While I'd like to take credit for capturing multiple bursts of fireworks, I actually used some Photoshoppery to add 3 or four extra bursts. I try for a different venue each year to capture the show, this year I was on Cliff Drive, and the Grand Hotel made for a nice addition to the capture of the show, especially as it was lit up with the Red, White and Blue colors.
Another gorgeous sunset, this was taken Thursday evening. There were small showers going on and as the sun set, these showers picked up the colors of the setting sun.
Red Skies At Night
Sometimes the better shot at sunset is away from the setting sun. The clouds were a perfect overhead for the downtown skyline this evening.
I've taken many sunset pictures and every now and then I seem to capture what appears to be a face looking down upon us. I realize it's all in the perception, but to me this one is quite noticeable.
Army CH47 Chinook returning from the 7 Mile area after hauling out the first load of ROTC Cadets for a weekend training mission. This was the second time around for landing as the first was delayed by other air traffic over downtown. On the first run I caught it between the church steeples but the second time in got a better angle on my shot.
Eye on the Prize
The crew chief watches for any obstacles that may interfere with a safe landing as an Army CH47 Chinook from Ft. Lewis makes it second landing at Luger field on the Gonzaga Campus.
The Flip Side
As I've mentioned before I really enjoy reflection photos, this is taken at Skookum Resort, a little south and east of Usk. The entire area is a photos dreamland, especially now. I would heartily recommend driving up to Newport, cross the bridge and just across, turn left onto Le Clerc Rd. The trees are in their fall splendor, the Pend Oreille River is calm and mirror-like and the photo ops are endless. After driving for a little over a half hour you end up across the river from Usk, and from there you get back to Hwy 2 just south of Diamond Lake. The entire trip is drop dead gorgeous.
A blue heron comes in for a landing at Lake Guinevere in Pend Oreille County.
Into the Looking Glass
Taken at Skookum Lake north of Old Town, Idaho/Newport, WA. The Fall colors and mirror like lake surface with the geese just begged to be shot; with a camera that is.
Though I like to think my specialty in Photography is Sunsets and Landscapes, I have shot some weddings on request. Such was the case this weekend when a friends daughter had a last minute event that required someone with some talent (?) behind the lens. I got this photo as the wedding party made their way to the altar. The flower girl as you see was quite photogenic.
Born and raised in Walla Walla, a motorcycle accident in 2000 forced a major change that brought me first to Cheney where I graduated from EWU in 2005, and eventually moved into Spokane in 2009.
I started taking photos at 8 years old with an old Brownie 620 film camera. Sunsets are my favorite targets along with Hot Air baloons, water reflections, sports, and any other interesting shots.