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Melissa Brookmire
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Here are a couple of abstract nature images from my visit yesterday to Denny Creek at Snoqaulmie Pass in Washington State. Denny Creek has beautiful clear water with a tinge of aqua to it, and it runs over some beautiful flat rock and stones.
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I took a drive to Mt. Rainier National Park yesterday to see how much snow was remaining. There is still snow at the higher elevations (5,000 and up), but it is melting, and the roads were clear. Here are a few shots...this is just from one side of the park (SR 410 and SR 123).
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Finally getting around to editing some of my spring flower shots. Happy Mother's Day!
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Shark Reef, Lopez Island, Washington
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"Waiting Patiently" - Immature Bald Eagle feeding on one of the many dead salmon, and a Seagull waiting for his turn. Nooksack River, Washington, USA
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"Stacked Up Like Cord Wood" - Bald Eagles taking a rest from their feeding frenzy. Nooksack River, Washington, USA
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I visited the North Cascades National Park for the first time over the Memorial Day weekend. Here are a couple of shots from my quick visit...need to get back up there and do more exploring!
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Fly-by - Adult Bald Eagle flying low and on a mission. Nooksack River, Washington, USA
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"Golden Eagle" - Adult Bald Eagle flying by during the golden hour. Nooksack River, Washington, USA
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Education
  • University of Life
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Gender
Female
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Birthday
April 19
Relationship
Married
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Tagline
Roam...Observe...Appreciate...Photograph...Share...Inspire
Introduction
I was born and raised in Rochester, New York. I currently reside in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my husband and our dog Molly. We live in a valley approximately 25 miles east of Seattle, and it just never gets old or boring.

My husband and I moved from Rochester to southwest Washington (near Portland, Oregon) in 2001, and lived there for almost 10 years, where I completely fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. Family and friends gave me a digital point and shoot as a going away gift, so I could take photos of my new surroundings. I had been into photography in my late teens and early 20s, and that’s when I learned the basics of photography, but lost interest until I moved to Washington...so many beautiful sights to photograph! 

We moved from Washington to Maine in 2010, and lived there for almost four years, but then my husband’s job (the reason for all of our moves), brought us back to the Pacific Northwest. 

I am pretty much obsessed with wandering with my camera, exploring new areas, and looking for beautiful landscapes (not difficult in the places I have lived), observing and capturing wildlife in its natural environment, looking for the small things that most people don’t notice (macro photography), and anything else interesting I find along the way, especially dilapidated buildings, boats, and cars. I am also starting to play around more with abstract photography, which is very fun, and gets the creative juices flowing.

I have not been published, or won any prestigious awards, and I don't make any money from my photography, but it is something I do for me, for my spirit. It is my passion. If this maybe encourages others to get outside and pay more attention to the beauty that surrounds them, maybe take better care of our planet and it's inhabitants (human and wildlife), and to maybe put a smile on someone's face, then I am good. :)

”Photography helps people to see.”

- Berenice Abbott
Work
Occupation
I am currently in search of my dream job...coordinating events for photography workshops and tours. Focusing on my own photographic skills and love for wandering around aimlessly until that opportunity knocks on my door. :)
Skills
Driving around endlessly performing "research" and "scouting" areas for new events / photo shoots; excellent prep and organization skills; love to meet new people; handle stressful situations with grace and ease; excellent juggler and magician = I am great at managing many priorities (all high priority of course), and being resourceful to get the job done, with a smile on my face. :-) Great at spending time outdoors appreciating nature and our beautiful planet.
Employment
  • Searching for my dream job...
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Currently
Seattle, WA
Previously
Portland, ME - Vancouver, WA - Rochester, NY