Gazing westward over the Strait of Juan de Fuca, where winds in excess of a hundred miles an hour peppered with saltwater spray often pound, are the cliffs of Partridge Point on the west side of Whidbey Island. Now a housing development, the spot where this spruce tree once stood alone, is in someone’s yard now. I was, however, able to capture the image before the development took place. This image is “contrasty” and simplistic, making it a prime example of my standard style of imagery and composition. See more seascapes.