A week ago we Bellinghamsters were freezing our patooties off in 15° weather and braving several inches of snow to get around. It seemed like a great time to head out and get a few winter images, so I bundled up, put my truck in 4-wheel drive, and headed to town. I spent the first part of the morning at Whatcom Falls Park and then traveled down the creek to the waterfront.
Whatcom Museum, Bellingham’s old city hall, is an oft-photographed landmark. I like this waterfront view from Maritime Heritage Park.
Bellingham’s newest park, Waypoint Park, is on the site of the former Georgia-Pacific pulp and paper mill. Most of the buildings have been torn down to make way for development and public space, but a few industrial artifacts have been preserved. These tanks, once digesters in the pulp mill, resemble rocket ships and that’s what most people call them.
Photo notes: Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark IV and converted to black and white in Photoshop with Nik SilverEfx Pro. Whatcom Museum was shot with a 24-105mm lens at 75mm, the rocket ships with a 70-200mm lens at 105mm.