Jim Nieland
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I have had a life-long interest in photography. An interest in the outdoors and natural resource management led to employment with the National Park Service and later the US Forest Service. During this time I developed a special interest in caves, bats, and nature in general. I am now retired, but continue assisting agencies as an environmental engineering consultant. Travel, and many days spent in the field, provide ample opportunity for photography. Many of the photos shown here are the result of finding myself in unique or little-visited locations. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do taking them.

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Thank You for your kind words. Greetings from Olymia.

Superb colors and detail LIKE

I imagine it is a local climbing mecca, Great lighting, neat angle---the total package. LIKE

Never heard of Big Bottom before! Then again I haven't driven the US 12 corridor too many times. Yet another unique feature I really want to see. LIKE Thanks Jim


Great sunset picture, very beautiful colours! Voted & like! Greetings steff

Constructed by the Eureka Mining, Smelting & Power Company, this was to become a large and profitable mine. Eureka, which they called the site, housed miners and became a thriving community around 1903. Many adits were driven into nearby hills to explore significant mineral deposits. The constuction of a ore processing mill at this site was well underway, and awaiting delivery of machinery. Through great effort the machinery was barged to the site, only to have the barge unexpectdly flip and dump the equipment into deep water before it could be unloaded. The accident signaled the end to the mining venture. The site remains largely as it was when the miners left.

This bay in named in honor of E.B. Blanchard an early resident who lived in a small cabin at the head of the bay. He was an early San Juan Islands historian and a prominent figure in Helene Glidden's book "The Light on the Island" which tells of her childhood growing up as a lighthouse keepers daughter on Patos Island.

i want to see this place


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