I was in Squamish, BC with my wife Kristine for a weekend of snowshoeing. It snowed all night the night before we were due to leave to return home, and I had an hour or so to kill the morning we left. After driving through Tim Horton's, I walked through a foot or so of show to this spot on the Mamquam River to see if there were still any Bald Eagles on the river (the "World Bald Eagle capital" is about 5 minutes further up the highway in Brackendale). Alas, I saw none (until I was driving away of course!), but I did find this amazing view of these very colorful river rocks with snow-covered trees & mountains in the background. Thanks for another great adventure Squamish- we'll be back!
Yet another lesson in bringing the camera everywhere you go! Just happened upon this view while driving home.
The recent supermoon made a fleeting appearance over our beautiful city last night!
The Fred G. Redmon Memorial Bridge over Selah Creek, between Yakima and Ellensburg, was opened to traffic 45 years ago on November 2, 1971. Built for $4,356,070 (equivalent to about $29,692,000 in 2016 dollars), at the time it was the longest concrete arch bridge in the United States, at 1337 feet long and spanning 549 feet. Fred Redmon was a Yakima County Commissioner, and the first chair of the Washington Highway Commission.
I was driving around looking for a location to get an aerial photo of the fall colors on the Cordata Parkway, when I saw Mount Baker with a blanket of new snow just as the sun peeked out from the clouds. It was such a stunning view that I had to stop and shoot this photo.
The Marquam Bridge, carrying well over 136,000 vehicles a day over the Willamette River in Portland, is the busiest bridge in Oregon. Designed and built for $14 million, it opened in 1966 and the lower deck towers 130 feet over the river's surface.
This was taken at the Squalicum Marina in Bellingham, WA during the September 2015 supermoon/blood moon/lunar eclipse.
Sometimes photography is as much about enduring the conditions as it is about finding a great subject and composition. There were tons of mosquitos and black flies swarming me as I sat patiently waiting for the light to change at Picture Lake. There were many moments I was ready pack it in, but I'm glad i didn't!
This is one of my images of the often photographed Bellingham landmark.
What a great place to enjoy (and photograph) the sunset!
Just a few miles down the coast from Cannon Beach, Hug Point is a great getaway from the ever growing number of tourists. This Oregon State Recreation Site is home to this awesome cave, a spectacular waterfall, and a stagecoach road where pioneers used to travel the coastline before the highway was built.
Ok, so I had to look these up- even with a degree in Biology and a lifetime spending lots of time on the Oregon Coast. I love the patterns in the barnacles and the mussel shells that break it up.
This is just a fun shot of Mount Shuksan with the moon, and a lone car heading down the mountain on the road from Artist Point. I like how you can see where they let off the brake pedal and stepped on it again as they approached the hairpin turn in the road.
I love the clouds in this photo! I thought they made the overall scene look like a giant eye.
I used to live about a half mile from here and walked my dogs around this lake all the time. I was driving by for work this week and the lone red tree caught my eye, then the reflection of the houses on the smooth lake surface, then the clouds, the color of the trees...I had to stop.
The Hawthorne Bridge over the Willamette River in Portland is the oldest vertical-lift bridge in the United States. There are 880,000-pound counterweights suspended in both of the 165-foot towers that allow the bridge to lift for boat traffic, which it does an average of 200 times per month.
The Lehigh (Tilbury) Cement Company owns the 130-foot pier that extends from the beach into Bellingham Bay. The pier was once used to receive cement by barge from Canada.