Bill Martens Photography

Archive for the 'USA' Category

I-90 Floating Bridge

Posted by admin on 6th December 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

Posted in 2009, Bridges, I-90 Bridge, Man Made Structures, Mercer Island, Seattle | Comments Off on I-90 Floating Bridge

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Posted by admin on 6th December 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

Posted in 2009, Bridges, Man Made Structures, Tacoma, Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Washington | Comments Off on Tacoma Narrows Bridge

The City of Seattle

Posted by admin on 1st June 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

Posted in Ferries, Seattle, Space Needle, USA, Washington | Comments Off on The City of Seattle

Mt. Rainier at Sunset

Posted by admin on 30th May 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

Posted in Mountains, Mt. Rainier, Nature, Sunsets, USA, Washington | Comments Off on Mt. Rainier at Sunset

Stormy Sunset at the Bali Hai

Posted by admin on 23rd May 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.

Posted in Bali Hai, Hawaii, Kauai, Sunsets, USA | Comments Off on Stormy Sunset at the Bali Hai

Another View of The Bali Hai, Kauai, Hawaii

Posted by admin on 22nd May 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

Posted in Bali Hai, Hawaii, Kauai, USA | Comments Off on Another View of The Bali Hai, Kauai, Hawaii

A view of the Bali Hai

Posted by admin on 21st May 2008

The Bali Hai on the north shore of Kauai is one of the most beautiful places in the world.  With the long sandy beaches of Hanalei Bay mixed in with the beautiful foilage of The Garden Island as it is known, this is one place that you must visit.  Here are a few photos that I took from Hanalei Bay Resort.

The Bali Hai in the day time   A Bali Hai Sunset

Posted in Bali Hai, Hawaii, Kauai, Nature, Sunsets, USA | Comments Off on A view of the Bali Hai

Ellison Glacier, Mt. Rainier

Posted by admin on 22nd July 2000

These were taken during my trip to the Ellison Glacier on Mt. Rainier on July 17, 2000.  Fortunately we were given a great day for hiking and for photography.  When we were shooting from the Chinook Pass side, the view of the mountain was perfect even at the 20 mile distance we were at.  Most of the photos here are from the hike up the Ellison Glacier trail at White River, Washington.

The gateway to Mt. Rainier National Park   The mountain from a distance of 20 miles (Chinook Pass Lookout)    The Ellison Glacier on Mt. Rainier

The creek from the Ellison Glacier feeding the White River   A view up through the trees on the Ellison Glacier Trail   A nice view of the creek up close.

Posted in Mt. Rainier, USA, Washington | Comments Off on Ellison Glacier, Mt. Rainier