Bill Martens Photography

The Snowy Road

Posted by admin on October 15, 2010

These pictures are from 2008 from a very cold spell we had up on Mt. Fuji.  The photos were taken on the Yeti / Gotemba side of Mt. Fuji.

Snowy Road 1    Snowy Road 2

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I-90 Floating Bridge

Posted by admin on December 6, 2009

These are photos I took from the Mercer Island side of the I-90 floating bridge early one morning before heading off to Seattle.

I-90 Floating Bridge 1   I-90 Floating Bridge 2

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Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Posted by admin on December 6, 2009

These were the first photos I shot of the Tacoma Narrows after the completion of the 2nd bridge.

Early morning on the Narrows 1 Tacoma Narrows at first light 2

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No posts

Posted by admin on September 20, 2009

For those of you who are wondering why there are no new posts for over a year, it is not for lack of photos.  We have taken lots of them but due to an issue in a previous version with posting new items, we decided to hold off until the update had taken place.  Now that the update has taken place, we are hoping that the posting issue is now resolved and that we will be able to share a ton of new photos from all over the US and Japan.  Stay tuned for more.

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Otome Falls, Tochigi-ken, Japan

Posted by admin on June 5, 2008

This is a lovely and easy to get to waterfall which provides a view rarely achieved.  One can easily feel the power of the river when they are below this falls, which although small, has a thunderous roar that makes your heart pump at about twice its normal rate.  The view is worth it though.

Otome Falls 1   Otome Falls 2   Otome Falls 3

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Crystalized River

Posted by admin on June 5, 2008

These two photos are from the Nakagawa river below the Otome Falls in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.  I love the way the slow shutter speed crystallizes the water in these photos. In spite of having rainy weather during this shoot, I was still able to get some really great shots.

Crystallized Nakagawa 1   Crystallized Nakagawa 2

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The City of Seattle

Posted by admin on June 1, 2008

Here are a few more pictures I took of Seattle when I was home in August 2005.  The first photo is the famed skyline of Seattle taken from Deception Point park and includes the entire city.  The second is of the more recognizable symbols of the city, The Space Needle and the Bremerton ferry in front of it.

The Seattle Skyline  Symbols of Seattle 1

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Mt. Rainier at Sunset

Posted by admin on May 30, 2008

This is a photo that I took during my trip in August 2005 of Mt. Rainier right at Sunset.  The sun was reflecting off the mountain giving it a golden glow that one would normally see on Mt. Fuji in Japan.

Mt. Rainier at Sunset

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Stormy Sunset at the Bali Hai

Posted by admin on May 23, 2008

These photos are of the Bali Hai, Kauai, Hawaii right at sunset on the night before a major rain storm hit the island.  But the storm clouds gathering made the sun glow as if the sky was on fire.

Stormy Sunset 1   Stormy Sunset 2

* These photos have appeared on CNN Weather program in 2002.

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Another View of The Bali Hai, Kauai, Hawaii

Posted by admin on May 22, 2008

This is the more famous of the views of the Bali Hai  on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii.  Every picture I have seen other people take always seem to include the two palm tree that are in these photos.

The Bali Hai and the Two Palm Trees View # 1   A Slightly further back view

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