Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More Signs of Spring

More and more flowers are blooming every day and our tulips are poking through and ready to bloom anytime now. The signs of spring are more and more prevalent every week and I am so excited for the spring weather and the summer to follow. The other night we had some great lighting conditions for photographing the pink blossoms on the tree outside our house and I did not let the opportunity pass me by! The tree blossoms are the first photo below, and the second shot of a pansy we have in a planter on our porch. I really like how the lighting was for the first image and the angle of pansy is not what you might typically see.

Spring Blossoms

Spring Pansy

I also uploaded some of my other favorite flower photos, many taken from the Roozengaarde tulip fields in the Skagit Valley. The flower images make up a new set on my Flickr page with 13 photos to start. Any feedback is always appreciated!



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Its spring time, now for the spring weather...

Ah spring time. Warmer weather new beginnings, an overall exciting time of year. We have sprung ahead and its now light out after 7pm in the valley and I am totally in spring time mode - just waiting for the weather to warm up! Yesterday was the first day of spring and this morning we were greeted with temps in the low 30's and a dusting of snow that froze solid during the night! While the weather is cold, the signs of spring are more and more prominent every day with more plants in bloom. So, with hopes for a warm spring and summer, here is a nice close up of a dahlia taken in the summer time to start off spring.

Pink Dahlia Close Up



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Another New Gallery Uploaded

With the excitement of the new adventure for my blog using free tools comes new motivation to get my current photos uploaded and then get rolling on new photos and posts.

Tonight I got a start with uploading some of my Nature & Scenic photos and have two photos from that set for your enjoyment tonight. The first taken on the beach at Camano Island State Park, and the other a funnel cloud in Western Washington, a very rare sight.

Barnacle Covered Rock Close Up

Mt. Vernon Funnel Cloud

Feel free to check out the rest of the set and leave me feedback.



Monday, March 12, 2012

New Gallery Uploaded

Continuing on with my transition over to free tools for my photography site, I have uploaded seven Panoramic photographs to my Flickr account. Panoramic photos continue to be one of my favorites to take and I really like how the ones showcased turned out.

The image for tonight's post was taken in Eastern Washington with some menacing storm clouds looming on the horizon.

Storm Clouds 2009

Be sure to check out the rest of the panoramic shots and never hesitate to leave me some feedback.



Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Home

Spring is synonymous with new beginnings and that is definitely the case with my photography blog. While I am keeping the domain name I have had for the last couple years (, finances do not allow for a renewal of the hosting package and I am now starting anew with this blogger blog and using Flickr to host my photo galleries and the images I will use in the blog.

I am excited for the new change as it will likely mean I will be easier to find and in many ways make it easier and less time consuming to update the blog, all the while being slightly less stressful by not having to deal with extra outgo for the hosted solution. I am currently working on getting images uploaded to my Flickr account, but have a start with a Black and White gallery and some images uploaded about three years ago before I had my own site.

Here is to the new adventure for the blog and one of the black and white images in the Flickr Gallery.

Canon Beach in Black and White