Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Seasonally ambiguous

Mist Lift - photo ©Scott Allan StevensSki lifts? Thick fog? Could this dark atmosphere really be what July looks like? It was, on a recent hike in the Cascade Mountains. The mystery of season seems enhanced by the lonely chairlift, creating an otherworldly season that's not winter, but not really summer either.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Carnival Love

man and tiger - photo ©Scott Allan StevensI'm not much for the cotton candy and garlic fries, but I love the people watching that carnivals, fairs, and festivals provide. Got down to Olympia's annual Lakefair last night, and had a great time. So did this guy, apparently.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

iPhone, here I come...

iPhone with Portland Oregon photos - ©Scott Allan Stevens
I love technology, but I'm not an early adapter. And while I love Apple stuff, I have neither an iPod nor an iPhone. Yeah, I'm a walking, photo-taking contradiction. But those of you who do have an iPhone or an iPod Touch may find some of my photos showing up in your pocket. Not only are some of my photos being used by the Washington State Tourism folks, others have recently been added to Schmap Portland Guide -- tailored for iThings as well as ordinary old computers. Among them are the two images above -- one of the Sassparilla Jug Band performing at the Portland (Oregon) Farmers Market, one of the Portland Cello Project performing at at Portland's Mission Theater. Click on the image for more of my pics from Portland.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Summer Nights

Summer Nights - Olympia Marina - photo ©Scott Allan StevensTook a stroll about an hour after sunset along Olympia's Percival Landing, and the calm waters and waning light over the Olympics were simply enticing. A reminder that the night is a great time for photography.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

On the march...

potatobug sowbug invations - photo ©Scott Allan Stevens
A macro shot of the residents in my wormbin. Interesting photographs are where you find them!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

Lakefair fireworks over Capitol Lake and the state capitol dome, July 2007.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A gift...

just one drop - photo ©Scott Allan StevensAs if the early morning light wasn't gift enough, just as I was framing up this picture, some tiny insect made a tiny splash on the mirror-perfect surface of the lake, and I caught the concentric circles. All that, and there's no wrapping paper to throw away...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Runes? Hieroglyphs? The shadows cast by an ancient tree aligned with the summer solstice? Naw... just some fascinating early-morning shadows on the steps of the magnificent state capitol building in Olympia, Washington.