Photos: Summer Lightning Storm in Seattle

The benefit to starting photo editing of a night's work at 12 midnight is the rare chance to see and shoot an epic thunder and lightning show that illuminated Seattle's sky late Friday night/early Saturday morning. Beginning shortly after midnight, I could see the lightning streaks bolt through the sky out of the corner of my eye as I was working in PhotoShop. Finally, my

Photos: Oregon Coast Road Trip

Photos from an epic 4th of July weekend to the Oregon coast. Beginning on the 4th of July, we drove south on Highway 101, stopping in Tillamook and at various points along the way before making it to The Whaler Motel in Newport to watch the fireworks and stroll along Nye Beach. The next morning, we made our way further south to Florence, where we

Photos: Alaska Cruise

If you ever think traveling within the United States is boring, you need to visit Alaska--also, if you ever get an invitation to visit Alaska by cruise ship, your only answer is "yes!" While I was definitely excited to be visiting a new place, I generally get more excited if that place will also earn me a new passport stamp. However, even from aboard a

Whidbey Island – Spring 2011

Whidbey (Whidby) Island (nicknamed "The Rock")  is located about 48 km north of Seattle in the Olympic Peninsula.  It is one of nine islands, and especially gorgeous in the spring and summer.  We took a day trip up to Whidbey, beginning early in the morning with a stop for brunch at the famed Patty's Eggnest in Mukilteo, before boarding a ferry to the

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