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I’ve been busy lately with paid work, which is great. But I found myself shooting less for fun recently, and that’s not great. All work and no play, well…you know how that ends up. So I decided on a personal … Continue reading
A few shots from a recent stop at Jarrell Cove State Park northeast of Shelton, Washington. This eagle and I surprised each other; I was just able to capture one shot before it took flight for some quieter space. … Continue reading
No, I’m not going to tell you how I made a refreshing drink from the plentiful dandelions in my yard, ’cause I didn’t. I’ve heard if you roast their roots they make a reasonable coffee substitute. But today I wasn’t … Continue reading
I like birds, don’t get me wrong. A pair of bluejays (Cyanocitta cristata) are nesting in a shrub near my front porch, and it’s delightful to see a glimpse of one of the parents sitting on the eggs. At least … Continue reading
In truth, I’ve been shooting people more than nature recently, but you’ll have to wait for those. Today, three very different shots of the natural world. This first is a simple study of light and texture with beautifully backlit iris … Continue reading
A little bit of Alice in Wonderland right in the back yard. (f/5.6, 1/160, 200mm, post-processing swirl)
A section of the Deschutes River swirls around islands of ice following unseasonably cold weather in Olympia, Washington. (f/22, 8/10 second, 200mm, on tripod)
Seedpods found by my sweetie – the were closed when she brought them inside, then opened up like hungry mouths. Anyone know what they are? She said there was no tree nearby with similar seeds.
This may help explain my somewhat skewed view of the world. This is an unretouched photo of a tree taken through the upstairs window of my 86-year-old home. The windows are old, warbly single-pane glass, but I didn’t realize they … Continue reading
Clinging to the trunk of a Big Leaf Maple near McLane Creek in West Olympia.