Ruby Beach has to be the top stop on the Washington Pacific Coast. Marvelous rock structures sculpted by the waves. Logs carried ashore and left on the beach. On a bright clear day, this beach is a sight to behold. My visit to Ruby Beach in 1996 was as clear and bright as could be, and the beach did not disappoint. However, my return visit in 1998 gave me an opportunity to experience Ruby Beach in a different light. It was early morning, the tide was out, and there was fog everywhere to be seen. In some places the fog was so thick that it was difficult to see more than 15 feet in front of you.
With the tide out, there was much to see including starfish, tidal pools, and sand bars. At the same time, the fog made it incredibly difficult to take any sort of traditional scenic landscape pictures. Under the circumstances, I decided to try my hand at a different sort of landscape photography, more along the lines of the 'abstract' or 'still life' genre.
The tide left starfish exposed, clinging to the once-submerged rocks.
A mysterious arrangement of stones sitting on the beach,
a creation presumably left from children the night before.
Also check out my visit to Ruby
Beach in 1996
(but come back here when you are done to see the rest of this trip)
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