Berthesan Park hosts a steam engine enthusiasts’ club. The club hosts steam tractor demos and competitions in May and June each year. I love old steam machinery of all kinds. There’s something about old massive iron engines and wheels that are both archaic and intimidating. There wasn’t a lot of open displays this time of […]Read more "Berthesan Park: Steam Machines and Things."
Berthesan Park is on the western side of Lynden, Washington. The farm dates to the mid-1800s. Lynden remains a dairy farming community to this day, but the Berthesan farmstead is now a wonderful city park. I wasn’t sure what I’d find on a very wet winter walk, but I think these photos turned out well.Read more "Berthesan Park: Farm Snapshots."
I should have expected so many people to be out in the park on the first sunny day we’ve had in months. I had simply wanted photos of the bridge from certain angles without anyone in the frame, but that proved nearly impossible, especially as daylight quickly faded. These photos were taken to work on […]Read more "Whatcom Falls Park: Gawkers and Walkers"
Sneaked in a few slow-shutter shots as daylight slipped away. The falls are a very popular local spot which makes it very difficult to take photos without people in the frame.Read more "Whatcom Falls Park: Lower Falls"
WPA bridge in Whatcom Falls Park.Read more "Whatcom Falls: Bridge Over the Falls"
Whatcom Falls Park is perhaps one of the best city parks north of Seattle. The park follows Whatcom Creek as it leaves Lake Whatcom, the local watershed for Bellingham. The creek flows through several small falls on its way to the bay. Park trails follow an old rail bed that once was used to transport […]Read more "Old Whatcom Trestle"
Continuing the creepy theme (which I intended to do before Halloween…) are some still-life photos evoking occult themes and featuring low light shooting. The light sources and reflections were tricky to work with, but aside from the candle flames I’m fairly happy with the results. The large green book is Daniel Defoe’s “A Journal of […]Read more "More creepy photos."