Monday, April 30, 2007

Denny Creek

We spent this past Saturday shooting up at Denny Creek. We approached this home to get permission to pass through their property off the main road. The house was abandoned, so we lucked out and were able to shoot right from the bridge behind the house.

I have been to this area off Tinkham Road many times and never seen evidence of flooding, but this time it was evident that the water rose not too long ago all the way up and over the main road. We tried to get past the bridge on Tinkham Road, but encountered about 18-inches of snow and we unable to get to the falls. We also saw hundreds of trees that looked like matchsticks that we assumed was a result of the windstrom back in December 2006.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Nature photographer's dream...

I am passionate about nature and wildlife photography and to see these wonderful creatures when I come into my office most mornings is just fantastic!

Tossing around new logo ideas...

I've been working on a new logo for promoting the on-location portraiture side of my business. Here's one I finished last week. If you click on the photo, it will take you to my website.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Nucleus of a Family

Paul (my husband) was kind enough to help me try again with the bubbles today. He got to see how hard it is to try and get the bubbles going--AND try to photograph!

He was a huge help once he got the hang of it. He created these fantastic bubble clusters and came up with the title of the white photograph, Nucleus of a Family, for all it's intermeshed aspects and colors.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

More Abstracts...


This was very difficult for me to do alone. I'll need to enlist some help before I work with bubbles again.

Union Hill Ranch Goslings

Here's a new group of goslings at Union Hill Ranch (six of the cuties.) They are about a week old. The geese are fierce parents; much more so than ducks seem to be. The geese are always on the lookout for predators, mainly the coyotes in the area. The coyotes are notorious for trying to snatch one of the goslings and one succeeded, as witnessed by the ranch owners last spring. Ducklings seem to be easier prey. Ducks appear far more distracted and overwhelmed with their broods, whereas the geese are always on the lookout, always alert and always in pairs.

Abstract series

I've been working on a abstract series the past week. I love how the smoke created a heart shape in the third image below.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Distinctive Homes magazine

I had the opportunity to shoot this gorgeous home in the Bridle Trails area of Bellevue, WA. I was hired by local realtor to photograph this high-end listing. The images were used for sales brochures and appeared in Distinctive Homes magazine.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Nature Photographer magazine

The Spring 2007 issue of Nature Photographer magazine is on the newstands and in local bookstores now. They bought my photo of this little gosling, which was taken at Union Hill Ranch last spring.

The owners, Jay and Kathy Sternoff have been kind enough to allow me access to their property for the past two-years.

Thanks Jay and Kathy!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Chickadees nest in entry

We're watching a pair of Chickadees that decided the lantern next to our front door would be a suitable place to build their nest.

I was sitting outside one day watching this pair gather leaves, pine needles and various other nesting materials and then taking off near the door. I was curious where they were packing off their cache and much to my surprise it was right next to our front door.

It's amazing how hard these little birds work to build a nest! This one took just about four hours and then half of it fell to the ground and within two hours, it was back up and ready for eggs. The eggs look big, but they're about the size of a marble. The opening of the nest is only about 3 inches.
Had I known they were going to build where they did, I would have rigged a camera and remote shutter trip, but by the time I saw the nest, it was not responsible to attempt the camera setup as it would have posed too much stress to the pair.
I hope to post photos of the progress. One-week ago there were two eggs in the nest and two days later there were four!

I'll keep you posted...