Category Archives: Black and White

Maligne Lake Monochrome

Here’s a black and white long exposure shot from Spirit Island on Maligne Lake, Canada. Awesome place.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13

Maligne Lake Monochrome

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Snoqualmie Falls BW

A couple weeks ago on a nice and sunny falld day we made a trip out to Snoqualmie Falls, Washington. I haven’t been there in about 7 years and was sad to see that it’s now a lot harder to get down to the base of the falls. Don’t worry, I decided to be a good example for the kids and stayed up on the boardwalk.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. – John 1:1-2

Snoqualmie Falls BW

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Leech Lake

This is from Leech Lake in Jasper National Park. Hopefully it’s named after a person with the last name of Leech and not named after the blood sucking worms. I wouldn’t venture for a dip in that lake. I’ve seen Stand by Me.

In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents – Luke 15:10

Leech Lake

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White Out

When I was snowshoeing around up at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park the Tatoosh Mountains were bouncing in and out of some fog. It didn’t really clear up until I was driving down the mountain trying to make it out before the gate closed. So, no pictures of the Tatoosh Mountains this time.

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” – Matthew 7:12

White Out

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Fresh Snow

We went up to Crystal Mountain in Washington on Christmas Eve to play in the snow with the kids. It had been snowing up there the previous couple days so there was plenty of it. Even just the drive up to the mountain was cool with all the snow covered trees.

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” – Matthew 6:24

Fresh Snow

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Grand Coulee Dam

The Grand Coulee Dam was built from 1933 to 1942 and at the time was the first structure built larger than the Great Pyramids. The dam is located on Lake Roosevelt in Eastern Washington and is pretty amazing to see in person. If you’re there in the summer stick around after it gets dark for a laser light show they do on the walls of the dam. The drive out there from Western Washington is pretty amazing with the canyons you go through. You even pass by Dry Falls which is believed to have been the greatest waterfall ever to have existed in the world.

“and say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms'” – Ezekiel 37:21-22

Grand Coulee Dam

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Port Wilson Lighthouse

I was at the Port Wilson Lighthouse near Port Townsend, Washington around this time last year. It’s a really neat area to visit with Fort Worden State Park and the town of Port Townsend. When I was there it was one of those days where it was bluish skies one way and overcast the other. I shot both angles and this one was toward the overcast skies. I felt a monochrome shot would add to the drama of the shot.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” – Isaiah 41:10

Port Wilson Lighthouse

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The Valley Below

I attempted to bike up Cayuse Pass in Mount Rainier National Park last weekend with some friends. Since it’s been a pretty dry winter we thought we could make it to the pass without any snow. It’s about 8 miles uphill from the entrance and I think we made it about 7 miles before we hit snow. If I hadn’t biked up it before I’d be more disappointed that I didn’t make it. If you do get a chance to bike up it wait until they plow the road but still have it closed to cars. If there’s enough snow you can ride in the middle of 10 foot high walls of snow along side the road from the plowing. I’m not sure if there’s enough snow for that this year though. As for the ride, it’s not too steep. My friend and I did it each hauling two kids in a bike trailer. The only bad part is it can get pretty cold riding back down so bring some gloves and warm clothes.

Here’s a quick shot I took during the ride of Mount Rainier and the valley below it.

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” – Isaiah 40:28-31

The Valley Below

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Alki Point Lighthouse BW

When I was in West Seattle a few weeks ago I made sure to stop by the Alki Point Lighthouse to take some shots. It was a nice and balmy 50 degrees in the middle February. I almost forgot that it was still winter. Anyway, the grounds to the lighthouse are closed for the winter but if the tide is low enough you can hop around the breakwater rocks to get some different angles. It’s also a great spot for sunset with the Olympic Mountains just to the right of the photo below. Check it out if you’re in the area.

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you” – Isaiah 26:3

Alki Point Lighthouse BW

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Under The Pier

I was in Hanalei Bay, Kauai last year for sunrise. I left early in the morning from Poipu and made it all the way up there just in time for sunrise. The only bad part was the sun never came out. It was overcast and then started to rain. I did get a few shots that I liked and was going to pack it up once the rain started but then I thought I’d see what I could get under the pier.

“Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless” – Ecclesiastes 5:10

Under The Pier

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