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Bellingham, Washington

Feb 262016
 

Fairhaven is the transportation hub of Bellingham.  Trains, busses and the Alaska ferry all converge here.  One morning while visiting my dad, I got up before dawn and went down to the terminal to see what I could see.  Not much going on down there in the sleepy hours of the morning but as it grew light the activity picked up.  The train arrived from Vancouver on its way south to unknown parts.  I wandered down in front of the big engine.  It was awfully impressive from that angle.

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Jan 092015
 

A lot of photography for me is simply being out and about.  I can head out on a mission to shoot a certain area or event and then find something completely unexpected and unplanned that pops up.  Or, if I keep open enough, I’ll head down a side road, just to see what’s there.  This cabin popped out at me one day while shooting something completely different.  I traveled down one of those side roads and voila.  I love the openness and exploration that photography affords me.

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Jun 092014
 

It’s such a beautiful drive out of Bellingham onto the Lummi Indian Reservation.  The road eventually hugs the water.  You cross over and then pass the mouth of the Nooksack River and then find yourself with unencumbered views back into Bellingham.  Expansive views that take in the whole panorama of the city.  If it was clear out all the way to the east, the ominous presence of Mt. Baker would be showing itself.  But today the ever present cloud cover is here yet again.  Clouds aren’t so bad really.  Especially when enjoying the drive, the air is warm enough and the views magnificent.

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Apr 102014
 

Weather is almost a factor in Bellingham.  If you’re a sun freak it’s probably not for you.  Clouds, whether or not it’s raining, are always in the equation.  I really didn’t like that part of growing up there.  I had a hunger for sun and the light.  Of course, now that I have lived other places and traveled quite a bit and even now live in sunny California, I appreciate the beauty of the place and its aggravating climate.  Now I enjoy rediscovering the beautiful spots of NW Washington.

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Nov 182013
 

Dramatic weather is my favorite subject to photograph.  Whether just part of the larger scene or as the featured subject all together, I love weather.  Sail boats with their sails down on calm seas?  Probably not much there.  But with stormy clouds and a bit of color, now there’s something.  This is on Bellingham Bay in NW Washington state.

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Jul 012013
 

Walking along the trail from downtown Bellingham, WA. through Boulevard park and into Fairhaven is a total pleasure.  It follows the bay the entire way with many stunning views.  There is almost always a gorgeous sunset and quite frankly I’ve seen many that are better than this one.  I just happened to like the way the light is reflecting off and through the coffee shop here.  I’ll be up there in another few days.  Looking forward to the walk.

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May 102013
 

The mouth of the Nooksack river and the Lummi Indians of NW Washington are pretty much tied at the hip.  Salmon run up the river on their way to spawn and the Lummi’s stretch their nets along the mouth, both for food and commerce.   Here, it’s a crisp, cold fall day as the fishermen work at untangling their net.  It’s beautiful in the north Puget Sound.  The native fishery is a big part of it.

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Dec 272012
 

There are still a few fishing boats tied up here along the mouth of the Samish.  I used to work on one way-back-when.  It’s not a big river; in fact it’s only navigable here at the mouth for maybe a mile as it opens into Samish Bay, a piece of the larger Bellingham Bay.  Not sure why they keep these old wrecks around.  Probably just part of nature’s museum.  A bit of history rotting away as fiberglass takes over for wood.  At least the wood will eventually melt back into the canvas.  I rather like that.

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Nov 202012
 

Yes, it’s still fall so I thought I’d keep posting some other fall images.  I like fall.  It’s like an ending to the year.  Everything changes in nature and falls away.  A big exhale…  And yet water levels usually rise.  Like here.  Whatcom creek spilling and churning.  The verdant evergreens remaining stately, and even shining forth more noticeably as the leaves on the deciduous trees continue to shed.  The ground turns wet and moist, ideal for the growth of mushrooms.  The quiet of the trees, the roaring of the water.  What a lovely season.

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Oct 302012
 

I’m not into Halloween as much as I used to be.  But I do like spooky stuff.  Like fog.  Fog is spooky.  And not limited to Halloween.  Where I live fog is a common occurrence.  But fog around this time of year when it’s draped over and around a dark spooky house… now that’s something I can appreciate.  This one lives up in Bellingham, WA.

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