Creaky Knees Book Cover for Sasquatch Books

My 2nd cover for Sasquatch Books, here from the Creaky Knees series.  The image is of Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, in Washington State.


I shot both of these before the Martian showed up in theaters, but they do remind me of Mars or a planetary feel. Both shot from my window flying a dusk from Oahu to Seattle in May after our surf camp.  No one else was looking out the window.  I was blown away by the view, then watched it diminish into darkness as we approached the Pacific Coast.  


Hurricane Ridge Reflection

Whenever I visit a national park or any location that I've been to a lot, I try to find a different way of capturing the scene or sometimes try to refine images I wasn't able to quite get right the first few times. Here's an image from my Reflections series which requires a lot of trial and error in working with reflected glass, various light levels and a very busy people traffic spot (requires a lot of yielding for groups).

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP, Port Angeles, WA


Portrait Job for Ballard Elks Lodge

Here's a few portraits of Ballard Elks Lodge #827 officers for wall images and their newsletter.  My goal with little direction was to shoot a serious images, a smiling image and a wacky photo to loosen up the guys not used to such portrait sessions.

A few samples..


Photoshop Manipulation Today with Bottled Water Image

Here's some adjustments I made to improve a bottled water image for stock.  


Driftwood Shack, Elwha River

Every year one or two grand sized driftwood shacks are built on the expansive sand delta at the mouth of the Elwha River.  The spot is a few miles west of Port Angeles in Washington State.  Surfers usually build the shacks to wait out winter storms.