Welcome to my first attempt at having a blog!
I have always enjoyed taking photos.
I got my digital camera in 2006. All the pictures are taken with an HP Photosmart R727.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Taken at Lighthouse Park, Browns Point, WA. I just liked the reflection of the sun, water and pebbles in the water. The water is 45 degrees year round!! Feb. 2008

Giant mushrooms!! Taken at Hyeblos Creek Park. The park is a nature preserve in the middle of Federal Way! Feb. 2008

Walking the trail trough the park and my eye caught the site of this "dog". Feb. 2008

Ferns grow everywhere in this park. All the fallen trees have ferns growing out of them.
Feb. 2008

Sailing in Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA. Took this with one hand while I was pretending to know what I was doing steering the sailboat! Beautiful day, but very cold and windy. Nov. 2008

Was walking in downtown Tacoma and noticed the reflection of the older building in the new glass building. Nov. 2008

Sun going down over Commencement Bay. Notice the ferry on the water. Browns Point, WA
Nov. 2008

Taken right before above picture.

Taken about 10 min. before the proceeding pics. One lone sailboat. Nov. 2008

Monday, February 9, 2009

Tall Ship from Columbia, leaving Commencement Bay in Tacoma, WA. Notice all the sailors at attention on the masts! Aug. 2008

Sun going down over the Puget Sound. I go for walks here overlooking the water. Makes walking the hills not quite as bad! Browns Point, WA Aug. 2008

Notice the bit of purple in the clouds as the sun was going down. Browns Point, WA Aug. 2008

The water was like glass. The rays of the sun were coming down through the clouds. This was taken about 8pm. Browns Point, WA Aug. 2008

Opened my front door, stepped out onto the porch and took the picture. Taken about 7pm.
The blue sky and white clouds...Federal Way, WA Aug. 2008

Also taken from my front porch. The wispy clouds against the blue sky. Aug. 2008

Roots of a tree. I thought the design was amazing. Tree in front of friends house in Culver City, CA Aug. 2008
The bark of the same tree. It looked like it had arms. Aug. 2008

Look what the tide brought in..seaweed on the beach. Santa Monica, CA Aug. 2008

View of the Palisades in Santa Monica, CA. The side of the hill has had major damage from earthquakes and mudslides, so you get the cool designs. Aug. 2008

Culver City, CA..Heart of the Screenland. Sculpture of a strip of film. Culver City was home of MGM Studios. I liked the reflection of the film strip on the water. Aug. 2008

Painted mural in an alley off Main Street in Culver City, CA. Aug. 2008

Was walking through a wetlands area and happened to see an Egret. Culver City, CA Aug. 2008

Otters at attention at London Zoo. Happened to be at the right place at the right time. Was feeding time. Mar. 2008

Meerkat at London Zoo. He was watching all the people. Mar. 2008

We felt so sorry for this poor molting bird at London Zoo. Mar. 2008

Butterfly House at London Zoo. Was amazing..butterflies everywhere! Mar. 2008

I liked the contrast of all the colors. London Zoo. Mar. 2008

Cannon Beach, Oregon. Was walking along the beach and as the tide went out I noticed the smooth pebbles in the sand. Mar. 2008

As the sun was going down, a lone seagull tired of flying. Cannon Beach. Mar. 2008

I just like the design in the sand at Cannon Beach. Mar. 2008

Design in the sand as tide went out. Cannon Beach. Mar. 2008

Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach. Took this early in the morning before the beach was over run by people. I liked the reflection in the water/sand. Mar. 2008

Natural History Museum, UK. Taken in Nov. 2007. I wanted to get the contrast of the building against the blue sky.

I took this in Mar. 2007. In my error I deleted all my pics, so I took a few pics before I went to airport. I glanced up at this tree and noticed that Big Ben was between the branches.

A side view of The London Eye, taken Nov. 2007

Fall at Hyde Park, UK. I just thought it was a cool effect with the water and leaves. Taken Nov. 2007

Also in Hyde Park. I waited till I could get both birds in the pic. Just by chance I caught water dripping from the swans beak. Nov. 2007

The sun was just at the right angle so got a cool shadow from the overly friendly squirrel at Hyde Park. Nov. 2007

Kirsten saw the bird on the fence. I just waited until it turned it's head. Hyde Park. Nov. 2007

A fall day at Hyde Park. The odd shape of the top of the tree caught my eye. Was a beautiful day, but very cold! Nov. 2007

Royal Albert Hall, UK. I loved how the clouds were reflected in the windows. Nov. 2007

Taken at Hampton Court, London in Dec. 2006. It was a beautiful day, but freezing!!!

Taken from the London Eye- a view of the city
The Old Vic Theatre- I love taking pictures of this theatre. This was taken in Oct. 2006.
I just liked how the color refected on the building.

Big Ben- this picture was taken in Oct. 2006. It was a warm fall day. This was the first time I had been to London and the first time I ever used my camera!

This was taken as the sun was going down at Cannon Beach in Oregon. I waited to take the picture until I could get the sun reflecting through the clouds.