Monday, December 31, 2018

Winter Wonderland in the Cascade Mountains

In the Cascade Mountains, where frequent storms that pour down a deep blanket of snow upon their ramparts, a clear sky can be a rare event, and should not be missed. In the waning days of 2018 I took to the skies to view this slumbering landscape of frosted mountain peaks, quiet winter woodlands, and icy canyons from above. Flying through skeins of glowing fog, and above drifting cloud banks this perspective gives new dimension to these high and lonely places.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Wild Wonders of Puget Sound - Woodard Bay and Burfoot Park

As the tide rushes in to the forest cloaked reaches of Woodard Bay, so do the fish and nutrients that sustain the vibrant ecosystem that thrives there. Birds flock to this quiet corner of Puget Sound, and harbor seals bask on docks and pilings that are all that remain of the industry that once occurred here. Now industry has moved to other parts of the Salish Sea, leaving Woodard Bay to become once again a refuge for the wild things that call it home.

Friday, December 28, 2018

DJI Ronin S - Unboxing, Test, and First Impressions

The Ronin S is DJI’s answer to the exploding market of “pro-sumer” camera gimbals, a market thick with so many nearly identical devices that no one could be blamed for being overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of options. The question is, does the Ronin S do enough to stand out from the pack?

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas!

The holidays are upon us - the lights are strung, the cookies are iced, and the tree coated in ornaments. The presents are wrapped, snow globes carefully unboxed, and on the eve of the night itself the farmyard animals are happily fed and snug in their stalls with mangers full of hay.

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!