My son and I took dance lessons from Dean Paton a couple of years ago at Century Ballroom in Seattle (highly recommended, by the way). Sometimes, on the weekend, I… Read more The Dance Hall →
I am working on a long-term book project of interviewing and photographing women over 50, that I call The Beauty of Wisdom. It is an ongoing body of work that will become a… Read more The Beauty of Wisdom →
My son and I went out for a walk one night and the streets were glistening, a beautiful reminder of the rain earlier in the day. About 20 minutes into… Read more A Moment in Amsterdam →
One day as my son and I were walking across one of the bridges along the River Tweed, I noticed this ‘scene’ as I looked down on the water. I… Read more Gliding on the River Tweed →
I felt sad to leave Connemara this morning. Connemara felt like mine. It felt like it was my cabin, the land I lived on, my mountains, my people, my little… Read more Leaving Connemara →
One of the fun things you experience when traveling is how different everyday appliances can be. We have seen many variations on heating systems, washers, dryers, showers, and even refrigerators.… Read more Foreign Appliances →
The cottage we are currently renting is surrounded by sheep on three sides. It is lovely to see them grazing in the lush fields of green at the base of… Read more The Befriending of The Sheep →
In early July, my son and I began a long-term travel adventure to Canada and Europe. Life brought to us what felt like a now-or-never moment and we chose ‘now’ versus… Read more Traveling →
Yesterday my son and I went to the Seattle Art Museum to see the Kehinde Wiley exhibit. The best word I can give you about the exhibit is. . .GO!… Read more Kehinde!! →
I’m in the middle of an ongoing project of copying all my old CD’s into my iTunes library on my computer and phone. It’s a project I’ve been putting off for… Read more Music. Love. Trying New Things. →
Recently, a friend of mine posted a link on social media to an article that featured her. I was very happy for her featured story, but I saw that the writer… Read more Is Social Media Changing Our Definition of Integrity? →
My new favorite hat. I picked up this hat on my visit to Colorado two months ago and it has become my most favored hat to wear. Why? It takes… Read more The Best Souvenirs! (imo) →
During my recent trip to Colorado to attend a group show I was in, I added an extra day’s stay at the beginning and end of my trip so that… Read more Walk This Way →
Early last month I went to Fort Collins, Colorado, to attend Opening Night of an exhibition entitled “Memories, Stories, Histories” at The Center for Fine Art Photography. It’s not every… Read more “Memories, Stories, Histories” →
I am a firm believer that a photo session should be FUN, both for those being photographed and for me! :) Humorous things happen sometimes during the sessions and, yes, I… Read more Photobombs and other Fun Moments →
At the end of August, I boarded the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry to photograph a friend’s wedding on Bainbridge Island. On the trip over, I went to the upper deck to possibly take some… Read more A Wedding and an Unexpected Funeral →
Last night was interesting from where I was located. During much of the moonrise phase, there was a thin layer across the sky preventing us from seeing the initial rising, which… Read more Lunar Eclipse – Supermoon in Seattle →
Personal work done by photographers often has a very important, and serious, story to tell. My own personal projects are about things I want to say in the world that… Read more New Personal Work →
It was a while ago when I visited LaConner, pre-tulip season, on purpose. No tourists, no cars on the road, the entire B&B all to myself, and some of… Read more LaConner Nights →
Over the weekend, I attended the opening of the Onyx Fine Arts Exhibition, held at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, at the University of Washington School of Art + Art… Read more 11th Annual Onyx Fine Arts Exhibition →
Every time I visit New York City, I am reminded that world peace is possible. If you have doubts about that, just ride any NYC subway during morning or evening rush hour. During… Read more World Peace is Possible →
Birthdays. At a certain age, they go from the childhood excitement of cakes, gifts, and parties, to the years of thinking you’re getting old because you’re turning 30 or 40… Read more Birthdays →
Last night, I attended an arts event that was a unique and interesting twist on figure drawing classes, where artists come in and sketch a (typically nude) model. This sketch… Read more Theatre, Sketching, and Good People →
The Fremont Bridge is a Seattle landmark that has been around since 1917 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Due to its low vessel clearance,… Read more Fremont Bridge at Night →
Seattle’s Century Ballroom, on Capital Hill, offered a salsa dance on Valentine’s Day, preceded by a one-hour lesson for newbies. I decided I would take my camera on a date and,… Read more Valentine’s Day Salsa Dance →
I was happy to make it out to the February Arts Walk tonight in Pioneer Square and see the work of many talented Seattle artists. The difficult part of the Arts Walk… Read more February Arts Walk – Pioneer Square →
A little Wednesday humor ;-)
This morning, I sent one of the fog photos I took yesterday to our own Seattle Weather Guru, Cliff Mass, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, to… Read more Professor Cliff Mass Solves the Fog Mystery →
Today was an epic day for photography in Seattle. Fog rolling in and out, over and over, all day. I took photos throughout the day as the fog kept ‘changing… Read more Steamy Fog →
We are fortunate here in downtown Seattle to have a beautifully-designed public library. It is fun to visit, whether to read a book, take photographs, or admire the architecture. The red floor… Read more The Seattle-King County Public Library (downtown branch) →
May we continue to create a better world together, not only for ourselves, but for our children and beyond. The children in these photographs, along with many others, attended the… Read more MLK March and Rally in Seattle →
I thought maybe those of you who do not live here might enjoy seeing what downtown Seattle looked like after the game yesterday. Smiles, high-fives, hugs. . . even if you were… Read more Seattle Streets After the Playoffs. . . →
I added animal portraiture to my website tonight. If you have time to take a look, here’s the link to see them. As always, feedback is welcome and appreciated. I… Read more Animal Portraits →
I was in West Seattle a few days ago to meet a friend for lunch and, as I was walking back to my car, I noticed a beautiful mural in… Read more Recently, in West Seattle . . . →
The Seattle-Bainbridge Island ferry ride, late this afternoon. Leaving Bainbridge Island … Seattle on the horizon … Some holiday commuters taking advantage of a photo op … Almost home …. About… Read more An Afternoon Ride →
As I was driving home the other evening, I noticed a soccer team practicing. What caught my eye was the beautiful, intense contrast of the bright lights on the field against… Read more NIGHT MOVES (not the Bob Seger kind, ha) →
Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal last night. Long exposure, with a street lamp graciously lighting the foreground for me. :)
Yesterday, in Pioneer Square, I happened upon a Holiday Dog Costume Contest. Some pretty cute contestants competing for the title. . . . And, the title went to ….. “Dr. Desmond… Read more Holiday Costume Contest →
A couple of weeks ago, I had a portrait session with a woman who will be included in a long-term project I’m working on and, much to my joy, her ‘grand-dog’… Read more Mr. ‘Sweetlove’ Jackson →
This photo was taken while on a bike ride last month. I-5, Seattle, WA
A balmy 57 degrees yesterday in Seattle.
Harlem sings the sweetest song, and wraps itself around your soul, with notes of love divine. … Read more A Song in Harlem →
This photo was taken just a few weeks ago in early October. I was on a bike ride and saw this bride and groom having their photos taken, in the… Read more Just Married (Day 5 of the ‘5-Day B&W Photo Challenge’) →
The escalator in a building in downtown Seattle (the Norton Building). It’s one of the longest escalators I’ve ever seen. Many people use it to get from First to Second… Read more The Easy Transport (Day 4 of the 5-Day B&W Photo Challenge) →
Time for some ‘old-fashioned’ b&w, courtesy of my M3. Earlier this year, in the spring, I took a day away by myself and went up to the famous tulip fields… Read more Grainy Daffodils (Day 3 of ‘5-day B&W Photo Challenge’) →
For Day 2, I am posting a portrait of Ayo, taken back in 2010. We spent a few hours making photographs around Pioneer Square and there are so many I… Read more Portrait of Ayo (Day 2 of 5-day-BWphotoChallenge) →
I just started the 5-day B&W Challenge on Facebook and thought I might post the photos here, also. I took this photo back in 2010 of the MLKBallet when they… Read more Point Your Toes →
While out for a bike ride a few weeks ago, I stopped into Cicchetti (chi-KET-ee) to visit a friend who works there and, as usual for me, had some photographic… Read more Cicchetti Chefs →
This weekend, I attended Oprah’s “The Life You Want” tour in Seattle. It was better than I even imagined it would be and I am glad I decided to go. … Read more Oprah’s “THE LIFE YOU WANT” weekend in Seattle →
My beautiful baby brother. It is his birthday today and I wish I could call him and talk for hours like we used to, and I wish I could give… Read more Nov 7. The Day an Angel was Born →
I recently visited Manhattan for a photography event, which happened to coincide with the famous NYC Halloween Parade. I was also in New York for Halloween in 2011, while attending… Read more Halloween in The Empire State →
If you’ve been following my blog for a bit, you might remember me writing a blog post recently on the healing power of horses. One of the horses featured in… Read more Lucy Lu →
Last night was SO beautiful in Seattle. Warm and pleasant, a summer night in mid-October! Even after 10pm, it was beautiful out. I had to go for a walk and,… Read more Ghosts in the Night →
Saturday night, I went to the CD Release Party of my friend, Ben, and his band, St. Paul de Vence, at The Tractor Tavern. It was the final night of… Read more CD Release Party – St. Paul de Vence →
I had the honor of photographing a charity golf tournament last week, put on by Windermere Real Estate Company and Windermere NW, which comprises 11 offices in Greater Seattle. The event, held… Read more First Annual ‘Chip In For Charity’ Event →
A couple of weeks ago, I did a photo session with my friend, Sarah. First, we took some photos of her running that she can use on her blog. She’s got… Read more Artist, Poet, Runner and, now, Model. →
Aussie in the park, as the leaves begin to fall.
The bench in front of me, on the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry Saturday . . .
Imagine there’s no countries, It isn’t hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion, too, Imagine all the people, Living life in peace . .… Read more A Vision Worth Transforming Into Reality →
Don’t you love it when your timing is right?!!! Even when it seems like pure coincidence? It’s still a fantastic feeling. I feel so grateful and fortunate when I seem… Read more When Magic Happens (and it involves a Magic Lantern) →
For the past several days Highway 99 in Seattle has been closed for some repairs. I live near the section of the highway known as the Alaskan Way Viaduct and I… Read more ROAD CLOSED. Woo hoo!!!! →
Cooler temperatures and fog this morning are a welcome sight here in Seattle, at least to me! No offense to the folks who adore temperatures above 85-90 (I wish I were… Read more Aaaahhhh, Sweet Relief →
Monochrome Madness is a weekly blog ‘event’, hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky, which is now at Week 24! For those of us who love monochrome photography, it is a… Read more Monochrome Madness →
I have always enjoyed photographing horses. If I am driving somewhere and come upon a pasture or farm with horses, I cannot help but stop and spend some time with… Read more The Mysterious and Magical Power of Horses →
I attended the concert of a friend of mine last night, Benjamin Doerr, and his band St Paul de Vence. The concert was at The Triple Door in Seattle and was held… Read more St. Paul de Vence at The Triple Door in Seattle →
The Blue Angels are in Seattle for Seafair celebration. Their practice sessions and performances are held over Lake Washington, which is far enough away that I do not see or hear… Read more The Blue Angels Pass Through Downtown Seattle →
Saturday night, I saw the Torchlight Parade in Seattle for the first time. I wasn’t planning to attend but I had to go out to pick up some late dinner so… Read more Torchlight Parade in Seattle →
Right after a short cat nap, things will start moving. Real fast. At least…that’s what I heard. ;)
Who could resist checking out an event with that title??! Apparently, not me!
The First Thursday Arts Walk in Seattle never disappoints and the July exhibits are no exception. This month, I started out at Greg Kucera Gallery, where the ‘Kinetic Sculptures’ exhibit… Read more First Thursday Arts Walk – July 2014 →
I took myself out to hear some live music again (Brian McKnight, playing Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle this weekend) and, of course, here are a few photos from the evening… Read more Brian McKnight, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley →
If you’re ever visiting Seattle and you happen to do something stupid, the Emerald City has got you covered . . .
Boney James concert recently (June 14), Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle. Great live music and making photographs… a heavenly combo.
Seattle’s First Thursday Arts Walk in Pioneer Square was held last week and I was happy to make it out this month to visit a few of the galleries. So… Read more Seattle Arts Walk – June 2014 →
It was not my intention to go to Ballard that day. I just felt the need to get out of the house and enjoy the sun a bit. So, I… Read more Bike Racing in Ballard →
I just returned from visiting San Francisco a few days ago. If you’d like to see more pics, they are on my website as of tonight….. . Thanks for stopping by!
It was just too beautiful in Seattle today to stay inside. I’ve spent the last several days in front of my computer so I decided to play hooky for the afternoon and… Read more Playing Hooky and Elliott Bay Marina →
While walking up Western Avenue the other day, I came across this message written by one of the merchants on the Ave. What a sweet gesture for anyone passing by.… Read more Sidewalk Surprise →
I have to say that when the sun shines its warm rays on Seattle and the ‘good’ clouds move in, it is glorious here and the sunsets are magnificent. And,… Read more Seattle Sun. Seattle Clouds. →
Butterfly house. Pacific Science Center. Seattle. Sunday afternoon walk. Butterflies: Transformation, rebirth, lightness of being, playfulness.
About ten days ago, I rented a couple of lenses to play with and try out. I enjoy renting a lens now and then that I may not necessarily want to own… Read more 14mm Lens Testing Adventures →
Earth’s beautiful display in Seattle tonight….
So, I think you will understand my disappointment when I posted the Lunar Eclipse photograph (where the moon was hidden behind clouds) when you see my practice shot taken the… Read more The Night Before the Lunar Eclipse In Seattle…. →
When I looked out from the porch of the cabin, it was completely dark, raining and cold; the only thing (barely) visible, at all, was the light and reflection of a single lamp… Read more Cloaked in the Darkness →
There’s nothing like a night of live music to soothe the soul. Last night I went to see Stanley Jordan in concert…. Wonderful concert! Incredible talent.
I decided I’d adopt the European lifestyle tonight and walk to the grocery store. A couple of things caught my attention on the journey…..
I attended the First Thursday Arts Walk last night. I missed the one in February since it fell on moving day for me, so it was good to have the… Read more Seattle Arts Walk – March 2014 →
I went for a walk the other day, before the nasty cold and cough took up residence in me. I’m just now finally getting back to my blog, still coughing… Read more Seattle’s Gum Wall →
In going through some old photos tonight, I came across this one that I took on a street corner in NYC. With only a second to capture it before the… Read more Love That Transcends Species →
but his grief is affecting his vision a bit; Duchess was a show “OFF” ;)
She would have turned 12 in April. Our Grand and Wonderful Duchess.
I happened to drive past St. James Cathedral today and, when I saw that it was open, I decided to step inside and possibly make some photographs if there was… Read more A Visit to St. James →
And, this will be the last one I post, at least on a daily basis. I was planning to continue right up to the Super Bowl but I think it’s… Read more Daily 12th Man Photo for Jan 25 →
Seen at Westlake Center….
Obviously, my blog is not a sports blog; however, being a Seattleite (and we ARE talking the Seahawks AND the SUPER BOWL!!), I thought it might be fun to post… Read more Super Bowl Countdown – 12th Man Photos →
I went for a walk before the big game today and took a few photos. The first thing I encountered was a little Seahawks car decor. Following that was… Read more Seahawks Earn Their Place in the Super Bowl →
The fans love their Seahawks and the Seahawks love their fans! The excitement permeating the air in Seattle is palpable as the game approaches tomorrow. The 12th man is everywhere… Read more A Mutual Love Affair →
I had to make a trip to Bainbridge Island yesterday and, between appointments, took a drive to one of my favorite places, Crystal Springs. A beautiful fog was still hovering,… Read more Crystal Springs and a Ferry Boat Ride →
The First Thursday Arts Walk for January 2014 had big shoes to fill after December’s event. This month did not disappoint.
For a few moments tonight, the sunset did a beautiful cover of “Ribbon in the Sky” …….
The ferris wheel on the Seattle waterfront is all lit up in candy canes tonight….
My son and I went out for a walk today and discovered it was Santacon, which made for a high-energy atmosphere on the streets and some fun photos!
Fountain at Harbor Steps, Seattle, WA
A few of days ago, I decided to go to Home Depot to get a couple strands of Christmas lights to decorate the ceiling in the main living area of… Read more Who Knew a Trip to Home Depot Could Be So Much Fun? →
If there’s a report on CNN tonight of a stolen traffic cone (or, maybe that’s more of a Fox News story), then I’ve got a photo of the suspect. Well,… Read more Traffic Cone Thief Spotted in Seattle →
It is quite possible that these two hold the answers to all of the world’s problems, but they’re just gonna nap while the humans try to figure it all out…..
Last night, I attended Seattle’s monthly “First Thursday Art Walk” in the Pioneer Square neighborhood. Not being one to map out every detail in life, I started out on my… Read more First Thursday Art Walk, Pioneer Square, Seattle →
As I was strolling through the art museum recently, this caught my eye…..
A silhouette dropped down between me and the beautiful view I was gazing upon. For a second, it looked like a scene from the old Cary Grant movie, “To Catch… Read more Window Washing in Style →
Today. November 7. It is his birthday. My little brother celebrated only 43 birthdays. He deserved 100,043 birthdays. He was a beautiful soul who knew how to love. Everyone who… Read more Remembering Doug. →
Seems I’m in a reflective mood these days. I’ve always enjoyed photographing reflections, but they seem to be jumping out at me more than usual lately. I’ve taken so many… Read more Reflections…. on Windows and Life. →
And here they are, cutest of the cute…my doggies. They are husband and wife, together all their lives. They were with a breeder until a few years ago, when he/she… Read more I Feel the Need for Some Cuteness in This World →
I did something last night I’ve never done before. I took myself out on a date. Bonnie Raitt was in town and, though I’ve been a fan for a couple… Read more A Date….. With Myself →
As a photographer, it is delightful to wake up to a foggy morning! Nature offers to us dreamy, magical scenes, for a few fleeting moments, that require little to no… Read more Foggy Morning →
My personal tastes don’t lean toward the hard liquor stuff, but I do love to bike and the lovely bicycle caught me eye. Ride on….. :)
Life sometimes brings surprises out of what seems to be such an ordinary thing. As I walked the streets of Paris one day, taking photographs and observing life, it began… Read more Sometimes Running in From the Rain Leads to ‘Heaven’ →
I rented a camera for the weekend, a D800, so I could test it out, see what I think of it, and satisfy my curiosity of what it’s like to… Read more Equipment Testing…..Fun! Fun! →
I came across this store yesterday as I walked home during a surprise, but glorious, September thunderstorm….
The cat walk from the Colman Dock ferry terminal to First Avenue in Seattle holds the footprints of many souls who travel between Seattle and Bainbridge Island/Kitsap Peninsula. Every hour,… Read more Ferry Cat Walk →
I am in the process of editing photographs that I recently made of a large, extended family group. A family I love, filled with truly awesome human beings. There was… Read more The Beauty of Being →
I was at the gas station this evening. I stood there watching the dollars turn on the pump for a moment, then I gazed off into the trees and sky… Read more Hi. How are you? →