Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wayfarers Journey: Fall 2012 PT 2

 Sorry for the lack of updates here. So much has been going on and sadly getting pics on here hasn't been a top priority. Life has gotten in the way of my photography and being able to get out and shoot, like I have in the past, hasn't been possible. A new year is a approaching and maybe we can get the fire going again.. Happy New Year everyone..!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Wayfarer Interrupted....

Due to size constraints on my blogs I have had to delete literally hundreds of older pics from here. It was a trip down memory lane looking over a decade of work. Watching how my photography was improved( for the most part) with some memories good others painful, depending on the time in my life. Future pics will be resized to fall into Google's size limits. More and more of my shots seen on this blog are being uploaded to my fine arts site for purchase. You will see the link below if they are being included.

A huge thank you to everyone who has purchased my work!!
Photography Prints

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Northwest Washington

First day on the road after arriving in Washington and we left Seattle for the great outdoors. While having a day full of destinations to shoot, there are so many shots to have along the way. Never let these pass you by. These collection of shots are from Northwestern Washington. Locations include Neah Bay, Pacific Coast, Strait of Juan de Fuca which separates Washington from British Columbia. Weather conditions were windy and rainy that day with heavy overcast. This was perfect for thew shots I wanted. Clouds can make or break a shoot but this day proved perfect.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wayfarers Journey: Mt Rainier, 2012

Two visits in July yielded two vastly different moods on the mountain. The first trip was rainy, cold, windy and fit my needs perfectly. We entered from the west side of the mountain. Clouds hid the summit and most all of the higher peaks but shrouded the lower elevations with a beautiful cloak of silver and gray. I went to work shooting everything knowing that I wouldn't get another chance at this set up while here. The storm system would pass and in two days I returned via Chinook Pass on the eastern side under a deep blue and cloudless sky. Few things in my life have moved me to being speechless. This was one of those times that words nor pictures could do this area justice.

In these two pictures I actually captured a team of climbers small black circles) making a try at the summit. I do not know if they were involved in the recovery effort that day.
During our visit there was a recovery mission in progress. A Park Ranger had lost his life earlier that month while rescuing other climbers on the mountain. It was several days before his body was located and even longer until conditions improved to allow a recovery and taken off the mountain by helicopter on the northern side that day. Flags were at half mast in honor of his sacrifice..

I shot 3527 pictures while covering Northwest Washington. Many were duplicates and many never make the cut. But many more did and I will be posting them over the next several weeks. Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed shooting them....