compelling photography that captures life as it happens

About Me

David E. Cope

I was raised in a small town on Lake Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho where I learned to hunt and fish at a very early age. After high school graduation I served in the Army Security Agency which gave me the skills to be recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency where I served for some 27 years. Upon retirement, Ginny and I moved to Ocean Park, Washington where I started Upper Left Coast Photography and developed a special interest in lighthouses. After five years of rain, Ginny and I moved back to Idaho. During the 1990’s and 2000’s Ginny and I did contract work for the CIA and continued to travel domestically and internationally. Dave retired a second time in 2010.

In addition to the interest in lighthouses, I love to photograph birds, flowers and wildlife. I now reside in Boise and also have property on the St. Joe River.

Upper Left Coast Photography

All Photographs are available at very reasonable rates. Prices and other pertinent information will be provided by e-mail response to