196 Last Drop - Hawaii Marrs Pat Haugen copy

The Precision Drop ~ Hawaii Mars © Patricia Haugen

196 Look Out! - Hawaii Marrs Pat Haugen copy

Look Out!  © Pat Haugen

196 Coulson Flying Tankers - Hawaii Marrs Pat Haugen copy

Coulson Flying Tankers ~ Hawaii Mars © Pat Haugen 

My Images are posted for the visual enjoyment of family and friends.  Welcome also to all new comers to my site and Thank You for viewing.

July 14 2016 ~ Today was what I would call a Gold Star Day. Early this morning, I and my husband received an invitation to watch the last flight day and water drop of the Coulson Flying Tanker – The Hawaii Mars. The light was a little difficult but the sun caught the tanker at just the right time. Oh Yes, if you are wondering, we did get caught in the spray. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. I need to add, for this occasion to capture the images I wanted, I used my Nikon 800 with a full frame zoom lens.

June 2016 ~ Just back from a road trip to the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia and Alberta plus southwestern Alberta I am trying to catch up with posting the under the “A Year of Days” project (Image Portfolios) I have undertaken. This trip had variable weather from heat waves to blizzards which was great to force me into capturing different images which I hope you will like the sample posted as well under Travelogues.

I have now resorted to my travel camera for the photos for the 365 Day Project. I am using a Panasonic DMC – FZ 200. It is a remarkable camera which made its debut the summer of 2012 and is still holding its own in the reviews.

May 2016 ~ I like many photographers am attempting what is known as a 365 Project or taking a minimum of a photograph each day. I have put a bit of a twist on it in that I am using a very small point and shoot Casio – Exilm rather than one of my other cameras just to prove it can be done.  Also I am using software to modify each photo artistically which will force me to work with all the imaging software I now have. These daily images are posted under “Image Portfolios” and “A Year of Days”. 

Lately I have have been using my Panasonic FZ200 to record these daily photos. Now that the images are outside in better weather I definitely need a view finder to have any idea what is being transferred to the SD card. Some of the photos of the flowers which have a dreamy quality I have used the Nikon 800 with a macro lens to have a precise point of focus.

16 September 2015 – New images have been posted in Image Galleries for Motorcycles and also Cars and Machinery from a weekend Autumn Tour I took part in.

September 2015 – There are new images posted under Travelogues for a day I spent in Barkerville on the May Long Weekend this year, I hope you will enjoy them.

Note:    Both Image Galleries and Travelogues now have drop down menus which allow selection of a gallery of interest directly with a left click.  Then left click on the first image to view a slide show.

August 2014. I have now started to post more images under the Travelogue section with a new listing for Newfoundland. Ultimately, the images will cover the 5,000 Km we travelled in Newfoundland and Labrador.  We covered a very large area with a diverse topography plus this year there was a bumper crop of icebergs which I may have also seen in Greenland in 2011.

December 2013.  I am revisiting some of my 2010 images from three trips to Sweden (winter, spring and summer) and summer in Norway.  These images which I am now posting are to be taken as a Travelogue where I am hoping to give you a sense of place.  Please enjoy them for what they are…Travel Images.

November 2013 brought a welcome escape from our grey dull west coast weather with a jaunt to Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island is fascinating for its various climatic zones and vegetation which I understand to be around thirteen.  A number of these zones can be travelled through in a couple of hours. September 2013 – I am off to Utah with another photography friend for 3 intense weeks of photography.  I am hoping to return with some interesting images of the canyons in various lighting conditions.

The FEATURED PHOTOS page features a few comments on random images.  Please let me know if there is an image you would like more information on.  Note also that there are more pages of featured photos which can be selected by clicking on “Older Posts” at the bottom of the page.

31 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hey Pat those swan photos were great. To get those action shots you must have spent hours with the camera at the ready and most shots appear to be in the sun. Great job. Joe Hudak

  2. Pat, thank you for sharing some of your street scenes with the world. I really like the black & white tones. You really capture the feel and mood of the street and the concept of movement in a still shot is neat. My favourites in order are #10 , #7 , #5 and #13. Great stuff. Joe Hudak

  3. Hi Pat
    Enjoyed your photos of Barkerville. I have the same shot of the old church on 35mm Kodachrome from 35 years ago. Your shots were a great trip down memory lane. My 3 favourites in order are # 655, 780, & 954. Thank you for sharing your trip. Joe Hudak

  4. Hello Patricia,
    Amazing Photos Love them. I hope to hear from you.


  5. Tofino -Loved the effects you got on the water in the foreground of these shot – great work Joe

  6. Nice shots of Long beach area Pat, I really like what you did with them to bring out the sand and sky. The reflection of the sky in the thin layer of water over the sand is what caught my attention looking through your photos. Beauty day you got to make these images. Thanks Pat for the invite, I wasn’t bored, but this did brighten my day.

  7. Pat, I looked at all your photographs. What a great website! It is so organized and your photos are magnificent. Thanks for sharing them.
    – Shirley

  8. Hi Pat,
    your photos are awesome and breath~taking, but your comments make them even more enjoyable. I can really appreciate it under what conditions these pictures are taken. Great work and keep them coming.

  9. Amazing photos Pat! So nice to see you today and thanks for sharing your NFLD pics….. Hope to get there myself one day.

  10. Hi Sandi
    Thank You for your comments…keeps me inspired to keep working on the website and also more importantly to be out with my cameras trying new ideas…Yes, more than one.

  11. What an amazing body of work Pat. Joe raved about your artistic ability and I certainly agree. You have a great eye and great skill with the camera. I enjoyed your comments also.

  12. Your page looks very good!
    Your photography also. I especially liked the Eagles gallery.
    I shall add you to my interesting people on my blog links so I can easily check back to see your latest photos.

  13. Yes, it was a pleasure to watch them over these last few weeks. Now a couple of the pups have left the fold. I did get a series of shots which I am hoping to post when I get a bit of extra time!

  14. Your shot of the mother otter and cubs is fantastic because they are such shy creatures. You were not a threat to their routine. Well done

  15. Wow pat, you have some very well done pictures here. I like them all, especially the daffodil in the altered category “life is fleeting” Just beautiful.

  16. Hi Bjorn, Please show Marthe and Berit the eagle photos I have just posted. Yes, I would love to photograph the Northern Lights in Norway. It is a dream.

  17. Hi Dale, Thanks for looking. I have just posted some eagle photos that I managed to capture on the 3rd which were total luck.

  18. Hi Chris, Thanks for looking. I think that you will like the eagle photos that I have just posted.

  19. Magnificent pictures, Pat! Keep up the good work! Weather phenomena like Northern Lights could fit into your collection – specially from Norway:)

  20. Love your photos Pat! Really liked the colours in your ice berg shots. Nice work!

  21. Hi Claire, Thank You for your positive comments. No, I have never thought of doing that. So far I have been just entering the odd exhibition locally plus putting a few images in a local coffee shop. Maybe in time but mostly I like to show my images to family and friends. With the website I am hoping to expand the viewing audience.

  22. You are doing beautiful work, Patricia. Have you ever thought of submitting some of them to Birds and Blooms and other nature publications?

  23. Thank You Lorna, I hope that you will decide to become more involved with out club.

  24. Hi Patricia,

    I met you last night and wanted to come and check out your website. Some beautiful images (I particularly like “Comfort Zone” and the Greenland iceberg shot), and a lovely, welcoming website. I look forward to seeing more of your work – good luck!!

  25. Hi Carol

    Yes I am busy. Had to start doing more with my photos to share with people and this seemed the most feasible way to do it.

  26. Great Job. You must be having so much fun and enjoyment with your photographs.

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