Autumnal equinox was a photographer's dream

Goodbye Summer


September 28, 2022

Nancy Crowell

FALL IS HERE – Local photographers gathered at Cornet Bay to capture the sunset over Deception Pass bridge on Thursday, Sept. 22 as part of the Autumnal equinox. October is just around the corner!

Every year, twice a year, the sun sets directly beneath the Deception Pass bridge – on the Spring equinox and the Autumnal equinox. For years it has been a kind of ritual for photographers to gather at this spot on Cornet Bay to line up their cameras and shoot the phenomenon. Some do timelapse. Some set up on the beach when the tide is low. Some stay up above the beach at a specific spot where there is an ideal opening.

Every year is different. Sometimes clouds cover the sun, sometimes the clouds are the stars of the show. Photographers who gather to shoot this passage of seasons often cheer w...

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