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Photo of totality during the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse

Eclipse 2017 in Corvallis, Tom Ellis Photography

Photos of the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Yesterday I was extremely fortunate to be able to view and photograph the total solar eclipse.  When I first heard about the coming eclipse sometime last spring, I thought that it would be a lot of fun to travel to a location where it would be possible […]

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Clouds reflected in the water at Chism Park

Sunset reflection photos, Seattle photographer

Late afternoon reflection photos at Chism Park Late this afternoon I was visiting my parents, and their dog needed to take a walk.  So I took him out and we and headed for nearby Chism Park.  It was getting quite close to sunset, and because it was mostly overcast it was already quite dark by […]

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Guys trip to San Juan Islands

“Stag Cruise” to the San Juan Islands Two weeks ago my father, my son Dan and I took a short boat trip together on my father’s boat.  When Dan was younger we did this every year for several years, but as he hit his teens he lost interest in hanging out with Dad and Grandpa and […]

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Cactus flowers blooming in Phoenix AZ

Cactus photos in Phoenix AZ

Desert cactus photos in Phoenix AZ A few weeks ago my wife and I made a rather brief trip to Phoenix to visit with some friends, while on the way to help my parent move move back to Seattle from their winter home in Borrego Springs.  We usually make a journey to Phoenix early in […]

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MBYC Milfoil Sailing Races July 25

Youth Sailing Races at Meydenbauer Yacht Club Last Saturday July 25 I spent a few very enjoyable hours in my speedboat taking photos of the Milfoil sailing regatta held at Meydenbauer Yacht Club on Lake Washington.  I help run the Youth Sail program ay MBYC, and was in charge of the racing program for a […]

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Kerri Ellis – Special Olympics 400m Freestyle

I do not often post personal material on my blog, but here is a video of my daughter Kerri swimming the 400 meter freestyle race at the Washington State Special Olympics swimming competition, held on May 30 at King County Aquatic Center.  Kerri is in lane 3, she starts out at the back of the […]

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Down Syndrome Community Valentine’s Sweetheart Dance

Down Syndrome Community Sweetheart Dance This past Saturday I was privileged to photograph the annual Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dance, held at the Highland Center in Bellevue. I have been the photographer at this event for ~20 years now, and it is always a lot of fun. The dance may have been held a week after […]

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2014 Special People’s Cruise

Special People’s Holiday Cruise For those of you who do not know about this event, the Special People’s Cruise is an annual event for Developmentally Delayed teenagers and adults in the Seattle area.  Local yacht club members provide their boats to take this group on an afternoon cruise around Lake Washington. This event almost always is scheduled on […]

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2014 Puget Sound Buddy Walk

Puget Sound Down Syndrome Community Buddy Walk Here are a few photos from the 2014 Puget Sound Buddy Walk, run by the Down Syndrome Community and held on October 5 at the Seattle Center.  To see the entire set of 200+ photos please visit my Picasa page.  The photos there can all be downloaded free of charge, […]

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Trip to Phoenix – Mariners Spring Training

Last weekend I was able to travel to Phoenix with my wife and daughter to visit our friends John and Jan, and to catch a little Mariners spring training baseball.  I only wish we had been able to stay longer, it was so nice to enjoy some sunshine and warmth! While we were there, Sue […]

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