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Tranquil Isolation
Photograph by Penny De Los Santos

Shadowed mountains and shifting skies paint a dramatic backdrop for life on this coastal sliver of Washington State. In the 18th century, Spanish explorers dubbed the region Punta Cepeda. In 1792, while surveying the Pacific coast for the British crown, English explorer George Vancouver—whose namesake Canadian city sits 20 miles (30 kilometers) to the north—named the area Point Roberts after his friend Henry Roberts, a sea captain.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1N
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 80-200mm zoom f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 90 seconds @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Technique: Natural light
Special Equipment: I used a tripod and a Minolta handheld meter...and bracketed!


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