"Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately." ~ Edward Weston
Location: Near The Dalles Oregon, along the Columbia River Gorge - 1981. The strong summer winds have completely blown this dune away. No trace is left...
Location: Chuckanut Mountain overlook above Bellingham Bay, Washington.
Location: Formal Gardens at Roche Harbor Resort, San Juan Island, Washington.
Location: Dry creeek bed on the north side of the Columbia River Gorge near The Dalles, Oregon
Location: Soutwest side of Sucia Island State Park, San Juan Islands, WA. Madrona trees are a signature feature throughout the islands here.
Location: Dramatic clouds and light blanket the San Juan Islands. Small fishing vessels (gilnetters) work for prized King Salmon in Bellingham Bay
Location: The annual fall pilgrimage of color, here in Bellingham, nudges our discarded memories of summer. It reminds us, shorter and damp days are just around the corner.
Location: Frequently, I have traveled to this location on Chuckanut Mtn., near Bellingham for images such as this. The light here may have lasted only about 5 minutes, fading quickly as the sun disappeared below the western horizon.
Location: In the Columbia Gorge near Hood River, the intense late summer heat bleaches the grass from green to golden. The lack of rain leaves several types of indigenous deciduous trees struggling.
Location: The tall evergreeens of Deception Pass State park on Whidbey Island mix it up with fog and filtered sun to create some magic light.
Location: The west side of Sucia Island is painted with the brush of the setting sun. At moments like these, the light has a quality I've seen nowhere else.
Location: Sunrise near Banff, Alberta over Mt. Rundle. For stunning views you can take the Banff Gondola to the top (7500 feet) of Sulphur Mountain on the right.
Location: Portland, Oregon - West Hills Hoyt Arboretum
Location: Blackbutte Rench near Sisters, Oregon
Location: Chuckanut Mountain view near Belllingham WA, overlooking Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands.
Location: Just off the Mt. Baker highway near Deming, WA
Location: The Mount Baker Winery Vineyard near Deming, Washington.
Location: Dynamic sandstone erosion on Sucia Island in the San Juan Islands.
Location: I found this towering oak at the top of Mount Young on San Juan Island, near Roche Harbor. Anchoring in the protection of Garrison Bay gave me hiking access to the beautiful location.
Location: Aspen grove at Blackbutte Ranch near Sisters Oregon.
Location: A February frost had covered these chairs at West Beach Resort on Orcas Island, WA.
Location: From a hidden cove on Cypress Island, the 10,000 foot high Mount Baker pokes into the morning clouds.
Location: Enchantment Lakes Wilderness Region, Washington. October Golden Larch at the edge of Enchantment Basin.
Location: Enchantment Lakes Wilderness Region in Washington State. Ice carved granite dominates this region at the edge of Leprechuan Lake.
Location: Upland streams flood across the flat sandy Pacific Beach on the Washington Coast.
Location: Cape Blanco Lighthouse in September. Southern Oregon coastline.
Location: From Chuckanut Mountain, overlooking Governer's Point and Chuckanut Island. Lummi Island and Cypress Island rise from the San Juan Island horizon.
Location: Along highway 542 East, winding toward the Mt. Baker Ski Area, a late March snowfall flocks the extensive village of high country evergreens.
Location: Sunrise Lake - Mount Rainier National Park
Location: As a child, I have many fond memories of summers spent at a cabin near these madrona trees on Johns Island. San Juan Islands.
Location: World's most photographed, Mt. Shuksan is reflected in Picture Lake at the base of the Mount Baker Ski area in Washington State.
Location: Mount Shuksan rises above swift flowing Hannegan Creek. This area changes tremendously as a result of this continually rushing mountain stream.
Location: The fertile Skagit Valley farmlands near Mt. Vernon Washington
Location: An impeccable cloud formation mixes with the post sunset light to add perspective to this San Juan Island moment.
Location: On the south edge of Lopez Island, constant wave action polishes this large boulder; likely left behind from the glaciers that once covered the region.
Location: Blakely Island "Madrona Study", East Blakely Cliffs, San Juan Islands
Location: Along the edges of Garrison Bay, San Juan Island, Washington
Location: Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Washington
Location: Rocky headlands of Shallow Bay, Sucia Island, Washington
Location: Looking across Bellingham Channel, towards a looming Mt. Baker
Location: Lime Kiln Light on the west side of San Juan Island, Washington
Location: Along the rocky shoreline of Shallow Bay at Sucia Island, San Juan Islands, Washington.
Location: "The Conference Table" above Boulevard Park, Bellingham, Washington.
Location: Formal Gardens at Roche Harbor Resort, San Juan Island, Washington
Location: Entrance of Reid Harbor on Stuart Island, in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.
Location: Somewhere in the Mount Rainier National Forest, Washington
Location: Winter storms pound Ruby Beach on the coastline of Washington State
Location: Frequent trips to the San Juan Islands reveal treasures like this classic cat rigged sailboat.
Location: On the shores of Patos Island (San Juan Islands) the persistant southeast winter winds constantly carve out these sandstone formations.
Location: Ruby Beach on the Washington coast. Without the persistence of winter's fog and wind this location would look much different.
Location: A winter windstorm and erosion must have sent this magnificent tree to the base of the supporting cliff. Southwest side of Sucia Island.
Location: A boulder deposit from receding glaciers on John's Island (San Juan Islands) in Washington.
Location: Inside Clark Point and Governer's Point, Chuckanut Island rests in Chuckanut Bay. The locals call this tiny island "Dot Island".
Location: At Rialto Beach on the Washington Coast, early sunlight and ocean mist combine their chemistry to create "god beams".
Location: The sunrise view of Mt. Baker from Eagle Cove on Cypress Island is quite stunning. Many San Juan Island boaters spend the night there hoping to see this.
Location: Whatcom Creek flows from Lake Whatcom to Bellingham Bay through the heart of Bellingham. As a result of a pipeline burst, fire destroyed this fragile environment.
Location: Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Washington.
Location: Within the confines of a small protected cove on Matia Island in the San Juan Islands, a lone sailboat rests in the morning mist.
Location: Sucia Island, The San Juan Islands, Washington State
Location: Cypress Island. The early morning mist delicately pales the pre-sunrise light emerging over Mount Baker and the San Juan Islands.
Location: Remote Shi Shi Beach on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.
Location: Forested area near the south end of Lake Whatcom in Northwest Washington State.