The clouds cleared out this morning and revealed a halo around the sun.
Guide poles, part of the boat launch at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park.
Posted in: HDR Photography
, Hamilton Viewpoint Park
, high dynamic range
, space needle
Wide shot of part of the Seattle skyline, early morning. Shot from Hamilton Viewpoint Park. HDR image, 3 exposures, merged with Lightroom LREnfuse plugin.
I was wandering around the lighthouse park in Mukilteo when I looked up and saw an eagle flying by. I only got one decent shot, with the eagle almost directly overhead, but I decided it was worth sharing.
Lighthouse at Mukilteo, WA. Built in 1905.
Sometimes the horses act like children. Very big children. Sticks is having a bit of a meltdown because I gave some carrots to one of the other horses before visiting him.
To me this shot sums up some of the good things about living in the Pacific Northwest. A rare clear winter morning, take a trip to the water, relax and watch one of the ferries go by with a backdrop of Mount Baker glowing in the morning sun. Days like this help make up for the rain and clouds.
Another grugly (gray and ugly) day at the ranch. But I decided to take a few shots anyway.
One of the horses getting a squishy workout.
The compost pile! Or, as I like to call it, “Mount Poo”.
Did you ever get the feeling that someone was watching you?
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, Cap Sante Park
, Hat Island
, Padilla Bay
Shot at Cap Sante Park near Anacortes, WA. Looking across Padilla Bay at the Cascades.
The cold, wet winter is taking a toll on all of us. This is Sticks. Sometimes you have a bad hair day – I think this was a bad everything day for him. Below is a picture of what he looks like when he’s having a good day. Hang in there, Sticks! Spring and summer are coming.
Overexposed shot of the half moon. The green image to the left is lens flare, in which you can see a ghostly reversed image of the moon.
Cool thing about the Ballard Locks – you can walk across the top of the gates. This was shot from the top of one of the gates of the small lock, looking east.
The spillway at the Ballard Locks near Seattle. I like the green glow of the sunlight on the water going through the gates.
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Tagged: ballard locks
, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
, Nikon D7000
Once again I risked being pooped on to bring you some bird pictures. Shot at Ballard Locks near Seattle, WA.
I love watching birds in flight. This is a sequence of a duck (I think it’s a duck) coming in for a landing on the water.
One of my favorite things about Carkeek Park – there’s a pedestrian bridge over the train tracks. Great place to watch and photograph the trains.
We have had non-stop clouds and rain here lately and today I realized that I couldn’t remember the last time that we had a sunny day. So I looked back through my photos and picked this shot from New Year’s Day to remind myself what a blue sky looks like. Early morning sun on the Olympic Mountains, shot from Carkeek Park near Seattle.
This is Luka, a Norwegian Fjord Horse, giving me the evil eye after I interrupted one of her escape attempts…
Early morning, watching two ferries crossing Puget Sound.