I sketched this image of a giraffe years ago and I continue to bring him back up and make new versions of him. The upper left is the original sketch. The lower right is a digital version of the sketch with a little hill I did in Adobe Illustrator. The one in the upper right is where I took the original sketch and printed it onto textured orange paper and colored him using prisma colored pencils, I have this one framed and hanging in my house. Then I photographed the colored pencil version and brought it back into the computer, removed the background and digitally painted a new background, I call this one “Giraffe in the moon light”. Hope you enjoy him too.
I do love Chrysanthemums and this one is a really nice maroon and yellow variety. We bought it for Thanksgiving. I just stuck it in the front window and snapped a couple of shots this morning.
This morning had some really nice fog on the way to work, so I decided to take a detour and snap some shots. These are taken on the Skagit River in Burlington.
Why is the enter/return button used to rename a file? Do Mac users really rename files more often than open them? And when a warning pops up with a blue highlight around the button why does the enter button not execute the choice? I guess keyboards are a bit too much for the Apple community sad as the keyboard is far far faster than a mouse. Another reason Macs are Wac. Please feel free to comment below.
7:00 on Fir Island, I had never been out to Wiley Slough on the south side of the Island, but I was in for a real treat. It started out pretty foggy and very cold, it ended clear and still very cold. The first image is just after the sun came up from behind Cultus Mountain. There are actually a couple of duck hunters in the lower left side of the photo but way too dark to see them.
I go to Seattle all the time and have always wanted to go up in the Columbia Tower (Thats the really tall one). I finally did and got this great photo of south Seattle with the Smith Tower in the foreground and the stadiums in the back.
We had nothing better to do on this fine Saturday in September. Why not head up highway 542 and see how far we can get up the snow. We made it to the upper parking lot of the ski resort and hiked up to Artist point which still had ten feet of snow. The image above is a panorama stitched together from nine photos. The image below is what I first thought to be Picture Lake but later discovered it to be Highwood Lake. Oh well no big deal the lake and Mt Shuksan behind are going nowhere so we will return. I got to ride my mountain bike down the rest of the highway from here.
Every night this week after work my wife and I would race out to Padilla Bay with our bikes and a picnic dinner to catch these amazing sunsets. Usually we are lucky to get a night or two of ok sunsets, but for the whole week with the awesome colors. The top image is a couple of heron on pilings neer the beginning of the trail. The building is right around the corner. The upper right is another heron with Fidalgo Island behind. The lower left photo is my favorite of the bunch the colors are unreal. The center image with the three pilings was just asking to be taken each time I rode by and this was the best moment for it. The last one in the lower right was taken on the last night when I did not take my regular camera, it was taken with my crappy little cell phone, this is also why you cannot find it in the Photography section of my website.