Port Blakely Harbor

We spent Thanksgiving on Bainbridge Island and visited Port Blakely which, at one time, was one of the world’s largest sawmills. I thought it would be interesting to see the results of shooting this sailboat directly into the Sun.

Bainbridge Island, WA
Bainbridge Island, WA

The Needle

I visit family on Bainbridge Island and photograph the Seattle skyline every ferry crossing.  The light and sky are always changing and sometimes there is a surprise.  Tuesday the sun popped out unexpectedly on an otherwise dark and stormy day.The Needle 15

Gassan Lake

My son and his family live on Bainbridge Island, WA and we have the opportunity to visit them a few times a year. If you like to hike and take photos, this is the place to do it.  Gasson Lake Trail is about 5 miles round trip and fairly level.  This shot is on the backside of the lake.  It took some bushwhacking to get to this spot as the trail didn’t come this way.

Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island

Bus Stop

I returned last night from another fine trip this time exploring the East side of the Olympic Peninsula.  This bus stop in just off the main road (Highway 305) between Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo.  The rain sure helps things grow.

Poulsbo, WA
Poulsbo, WA

Bloedel Reserve

My first post of 2014 comes from the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, WA.  We were on the island visiting my son’s family and took the four grandkids there for a hike.  It was cold, raining, and cloudy.  There was very little in bloom but I did find this Golden Weeping Willow which is a hybrid and has this wonderful winter color.

The Reserve’s 150 acres has natural woodlands, landscaped gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a Moss Garden, a Reflection Pool and the Bloedels’ former estate home.  Portions of the property over look the sound.

Bainbridge Island, WA
Bainbridge Island, WA

Point No Point

I saw on the map a place called Point No Point which is at the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula, Washington.  With a name like that I was curious and read that it was home to a lighthouse which was built in 1880.  After a 45 minute drive from Bainbridge Island there it was.

Hannsville Washington
Hannsville Washington

Seattle

I returned last night from a road trip to Seattle and the Palouse area of Idaho.  There are a number of photos to review and edit and I’ll be posting some in the coming days; both digital and film.  This shot of Seattle is from the Bainbridge Ferry.  It was such a colorful and beautiful morning I posted it in color but for fun I ran it though Silver Efex Pro and like that version too.  I would be interested in what you think.  Please vote below.

Bainbridge Ferry

Seattle B and W