Trip to Leavenworth

Leavenworth is the second most visited tourist destination in Washington, only Seattle pulls more visitors.

Nestled in the eastern foothills of the North Cascades, Leavenworth has created itself as a Bavarian Village.

For myself the draw of Leavenworth last weekend was fall colors.

The east side of the Cascades has generally bluer skies and wonderful trees and autumn explosion of bright color.

Here are images from the trip!

Prussik Peak and Gnome Tarn

Fall Colors are almost here!

Two years ago I scored a 5 -day permit for the Enchantments, in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, near Leavenworth, Washington.

The hike up Aasgard Pass to the Enchantments Basin was brutal, but infinitely worth the sweat and pain!

The Sub-alpine Larch turn colors in early October, to a bright electric orange.

The result is unbelievable!

Crystal Lake, Enchantments

Washington State Scenic Calendar – 2017

The new 2017 Calendar is heading to press soon!

Printed on 8.5″ x 11″ 100lb bond glossy paper the images will really pop with color and vibrance.

The calendars will be $20 each. Shipping anywhere in the US is $5 and anywhere out of the US the shipping cost is $12.

Calendars will be available to ship out in mid September.

Here is the link to pre-order!

Here are the images from this years calendar.

Mountain Goat at Sahale Glacier Camp, North Cascades National Park 3

Sahale Camp Mountain Goat

Just back from a trip to the North Cascades National Park, 2 nights, 3 days, visited my favorite camp, Sahale Glacier Camp.

This morning I awoke at 5am, got some sunrise shots and then the camp got a visitor.

This goat was pawing the ground and I was nearby, snapping away, then he got a bit interested in me and the camera!

I was shooting with a 24-105mm lens, set to 30mm (on a full frame camera) so my furry friend was a bit closer than he looks on the pictures!

Paintbrush and Lupine, Pasayten Wilderness 2

Flickr Milestone – 2 Million Views!

I began using Flickr to showcase my images in 2007. It has been a successful site for me, I have sold many images to web site and publishers that they discovered from the Flickr Page.

Here is the link.

Last week I surpasses 2,000,000 views!

The first million views took 7 years, the second million, only 2!

Flickr is easy to use, uploading is fast, and I can create albums and galleries to gather groupings of images for submissions.

Flickr also has a cool feature called Explore, where the best 100 images are culled each day.

I have been lucky, more than 30 of my images have made it into Explore. here is the one that pushed me over the 2,000,000 mark.

Spider Meadows Wildflowers 6