Heron at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTO: Great Blue Heron at Seahurst Park Beach

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes this awesome photo of a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) captured on a warm Friday afternoon at Seahurst Park Beach in Burien (click image to view larger version):  Read More →