Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pelican and Sunset...

Pelicans and sunsets, two very cliche and commonly photographed things, but how can you not when it looks so beautiful! This was our last sunset in Isla Mujeres Mexico before we headed off to the snow and cold in the states. Our tans are disappearing as I type.... :(

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Bethany and I arrived to Michigan yesterday to spend Christmas and New Years with her family. It's been cold, windy, and wet but great times with family makes up for all of that. :)

Hard to believe we were just in sunny & warm Mexico yesterday! Here is a photo I shot a couple days ago at Isla Contoy Island National Park in Mexico. Bethany and I had a wonderful relaxing day there before we headed back to the cold weather in the states.....
Now we're already thinking about our next warm getaway. :)

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ever feel like you're being watched?

This is a 3 foot long stingray who buried his entire body under the sand when I spotted him today. Just left one eye popping out to see what was going on!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Sunset on Mt. Hood at Trillium Lake

A couple days ago I knew the sunset was going to be beautiful on Mt. Hood... of course I wanted to shoot it, but from a different perspective! I opted to head up the mountain to Trillium Lake. After a 2 mile hike (with some jogging, I was running late) in the snow the view really paid off. The mountain lit up vibrant pink because there wasn't a cloud in the sky. I also waited around for a bit to catch the moonrise which was beautiful, but not quite in the right spot to get the shot I was hoping for with the moon rising behind the mountain. Maybe next time. :)

Mt. Hood with frozen Trillium Lake in the foreground-

I'm not much into the color pink, but in this case, I can deal with pink!

Last minute of pink sunlight on the mountain-

All the direct sunlight is done and the colors dramatically change-

Long exposure, see the star trails? You can also see a light and the lifts from Timberline Lodge-

Moon rising over Trillium Lake and Mt. Hood-

Moon rising over Trillium Lake and Mt. Hood-

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

This mornings view from the office

Not too shabby of a view from the office this morning! From left to right, Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams. Love them Cascades!

Just one pic for now... more coming later!

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Full moon rising over Hood River

Shot this from my deck about an hour ago. Beautiful full moon rising over the hills in Washington!

Canon 40D with Canon 100-400mm lens, zoomed into 400mm.

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