Finding My Groove Again

Finding My Groove Again

Being at this location is always a chilling one. It’s January and we just experienced some of the coldest weather here in the PNW in several years. The snow and ice finally melted for us but left our mountains absolutely gleaming! These are the nights you prepare your warmest coat, make sure your batteries are fully charged, and prepare for a cold couple of hours. This time I was running to beat the sunset (not too unusual for me), and thankfully I had already packed up my camera with the correct filters and SD cards.

I’m running through possible locations as I realized I wouldn’t make it in time to the one I was planning on. Shoot! Well I knew of this location and it’s been some time since I’d gone. Let’s go for it and see what happens. It’s always extra cold here. The cars rush by relentlessly. If you’ve ever walked the Cushman trail or walked across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge you’ll understand. Add in the cold weather and it’s not a place I want to spend a ton of time, but this sunset was too perfect and I settled in.

I’ll admit, I’m out of practice taking photos. Two years of grad school and a pandemic will do that to you. This is another reason why this outing was so important to me. I saw the fog rolling through and I thought to myself, this time it’s a bit different. I watched the light change and was reminded why I love to do this. Cherishing every moment and finding the uniqueness of each one. I took photo after photo and got back into the groove. Sunset’s never last long enough, but that’s why they are so fun to catch. You never quite know what to expect.

These are my favorites: (click on one to make them bigger)

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

The USS Roosevelt (CVN 71) Arrives in Bremerton

Today the USS Theodore Roosevelt, or CVN 71, arrived in Bremerton for a dry dock overhaul (Read more here). I tried my hand at getting Seattle in the background, but I am favoring the shots of this massive ship just as it was arriving at the ship yard. The deck was full of sailors, shipyard workers, contractors, and the cars of the sailors moving to the Bremerton area. The Lady Washington tall ship has been in Port Orchard recently, and stuck around for a brilliant demonstration of old and new technology. It was a beautiful evening to experience the ship pulling into port.

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Wings and Wheels 2021

Wings and Wheels 2021

A Gig Harbor Air Show

This year’s Wings and Wheels was minus the wheels. This year only featured a drive-in air show due to COVID, but it was quite the experience! It was way cool to hear and feel the rumble of the engines, especially the F-35 closing out the show!

Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels 2021 P-51 Mustang “VAL-HALLA”
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Homecoming 2021

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Homecoming 2021

Welcome home USS Nimitz

Today the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton following an 11-month deployment. The weather forecast called for rain all weekend, but just in time the rain paused and the sun shone bright as the ship turned into the Rich Passage. The anticipation of such a homecoming is palpable and I’m so happy to see these sailors finally getting home to their loved ones.

Prints are available at my pixieset shop: Kriste Adams Photography
And as the USS Nimitz makes for a unique image, I have arranged some specialty-sized prints through my store here.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help or design. My email is [email protected]. It is important to me that moments like this are remembered.

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