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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 12 at 3:18PM PST until February 14 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...WARM, RAINY, AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO STREAM RISES... A MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND BRINGING RAINS AND WARM TEMPERATURES. MELTING MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW, IN COMBINATION WITH THE RAINS, WILL LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. MONDAY AND TUESDAY ARE FORECAST TO BRING EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES...SOME NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES...ALONG

This Afternoon

Hi44° Rain Likely

Tonight

Lo33° Rain Likely and Patchy Fog

Sunday

Hi47° Patchy Fog then Cloudy

Sunday Night

Lo39° Mostly Cloudy

Washington's Birthday

Hi56° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo40° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi47° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

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Arriving at the Salmon festival Thursday, I was looking for something new to shoot, having covered the event multiple times in the past. I remembered back to a presentation I had given at the Bellingham Visual Journalism Conference in July about sustaining as a photojournalist in the same area for 25+ years. I talked about trying to find new angles, fresh subjects, and differentiating one year from another.

I walked the grounds of the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery in search of something new. I noticed more informational booths this year but visually, those are pretty static. I attempted a photograph at a snowshoe course set up on straw.

And caught a subject in midair. But I don't like the shadows and the kid's tongue sticking out.

I walked past the large aquarium set up and waited for some kids to come by but it was lunch time and it wasn't garnering much interest so I told the folks running it that I'd come back.

I headed for the Indian encampment thinking I could get a snack of smoked salmon (it would help my creative juices) but before I could make it there, I found some young Indian dancers to photograph and came up with this shot.

I liked the lighting on him and his colorful outfit and the dark background so thought it was a keeper. Before I could continue to the salmon, I noticed a crowd forming at the fish tank so I headed back that way. My original idea was to use a telephoto lens at a low angle to isolate fish, kids and sky since the clear, sunny weather was part of the story too.

I thought the image would be okay but I was missing the interaction that the kids were having with the fish. I started using my wide angle lens and caught this moment as a child pointed to one of the fish.

And that's what I was really after. It was graphic, told an accurate story, and was visually interesting. I never made it over for that smoked salmon but "settled" for a pastrami sandwich for lunch in Leavenworth.