Looking Back

August 21, 2009

Public facilities

In this photograph you can find Island View Elementary School, Anacortes Middle School, Island Hospital, Anacortes Police Department/Municipal Court and the National Guard Armory/Boys and Girls Club. All within walking distance of each other.

August 20, 2009

South Fidalgo

> South Fidalgo Island, Deception Pass visible on the horizon.

August 20, 2009

Fidalgo jewels

> Fidalgo Island “jewels” Mt. Erie, Whistle Lake and Lake Campbell are all visible in this image. Oh, and don’t forget the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, public-owned property that sets our city apart from others in yet another important way. Let me know if you’re interested in aerial images of this area.

August 19, 2009

Seaside city

> Anacortes, as viewed looking southwest from above the Guemes Channel. Port of Anacortes facilities in the foreground, Cap Sante Boat Haven in upper left corner.

August 19, 2009

Bridges tie islands

> This photograph shows Deception Pass, Whidbey Island to left, Pass Island in center and Fidalgo Island to the right.

August 19, 2009

Anacortes aerials

> If it’s aerial photos of the area you’re looking for, I’m your guy. Spent my Tuesday morning in the air, gathering hundreds of high resolution digital images of this island paradise. This shot features Skyline with the San Juans on the horizon.

August 14, 2009

Nine letters

> Just for fun, I’m going to post a periodic sign … painted, carved or otherwise … bearing the unique name of Anacortes. Those who enjoy a challenge can write in to guess as to each sign’s whereabouts.

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. Just like in the old days…

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 born. Pictured here (l. to r.) are Dave, Duane, Richard, Steve and Dan. Dave and […]

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 have been sweet in this corner God’s great universe.

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 remember the shot was taken through the glass of a tank at an Oak Harbor […]

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 drive that took me to the crest of Cap Sante. I could hear light conversation […]

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