Jun 30 2011

Compact duck

There’s a duck pond not far from my house, close enough to a bus stop that the denizens are quite used to human companionship. (Each spring the new crop of ducklings ensures there will be plenty of visitors from throughout the neighborhood.)

It was nap time when I wandered by. This little guy was keeping an eye on me, but that still wasn’t going to keep him from his nap. Continue reading

Jun 09 2011

Moon jellies

I finally had a chance to do something I’ve wanted to do for the longest time: go to the Seattle Aquarium and take pictures of the moon jelly exhibit.

For those who haven’t seen it, this is a giant plexiglass donut, stood on end, big enough to walk through the hole in the center. Continue reading

Jun 02 2011

Round and round

I’ve been having fun getting ready for the 30/30 Show opening June 10. It was a challenge to create 30 new works in 30 days (give or take), even if they’re each only 4 inches square.

Of course, coming up with 30 worthwhile images was only the first hurdle. Continue reading

May 31 2011

Winter into spring

I’ve been making a more concerted effort to take my camera out closer to home. Now I have to process all those pix! Oh, such problems…

Anyway, the other day I was out wandering and realized I had taken another photo from the same spot at the opposite time of year. Continue reading

May 23 2011

Morning dew

After some overnight rain, today’s weather turned out much better than I’d expected. So this morning I got the camera out and headed over to the Union Bay Natural Area, a lovely little wildlife preserve in the heart of the city.

The dew was still heavy on the foliage. The sun played hide and seek through the clouds, making the droplets sparkle – and almost immediately evaporating them. Fortunately, I was able to capture a few of those evanescent gems. Continue reading