Saturday, December 26, 2009

Gate to No Where

The fog is completely treachurous, especially when it comes to photography but I just couldn't help but give this image a go. This is my backyard and as you can see from the image, the other side of the fence is lots of trees and wild blackberries. But I love the worn coloring on the fence and the effect the fog created. It's not the most spectacular shot... full of flaws.. but I think all those flaws are what contributes to the character of the piece.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Whatcom Falls

The other day it was extremely fogging and raining, but I decided I would go out for a few minutes and see what I could photograph. The fog made it very difficult to photograph much because my flash would bounce back too much, but I did manage to find a small pocket of clear air and photographed this... Happy Christmas Eve!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Ferns

It has been super cold out all week. So cold that we're breaking temperature records. However, I did notice an interesting thing... the ferns growing around Lake Padden seem to be thriving in this deep chill. Normally ferns like more temperate weather, but these babies are a brilliant, bright green, thick, and lush. Go figure!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Chasing the Moon

Last night was the biggest moon I've ever seen. Our family calls these types of full moons "Moonstrucks" because people are struck by the magic of the moon. It was so close, I felt certain I could touch it. So, last night I went on the chase - trying to capture the moon as the sun was setting. Unfortunately, this image doesn't capture the awesome size the moon appeared to be, but it still - in my humble opinion - turned out to be a great shot.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rolling Water

There was another massive storm that came through the area yesterday. This makes the third storm this week alone. But this time I couldn't resist and decided to head down to Fairhaven Marine Park and see what sort of photographs I could take. While the storm was at its infancy stage, the winds were still quite strong (nearly knocked me over a few times) and the water was really choppy and starting to make that fantastic crashing effect on the rocks. However, it was freezy cold and getting a bit dangerous, so I wasn't able to stay out as long as I really wanted to stay out.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sunny Afternoon Posing

Was out yesterday for a few hours enjoying the sunshine and taking as many photographs as I possibly could take in the short amount of time I had (and with the weather as cold as it was). While down at one of the parks along the bay, I found myself a very unlikely model who just couldn't stop posing for my camera. The last photograph is my favorite.