Winthrop and the Methow Valley We went on a rafting trip on the Methow River this weekend. The river was a bit too rough for me to drag the camera out regularly, but I was playing around with night scenes and exposure length. Trying to catch the “blue hour” in Winthrop, WA This mountain looks like the Black Gate of Mordor. I have concerns. Playing around some more with a darker sky and the light in the clouds. Pretty cloud Diablo Lake 4 second exposure of the lake at night. I really like how the sky turned out but I was having trouble with focus. These ducks had no fear. I do not have a telephoto lens.