Saturday, May 16, 2009

Europe Confidential?!?!

Yosemite National Park--a great place to receive a job offer!

Hiking the paths at the base of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park last Wednesday, my cell phone rang. On the other end, a contact of mine at a client I have at a multi-national, intergovernmental agency. Would I be interested, she asked, in coming to Geneva, Switzerland, ASAP for at least a month or more to be an on-site editor and writer for them?

Um. YES!

Problem, though. I was still nearly 1,000 miles from my final destination and my passport was expired. The result: we spent Monday in San Francisco having my passport expedited, then finished driving up to Langley, Washington. I arrived Friday night (May 15) and am trying to get some of my boxes unpacked while also trying to pack for a six week stay in Geneva.

I'm bummed not to be starting my Whidbey Island Confidential blog and I still have five or six posts to put up on my D.C. Confidential blog finishing up our road trip across America. On the other hand, I'm going to Geneva, Switzerland! Yoda-lay-hee-hoo!

So, I'll be blogging from Geneva and photographing life in Switzerland, France (where I'll be living), and any other countries I happen to visit during my days off. Stay tuned...

P.S. On another note, the folks at City Daily Photo Blog won't approve this blog for inclusion in CDPB because it covers the entire island and not just one city on the island. I understand their rules for inclusion and don't dispute them, but I'm trying to decide whether to change this to Langley Daily Photo so it can be included or just let it go and hope for the best. What do you think, fellow photo bloggers?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Skyward Crown

Skyward View

When I step outside the place where I live, this is my view. Of course, I have to look up to see it obviously. The best part about these trees is when the wind moves through them. It makes the most amazing sound. Other than that, it's pretty quiet in these parts.

Photo copyright: Janet Kincaid

Friday, May 1, 2009

New Day, New Scene

Bald Eagle : Fort Casey State Park : Whidbey Island
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Welcome to Whidbey Island Confidential. For those of you who have been following my photography for the last year or more, you know my work as D.C. Confidential.

I've recently relocated to Whidbey Island from Washington, D.C., and this is my daily photo blog. I'm putting this up mostly so my family and friends can see where I'm living, but I'm also doing this because I enjoy photography, learning and seeing new things, and writing. This is my outlet for all of that.

If, along the way, you think there's something I should photograph in Island County, Washington, give a holler. I'm open to adventure. As for Whidbey Island itself, I look forward to covering this impressive bit of real estate. If you see me out and about with my camera, give a shout and I'll shout back!

Most of what you see on Whidbey Island Confidential will be specific to the island itself, as well as the surrounding islands that make up the county. In addition, forays to places like Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, the Coast, and anywhere else I travel may end up here. In other words, same format, different locale. Hope I can do my new digs as much justice as I did my old.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential / Janet Kincaid