Tea Pot Service Station

Near the town of Zillah, Washington.

Spider Close Up

Found this guy hanging above my back door. Yecch!

Weathered Bark

Taken at Kubota Gardens, Seattle.

Red Bridge

O.K., I've been trying to get away from doing cheesy photoshop stuff like this, but I saw a large poster at Ikea that was in a similar style, and I just had to give it a try.


Color version of wire and window

Looks surprisingly good actually.

Panoramic view of downtown Seattle as seen from the needle.

Three images, combined. Wish I had panned to the right to get more of Elliot Bay.

Portland Panoramic

This is a shot I did several years ago, I never put it out because I personally didn't feel that it was that good, but in light of the recent panoramic shot of Seattle, I figured I'd throw this out as well. There are many things wrong with this image. I was using a fairly cheap lens and there is all sorts of weird artifacts throughout the image that I cloned out, part of the panoramic shot is actually slightly out of focus.....ugh! But it still retains a beauty to it and it may have some interest to the viewer, so I'm throwing this out there. Hope you enjoy it!

Still Life - Golden Pear

F8, 1/85th second, ISO 100, Canon 50D w/ 17-40mm F4 L @ 40mm. Off camera flash shot from the side with a yellow filter. Flash dialed down -3 stops.

Seattle Panorama

A panoramic shot of Seattle combining two different images. Really, really compressed and tiny though due to the constraints of posting on Blogger. Make sure to click on it for a bigger version than the preview one!

Seattle at Night from Alki Beach

ISO 100, F16, 30 second exposure. 200mm.

Mukilteo Lighthouse in HDR

Using HDR to create this image of the lighthouse yielded unexpectedly cool results! I even went ahead and bumped up the color saturation to give it an almost 'cartoony' feel to it. I like it!

Clouds Near Ferry Landing

Skies over Puget Sound

Canon EOS 50D, Canon 70-200mm F4L zoom lens @ 91mm. F1/16 @ 1/50th of a second. ISO 500. Shot in "Aperture Priority" mode. Used in camera monochrome mode with a Cokin T2 Gradual density filter. 6:38 p.m.

Marquam Bridge

Going through my old images and I found an image of the Marquam Bridge from February of 2006. Rather nice! It also makes me homesick.

Inn at Port Gardner

A High Dynamic Range shot of the Inn at Port Gardner. I'm not happy with the composition of the image, but its quite colorful and a fairly nice shot. I did learn a lesson here though. Always, always be sure your camera bag is zipped up before picking it up! I nearly lost a Canon "L" series zoom over the pier! Fortunately I am imbued with cat-like reflexes and was able to intercept the errant lens.

Sunset at Port Gardner

A pretty scene, even if the sailboat is being towed in!

New items up for sale at my cafepress store!

Click on this link to check 'em out!


Taken at a Lavender Farm in Sequim last weekend.

1957 meets 2009 Hydroplane Racers of Yesterday and Today

In this image is a reconstruction of U-77 "Miss Wahoo" and unlimited class hydroboat that was originally built in 1957. Next to this boat is the 2009 Boeing hydroboat (U-787) that is also an unlimited class boat that runs on biofuel. It was really neat to see these two boats running together at Seafair!

2009 Seafair Images continued.....Boeing Hydroboat

This boat, sponsored by Boeing, runs on a new type of biofuel that they've been experimenting with as a jet fuel. It ran quite well!

Seafair Images continued...

"Oh Boy Oberto!" Unlimited class boat.

Seattle Seafair 2009 Photo Series

Stay tuned, more to come!


Went to Seafair today on Lake Washington. Got a lot of really cool pix, I'll be putting them up in the next few days.

Daisys at the Everett Arboretum

I decided to use a relatively shallow depth of field (F8) in order to draw more attention to the flowers in the foreground. I felt that the sculpture was an important part of the scene, but I didn't want it to be the focus of attention. I think I like how it turned out.

P51D Mustang "Upupa Epops"

This aircraft can be seen at the Flying Heritage Museum in Everett, Wa. During the summer months aircraft from Paul Allen's collection can be seen flying at Paine Field. Visit www.flyingheritage.com to learn more! By the way, airplane is named after this bird.

The Furry Face of Evil

This is Annie. Annie likes to sit on your chest in the early morning hours and bat at your face until you wake up and feed her. This morning, Annie woke me up by hooking my lip with her claw. Annie is a bad kitty.

12 Things To Do Before I Die

My birthday has made me think about what I would like to do with my life before its too late. Here are a few thoughts.

1) Go Skydiving. At least once. Its something I've always wanted to try and wondered what the experience was like. I imagine its piss-pants terrifying but I'd still like to try it.

2) Climb Mt. Hood. My brother has done this, I wish I went with him. This is something I need to do. And train for.

3) Visit the Great Wall of China. Basically, I'd just like to visit China anyways and this seems like it would be a great destination on that trip.

4) Have at least one line of spoken dialogue in a major motion picture. I've done the background extra thing many times for movies and television, but I've always wanted to have just one opportunity to do this. However, I have had close-ups a couple of times! In all honesty, it would be fantastic to start a second career as an actor. I would be happy just earning what I make now, and working in film.

5) Have my photos in a gallery showing. Nothing fancy, just a small gallery or even a cafe. It would be nice to be able to show off my better images.

6) Ride in a Fighter Jet. Of all the items listed here, this is the most improbable. But its just so freaking awesome. Even if I would in all likelihood, throw up or pass out during the trip. Any fighter pilots out there want to trade some photographic services for a ride?

7) Watch my son grow up, be successful and start his own family. Which leads to #8.

8) Grow old with Cassandra. Enjoy grandkids someday with her. Be healthy.

9) Own a 2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8 in Detonator Yellow. OR a Subaru WRX Impreza STi.

10) Visit Europe. See all the countries. See all the major landmarks. Enjoy a meal at a nice cafe near the Eiffel Tower.

11) Visit Machu Picchu. Unfortunately the huge amount of tourism may actually be contributing to the deterioration of this place, so I have some mixed feelings about it.

12) Have a newly discovered astronomical body named after me. Why not? There are as many stars in the sky as there are grains of sand on a beach. Surely one of them could share my name! Any astronomers out there who can help with this?

Its my birthday.

Yes, its my birthday. (Thanks Jeremy!)

Found Art

I really liked this bit of graffiti I found at gasworks park!

New Self Portrait

Messing around with the camera, got a shot that wasn't too horrible.


Another shot taken at Gasworks park.