Palouse Falls

Milky Way Photo Tours in the North Cascades

Summer is fast approaching! Time to make your plans for getting into the high country.

Glacier Peak

Glacier Peak

I schedule many of my trips around the Lunar Calendar.

Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier

I am offering Night Sky Photo Tours. We can either drive to a location along the North Cascades Highway to capture Night Sky Images and return the same night…

Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell

Or you can schedule a Hike-In Night Sky Photo Tour where we would pick one of these stunning location, hike in and capture images of sunset, Night Sky and sunrise.

Mount Baker

Mount Baker

Groups are small. I have extra backpacking equipment for a limited number of people. This link has the details of what photo equipment you will need.

Mount Adams

Mount Adams

After put photo tour we will meet and I will share my tips on how to edit these images with Photoshop.

Palouse Falls

Palouse Falls

Its a LOT of fun. The link here shows the dates for the summer.

Park Butte Lookout

Park Butte Lookout

I hope you will come hike with me.

Park Butte Lookout and Mount Baker

Park Butte Lookout and Mount Baker

Reserve your spots now, space is limited!

Wildflowers

Earth Day 2015

Earth Day

What is Earth Day all about?

We live on a cool planet.

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Mount Rainier

It’s beautiful.

Evening Light

Point of the Arches

There are mountains.

Colchuck Lake, Enchantments

Colchuck Lake, Enchantments

Oceans.

Washington Park, Anacortes

Washington Park, Anacortes

 

Rivers.

Bridge over Skagit River

Bridge over Skagit River

Flowers.

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Skagit Tulips

 

Meadows.

Wildflowers

Pacific Crest Trail, Pasayten Wilderness

Animals.

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Deer at Cascade Pass

 

People.

boys a

Atop Maple Pass

 

and LOTS more.

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Park Butte Lookout

 

Lets try harder to not fuck it up!

Snow Geese on Fir Island, Skagit Valley

Snow Geese on Fir Island, Skagit Valley

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Skagit Valley

 

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Spider Meadows

 

 

 

 

 

MUD!

Skagit Valley Tulips 2015 – Best Images

I went to the tulip and daffodil fields often this year.

Daffodils, Morning Light

Daffodils, Morning Light

Eighteen times to be precise.

Yellow Tulips and a Smile

Yellow Tulips and a Smile

A new record for visits in one year.

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Backlighting, my favorite

The Daffodils started in February.

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Stars!

As of today, April 17, the tulips are done.

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Beheading

Finished, kaput.

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Pink River

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Maximus

I am not sorry, I’m relieved.

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Tulip Selfie

My Tulip Goal for this year was two-fold: to get an image of a huge double rainbow directly over the blazing tulip fields AND to somehow capture an image of dark skies over the tulips being ripped asunder by searing bolts of lightning.

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Converging

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The Barn

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Mud

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Pinks

I failed miserably on both of these counts.

MUD!

MUD!

All of these image, and many more, are for sale as fine art prints as well as Canvas Wrapped Prints. Here is the place to view and buy!

Love the backlit cene

Love the back lit scene

Reflection

Reflection

Water in the rows

Water in the rows

Loner

Loner

Isolation Lake

Isolation Lake, Enchantments Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Isolation Lake is the first or last lake you visit on your trip into the Enchantment Basin, depending upon which direction you are hiking the loop.

Campers along Isolation's shore

Campers along Isolation’s shore

If you managed to hike up Aasgard Pass (more than 2,000 ft. elevation gain in less that a mile) than its your first.

Camped at Isolation Lake, Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Camped at Isolation Lake, Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Isolation Lake Panorama

Isolation Lake Panorama

If took the long route past Snowy Lake, then Isolation will be your last lake in the high country before heading down and out.
But either way, its a fantastic place.

Isolation Lake

Isolation Lake

High above timber line it is a world of rocks and ice.

Isolation Lake, Enchantments

Isolation Lake, Enchantments

Blue, gray and white are the colors here.
The air is crisp, sharp, clean.
A meadow is nearby with a small copse of larch hiding the toilet.

Isolation Lake

Isolation Lake

Sunset brings new colors, reds and orange, magenta and violet.

Isolation Lake

Isolation Lake

 

Later the stars appear.

Prints are available here!

Camped at Isolation

Camped at Isolation

Dome in a moon scape

Dome in a moon scape

Isolation is a world of wonder.

Palouse Falls State Park Morning Light

Palouse Falls State Park

I made a trip last weekend to Palouse Falls State Park.
Caught the sunset.

Palouse Falls State Park  - Sunset

Palouse Falls State Park – Sunset

Espied a few Yellow Bellied Marmots.

Yellow Bellied Marmot

Yellow Bellied Marmot

Camped the night.

Palouse Falls State Park Campground

Palouse Falls State Park Campground

Captured a nice image of the falls in the moonlight.

Palouse Falls State Park Moonlight

Palouse Falls State Park Moonlight

and got this last parting shot of the sunrise.

Palouse Falls State Park Morning Light

Palouse Falls State Park Morning Light

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Evening Photo Shoot at Skagit Tulip Fields

This last Saturday the rains hit, a real deluge…windy and storms, a day to stay indoors!
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Late afternoon arrives and there was a hit of blue peaking out of the gray.
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It’s hard to predict if the dark skies will win the battle or if there will be a late-day clearing, but I decided to make the gamble and head out to the tulips field all abloom in La Conner.
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The mud was slick and deep, the sun and clouds perfectly in harmony and the colors! The colors were to die for.
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I spent a few hours here, until the sun set.
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Andy Porter Guided Tulip Festival Photography Tours

Skagit Valley is located in NW Washington State and is home of some of the most stunning scenery anywhere. Spring brings amazing colors to the low lands, giant fields of tulips and daffodils create a patchwork of heaven. The Tulips have just gotten started this year, if you’d like to come for a visit and have a Tulip Photo Tour, we still have openings for Sunrise and Sunset tours this spring, have a look here.
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