Author Archives: scampion

Sheep fitting

“How long does it take to shear a sheep?” I asked.  “If you’re good it only takes a few minutes,” she said. The fleece comes off quickly. There are even shearing competitions.  She went on to say that she didn’t consider herself that good and she wasn’t actually shearing at the moment.  “This is called […]

Live to Ride

I hadn’t planned to do any portraits on a recent trip to Mount Rainier.  It was meant as a simple day hiking the Paradise meadows.  But four Harleys rolled to a stop as I returned to the visitor center parking lot. Their riders, members of a Harley-Davidson owners group in Seattle, intrigued me.  I couldn’t pass up the chance […]

Wool Hatter

The Port Townsend woman sitting here surrounded by her handmade woolen creations is our Northwest People portrait because of a particular hat and a series of surprises last weekend. My sweetheart tells the story: Surprise 1: As I stood on the sidewalk window-shopping and finishing up a snack, Steve came out of a store to […]