Fair Isle Scotland – The Prelude

Wikipedia What’s that old saying, “Mamma don’t let you babies grow up to be Cowboy’s”, well let’s add “Don’t let your Photographer’s become travel agents”. Well at least not this one. It all started out innocently enough, an email blast with an “unbelievable” airfare from Seattle to Edinburgh. My mind quickly went to rolling Scottish... Continue Reading →

First Visit to the Olympic Peninsula

Blue Mountain - Olympic National Park, Washington It seems this is the year I'm crossing a bunch of things off my list. Or more accurately, starting new photographic relationships. And the Olympic National Park could be a very long and intimate fling. Such a stunning location. And I fully realize that more than a few folks... Continue Reading →

Kaanapali Beach, Maui Hawaii

May's Beach Kaanapali Maui Hasselblad X1D + Xpan Lens For going on 10 years I've had the "obligation" of accompanying Miss Laura on her work trips to Hawaii, Maui in February & July and Kauai in October. And for the most part, I've enjoyed the trips. But July is just about the worst time for me... Continue Reading →

Sucia Island Marine State Park

For 20 years I've been a negligent resident of the San Juan Islands in that I've never visited the glory that is Sucia Island Marine State Park. I rectified that this month with a quick two night trip to this Pacific Northwest island paradise. And this trip was way too long in coming and far... Continue Reading →

Goat Lake Trail Hike

It's been an amazingly busy season of real estate photography and after two 4am morning twilight / sunrise shoots I was ready to sleep in and be lazy. But when my friend Beth messaged me about joining her on a 10 mile hike to Goat Lake, I hesitated for a just moment and then, as... Continue Reading →

Choosing a camera sensor, or film, size

Wikipedia Let's cut right to the chase. I'm not gonna boldly state what size camera or sensor or film size is the best. Photography is all about preferences and compromises and this choice is no different. What I will do is discuss the variety of formats that I've used and share some of my experiences,... Continue Reading →

Film Coming off the Scanner

Of little surprise is my affinity of photographing old buildings, especially barns. I love the form, function and character of these amazing structures. They all seem to have their own story to tell. And this set occurred during a rainy, wet, Pacific Northwest day. Perfect for black and white. One of the things I really... Continue Reading →

My Return to Film, 50 Rolls in

Waimea Pier - Sunset Long Exposure - Waimea, Kauai HI Hasselblad Xpan + Fujifilm Velvia 50 I've now shot 50 rolls of film since I dove back down that amazing photography rabbit hole so I wanted to share a few thoughts. So in no particular order here we go. Shooting film is hard, at least for... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Images from 2017

2017 was a very interesting and enjoyable year. My goal was to scout and shoot more often, but take less pictures per location and cull harder. And the year has gone by really, really fast. So before I started collecting images for this post, my feeling was that it might be a "down" year for... Continue Reading →

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