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Fantasizing about scuba diving in the Arctic Ocean
From the bush plane the January Arctic Ocean looks inhospitable, dark and dangerous. It’s hard to imagine that this freezing and unforgiven waterworld is home of amazing animals like walruses, ribbon seals, beluga and bowhead whales. I bet that the few who ...
From the bush plane the January Arctic Ocean looks inhospitable, dark and dangerous. It’s hard to imagine that this freezing and unforgiven waterworld is home of amazing animals like walruses, ribbon seals, beluga and bowhead...
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Scuba GoPro Hero 4 Black test 1
During my first 2015 dive I took the opportunity to test my new GoPro Hero 4 Black. I used a head strap mount to secure the camera on my head to leave my hands free to take photographs with my Olympus camera. I also attached a magenta filter to the port. Th...
During my first 2015 dive I took the opportunity to test my new GoPro Hero 4 Black. I used a head strap mount to secure the camera on my head to leave my hands free to take photographs with my Olympus camera. I also attached ...
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Alaska 2015:
Next month I will embark on my third journey above the Arctic Circle.  I cannot wait to learn from the residents of the North Slope wh ether the environmental conditions have changed since my last visit in 2012 or not and in particular how the sea ice is do...
Next month I will embark on my third journey above the Arctic Circle.  I cannot wait to learn from the residents of the North Slope whether the environmental conditions have changed since my last visit in 2012 or not and in p...
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First dive after a two month break. When the downtown Seattle lights are glowing in the dark and  create colorful lines over the cold water of Puget Sound a giant pacific octopus (Octopus dofleini)  is fast asleep and a roc...
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Art Port Townsend Poster
Art Port Townsend 16th Annual Juried Show   Expressions Northwest August 1-31, 2014 Artist Reception: Friday, August 1  7-9 pm I hope to see you there!  **** © Art Port Townsend ****
Art Port Townsend 16th Annual Juried Show  Expressions Northwest August 1-31, 2014 Artist Reception: Friday, August 1  7-9 pm I hope to see you there!  ****** © Art Port Townsend ******
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This underwater photograph of a white-lined dirona  will be part of the 16th annual  juried art exhibition Expressions Northwest. The group show will take place at the  Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend  August ...
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Alaska 2015: Four days left until the beginning of the third journey
Conto alla rovescia! Four days left! The Three-Month Daily Planner that I designed with Microsoft Publisher in two days is done! I  specifically created this custom-made planner with my own drawings and photographs to use while working in the North Slope! I...
Conto alla rovescia! Four days left! The Three-Month Daily Planner that I designed with Microsoft Publisher in two days is done! I  specifically created this custom-made planner with my own drawings and photographs to use whi...
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First 2015 Dive!
January 1 st was a wonderful
chilly and sunny day at Keystone Underwater Park. The current was favorable and
the parking lot was buzzing with divers. 
We didn't make it there on time to dive with Janna Nichols and her
husband Claude, but we did have a nice ...
January 1st was a wonderful chilly and sunny day at Keystone Underwater Park. The current was favorable and the parking lot was buzzing with divers.  We didn't make it there on time to dive with Janna Nichols and her husband ...
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Scuba Diving 2014: Diving into Mukilteo Fish Eyes
Mukilteo T-Dock is a popular dive site whose main feature is a dome shaped structure made of plastic pipes. They may not be the best material for building an artificial reef but the marine creatures are so resourceful in turning whatever man-made objects th...
Mukilteo T-Dock is a popular dive site whose main feature is a dome shaped structure made of plastic pipes. They may not be the best material for building an artificial reef but the marine creatures are so resourceful in turn...
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Hermit Crab Horse on display at the Waterman & Katz building, Port Townsend
My mixed media drawing on paper Hermit Crab Horse will be on display at the Waterman & Katz building in downtown Port Townsend until the end of October. It's the largest framed piece (48" X 36") from my series Poseidon's Horses. I've made this work availabl...
My mixed media drawing on paper Hermit Crab Horse will be on display at the Waterman & Katz building in downtown Port Townsend until the end of October. It's the largest framed piece (48" X 36") from my series Poseidon's Hors...
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Expressions Northwest reminder. Who is coming to the opening? :)
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On a recent afternoon at the Keystone spit, Betty Bastai stared out at the wooden skeleton of an old wharf that served as a platform for seabirds basking in the sun.
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