I am often asked about the photos in my banners. Yes, they were all taken by me.
This is a rough collection of many of them. As I have time, I will add more descriptions to this list. (I will also add more of the earlier images.) You can click through on any of the thumbnails to see the full-size header.
Goodness – another Kauai 2006 banner. I like the reds and greens, so we are starting December with a nod to the holidays, but nothing too overtly bonk-you-on-the-head Christmas-y. I’ll come up with something more obviously seasonal in a couple of weeks.
Apparently, I made a bunch of banners when I went through the Kauai photos. Mostly, I was looking for a tropical escape, so I visited Kauai. On my computer monitor. It’s a nice thing to do.
Another from the same trip to Kauai. I left Ed to sleep in one morning while I caught images in the dawn light. Between the hotel and the beach are extensive gardens around a salt-water lagoon – a nice resting spot for local wildlife.
December 2006. Ed and I flew to Kauai for a little break and to scope out locations and such for our wedding in July 2007. We love the north shore of the island, but the weather in summer is unpredictable there. This is taken at Keoniloa Beach, a little after sunrise. These are the same waves in the background of our wedding pictures.
At the farm in Pennsylvania on our trip there in July. Kristina brought her Nikon on this trip – she’s put it to good use this summer. She wanted company for a walk-around, so I went along with the 50mm 1.4 for a light carry. It’s not a macro lens, but gives nice detail all the same, no matter what the light.
Walking through Boston Common after a college visit, we came across this sidewalk chalk installation. Earlier in the day, someone had hosted kids filling in the puzzle pieces on the sidewalk near the Frog Pond and the Tadpole Playground. If they had still been at it when we arrived, I would have been down on my knees drawing with them.
This was taken on False Creek near Granville Island in Vancouver, BC, while I was on a walk with my youngest sister. Our middle sister paddles kayaks and dragon boat, usually on False Creek, but she was away in Sweden when this photo was taken. I posted it for her.
On that same walk, Elizabeth and I came across this chain link fence around the Coast Guard boatyard. With the Winter Olympics in Vancouver earlier in the year, public art projects added beauty to the areas near the athletes’ village – kids in a nearby school painted the fish.
This was taken at sunset, Fourth of July 2009 at Elliott Bay Marina. Ivar’s declined to sponsor the fireworks on Elliott Bay this year, citing the many fireworks displays in the region. When they first sponsored the fireworks back in the 60s, they took over when the City of Seattle said they could no longer afford the cost. Now, the folks at Ivar’s say they will look to contribute to the community in other ways. We’ll miss the display on Elliott Bay, but it will be interesting to see where they put their service dollars and attention in the future.
The island of Kauai is at the top of the Hawaiian archipelago. Kauai is the oldest of the islands you can visit – only Nihau is older, but access there is restricted. This was taken at Poipu, the south end of Kauai, on Keoniloa Beach. The weather is more reliable here, but the north end is more lush and tropical. If you find yourself in Poipu, Puka Dog is not to be missed.