Second Beach, La Push, Washington:
I processed the photos above in black and white because, while I was hoping for a fantastic sunset, turns out, this place is most of the time wrapped in fog, hence no colors whatsoever. I should've known since, incidentally, this is the place where the Twilight saga is set.
Punch Bowl Waterfalls, Columbia Gorge, Oregon:
Panther Creek Falls, Columbia Gorge, Washington:
Multnomah Falls, Columbia Gorge, Oregon (with a little pixie dust added):
The pixie dust is actually water spray on the lens and it was totally NOT intentional. :-)
All pics are long exposures (10-30 seconds of exposure) except for the black and white pictures (forgot the darn tripod!), which is how one achieves the velvety texture in the water. The bluish hues come from lowering the blue luminosity slider in Lightroom.
Sadly, no luck with star gazing and meteor showers.