After a lifetime of mainly expressing myself with words, my postings here will mainly rely on images.  They will speak for themselves to some extent, but I'll usually add a few comments of explanation.  I've taken photographs for decades, since the 1950's, inspired in part by my father's photographic skill.  Four years of photo assignments and quality darkroom time eventually gave way to decades of casual and family picture-taking.  I re-immersed myself when I left film and turned to digital.  

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Welcome to my blog site, where I'll semi-daily post some images I like and a few comments of greater or lesser relevance to the images and the context.  Sometimes the comments will explain why I took a photo and what I see in it that makes me think, or hope, others will find it interesting.  


Let me know what you think.  Please don't assume I think every image will be interesting to everyone.  Photographers are like ravens, collecting bright, shiny objects.  Tastes differ, wildly.  To some, only action is interesting.  To others, only portraits or landscapes are worthy.  This will be an eclectic display; everything I photograph is fair game for posting.  


Thank you for dropping by.  I look forward to your comments and will post them only with your prior approval.  I would rather have candid private comments than hear nothing.  And I don't publicize or trade on my contact or client list.  


More Whales and More Feeding

May 22, 2024
The humpbacks featured in the last post engaged in repeated bubble-net feedings over the next few hours, so there was ample opportunity for surface-level observers to see...
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More Whales, Feeding

May 07, 2024
The only thing better (maybe) than watching a single humpback lunge feeding near shore is watching a group of them feeding cooperatively. The pinnacle of humpback activit...
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A Local Whale

April 29, 2024
You don't always have to go out on boats to see whales. Humpbacks and orcas appear in Gastineau Channel and Auke Bay every now and then and when they do, they're readily...
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Humpback Whales: Just Flukes

April 19, 2024
People who go out in boats to watch whales want to see whales. And they don’t, of course, want to see whales just cruising placidly along. They want to see whales “do som...
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Humpback Whales; Big, Powerful, Magnificent

April 12, 2024
Okay. We're done with eagles. It's time for whales. Humpback whales are a fixture, at least for the foreseeable future, of Southeast Alaska waters. Massive and seeming...
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