Anacortes Today Blog

August 14, 2009

Pulling hard

> I love Deception Pass, pull over on a regular basis to shoot a new image. It is rare, however, that I see a shot like this one, a tug pulling logs through the Pass on the way to LaConner. … Continue reading

August 4, 2009

Celebrating family

> It was an evening to remember. We’ve talked about it for awhile, and we finally got it done … a gathering of Berentson men at the Edison Inn, less than a mile from where Grandfather Marion O. Berentson was … Continue reading

August 1, 2009

Temporary evidence

> I decided to break in my new running shoes Saturday morning with a walk on the beach along the Guemes Channel. No use taking the risk of blowing them out before I can break them in. P.S. Summer mornings … Continue reading

July 29, 2009

I’ve got my eye on you

> During a recent visit with my former boss, newspaper editor/publisher Wallie Funk, he recalled this shot as one of his favorites from my tenure with him as a photojournalist. Don’t recall how I happened to be there, but I … Continue reading

July 28, 2009

Freedom on the water

> I’ve never owned a boat, but I’ve enjoyed many owned by others … both as a guest on board, and as a “vicarious” adventurer watching from the shore. I escaped the heat of the house Monday evening on a … Continue reading

July 22, 2009

Shipwreck Day treasures

> It’s a giant garage sale, with a vendor or two thrown in. Anacortes residents know this annual event as Shipwreck Day, an opportunity not only to score on some great deals, but to experience some great people-watching. This boxload … Continue reading

June 2, 2009

Window shopping coastal style

Sunday morning sun drew me to downtown Anacortes, where I often enjoy taking photographs of sun-splashed buildings and shop windows. This shot was taken outside of historic Marine Supply & Hardware, just a block or two from the Guemes Channel … Continue reading

June 1, 2009

Victimized by Liberace

> This is Liberace, the little guy who rules the roost at my brother’s house. There are a dozen or so beautiful hens to photograph, but for some reason I opted to single out Liberace on a brief Saturday afternoon … Continue reading

May 28, 2009

Community Journalism “Characters”

It was a sentimental journey this week when I joined this group of community journalism “characters” in beautiful downtown Coupeville. Instigator of the gathering was Wallie Funk, ex-newspaper publisher and one-time employer of several in attendance. Later, while our friends … Continue reading

May 26, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

> As I often do, I attended the annual Memorial Day service conducted at Grand View Cemetery by members of VFW and American Legion organizations. This year, however, I also visited the gravesite of my father, Buehl Berentson (pictured above … Continue reading

May 14, 2009

Skyline, Anacortes "postcard"

>I’m toying with the idea of creating low resolution “postcards” of the area so blog visitors can send images to their friends and family. Another option for my guests would be to order a beautiful enlargement from the photographer. Yeah, … Continue reading

May 7, 2009

Waterfront Festival boasts impressive roots

> (Note: The Anacortes Waterfront Festival, an event with a dramatic history, is scheduled May 16 & 17 at Cap Sante Boat Haven in downtown Anacortes)By Steve BerentsonSmall town histories suffer from a tendency toward exaggeration – but when it … Continue reading