While stalking the elusive Lazuli Bunting a flight of three Cedar Waxwings settled into a bramble beside the Orting Trail. This is just south of the village of South Prairie, in Washington State.
An old, dead, Juniper is supported by the branches of a young, healthy one. I first posted this photo here two years ago this month. It seemed very appropriate for the beginning of the Pandemic. I don’t think it has lost its impact on me yet.
A group of fearless youngsters watch as their friend does a backflip off of the old pier on Coconut Island in Hilo Bay. To make this image, I put the camera into multiple shot mode and held the shutter from when the boy jumped until he was in the water. The collection was then stacked in Photoshop as layers. I then painted a mask on each layer to reveal only the boy as he spun down into the water. Visualize your shot, think how you will execute it, then release the shutter.
Driving south through the center of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, you will come upon this lone Cottonwood tree. It presents a nice break to the surrounding scenery.
The surf at Cape Disappointment provides an endless variety of shapes and forms to the photographer. This one reminds me of a dragon assaulting a Medieval Castle