Category Archives: The First of All Pleasures

an on-going series
The name comes from the Oscar Wilde quote “Illusion is the first of all pleasures”

Rising To the Top

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. Emily Dickinson Not many of us rise to the top but we can all celebrate the possibility when we observe another … Continue reading

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Putting It All Together

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh On an outing with a photographer friend, I came across this scene left by high tide returning to low tide. The sky completed the illusion … Continue reading

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Ocean of Teardrops

“It is such a secret place, the land of tears.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery From a sailboat just off Camano Island (Utsalady Point on the left) with Whidbey Island the stretch of land just behind the point and all the way … Continue reading

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Lock Steps, Break Even XVI

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, built in 1911 and called the Ballard Locks by most, provides a way for boats to move from the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which connects eastward … Continue reading

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Swimming with Art

Another addition to my series of images that due to the light or shadows at the time are primarily dark images with some isolated highlights. The settings immediately and spontaneously suggest titles to me and I have kept them despite … Continue reading

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Dark Waters

¬†Another addition to my series of images that due to the light or shadows at the time are primarily dark images with some isolated highlights. The settings immediately and spontaneously, suggest titles to me and I have kept them despite … Continue reading

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The Sentinel

The Sentinel, English Boom, Camano Island, WA I have recently started a series of images that due to the light or shadows at the time are primarily dark images with some isolated highlights. The settings immediately, spontaneously, suggest titles to … Continue reading

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