What’s my Function?

When I was afraid of heights, I decided to jump out of an airplane.   I felt that if I could gather the strength and courage to throw my body 13,000  feet out of a perfectly good airplane, I could conquer anything including death itself. Now, it's time to find out if that's true. My greatest fear has been …

Wax Tails

Sadly, a DSLR isn't always at my fingertips.  However, having spent the greater part of 2010 creating photo "art" on my cell phone, I thought I'd see what my Motorola DROID could do today when I found these candles.   The lighting was decent, so the "Wax Tails" didn't turn out half bad. Posts on this …

Rock Face Icicles

How's this for textures?  Having spent a couple of hours in the snow, and suffering from numb fingers, I almost missed the cascading  icicles on the moss-covered rock face on the way back to the car.  What's five more minutes in the cold anyway?   This ended up being my favorite shot from the Sunday photo walk.

Shuksan

Sure, the rich summer meadows and rainbow spectrum of wildflowers may be a bit more exciting in a landscape shot, but there's something calming to me about Mount Shuksan in the dead of winter.   Walking through compact snow that muffled each crunch of my boots,  finding beautiful frozen objects with each turn, I quickly forgot it was below freezing.  …

Cold Details

The first photo walk of the year was with Andy, and we traveled up Mount Baker Highway for some pictures of snow and ice.   It's bare and dry in Bellingham, but an hour up the road it's still a winter wonderland, and it will be for some time. It is really difficult to take a …

Holiday Aftermath

Victim of my cleaning frenzy. The Christmas decorations are down and packed away, pine needles no longer litter the floor, and  since all my friends were too exhausted to go out tonight, I find myself with some time to process the holiday aftermath.  My body can't handle anymore sugar, anymore alcoholic beverages, anymore excessive living.  My …

Happy New Year!

The journey through Coupeville, Washington ends with this unidentified object.  It appeared to be combination of crab and  beach stones, fused together to create some sort of festive pier decoration.   It was so ugly, it was beautiful! I started my photo blog last March on Blogspot, which was dedicated to images from my cell phone.  The …