A Better Reality

I know many of you out there are purists when it comes to your photographs, and that's okay. Power lines, stop signs, annoying tourists stepping in front of your shot - all part of the moment. I don't see it that way, and Photoshop was made for a girl like me. I layered one shot …

RoozenGaarde

The tulips are here! Every spring, for a few short weeks, the Skagit Valley glows with miles and miles of blossoming fields. My friend Sarah and I visited the RoozenGaarde fields last night for some photos. I'm in the middle of sifting through a couple hundred and plan to post more this weekend as well as …

Baby Daffodils

There are a few activities in life that require a person to assume a strange position. For example, this afternoon Andy walked out of his condo and found me laying on the sidewalk looking up at these little daffodils. "I know, this looks strange," I said, "but it's the only way to get the view …

Let There Be Light!

Well, what do you know?  The sun does come out in the Pacific Northwest!  It decided to emerge for an entire weekend.  This was nice, considering it was Dirty Dan Days in Fairhaven, where I got several shots of some performers this afternoon and enjoyed the Chuckanut Chowder Cook-off.  After leaving Fairhaven, I took a walk by the marina for …

Tulip Reflections

I refuse to conform to the traditional ideas of Skagit Valley tulip photography.  I decided that my personal spin on the tulips would be to capture their reflections rather than the actual flower itself...well, save the final photo.  If you happen to be one of my readers outside the state of Washington, here's a link …