Oh hail! And snow! And wind! And rain! And yes sun! I recently spent a weekend with family and friends out on the Washington Coast. Wow what a weekend it was. We had a little bit of everything winter has to offer. Though as Ansel Adams put's it, "Bad weather makes for good photography." I think that is absolutely true. While I love clear blue skies and warm sunshine while I'm relaxing in a hammock in the backyard, when I am out photographing I'm energized by dynamic skies. Part of the challenge of photography is making compelling photographs in any conditions, telling the story of that moment in time. Sometimes that moment is a clear blue sky, but not on this trip. This story is of winter's grip along the wild Pacific Northwest coast.