Monday, May 31, 2010

Swan Creek Park

On Sunday I took a few photos at Swan Creek Park in Tacoma, Washington.  This lovely little stream valley is tucked away close to the Tacoma Dome, though you'd never know it from its remote feel. Rescued in the 1960s from being a landfill, the 290-acre parcel is a joint venture of Metro Parks and Pierce County Parks. The trail follows along and above Swan Creek (chum and coho salmon spawn here in late fall), which drains north along the east edge of Tacoma into the Puyallup River. Salmon Berry thickets and big-leaf maples swathed in licorice ferns flourish in the lower part of the canyon (a nice open walk in winter) switching to the conifers, Salal and Oregon grape that grow near the higher, drier parts of the trail.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Day at the Races...

I spent yesterday afternoon photographing the horses, and surroundings, at the Emerald Downs Thoroughbred race track in Auburn, Washington.  I decided to use a few of my new photography techniques when creating these shots.  My favorite is the last photo...the little boy petting the horse.  Hope you enjoy the views!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I can't get enough of this location...

Cannon Beach, Oregon - it's just so magical, that I wanted to share more of my recent photos with you.
Make sure you click on the photos for a larger view. :)
Enjoy the me they are some of my best shots ever!!