Vote for the 2018 Calendar Images!

Always a tough call, which images to include for the next calendar… 14 images (12 months and front/back covers)

Please vote your fave in each category in the “Leave a Reply” section below.

Choice number 1:

I want to use one of these sunset shots from the Samish Overlook, which do you fancy? Choose your favorite and second fave.

Choice 2: View of Clear Lake from Big Rock: Which?

Choice 3: Samish Island Sunset.  Which?

Choice 4:

Tulips: Whats your first and second favorites?

Choice 5: Night Sky – Pick your two favorites

Choice 6: Scenic View: Pick your top two.

Here are a few pictures that have already made the cut:

The 2018 Calendars come off the press ready to ship by the end of October!

Washington State Ferry

I arrived very early one February morning, at the Coupeville Ferry dock to catch the 7am boat to Port Townsend, on my way to Point of the Arches, in Olympic National Park.

As I drove the sky got better and better, I paid and parked, got some images of the boat arriving from Port Townsend.

I dont know if Ive ever seen a better sunrise, the colors were unbelievable. I have not edited the sky in these images, just the foregrounds a bit.

The ferry loaded, and I roamed the decks and passageways marveling in the most sumptuous light.

 

Birds and Barn on Fir Island

Fir Island lies in the Skagit River delta. It is the winter home for snow geese and other migratory water fowl.

 

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park is the crown jewel of Washington State.

“Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits.”

Mount Rainier is a 3+ hour drive from my home. I live on the North Cascades Highway, right down the road from North Cascades National Park, and so I don’t make the drive down there too often, not often enough!

But I have ventured a few times south and here are some pictures of this magnificent park!

Here is a link for more information about Washington State Photo Tours.

And here is the link to purchase Canvas Prints of this magnificent jewel.

 

Diablo Overlook Night Sky

Last night I was leading a Night Sky Photography Class at the North Cascades Institute.

The class went very well, due in major part to the clear skies we were lucky enough to have.

I spent most of my time advising and helping people get their settings right and compose images, but I did manage to get a few cool images as well.

Diablo Dam January 2016

This image is of Diablo Lake and Ross Dam. The snow in the foreground adds a nice balance to the image.

As I awaited the students to return to the vans for the ride back to NCI I wandered out towards the highway and saw a sign for the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway.

Cascade Loop - Diablo Overlook

This and the road and starry sky presented a wonderful opportunity.

I lead Night Sky Photo Tours each month, when there is no moon. This link gives the dates for each month this year (through September) as well as other details and a way to register for your own adventure!

Night Sky and North Cascades Photo Tours are available for anyone. We can arrange to do a Drive-In tour, where we stop along the North Cascades Highway of the Mount Baker Highway to capture images, OR we can arrange hiking tours (both day hikes and overnights) to more remote locations in the North Cascades as well.

And lastly, spring is not too far off! Book your self a Skagit Valley Tulip Photo Tour!

North Fork Bridge Creek

North Fork Bridge Creek Waterfall and Mount Logan, North Cascades National Park 2015The North Fork Bridge Creek Trail is one of the most scenic trails in the North Cascades National Park.

Goode Mountain, North Cascades National Park

Goode Mountain, North Cascades National Park

Winding its way up the valley towards North Fork Meadows you will see fantastic views of Goode Mountain, the highest peak in the North Cascades National Park at 9,220 feet, rising over 6,000 feet from its footings, and almost 7,000 feet from the bottom of Bridge creek valley.

Sign to North Fork MeadowsThe often brushy trail is 7 miles long and gains about 1,700 feet from start to end. To get there hike 10 miles south on the Pacific Crest Trail from Highway 20 .

You’ll ford Grizzly Creek and then break out into the open with views like this one. North Fork MeadowsTo purchase prints of these images (as well as other stunning images of the North Cascades, visit our Photo Gallery.

Following the creek up towards the head of the valley into North Fork Meadows, Mount Logan looms above.

The lush green swards are filled with flowers, as well as hordes of flies in July and early August and often there are bears foraging along your way. Bear on the PCT Bear at Horseshoe Basin

No matter what the weather, you’ll get wet pushing through the brush.

Seven miles from the junction, the North Fork Trail ends at the base of a fantastic waterfall with Mount Logan as a spectacular back drop.

Camping is available at Grizzly Creek and Walker Park.

Or you can camp at the North Fork Camp, located at the trail Junction of the PCT and North Fork Trail.

If you would like information about a North Cascades Photo Tour, here is the place to start!

 

 

 

50% OFF NOVEMBER SALE

I am offering a special 50% OFF discount on all Canvas Wrapped Prints and Fine Art Prints.

Simply visit the Gallery Page (here) scroll through the images, find your favorite(s) click the image to see the sizes and options available and go to check out. Then enter the coupon code: NOVEMBER and you’ll receive 50% your entire order!!!!

SALE ENDS NOVEMBER 24th AT MIDNIGHT!
Winchester Lookout 3

We have recently expanded the options for Canvas Wrapped Prints.

New Product: Premium Canvas Wrap –

Try our newest canvas product! This 1.25 inch thick wrapped canvas is warp resistant.

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This new Premium Wrap product is available UP TO the 24″ x 36″ size.

Premium Wrap

Premium Wrap

Premium Wrap - Backing

Premium Wrap – Backing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Size: Prints and wraps (But not Premium Wraps)are now available in the 40″ x 60″ size!