This page showcases the five most recent photographs that we
have posted on our website - in many ways, this is a snapshot of some of our
current interests or themes.
On the western side of San Juan Island, winter storms
sweep in from the Straits of San Juan de Fuca. With 30 miles of open
water, the waves can become quite large. This image of the
on a day in late November shows the spray from these waves as they crash
against the rocks. The long time exposure smooths some of the wave
North American "Water Buffalo"
After four days in Yellowstone Park, we found our
first buffalo!!! This large male was
separated by about a quarter of a mile from a small herd of 50-60 buffalo.
After watching him graze contentedly for maybe fifteen minutes, he started
to trudge across the river to rejoin the rest of his herd. The details on
this picture really highlight the folds in the skin on his back, the splash
of the water as he moved across the river, etc. We watched very, very
quietly as he passed by our location maybe fifty yards distant -- definitely
close enough given this bull's size and horns. In our stay, we also got nice
photographs of bighorn sheep, a bull moose, a black bear.
In addition to wildlife in Yellowstone, we kept our eyes out
for great scenery.
Steamboat Geyser is known for having
the highest eruption when it erupts -- reaching 90-100 feet in height. On
the day we visited, it was sending up occasional geysers to a height of
maybe 10 feet. I kept this image in black and white as the stark contrast of
the small eruption really stands out in a dramatic way. In addition to
several other geysers, I also have photographs of some of the waterfalls in
The Morning Gargle
Over Memorial Day weekend, I discovered that our car
actually made a nice blind as the eagle was pretty familiar with cars --
this meant that I could park about 40 yards from the pile that, almost
every morning, an eagle would perch on for some time. The key is getting
there before dawn so that they don't see you getting into the car. At
any rate, this shot was captured just before sunrise (note the slightly
pink sky). The eagle's neck was stretched vertically as it was calling
to its mate.
Sea Lion Barking
We were scrambling on the rocks on our shoreline when this big sea lion
suddenly appeared just about 10-15 feet off shore. As he went by, he
started to bark, quite loudly, at our intrusion. He looked to be at
least ten feet long.
We've also recently added a number of photography book
reviews to our site. For the most part, these have been selected as a book of
the month or in the holiday gift guides by leading photography magazines such as
Outdoor Photography magazine (in the UK), Outdoor Photographer magazine (US), or