The Red Umbrella Mystery

When I went to lunch this afternoon, I found this abandoned umbrella, slightly damaged, lolling in the middle of the sidewalk. Of course, this begged the question - why was it there? Perhaps the owner went into The Underground, where you get a free straw with every drink. Who could say no to that?! Or, …

Winter on Lake Padden

  This scene on Lake Padden (south of Bellingham, Washington - a place without snow) is winter to me: the naked trees, the fog, the way the neglected dock slopes into the water. What is winter like where you live?

Canopy of Light

  The clouds that settled over Bellingham Bay on Sunday morning began drifting into the Chuckanut Mountains by early afternoon. I was driving south on Chuckanut Drive at the time, through the place where the sunshine met the fog, breathless at the beauty of it and desperate for a place to pull over with my camera. …

A Walk in the Park

I had to deviate from my Ireland posts to show everyone what a beautiful fall day it is in Bellingham, Washington...and also ask a question about HDR photography. Recently, I found the HDR Toning option in PhotoShop. I've used it on a few of my photos, with some manual fine-tuning. I'm not sure if I …