Looking Back

April 13, 2021

Tulip Festival 2017

In recognition of the 2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, this image from 2017. Effect allows the viewer to “see” the flowers in any color he or she imagines…

April 11, 2021

Airport Open House: 2014

This event was fun! The Port of Anacortes hosted an open house at the airport, featuring a full schedule of options ranging from static displays to live music, food and a wildlife show. Perhaps again someday?

April 9, 2021

Eagle stationed at Canoe Pass: 2013

This bald eagle’s white head against the South Fidalgo bluff wall caught my attention. He was perched on a snag over Canoe Pass, a snag that has since snapped in half. I haven’t seen an eagle in this location since.

April 8, 2021

Tulips inspire painter: 2008

A photo from my transparency files, 2008. April is officially Skagit Valley Tulip Festival month.

April 6, 2021

Car Show: Waterfront Fest 2015

I’m looking forward to the day we see community events such as this once again. These photos were taken at the Car Show held in conjunction with the 2015 Anacortes Waterfront Festival. I hope everyone has tucked away contact information so we can put community festivals and events back on the calendar again soon.

April 3, 2021

Tulips and snow geese: 2015

It was mid-March 2015 when blue skies and the promise of seasonal images drew me over the bridge from Fidalgo Island to the Skagit Valley. I was not disappointed. One of these shots features not only tulips, but a huge flock of snow geese in the background. Gotta love Spring!

March 31, 2021

Jake Locker: Prayer breakfast 2018

Former UW and NFL football star Jake Locker served as keynote speaker at the annual Skagit County Community Prayer Breakfast in May 2018. Locker, now retired from football and raising a family in Whatcom County, spoke of leadership in a presentation featuring humor, scripture and even a flip chart. “Fear,” he said, “leads to despair. […]

March 21, 2021

Beneath the bridges: 2014

Sometimes I drop off of Highway 20 to take in the view from underneath the Duane Berentson Bridge. This shot is from the east side of the Swinomish Channel, February 2014.

March 18, 2021

Downtown welcome/thanks: 2006

Downtown Anacortes welcome/thank you arch, Summer 2006.

March 17, 2021

Lady Washington festival poster: 2003

It was April 2003 when photographer Wayne Martin (left) stepped in front of an Anacortes Chamber of Commerce audience to be recognized as the featured artist for the 2003 Waterfront Festival. Wayne’s beautiful photograph featured Mt. Baker and tall ship replica “Lady Washington.” Also pictured here are then Shell Refinery Manager Tom Smith and Chamber […]

March 13, 2021

Cap Sante boat lift: 2007

Project manager Jenkins Dossen (center) of the Port of Anacortes checks progress on the installation of a new boat launch at Cap Sante Marina. February 2007.

March 8, 2021

Snow geese: March 2002

Snow geese, Best Road, March 2002. This would be a great image to create a custom puzzle.

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