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Bald Eagles of Seabeck 2020

Hello friends,

I just realized that I had never posted anything about one of my highlights from last summers lockdowns.

I managed to sneak away from work for a couple of hours and drove to Seabeck, Washington to check out what I was hearing about the eagles that show up every year. Well I was a little bit late in my timing of a visit, but not to disappoint there were still a few of them hanging around. There were a couple of mature eagles in the area and a few of juvenile ones flying around. And I managed to get a few photographs before they moved on!

I even was able to capture a couple of photographs of a raccoon that decided to swing by and give us a show. There is also a few other photos in this gallery from some of the scenery as I continued to drive around that day. You know, waterfalls, mountains, Hood Canal, and hummingbirds.

Enjoy the photographs.



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Around Washington, Part 1

Good day Friends! And happy Leap Year!

Well, I’ve been working on several projects lately, including an album (quickly turning into 2 albums) of Iceland. One of which is trying to accumulate some of my favorite various pictures from around Washington State. One of the challenges I’ve had is that I have pictures spread across 3 different computers using 3 different versions of Lightroom (which reminds me-another great big thank you to Adobe for making Lightroom and Photoshop subscription-based, I say very sarcastically). And trying to compile them to one spot without reworking a slew of pictures has become very problematic. But I digress. Another is that I haven’t really taken much landscape photographs in Washington State in the last few years (that should change this year). Most have been in Iceland, Nevada, Oregon, or somewhere in between.

Nevertheless, I post here for your enjoyment a few photographs from around Washington that I have taken in the last 2 years.

And now for the shameless plug, all photographs are available for purchase. Please email me or visit what I have on Fine Art America – Chris McKenna.

Stay tuned for Part 2 coming up with a few weeks.



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Bend, Oregon Photo Trek

Good morning friends.

I hope that y’all (like what I did there?) had a good week. It was a busy week for me, but am managing.

So last month, before my trip to Mt. Rainier, the family and I took a little road trip to Bend, Oregon for a soccer tournament  of all things. I don’t think Bend is known for soccer tournaments, but here we were in the middle of Oregon at one. Anyway, with the close proximity to a couple of the mountains, Lynette and I decided to get up real early one morning and take a hike into them for a few early morning shots. We found ourselves marching around Sparks Lake in the dark to a spot with a view of the south sister (of the 3 Sisters) and Brokentop. After the sun rose and we got our shots, we then went to Todd Lake and marched around that to get a few shots of that lake and Mt. Bachelor. And finally, we ended up on a short hike around Tumalo Falls.

In this gallery, I start with a couple photographs I took on the trip down. The first two are of Mt. Hood, the other a shot of the Sisters from outside a farm in Redmond. The gallery also contains a couple of “portraits” I tool of a couple of fishermen around Todd Lake and a few shots around Tumalo Falls and Tumalo Creek.

Enjoy the photographs.



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