To the Market

A recent trip to Pike Place Market yielded many photos i'm pleased with. Unfortunately, my camera has revolted and there seems to be light leaking in, as there are irritating white lines through most of the photos.



The grey and white pattern is the remnants of former barnicle residents, current inhabitants continue to reside along the edges.
Deception Pass on Whidbey Island, Washington, July 2008.

Also, i'm switching to weekly photos. I'm hoping to take a new photo each week.


Since we were camping along the ocean, we spent a bit of time at the beach. I made a rock circle, with a white stripe connecting the stones comprising the circle. It seemed incomplete, though... too empty in the center and hence it became a peace symbol. The image felt complete with the ocean and islands in the background.


Fourth o' July

I chose this photo for today's image because i think it captures what the a little bit of what one might call the "American spirit"...
Beautiful geography and seemingly boundless nature, including Mt. Baker in the background and the wetlands and woods in midground... An appreciation of nature and independence (and humankind's best friend!), inferred from the trail marker... and the American Dream: a sturdy homestead, built over a century ago by a family starting with nearly nothing, with the work of their hands and mastery of the land (use of native materials, cultivation of untouched land into agriculture/horticulture). And one can't miss the colours featured: good ol' red, white and blue!
Hovander Homestead on Tennant Lake, WA, June 2006



I am drawn to the rustic, simple quality of the handmade bread and serated ridges in the slices of cheese. I like the contrast between the sandwich and the background, offered by the angle and a narrow depth of field. I am also pleased with the colours: the wall, baseboard and floor colours are all shared by the different parts of the sandwhich.


"It's Electric!"

Like my first photo of electricity? I do : )

I witnessed my first emergency weather announcement today, after coming inside from an hour of standing in awe (and with finger poised on the shutter release) at the second amazing lightening storm this week.

Little did i know that meanwhile the national weather service recommended that residents of my and several surrounding counties "move inside immediately." I hear there's nickel-sized hail in areas of the county. Yeesh -- at least i got some satisfying photos out of it!


I'd Rather Be...

... hiking.
But i've hurt my ankle and i'm stuck hobbling around instead of wandering along a trail. Alas.
So instead, i'm daydreaming about hiking, and the tiny bit of time we spent in Yellowstone in 2005 came to mind, with miles and miles of land and all that flora and fauna to explore.
The intense colour and clarity of the water deep into the (53' deep) hotspring is what attracted me to this image of the Abyss Pool.
...And thus i return to my dusty footpath reverie...