Northwestern Images
Images for the new 2015 Washington State Scenic Calendar

Images for the new 2015 Washington State Scenic Calendar

Skagit Valley Barn

Skagit Valley Barn

Mount Rainier and the Milky Way. The lights on the mountains flanks are headlamps of climbers headed for the summit.

Mount Rainier and the Milky Way. The lights on the mountains flanks are headlamps of climbers headed for the summit.

Samish River Boats

Samish River Boats

Glacier Peak

Glacier Peak

Lake Ann from the Maple Pass Trail

Lake Ann from the Maple Pass Trail

Liberty Bell and the North Cascades Highway

Liberty Bell and the North Cascades Highway

Tulip Festival

Tulip Festival

Palouse Falls

Palouse Falls

Spider Meadows

Spider Meadows

Skagit Valley

Skagit Valley

Park Butte Lookout and Mount Baker

Park Butte Lookout and Mount Baker

Dandelions in May

Dandelions in May

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Choosing Images for the 2015 Calendar!

Choosing Images for the 2015 Calendar!

The end of the year is approaching. Time to start the selection process for the 2015 Calendar. Your help is needed! I will post groups of images and out of each grouping I need to select one image for the calendar.
Here are several images from the Park Butte Lookout and Mount Baker. Which do you fancy the most?
Park Butte Lookout 1

Park Butte Lookout 1

Park Butte Lookout 2

Park Butte Lookout 2

Park Butte Lookout 3

Park Butte Lookout 3

Park Butte Lookout 4

Park Butte Lookout 4

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Washington’s Mountains and the Milky Way

Washington’s Mountains and the Milky Way

This year I have been lucky enough to capture some pretty cool Milky Way shots over the four tallest mountains in Washington State.
Here they are!
Mount Rainier and the Milky Way. The lights on the mountains flanks are headlamps of climbers headed for the summit.

Mount Rainier and the Milky Way. The lights on the mountains flanks are headlamps of climbers headed for the summit.


Mount Adams and the Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks Wilderness

Mount Adams and the Pacific Crest Trail, Goat Rocks Wilderness


Milky Way over Glacier Peak

Milky Way over Glacier Peak


Mount Baker aligned with the galaxy!

Mount Baker aligned with the galaxy!

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The Wilderness Act Turns 50 !

The Wilderness Act Turns 50 !

On September 3rd, 1964 President Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This watershed piece of legislation has been a cornerstone in preserving the wild lands of America.

The Wilderness Act provides a definition for wilderness: “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of…

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Glacier Peak Wilderness: Spider Meadows - Buck Creek Pass Loop

Glacier Peak Wilderness: Spider Meadows – Buck Creek Pass Loop

Always looking for new adventures in the North Cascades I had heard for years about this loop. Its about 40 miles and covers some very striking terrain. The Glacier Peak Wilderness in in the North Cascades of Washington State, nestled between Highway 2 (Stevens Pass Highway) and Highway 20 (North Cascades Highway) its one of the most rugged parts of the state. We did the loop in 6 days and here…

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Photo Classes in the Fall!

Photo Classes in the Fall!

Lake Ann framed in Fire weed. From the Maple Pass Trail.

Lake Ann framed in Fire weed. From the Maple Pass Trail.

This fall I am offering 3 photo classes. Well, two of the classes are packaged together, but really 3 different classes.

The first class, Take Better Pictures with Your Digital, DSLR Camerais a class I have been teaching now for a while. This class is intended for anyone relatively new to DSLR cameras and/or anyone who is somewhat…

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Camped at Glacier Peak Wilderness
Maple Pass - Lake Ann Loop, North Cascades

Maple Pass – Lake Ann Loop, North Cascades

The weather forecast called for a 40% chance of thunder showers, a perfect afternoon to head up into the North Cascades.

Lake Ann, from the Maple Pass Trail.

Lake Ann, from the Maple Pass Trail.


Lake Ann framed in Fireweed

Lake Ann framed in Fireweed

The 7-mile loop trail is perfect. The parking area is right off of the highway, at Rainy Pass which is about 4,800 ft elevation. The trail switchbacks up through thick forest, swings along side an open curved…

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