Thursday, April 16, 2009

Skywatch Friday #40 - Three Fingers

What's a person to do after two days without a camera? Karl's been fishing so the Nikon has been with him, the Canon point & shoot is MIA (I think it's buried in Karl's fishing gear), and the Sony was a loaner and has been returned.

I was having withdrawals! To get my fix today, Karl and I took the dogs down to the lake for their daily walk. The sun was really lighting up Three Fingers mountain. Plus it was fairly clear out, even with the clouds heading east towards the mountains.

Karl & the dogs at the lake

Three Fingers

I'm definitely leaning towards having my own Nikon, either another D80 or a new D90, so that I don't have to worry about not having a camera on hand. Withdrawals aren't pretty!

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21 comments:

Bryan said...

Was that first push of the shutter everything you had missed and hoped for? Was the buzzing of the lens as it focused on your subject music to your ears? Did a breath of relief and ecstasy escape your lips as you looked at the result on the LCD and imagined what it would look like on the PC?

You are not alone. Many of us have been there before.

Looking at these beautiful photos, it looks you may be wonderfully readdicted. I use only a D40, but I'm glad to see that you and your husband are part of the winning Nikon team.

Bryan said...

Oh, I forgot to mention. Your link on Skywatch Friday goes to a Mellow Yellow Monday post. You may want to submit a corrected link.

Sally in WA said...

Thanks for letting me know about the link, Bryan. I've fixed it.

Lew said...

You gotta have your own camera! The mountains with snow in the distance are gorgeous! Great sky watch.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Great photos. Love the justing icy caps!

Your camera will become your best (non living) friend!!!!

Martha said...

Great photos, as much as I am a mountain gal, I like the boats best.

Linnea W said...

Oh...that is such a pretty view of the mountain. Great color contrast...Yes, time to get your own camera! I don't have that problem: nobody else in my household is a shutterbug! Enjoy the skies...yours are beautiful even if they're cloudy and gray...

Small City Scenes said...

You are right---withdrawal is not pretty. but the view of the mt.s is as are the boats and the lake. MB

koala said...

I can totally relate to that camera withdrawal symptoms. At moments like this I'm thinking about buying a camera for my boyfriend so we don't have to share it:/

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

What a beautiful place and shots!

Carole said...

Great shots!

Mike said...

Lovely shot of the mountain :)
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fishing guy said...

Sally: Camera withdrawel is a tough thing. Hope you work it out and keep sharing these great skies from Washington.

prkl said...

very beautiful scenery. lovely blue hue on mountains and great sky above. happy SWF!

kden said...

Great shots, the first one would look great in B&W. I'm from the east side of the state, never heard of Three Fingers. Very pretty though.

Tess said...

wow, I love the second shot. Isn't that gorgeous. I love it, I love it!

ms toast burner said...

Hey Sally... great pics!

Is 3 Fingers just south of Mt Baker? I'm wondering if it's a mountain I can see from Victoria, BC when the skies are clear.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great photos i love to see snow capped mountains in the distance

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for these.

kRiZ cPEc said...

thanks for sharing, three fingers or whitehorse. :)

Arija said...

The mountain, no matter what it is called, is so beautiful gleaming white over the blue hills.