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Experiments With Glass

I got my studio setup for Christmas and I wanted to try some still life.  My wife has many glass vases, from all the flowers I buy her!  I borrowed some of these for some experimental shots:      


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Next Generation Canon

For Christmas I got a new Canon 7D camera to replace my old trusty 30D.  The 7D features a higher resolution sensor and a built-in automatic sensor cleaner.  Both of these features as well as some better environment seals made me get the 7D.  After travelling all…


My New Portrait Studio Leave a comment Read more »

My New Portrait Studio

Santa Claus was very good to me this last Christmas, or I should say my wife was.  She let me buy a monolight set and backdrop.  For years I’ve always wanted to learn how to take great portrait and fashion photos.  Before I was married,…


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Leavenworth Snow Train

To celebrate the holidays, my wife and I decided to take the Leavenworth Snow Train for the first time this year. This Amtrak luxury express train travels from Seattle to Everett (where we caught it) and on to it’s final destination in the quaint alpine…


Remembering Portland Leave a comment Read more »

Remembering Portland

My visit home to Portland was full of emotions for me. On the one hand, I enjoyed seeing where I grew up, on the other hand I felt disconnected from my home. I suppose that always happens when you are away for so long. I…


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China Through My Lens

My first visit to China surpassed all of my expectations. I expected a China that most westerners have been taught to think of when they think of China – namely a poorly developed socialist country where people work for the common good and they all…


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California Vacation 2008

In the Summer of 2008, my wife and I joined her sister and her family on a vacation to southern California, which included a vist to Disneyland, Seaworld, and the San Diego Zoo.  We flew from Seatac to Los Angeles, then rented two cars, and…


The Romance of San Juan Island Leave a comment Read more »

The Romance of San Juan Island

This collection of photos is from a series I took on a romantic weekend getaway with my wife to San Juan Island in October 2007.  It was our first time on the island.  The weather, even this late in the season, was wonderful.  Lots of sunshine, a little…


The Emporium Seafood Company 5 Comments Read more »

The Emporium Seafood Company

Completed in October 2007, this kit took me over a year to complete. I worked on it off and on. It was a challenging kit. There’s more than one kit here – can you name the other one in the scene? I hand-laid the track…


Switzerland For the First Time Leave a comment Read more »

Switzerland For the First Time

Our big adventure for 2007 was our trip to Switzerland.  We spent months planning our trip using a combination of Rick Steve’s Switzerland 2007 guide book, Google Earth, and websites.  Finally in June of 2007, we boarded our plane at Seatac and started our journey. …


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