Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Point Wilson Lighthouse and Mt Baker Sunrise

Point Wilson Lighthouse and Mount Baker at sunrise, Fort Warden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington

I saw this photo last winter on a visit to Fort Worden State Park, with the Point Wilson Lighthouse perfectly aligned to Mount Baker.  But I wasn’t happy with a previous attempt at the shot.  This year conditions couldn’t have been better.  Mount Baker is covered in a fresh coat of snow, the cold winter […]


San Juan Island Highlights

Cattle Point Lighthouse under starry sky, San Juan Island

A few winter shots from my favorite of the San Juan Islands, including Cattle Point Light and Lime Kiln Light standing watch under starry night skies, and Pacific madrone trees on an obscure coastal trail on Westside Preserve …  


Good Night 2014!

Point Wilson Lighthouse under starry sky, Fort Warden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington

8:57 pm, December 31, 2014:  This photo of Point Wilson Lighthouse under a cold starry night sky concludes my 2014.  An 85% waxing gibbous moon illuminated the scene.  I could barely make out the dark shadow of a fox silently trotting through the foreground grasses while making this image, which was rendered invisible over the […]


Vehicle Recalls

1937 Chevrolette Master Deluxe Coupe, Bodie State Historic Park

My 1937 Chevy Coupe shot is in a PrintedArt.com blog post Vehicle Recalls about the character of old cars and the lost stories they keep.  What tales does this car keep clandestine? For the back story on how I made this photo, read Making of ’37 Chevy Coupe.


Dawn Over Mount Index

Star trails in dawn sky over Mount Index coverred in winter snow, Washington Cascade Mountains, Pacific Northwest

Star trails over snowy Mount Index, Washington Cascade Mountains It’s 5:00am and pitch black when I leave the trailhead for Heybrook Lookout Trail.  A screech owl is yammering away as I leave the car and begin the ascent into the creepy darkness. 30 minutes and 1.3 miles later, I’ve climbed 850 feet and arrive at […]


Virginia’s Cascades Falls

Little Stony Creek pouring over boulders, Pembroke, Giles County, Virginia, USA.

Little Stony Creek pouring over boulders, Cascade Falls, Virginia February 2, 2012 What a wonderful winter walk.  This short (4 miles round trip) trail runs right along the banks of crystal clear Little Stony Creek, pouring through mossy boulders, shooting through rocky chutes and plummeting over beautiful 69 foot Cascade Falls. I can see why […]


Making of ’37 Chevy Coupe

MC219 - 1937 Chevrolet master deluxe coupe, Bodie State Historic Park

1937 Chevrolet master deluxe coupe abandoned in Bodie ghost town I usually limit my photo manipulation to simple curves and layers adjustments to fine-tune exposure, subtle contrast and saturation enhancements, and sensor dust cleanup.  Although I have also started experimenting with subtle HDR. However, I did take some liberties with this shot of a 1937 […]