The full Moon sets over Mt. Jupiter in the Olympic Mountains at dawn of the first day of Spring, 2019.
Equinox Moonset Panorama
Moonlight and the pink and purple of the dawn sky are reflected onto Manzanita Bay.
Morning sun on Mt. Rainier
Camera movement and long exposure blend the patterns and colors of sea and sky on this March dawn.
Seattle Skyline - Sunset
The setting sun reflects off buildings and adds its color to winter clouds.
Seattle Skyline - Blue hour
Nine telephoto shots are combined to make this one long panorama. When printed it will maintain sharp detail up to 9 feet wide.
Beach logs with snow
The first snow of the winter of 2019
Beach logs...with more snow
The beach logs begin to disappear under one of the heaviest snowfalls this area has seen in decades.
The king tides this winter brought in new drift logs and rearranged the old ones
King Fisher - Arriving
King Fisher - Sitting for Portrait
King Fisher - Departing
Red-winged Blackbird on snowy cattails
A snowflake graces the bird’s head during a February snowstorm.
Murden Cove is the permanent or temporary home to dozens of species of sea birds, song birds, and raptors. Otters, seals and other creatures also visit here frequently.
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
Rainier in the Mist
Mist shrouds the morning view of Mt. Rainier
First day of Summer
First sunrise of 2019
An Eagle greets the morning with a meal on the old pier pilings.
Pilings and Smoke
Wildfire smoke creates a hazy view of the Seattle skyline.
Sky full of Sunrise
The underside of a cloud layer catches red light about 15 minutes before sunrise
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
Winter can offer some of the best sunrises of the year. This morning’s high clouds and smooth water, plus a drift log, all contribute to this colorful image.
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
Fall colors accent the ground below a moss covered tree.
Bloedel Fall Colors
Bloedel Fall Colors
Bird's eye view
A drone provides new photographic perspectives
Olympic Mountains Panorama
Winter storm brews behind the city
Heron hunting by moonlight
A near full moon provides the light for this great blue heron to fish in the darkness.
A great blue heron finds a perch above the shallow waters of Murden cove. Herons will continue hunting for fish into the night.
Heron and Godbeams
Wigeons flock in the morning mist
A flock of hundreds of American wigeons spends the winter in Murden Cove
Pre-dawn light behind city lights
Clear winter afternoon
Abstract Sunrise #1
A slow shutter with some camera movement and increasing the color saturation resulted in this sunrise abstraction
Presents arrive in time for holidays
Christmas-like colors seem to imply this December arrival is bringing gifts for Seattle hopefuls
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.
Abstract Sunrise #3
Abstract Sunrise #4
Moon and Sun
These heavenly bodies are a constant source of amazement for me.
Full moon and Space Needle
Exact timing and location catches the rising full moon rising over the distant mountains and the Seattle’s Space Needle
2019 "Pink" Full Moon plus 1 day.
A moon river shines across the Sound to the Seattle Great Wheel
Wildfire smoke from British Columbia turns the rising Moon into a red ball. Smooth water reflects the city lights on Puget Sound.
Crescent Moon and Venus
The Moon and Venus rose together about 2 hours before sunrise on this March morning, centered between the lights of Seattle and the dim silhouette of Mt. Rainier.
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 winter, the sun will rise behind the skyline from the vantage point of Bainbridge Island.
Sun rises behind the Columbia Tower
Timing, location, and a clear February morning catch the rising sun centered behind Seattle’s tallest building.
Smoke on the Water
Puget Sound pours mist into the below-freezing air as the sun rises over the Seattle skyline.
Sunrise and drift log
The February sun rises through clouds behind the Seattle skyline
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.
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.