SNOW DAY!

I decided to start my Christmas vacation a day early. It's a good thing I did, because it SNOWED! And there I was with a new lens that needed breaking in...

Snow Bird

Birds love me so much, that they even leave snow replicas of themselves for me to find.  Ha!   That being said, I dedicate this post to my bird-loving friend David who, until recently, has had trouble capturing live subjects.

Fun with Nikon

Bitterly cold winds blew through Whatcom County a couple of days ago...but no snow.  Meteorologists promised, and for a while some flurries got my hopes up...but there was no snow.   I had been hoping to take pictures with my new Nikon D90. 30 minutes south in Skagit County, however, so much snow fell that a stretch of …

Outside

Without even looking outside, I knew it was snowing.  Every post on Facebook was announcing it.   Of course, I had my nose in the books trying to figure out graphing.    This wasn't working well with my phone close by...which has internet access...which kept tempting me to check Facebook. So, I moved my phone to another room and then …

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 …