Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sunset, Hood Canal

Fisheye view of Sunset over Hood Canal

It was a lovely sunset last night perfectly mirrored in Hood Canal.  The Fishing wasn’t bad either…

Man catching a fish, Sunset, Hood Canal

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San Juan Islands Photo Tour 2013

A Photo Tour with Don Paulson and Emerald Isle Sailing Charters


April 29 to May 5, 2013 (beginning & ending on Orcas Island)

Join Don Paulson and Emerald Isle Charters for an unforgettable photographic adventure. Based aboard the Na’walak, a beautiful 54-foot pilothouse ketch, you will experience and photograph the unique beauty and sunny weather of Washington’s San Juan Islands.  The alluring charm of this archipelago is expressed both in its natural landscapes, and its diverse wildlife. Grass and moss carpeted hillsides give way to graceful madronas and sculpted firs. This trip coincides with the peak wildflower bloom that fills the meadows.  A variety of trails provide great opportunities for discovery. A sunny overlook, a hidden cove, a quaint one-room school house, or an abandoned lighthouse are among the myriad treasures to be found.
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PSA Top Honors

Sunrise, Magog Lake, Mount Assiniboine, B.C.

Kathy Mahan Paulson’s photo of Magog Lake at Sunrise in Mount  Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia recently won top honors in the Photographic Society of America (PSA) inner club competition.  Congratulations, Kathy!

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Olympic Rainforest

Elk, Quinault River

Kathy and I recently revisited some of my favorite haunts in the Rainforest of Olympic National Park.  We spent a few days photographing in the Quinault and Solduc river valleys with a short visit to Rialto Beach.  Big leaf and vine maples were in prime fall color making a fine complement to the lush greens of the conifers and hanging mosses. A surreal morning band of fog gave us a watercolor view of a herd of elk and we got a rare glimpse of a bobcat, but it vanished before we could photograph it.  A low afternoon sun made the maples glow along the river and made fiery reflections in the water. Later that night we listened to the sweet sound of rain on the roof of our VW camper…

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