Another answer to the question – “What does your Happy Place look like?”
Walking along the beach at Birch Bay State Park, watching the sun reflect off the water…
On a recent road trip to eastern Washington I decided to try a new route and take White Pass through the Cascade Mountains. It added about 2 hours to my trip but I think the views made it worthwhile.
I was exploring the back roads of eastern Washington and what did I find in the middle of farm country? A radio telescope! I’m a space nut and this is one of the coolest things I have found on my photo roadtrips. It is part of a network of ten radio telescopes called the VLBA (Very Large Baseline Array). The western most telescope in the network is in Hawaii, and the eastern most telescope is in the Virgin Islands. The telescopes work together to act like a huge telescope with a diameter of 5351 miles. You can read more about the VLBA here.
Setting sun and a sundog over Bellingham Bay.
While I was shooting at the Chief Joseph Dam I talked a group of marmots into posing for me…
A postcard from my travels through eastern Washington state. This is why I keep going back – so much to see.
View of the Yakima River Canyon, shot from the side of highway 821, looking north. This is a panoramic image created from 15 exposures.
[ Link yourself with tree ]
[ Express lonely feelings here ]
[ Finish with insight ]
I was walking around the ranch today and the barn cats were not happy with me. They asked why Sticks gets so many posts but they almost never get one. So here they are. Oreo is in the first picture and Sammy is in the second one. I tried getting them together but each had to have their own portrait. And Sticks was complaining so he had to get in the shots as well. The things I do to keep the peace around the ranch…
“Did you want to take some photos of the clouds over the ranch? Am I in your way? I’m so weak from hunger… maybe if I had some carrots then I could move away from the fence…”
One of my favorite moments from my road trip through eastern Washington. Nothing extraordinary here. Just a scene from the side of the road. I took a few minutes to enjoy the sun, look at the clouds, and listen to the wind.
Panoramic image created from 4 exposures.
Watching the Wenatchee River go by on a spring morning.
There’s one in every crowd…
Excuse me! We’re trying to sleep here!
Another cold, wet, windy day here. I think it has been almost 2 months since we had a truly sunny day. I decided to head down to the shore of Puget Sound with my camera, “embrace the gloom”, and practice shooting in these conditions.