Chokecherries are ready for picking and making into jelly or syrup. These are on the shoreline of the Columbia River.
Always love going to the fair to see the animals and all the produce and exhibits.
Osprey in flight, checking out photographer. This is one of the adult osprey that nested below Grand Coulee Dam and raised three young osprey this season.
Osprey enjoying a walleye for lunch. Osprey compete with the Bald Eagles for food and nesting sites below Grand Coulee Dam.
Bald Eagle in a dead tree. Eagles are common along the Columbia River, downstream of Grand Coulee Dam. Some don’t like their picture being taken, some don’t mind. This one was all the way across the river, waiting for lunch to float by.
One of the worlds’ largest cranes lifting one of the worlds’ largest rotors. The rotor is a large electro magnet used to make electricity. This particular one is at Grand Coulee Dam, the generator is rated at 800 megawatts. While the original image was color, the black and white mod gives it a little more industrial look.
Bighorn Sheep along the gravel road. This must be part of the Whitestone Rock bunch of sheep. No rams in this bunch, just ewes and lambs. Not quite sure what they are eating, the weeds or the gravel.
Spring time flood control efforts at Grand Coulee Dam. This particular release was around 50,000 cubic feet per second.
Grand Coulee Dam’s spillway for water releases due to flood control requirements. Worker is inspecting the dam surface for water leaks, cracks, texture, and possible repair issues. While mapping the surface, the workers use ropes to lower themselves down the slope and manually climb back up.
Kodak Hawkeye 620
Sony a350 DSLR
Hello, my name is Craig. One of my hobbies is, yup, photography. I started way back in junior high with a Kodak Hawkeye Model B Box Camera 620 Roll Film Camera and have moved with the times into the digital age.
Most of my photography work is with wildlife and dam structures, mostly because that’s where my real job is, outside, and inside, one of the world’s largest hydroelectric dams. But more on that later. This is simply an introduction.
As time, and the Good Lord allows, I’ll add more pictures and maybe reveal a little more about myself, my home, and my work. Thanks for stopping by.