If you’re ever in Seattle I encourage you to take the ferry ride from downtown to Bremerton on the Olympic Peninsula. This photo was taken at sunset about 10 minutes after we left Bremerton to return to Seattle.
One of my favorite things about photography is the the way you can abstract really cool shapes out of everyday objects. This image of converging (diverging?) angles is a a reverse monochrome of the side of the UC Berkeley Law building.
Here’s a picture I took just a few minutes ago from my iPhone (gotta love that thing!). It’s an image of the Sunriver, just before it joins the Deschutes in central Oregon.
This past Monday, as I was driving through southern Washington State, I stopped at a scenic view area and discovered that there was actually a scenic view there (go figure!). Mount Adams was out in all its glory–with almost no haze in the sky. Here’s a picture I took of Mt. Adams along with some wheat fields in the foreground. I’m posting both the original color along with a monochrome version. (NOTE: Originally I thought this was Mt. Rainier. Thanks to Shereen Stocker for getting me on the right track!)
Local boat marinas offers some amazing photo opportunities. Here’s one of a set of mast riggings at the marina in Paulbo, a small western Washington town on the Kitsap peninsula.
With this year’s drought, we haven’t had much in the way of overcast skies this summer. Last Sunday was a big exception. While we would have preferred rain, we did get some beautiful cloud formations making for an incredible sunrise!
Here’s an image from this past May. I was landing at Honolulu International Airport and managed to take this picture from my seat. This is why I never tire of flying.
A couple of months back I was at one of our city parks, taking photos with a friend. As the sun was going down, we found ourselves at the edge of a not-so-beautiful river bank. Just for fun, we tried to see what kinds of pictures we could take.
As I was trying to frame a shot, this very large tree stump kept getting in the way. After several attempts to find the right angle, I finally decided to include the stump in the picture. Suddenly things got interesting–go figure!
Black-and-white photography has always fascinated me. I took this shot, originally in color, while I was in Hawaii this past April. Just for fun I de-saturated it to see what it would look like. Here’s the result–almost a noir effect.
This is an image of the back interior of the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California. Along with the New St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, I find the Oakland Cathedral to be one of the most interesting modern worship spaces in the United States.