Air Support on Wildfires

Trout Lake, Wa has been home for nearly a month to a large Fire Camp and Helitack crew, during the Cascade Creek Fire on Mount Adams, with several Helicopters coming and going. My brother’s house is right behind the airstrip which lodges the Helitack camp, and I enjoy watching these birds of the air comingContinue reading “Air Support on Wildfires”

Red Sky at Night, Sailors Delight

Does that count for Red Suns as well? All this smoke in the area is really giving us some amazing sky phenomena. This is taken tonight, 9-24-2012 from White Salmon, WA. I did very little processing on any of these at this point. I took a break from the Cascade Creek Fire today, to takeContinue reading “Red Sky at Night, Sailors Delight”

Cascade Creek Fire on Mount Adams

September 8, 2012 while the Highway 141 fire near White Salmon was beginning to wind down, a Lightning storm swept through the area and started at least 40 wildfires in Washington and another large amount in Oregon.  Some of the fires were put out quickly, but others like the one on the south side ofContinue reading “Cascade Creek Fire on Mount Adams”

White Salmon Wildfire

Early afternoon on September 5, 2012, We were seeing the plume of smoke from the Highway 141 Fire just north of town, looking like it was coming our way. By this time it was estimated to be over 120 acres, and by the next day it was up to 2000 acres. Two helicopters and twoContinue reading “White Salmon Wildfire”

Wildflower season in the High Mountains

Several recent journeys took me into the mountains, mostly around Mount Adams at Bird Creek Meadows where I love to play. I also made a quick side trip to Sunrise Point on Mount Rainer as I came through the back ways home from Seattle, caught sunrise and a few wildflower shots! I need to getContinue reading “Wildflower season in the High Mountains”

My Five finalists in the Chasing the Light contest thru Pro Photo…

Previously I posted the 12 or so images I had narrowed the decision down to, and here are the final 5 I actually entered into the contest. I know many amazing photos were submitted to this contest and i will be thrilled if I even make it as one of the 40 finalists whose workContinue reading “My Five finalists in the Chasing the Light contest thru Pro Photo…”

Chasing the Light

I entered a photo contest today…. really the first one ever! For some reason that has been a step forward that has been hard for me, whether that is due to lack of confidence in my work or some personal mental issue with making changes. It took on an epic feeling, and I prepared forContinue reading “Chasing the Light”

She Sings like a Nightingale!

My sweet Daughter Leannan Sidhe has been stretching her artistic wings in more ways than one the last few years. Last year she accomplished the recording of her first album of original music, as well as gotten her first published work, a short story in an anthology which can be found on the Fragile DreamsContinue reading “She Sings like a Nightingale!”