Author Archives: Kay

Vietnam and Montana, Pho and Thunderstorms

2015 has been a lively year….one of visual and cultural extremes. Six weeks in SE Asia and four in the Outback of Montana. One experience of culture, the other of emotional beauty. Both so memorable where does one begin. At the beginning, I suppose. The Promise of Vietnam was exotic, a promise that had elements […]

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Summer in the Broughtons

Summer in the Broughtons is really an oxymoron of sorts. Is there a summer in the Broughtons?? It is a cold, wet, foggy place that more often than not is shrouded in some form of water. It is a place that is still protected by Vancouver Island from the ocean, but gets the ocean winds […]

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Springtime in the Palouse

This last spring a friend of mine and I went on a road trip on the hundreds of miles of rural roads through the Palouse area of Eastern Washington. I had followed for weeks the agricultural reports put out by the State and the weather reports put out by NOAA; the timing had to be […]

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Winter in North Yellowstone, Montana

In January 2014 a group of friends gathered in the Yellowstone River Valley at Bar B Ranch for a week of winter fun. I have always wanted to head to Montana in the winter to photograph the snow landscapes, so different from the spring and summer scenes that I have photographed for most of my […]

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January 2013 Exhibition At the Bainbridge Gallery

It has been a long time between posts, which means that life is good and photography is afoot. I finally received the Nikon d800 last June and have been busy ever since. It is a truly remarkable camera and has given me a new way to view the world. I have been a devoted 4×5 […]

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The Peninsula in April

I just got back from a three day trip around the Olympic Peninsula with some friends….what a trip. I’ve done it several times in the last decade because I’ve wanted to get to know my backyard on a personal level. Each time I visit the rainforests, the beaches and the mountaintops, they are different. Not […]

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Spring Lightroom/Photoshop Workshop

I have been asked by several Islanders when my spring workshop will be….and that’s a good question. There is a need, I think, for a workshop for beginners because I think both Lightroom and Photoshop can be intimidating for the first timers. I’ve heard so many times from folks that to learn them appears to […]

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Pixels Coming of Age

My thoughts today are all about pixels. Lots of them. I was one of the first to sign up for the new Nikon D800 and its amazing pixel count of 36 MP. That is a number that until now was only available to the medium format studio camera for $13-20,000. My 4×5 negative when scanned […]

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Snowshoeing The Ridge

Last week my husband and I decided to take advantage of a glorious day after a large front had passed through the region, leaving at least a foot or two of new snow in the mountains. Living on Bainbridge Island, we are only a hour and a half from Hurricane Ridge that is open most […]

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Mountain Light

Driving into the mountains above Santa Fe I was looking for a stand of aspens that I had photographed many years before. There had been a light dusting of snow the night before and the sky was again cloudless and bright. I didn’t remember exactly where I had been, so we were just exploring to […]

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