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The other day my iPhone app alerted me of some potential morning color in the sky.  So, I planned a morning shoot and figured out what time I’d have to get up to make the sunrise.  Well…, per usual I was running a little late.  I thought I could still make it in time for some good color but then got stuck behind a school bus while driving through the neighborhood.  By the time… Read More

The City of Sequim is home to the historic Railroad Bridge Park.  This bridge was once part of a bustling railway that ran from Port Townsend to Port Angeles, and then west to connect with many logging railroads.  The first train ran across this bridge in July, 1915, and was built by the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St Paul Railway, later called the Milwaukee Road.  Most of the cargo that went across this bridge was timber… Read More

The Quinault Rain Forest is located in the Southwest portion of the Olympic National Park and is home to Lake Quinault. I had the pleasure of staying at the historic Lake Quinault Lodge for a few nights last month. During my stay I was able to drive around the lake, which isn’t always possible in the winter, and hiked a few of the many trails to see some of the waterfalls in… Read More

A few months ago I had the opportunity to take photos of my nephew (Jake) surfing. I don’t think you can tell from the photos, but I was shooting in the rain. Actually, to say it was raining is an understatement. It was pouring. I had the camera and lens covered with a rainsleeve (www.optechusa.com) and my camera bag inside a garbage bag. Thankfully everything stayed nice and dry. This was a… Read More

(Click on image to go to website.) Liberty Bell Mountain is located in the North Cascades off of Hwy 20 in northern Washington. This was taken from a great little rest stop that had lots of parking, restrooms, and hiking trails. I really liked how the clouds were coming in from behind the mountain and the view of the Highway below added a nice perspective.

I was the lucky recipient of two tickets for a whale watching tour out of my hometown of Port Townsend. This was an all day trip with the Puget Sound Express leaving at 9:00am, stopping in Friday Harbor for lunch, and returning around 5:00pm. I wasn’t sure about the weather that morning as it was quite grey, but it turned out to be a great overcast day with a few sun breaks…. Read More

Spring has definitely sprung! The tulips were in full bloom during my visit to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. This festival happens every year during the month of April and is located between the towns of Mount Vernon and La Connor. (About an hour drive north of Seattle.) Each year hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the world to visit this area. With that being said, if you would… Read More

This was a fun night with a little excitement.  When I first got to the beach you could see Mt. Baker in the distance.  There were a few people walking on the beach and enjoying the beautiful day.  It has been a very mild winter so far up here in the Pacific Northwest.                           This next image was taken from… Read More

A few weeks ago I took a road trip with some friends to Leavenworth, WA to capture some fall colors. We weren’t disappointed. The fall foliage was beautiful along the river and through the town. If you haven’t been to Leavenworth, here is a little history. Leavenworth is a very small town that almost didn’t make it when the Great Northern Railway Company moved out of town in the 1930’s. After losing… Read More

We had a few days where the fog rolled in so I took the opportunity to go into town and take some photos of the local architecture. If you click on any of the images you will be directed to my website where you can see additional scenes from the streets. It was a great day for photos.  The streets were pretty empty and the fog filtered everything with an even light, which made the… Read More