It snowed a few inches in the Seattle area this morning. Unfortunately, once again, the miniature ice age did not fail to wipe out all of the local miniature dinosaurs. Now only time will tell how long till this once green land is full of their tiny roars again.
Over the past few weeks I’ve managed to get out and about quite a bit. On these outings of work and play, I’ve managed to spend time hiking in the mountains, swimming on the coast, and walking through the flats of eastern Washington. So, starting with the forrest since that’s the closest to home. Here are the photos from said adventures!
Here are a few of the engagement photos I shot a few days ago. Congrats to Kody and Crystal! A finer snowboarding pair you’ll never meet!
We spent the first half of the day playing in the snow, and then for the second half, we took our final snowboarding runs for the season!
We wandered through the small cabins.
A few times we climbed snow piles and snuck onto decks.
Then we followed the trail back to the cars.
They held hands while I wandered behind.
To which my camera could do no justice.
A perfect last day in the snowy mountains!
It was snowing hard up at the Pillows this week. After hiking the drops for a few hours, I pulled out my camera for as long as I dared in the downpour. I didn’t take too many shots because I was more concerned with keeping things drying and not loosing them to a layer of fresh snow.
While most of the trees are still green (all pine and fir trees), this was one of the last leaves clinging to its summer post.
While I was taking pictures a few other folks were continuing to climb the pillows for a final time before it was time to head back to the car.
This spot is a good half kilometer deep of hiking through the snow and I can’t wait to make that hike again!
Lately I’ve been making a weekly trip to the mountains with who ever I can talk into coming along. While this isn’t out of the ordinary at all, there is a special reason for these trips. And that reason is called the Pillows. It’s magical enough that every week it’s worth a two hour drive to the mountains and a grueling kilometer and some hike through thigh deep snow.
(This is a post of fiddling around with different ideas and experiments. Notes will be in photo captions.)
This place is one of the most fun places to snowboard once you get to it. The snow is always fantastic and untouched. The whole place is just a big boulder field. But once you cover that in snow, it turns into a big play ground.
To find this place you have to know someone who is an old ski bum, or as in my case, explore the woods until you stumble upon it. (Then pick up the name from old ski bums)
I’m going to continue to go up there every week, so in the next couple of weeks I’ll probably have photos of people dropping the big rocks. Plus, next week, I’m going to take the time to hike around so I can drop the cliffs. Can’t wait for Wednesday!
This post isn’t as focused as I’d like, but I just wanted to try a few different things with the photos that I had. Thanks for checking it out!
Another one from the hike a few days ago!
My roommate and I went to explore the snowy mountains the other. And he kindly put up with me carrying my camera everywhere. We drove up a scenic highway to where it was closed for the year. The rest of the day was spent going though snow filled camp grounds waiting for springs warm embrace.
From wandering through a desaturated world, I quickly became obsessed with finding all of the remaining bits of color that I could.
These photos are just in the order that I took them through the day.
I did take a few very cool cinemagraphs too. I haven’t had the time to put those together. I’ll probably do one a day for the next four days so that I have time to work on other projects as well.
Everything else I took was for cinemagraphs, so look for those over then next few days!
On Christmas Eve I joined up with my folks and we went out to visit my grandparents in the small town of Morton. Buy the time we got there I had been up for a little over 24 hours so I spend the day doing a mix of taking photos, doing the family thing, and napping.
Unfortunately, I later found out that I was tired enough that I was rather soft on the focus, but still managed a few things alright.
Hopefully everyone had a good holiday season!