My Nikon D800 captured its own end.

Grieving Gear

She'd been with me only about a year, but had photographed my wife, dog, daughters, parents, artists, raptors (though no rappers), the holidays, Seahawk heaven. She'd ushered me from sports to landscapes and wildlife, accompanied me to four national parks, four national wildlife refuges, and my 10th wedding anniversary, helped me win two competitions and get my first outdoor image published in a magazine. I have another Nikon body that is faster, but not nearly as magical as the D800. She's the one who helped me become a "real" photographer and for that she'll not be forgotten. … [Read More...]

Thousands of Snow Geese make the mutual decison to leave.

Snow Goose Frenzy

You likely will hear them before you see them. When thousands of Snow Geese make the mutual decision to move, even if it's only a few hundred yards, the resulting cacophonous frenzy is like no other, at least in nature. About 75 miles south of where you see Snow Geese in the Puget Sound region is CenturyLink Field, after all, home of the loud-decibeled 12th Man. … [Read More...]

Exposed: Japan: The Art of Manju won the Food category

Exposed: Japantown

When I first heard about the Exposed: Japantown photo contest, I was determined to win it. Which is an irrational goal, since no one can control the judge's tastes, the competition's skill level, or one's own luck. Still, Seattle's Japantown is the spiritual center of my background and being, and its revival has been spearheaded by my longtime friend (and former NYC roomie), Binko Bisbee and her husband John, whose shop, KOBO at Higo has become the area's center of culture and commerce. Plus the central goal of the contest, to expose and promote the area, spoke loudly to me. Marshaling the means to produce meaningful images of a place so important to me also would represent another milestone in my journey as a photographer, it still being in its early stages. … [Read More...]

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Thousands of Snow Geese make the mutual decison to leave.

Snow Goose Frenzy

You likely will hear them before you see them. When thousands of Snow Geese make the mutual decision to move, even if it's only a few hundred yards, the resulting cacophonous frenzy is like no other, at least in nature. About 75 miles south of where you see Snow Geese … [Read More...]

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The hammer's about to come down at SAM.

Seattle Shows Its (Seahawk) Colors

My wife Florangela got the brilliant idea that I ought to photograph various ways that Seattle was showing its Seahawk colors in advance of Saturday's division playoff game here against the New Orleans Saints. I had planned on staying warm and dry, but the idea grew on me. So I'm presenting the images a couple ways - via slideshow above and … [Read More...]

Moon over Gas Works

My Top Images of ’13 (Part II)

Countdowns usually start at the highest number and head down, which in a ranking means starting at the bottom of one's list. I decided to put my best foot forward in 2014, and yesterday's post began with my Nos. 1-5 images. Today I complete my review of my top 2013 images (as determined by me, of course) with Nos. 5-10. OK, for you purists, the … [Read More...]

Second_Beach_Sunrise

My Top Images of ’13 (Part I)

Many photography blogs and books I've read urge photographers to pick their top 10 images every year, to take an accounting of where they are in their craft. Since this is the first time I've done such an accounting, I guess the first statement I'm making is that 2013 is the year I became a Photographer. I mean that in several ways. Although … [Read More...]

Fountain by SAM Sculpture Park.

Seattle Holiday Scenes

http://vimeo.com/82475864 Still images of Seattle, with a holiday twist, set to Carol of the Bells by the American Boys Choir. … [Read More...]

Exposed: Japan: The Art of Manju won the Food category

Exposed: Japantown

When I first heard about the Exposed: Japantown photo contest, I was determined to win it. Which is an irrational goal, since no one can control the judge's tastes, the competition's skill level, or one's own luck. Still, Seattle's Japantown is the spiritual center of my background and being, and its revival has been spearheaded by my longtime … [Read More...]

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