Monday, January 31, 2011

Blue Skies and Blue Water | Bellingham Photographer

We actually had blue skies and sunshine yesterday!!  I quickly grabbed my camera bag and stepped outside, only to be slapped in the face by a blast of cold.  It may have been blue skies and sunshine, but it was also icy wind and freezing temperatures.

However, it didn't stop me from heading out and down to the water - where the water was a deep, fantastic shade of blue.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Blue Heron and His Dinner | Bellingham Photographer

I had friends visiting from London and yesterday they were starting their journey back home, so I decided to take them on one last walk in the wind and rain before they left.  It was pouring down rain, and we were drenched by the end of the walk but it was certainly worth it - after catching this guy in the water.

I have never managed to get so close to a heron.  They are super skittish birds, but I believe this guy was more interested in finding a good place to stash his most recent kills (see what is hanging from the end of his beak).  I love this photograph because of the color and clarity.  I was able to catch the rain drops on the water and when the photograph is larger, you can see water droplets dripping from the sea weed and dinner's tail.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hunting Waterfalls | Bellingham Photographer

Yesterday I went out and about, looking for more bald eagles to photograph.  While I didn't really get any good photos of the eagles, I did manage to capture more than a few waterfalls.  With so much water right now (what with the snow melt, run-off, and massive amounts of rain), waterfalls were popping up where none previously existed.  Here are just a couple of the photographs I snapped...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Until Him... | Bellingham Photographer

This is my first bad boy of the season. I have gone out severla times on the hunt for bald eagles - my cameras at the ready. Unfortunately, I have not really had any good opportunities to push that shutter button. That is, until I saw him.

Today I'm heading out again. This time I'm heading out with a friend, whose family property borders a river that is popular with spawning salmon right now. According to the friend, bald eagles are plentiful. So, with camera bag in hand... I'm off!

Friday, January 14, 2011

View from Below | Bellingham Photographer

Found a little snow when I went out yesterday - braving the wind and rain - so I decided to take a creative approach to photographing the trace amounts on the ground.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What Was... | Bellingham Photographer

The snow has completely melted now - far too soon for my tastes.  But at least I have this wonderful reminders of what we had for the past week or so.

Saturday, January 1, 2011