Sunday, February 28, 2010


A single flower was left on the steps of the abandoned house. Who could have left this arrangement? Lets do a head count. Jason Jackson, an obvious choice. The bootha's-- Deb and Jack? Photographer Langley? Officer Daddy no bucks? Sandra Martinez? ex-husband Si? Perhaps the little girl in the dance poster? Tracy and Tammie? Or could it be the owner of the black boots? Have we met the owner of these heels of horror? Hmmmmm
f7.1~~1/180~~ISO100~~75mm tamron 28-75

Pentax 540 flash 45 degree left1/16 power. pentax 540 behind subject1/16 power. cannon 420 behind photographer defused with 75 weight letter sized paper.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

dynamic Duo

These two police women are close to locking Jackson behind bars. The picture used in the monthly "Police News Today" have these two detectives looking like there is no room for bad guys. Tracy Edmond and Tammy Cooper are the most decorated officers on the Sumner Police force and are feared by all that choose the bad path. They tell the media that things should be rapped up in the next few days. BREAKOUT.
Stacy and Cammie were troopers today and it was a gas shooting them. I wanted a tough shot for my blog and they were up for it. Two beautiful gals wanting to reunite a shot that was taken a few years ago, in their teens. Ten years or there abouts ;)

f3.2~~1/80~~ISO100~~33mm key light pentx 540/60" umbrella camera right, 72" defuser camera left, fill light softbox behind the photographer, and hair light camera left/behind subjects.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Upon further search of the abandoned house it was soon turned into a homicide scene. A murder has taken place. Detectives are still investigating how this could have happened and who the body is. They do know it is a male, in his late 40's about 6 feet tall.
off camera flash sitting on the bodies tummy pointing at his feet.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Police entered the abandon residence on the water only to find it empty. The strong smell of gas was a major clue Many flyers like the one pictured above of the new Broadway hit “The Dancer” were tossed about. The shoe print on this flyer was another major clue. Was this in fact, Jason Jacksons Boot print? It appeared on almost every picture. Almost as if stepped on and done with distain. Each print had the odor of gasoline. Was it Jackson’s intent to burn down the house with the 5th Ave folly fliers? Is there a bit of Jealousy creeping out of this mystery? Was BREAKOUT in jeopardy of falling from the number one spot in the box office? Authorities believe if they arrived 5 min later that the house along with the adjacent marina would all be in flames.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cold, damp, wet, rainy

Is Jackson hold out in this shack. I challenge you lurkers to fill in the blanks. Si, Alan, and Daddy No Bucks please feel free to comment and tell me the story. But those lurkers out there I want you to contribute. You know who you are!!!! Man up and tell me a story. (or woman up) What is happening here in the storyline. Lead me to another chapter.
f2.8~~1/100~~ISO100~~28mm Since this story line has hit I have stopped by this old abandoned house 4 times. I just didn't know how I would incorporate the image. The final chapters are vastly approaching.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No News

Chance Taylor the Anchor of the bobcat news channel 5 was a no show this morning. The director of the morning news had something to do with this. He sent his award winning news broadcaster to the commencement bay marina where they think they have Jason Jackson cornered. A man that looked much like Jackson was seen leaving a 40 ft sailboat and entering an abandoned house along the waterfront. NEWS AT 11

Monday, February 22, 2010

Spy Perhaps?

This shot was published in today's Federal Way Mirror. An all point bulletin has been released and the manhunt has intensified. Is the underlying issues with Jason Jackson coming to light? Do the authorities want to silence him? Or do spy's from another country want to finish him off? He is pictured here with a long lens at night. What is he looking for?
Off camera flash at 1/16 power. f13~~.5 sec~~ISO800~~28mm I was looking for a gritty, newspaper look to the shot thus the ISO800 and almost pitch black setting. Cookie effect to make it a bit more Noir-ish

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Amazing Athlete

Jackson was an amazing athlete. He was solid in baseball and could have played in the Major League curcuit if he would have stayed in school. Officials think he may go back to his roots and put time back into the sport he loved. Another stakeout at the local ball fields.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Jackson was spotted outside this window by a homeowner in the Proctor neighborhood in Tacoma. The owner call the police and was told to draw the shades.



Friday, February 19, 2010

Escape by boat

Authorities think Jason Jackson may be leaving the country by boat. They have placed key law enforcement at the major shipping yards in the Puget Sound. Hopfully he will be arrested soon.


I misssed my real shot by 10 min...I raced down to the waterfront and knew I would be close. The goal was to ahve more sun on Mt Rainier. I will attempt again in the near future. f 2.8~~1/30~~ISO100~~33mm

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Last known employer

Clinton Music House was the last known employer of Jason Jackson. He was a delivery man for the grand piano's this establishment specializes in. He was fired after selling one of his deliveries to an Ebay network company. It was said he netted 25 grand for the transaction. The owner has since pressed charges and Jackson has been on the run ever since.


Taken as the sun came up in Tacoma, WA. The mountain in the background is one that I climbed Sept 13th 1998. It is Washington's most known landmark, or one of them. Mt Rainier stands 14,411 ft tall. Second largest Mt in the lower 48.

AN HDR image here. f2.8~~1/1252~~ISO100~~107.5...only difference with the 2nd image is 1/80 second exposure thus giving me the piano exposure.

An interesting side note, as every picture really does tell a story. This business is in what I would consider a less desirable part of town as most would agree that are from these parts. When I was walking around looking for the best angle a man that lives across the street from the store asked me if I was going to be there long as I blocked his truck in when I parked. We started talking as he was a friendly enough chap and he invited my up to his house to take a picture from his deck. His house sits above the store so you can see from over the top. I graciously excepted and took a few frames from his deck. And so the story goes.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A rebel without a clue

Mr Jackson, in the Library, with the candlestick. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stars fell on Alabama

With the crescent moon falling over the Pacific Northwest police are waiting to interview 2 persons of interest. One was a woman that was on the most wanted list back in 1995. Her name is Sandra Martinez, the highly touted actress turned villain. Back in the day she was wanted for attempting to destroy the stadium hotel and Waste Management Plant on the same day she receive the Emmy for best supporting role in a horror film, and with some irony here, the film was named “ BREAKOUT—Mexico Rivera”. Here are her promo shots for the movie. Some say these shots reach her soul, some say they go even deeper.
Questions unanswered:
Was this the woman in yesterdays post? Are these the right size boots? They say Jackson has an attraction for the Latina ladies and knows this woman from the Waste Management days.
For what it is worth, she was sentenced to 5 years of hard labor, but served only 3 months after marrying the Warden of the Federal Way Penitentiary. Some say she was given a special deal. She just says “deal with it” Divorce was soon in the cards but Husband SI was killed in a mysterious Factory accident. The meatball maker at the old spaghetti factory pulled him in and made burger out of him. Officials to this day believe Sandra had a hand in his demise. Tomorrow we introduce player number two.
one of the coolest spots to take an image in Tacoma. And Sandra was a trooper. I helped teach a class last week (the hotel shot) and again tonight. Sandra was in both classes and I notice she had the great, Mafia, bossy, sexy, mysterious hat on last week. I was hoping she had it on again this week and while it was not the same hat it was one much like it. I asked if I could snap a few shots of her in the area that had these big black boxes. Maybe where they fed the coal back in the early 1900's to heat the building? I don't know...but way cool. I wish I would have taken out my pocket wizards and lit the area better as it was very very dark here. In fact Sandra commented on whether there was enough light here. I assured her there was, I had to crank the ISO to 1600. Maybe next time I will create a studio here?
For those of you that don't know,this is a public HS that overlooks commencement bay in Tacoma, Wa. I am not sure if these kids realize how lucky they are to have such a landmark building to learn in.
f2.8~~1/40~~ISO1600~~28mm for all 3 shots.

Monday, February 15, 2010


A twisted turn perhaps? The infamous NY beanie with what appears to be a pair of womans boots. Is this Jacksons attire? I faint image in the background of a sexy maiden in white hose? Has the trash compactor gone soft? Will authorities finally catch this villan of stink, terrible trashman, goofball of garbage? I hear things are headed back to the Stadium Hotel for some followup questioning.
BREAKOUT, coming to a theater near you.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Jackson, seen here in a lobby in Downtown Seattle, looking at pictures. It has been determined the photo is of his daughter and family friend. Police chief Daddy No Bucks has released this statement. "Jackson is still on the loose and could be considered dangerous. After approaching his biological Mother and now seen here looking at photo's of his daughter officials believe he is getting closer to turning himself in. What will tomorrow bring. BREAKOUT

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Vintage picture

Just release to the media...what appears to be a vintage image of a young child. Officials believe to may be Debbie Bootha's picture displayed next to the bed of Jason Jackson. Could this be a picture of his mother... as a child? The ages seem to match up. A professional Photographer known as Langley estimated the image to be taken in the early 1930's. Asked why he thought it was during this period his logical reply was paper weight, type of print and his quick wit of it's none of your bloody business .

Jason was given up for adoption by his parents in 1955 at the age of 3 days. After a bit of detective work it was determined that Debbie Bootha, wife of Waste management CEO Jack Bootha, gave birth to a baby boy on Aug 1, 1955 in Beeville Texas. The boy was given up for adoption soon after birth but the exact date is uncertain. Is the mystery getting closer to being solved?

Friday, February 12, 2010

A stones throw

Those of you unfamiliar with the waterfront in Federal Way let me give you the lay of the land. The major city employer, Waste Management systems a garbage company, has a very expensive piece of land directly across from the Fishing docks. Jackson once worked for the company and was said to spend his free time on the docks fishing or halibut or the sweet rock crab that can grow to a size of a burly raccoon.

This shot was taken just before this couple, Jack and Debbie Bootha, disappeared. The video cameras show a man struggles with Jack and in an instant Jack is thrown off the side of the docks only to land head first in the murky waters of the Puget Sound never to be seen again. Debbie is seen running from the scene but has yet to reach out for help.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A bloody crime scene my English Friend would say.
Officials with the help of 'the dogs' tracked down the hotel room Jackson rented. Found among the cloths, pizza boxes, cigarette butts and empty Mountain Dew cans was a note and old worn Polaroid image of what appeared to be the basement of a building. Also left behind was fresh wet blood and will be tested for DNA.

From what the city engineer can gather, it is a major ventilation system of a large building.

Police are rushing the picture over to the Waste Management Cooperate headquarters to see if they can put 2 and 2 together. Are you thinking what I am?

Written in what appears to be Jackson's handwriting is the following. Location: In basement on west side of building. timer set for 4:59pm. The note that accompanied the Polaroid would not be release to the public at this time as it might tip the hand of Jackson's where abouts?
f2.8~~1/125~~ISO400~~33mm Photoshop overlay blend mode with concreate shot added

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Man down

Well the FBI entered the building just as JJ was leaving. K-9 tracked the scent and law enforcers were able to detect which rooms Jackson had been in. That will play a big roll in the investagation into the whereabouts of Jason. The city's in lockdown. Officials are on the look out for one of the mosted wanted criminals in Pierce County's history He once again slipped through the fingers of authorities and is on the loose for at least one more night.

f5.6~~1/180~~ISO100~~28mm pentax 540 on tripod just to the front of camera pointed up at the subject and at 1/32 power Pentax 540 behind subject at 1/64 power.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Authorities have tracked down Jason Jackson to this elegant Hotel in Downtown Tacoma, WA. Jackson was said to have wanted to go visit his father in the up town area know to the locals as the Stadium district. He was spotted on the streets just outside this hotel. The police have the building surrounded. FBI agents think they are hours late in apprehending the suspect. The swat team has been called and will be sent in to search the premises..Where is Jason Jackson?
f3.2~~.6 sec~~ISO100~~28mm

Monday, February 8, 2010

Do you know where your children are?

The Federal Way Pen has a major catastrophe, Jason Jackson scales the wall of the prison where inmates go to dye. This man is now on the loose and after revenge. All garbageman are now in danger of the convicted trash compactor. All Waste management personal beware. BREAKOUT
f11~~1/180~~ISO100~~43mm pentax 540 camera left 1/64 power pentax 540 camera right 1/64 power Cannon 420 behind subject. THis can not be done in lightroom or camera raw....only those that are experienced in Photoshop can accomplish this feat :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl commericals

Which Super Bowl commercial did you like. I liked these 3.
Bottle f2.8~~1/40~~ISO100~~50mm
Tomato f2.8~~1/40~~ISO100~~75mm
V-8 f2.8~~1/40~~ISO100~~63mm
pentax 540 camera right and left at 1/64 power. All items placed inside of box with homemade slits for light to penetrate onto subject.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Climb for health

Once again we had a nice February day, I hear it reached 60 in Seattle. So we went out back and played on the swing set. The rope climb is a daughter favorite and I was able to capture it before the craziness hit.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Grandma would be proud

Where does my daughter get her athletic ability. Grandma Gwen would be proud. She was always proud of her grand kids. My daughter is following in her footsteps and is being supported by me and mom. It seems like anything she does she excells at. That said, being an observer, former coach, and not a proud papa.SHE HAS IT!!!! She has a lot of tendencies of her cousin Casey. He is very athletic and I think Kate is going this route as well. She seems to love soccer and anything that gets her up and running is fun. Could this be the first lefthanded shortstop for the mariners?
panning technique f2.8~~1/20~~ISO400~~75mm Tamron 28-75

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A cloud runs through it

What mountain are we looking at? A climb I shall never forget, Sept 13, 1998.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mr Wizard, Mr Wizard.

My daughter has not played with her tunnel for several months. She pulled it out this weekend so her cousin could crawl through it. We left it out so she could keep playing with it. When she was old enough to crawl she was very apprehensive to enter the tube, which by the way was not until she was 13 mo old. First shot was with my fisheye and the 2nd with my 70-200


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Groupies

These 18 participants were pretty much hand picked. I am so glad to get this off the ground. It's been a dream of mine for years to spread the word on a project based class. And no better a partner than Adam to do this with. He was top notch and spot on, and it' nice to get a young guy some extra loot to boot. Every picture tells a story and here are 5 different stories.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Old school Light meter

My dad gave this to me a while back. It's a manual light meter, nothing fancy, real old school for sure. And my 2nd shot is with my fisheye and it is my gym bag.

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