A snowflake graces the bird’s head during a February snowstorm.
The king tides this winter brought in new drift logs and rearranged the old ones
Beach logs with snow
The first snow of the winter of 2019
Beach logs...with more snow
The beach logs begin to disappear under the heaviest snowfall this area has seen in decades.
Rainier in the Mist
Mist shrouds the morning view of Mt. Rainier
Sky full of Sunrise
The underside of a cloud layer catches red light about 15 minutes before sunrise
Murden Cove is the permanent or temporary home to dozens of species of sea birds, song birds, and raptors.
Great Blue Heron
Waiting out the rain
Wigeons take flight
Murden cove is the fall and winter home to a large group of American Wigeons
Wigeons at sunrise
Two groups of wigeons respond to the sighting of an eagle
Bald Eagle catches midshipman
Uncommon sighting of two Bald Eagles flying in formation
Osprey, aka "Seahawk"
Crow welcomes the sunrise
Crow meets Moon
A crow is caught flying past the 3rd quarter moon.
Mallard and Seagull
Two migrating ducks are silhouetted in the early morning light
Young river otter with starry flounder breakfast
This seal and one other visited our cove for a few days in January 2019. Around high tide they spent several hours resting on a drift log.
The second and possibly younger of the seals recently visiting our cove
Vernal Equinox first light
Cormorants and Rainier
A late afternoon view of snowy Mt. Rainier, with cormorants perching on the old pier pilings
Vernal Equinox Last Light
Rainier and Ferry
The Bainbridge Island ferry is blurred in this long exposure of Mt. Rainier on a rare cloudless January morning
First day of Summer
First sunrise of 2019
An Eagle greets the morning with a meal on the old pier pilings.
Piers and haze
A storm front approaches creating a beautiful line of clouds at sunrise
Drift Tree and Sunrise
Under the Murden Sunrise
Drift logs present an overarching view of the rising sun
Christmas Eve Sunrise 2018
Murden Cove Sunrise, Christmas Eve 2018
Sunrise on the cove
It has been a great January for sunrise photography. This morning’s high clouds and smooth water, plus our local drift log all contribute to this colorful photograph.
Shell on mossy log
After serving as a meal for a gull or crow, a discarded shell resides on a mossy drift-log
Bloedel Mossy Tree
Bloedel Fall Colors
Bloedel Fall Colors
Olympic Mountains Panorama
Birds eye view
A new camera platform (i.e., a drone) allows new perspectives
Heron hunting by moonlight
Wigeons flock in the morning mist
Winter storm brews behind the city
Pre-dawn light behind city lights
Clear winter afternoon
Presents arrive in time for holidays
Abstract Sunrise #1
A slow shutter with some camera movement and increasing the color saturation resulted in this sunrise abstraction
Abstract Sunrise #3
Abstract Sunrise #4
Abstract Sunrise #2
Brilliant orange dawn light reflected off still waters, with rough water and distant hills presenting shades of blue gray. Camera movement blurs the details.
Moon and Sun
Bainbridge Island lies about 8 miles west of Seattle, across Puget Sound. Murden Cove and many other locations on the east side of the island offer stunning views of the city.
Full moon and Space Needle
January 2019 “Super Blood Wolf Moon” Lunar Eclipse
At this point the moon is at the maximum totality of the eclipse. Since the moon was not exactly centered in the Earth’s shadow there is a brighter area at the top left of the moon.
January 2019 Lunar Eclipse
During this first stage of the eclipse, just a small portion of the moon is in the Earth’s shadow. Low clouds added to the drama of the evening but fortunately they cleared before the total eclipse.
Crescent Moon and Skyline
Morning crescent moonrise over Seattle with earthshine illuminating the shadowed part of the moon. The tiny dot of Mercury is also there, between the Columbia tower and the moon.
Sunrise over the city
In the fall and spring, the sun will rise behind the skyline from the vantage point of Bainbridge Island.
Sun rises behind the Columbia Tower
For a few weeks a year, the sun rises behind the Seattle skyline from the viewpoint of Bainbridge island. February 2019
Smoke on the Water
Puget Sound pours steam into the below-freezing air as the sun rises over the Seattle skyline.
I am lucky to live with a dog, and he has some dog friends here in the neighborhood. On occasion I take pictures of them running and playing.
Chance, with Mt. Rainier
Watching the Sunrise
Chance at the top of the cove
Chance and Dash
Chance and Seattle
Jetta stalks Riley
Running in the surf
Riley chases birds
Chance as Honorary Heron
Most of these “classic” images are from the late 1990s, and were captured on film and then scanned onto Photo CD to create a digital file. After switching to digital cameras in 2003 I rarely used film again.