Rushing Water at Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier was truly a wonderful place to visit. I took my time driving up to hike around it passing these rivers and waterfalls on the way.

Taken with an X-Pro2 and Rokinon 12mm lens



Saint Helens

Traveling with some black and white film gives me a different perspective then shooting digital color. The landscapes out west sometimes just look great at angles in black and white and detail and shadows just get drawn out more. The volcano was a lot taller but a lot of its top is gone since the eruption. Closer to the volcano you can see the difference in the landscape, no more tall trees but small plants and pumice stone areas.

Taken on a Voigtlander Bessa R4M on Ilford HP5+


Mt. Saint Helen’s wrath

When Mt. Saint Helens erupted there was quite a bit of destruction. The area near the volcano still shows what happened when it went but the further you get away you can see what it probably was once. The trees in the area were large and you can see the remaining stumps here in the photo. There is pumice stone all over with small vegetation growing in. To the left of this photograph is a large lake with massive trees floating, probably for years. The volcano is to my back right now.

Takne with a Voigtlander Bessa R4M with 21mm f4 lens on Ilford HP5+


A time at Black Rock

It is hiking time. Hiking is really something that I enjoy and of course capturing photos. Black Rock is a short hike within Shenandoah National Park. It was something to relax on, easy walk, short and a place to sit and have a 300 degree view.

Taken with a Bessa R4M on Ilford Delta 100 pushed to 200


Kia Ride

So I had a Kia Optima 2017 that was my rental for our Washington Oregon trip. It was a nice ride that I put 2,500 miles on in two weeks. It was an upgrade from the car I drive at home. The rental over there was a lot more expensive then getting one here in Richmond. I took this shot on the road side in the John Day Fossil beds which is really a great place to check out in central Oregon. There was hardly anyone out there which was nice and quiet.

Taken with  an Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Rokinon 12mm lens