Friday, October 30, 2009


Image: 5D Mk II, 24-105 f4 IS L at 35mm

Image: 5D Mk II, 24-105 f4 IS L at 58mm

Image: 5D Mk II, 24-105 f4 IS L at 105mm

Perspective will say a lot about an image, the above shots taken from Denny Park show 3 different perspectives of Seattle, each telling there own story. When shooting an image think about what you want to convey to the viewer, what image in your mind is it that you want them to see, each of these shots will feel a little different going from wide, to close in, one showing the Salish Sea as it is now known and the last showing a more intimate view giving perspective to the city's proximity to Mt Rainier.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall at Mt Rainier NP

Image: 5D Mk II,300 f4 IS L at f4,spot metered, ISO 400, 1/250 sec click to view larger
Image: 5D Mk II, 16-35 f2.8 L II, 18 mm at f16, 3 stop GND soft, click to view larger.
Image: 5D Mk II, 16-35 f2.8 L II, 33 mm at f16, click to view larger.

Again another day of bad weather at the Mountain, was only able to get 5 shots off with the Mountain in the image, but it was still better than a day in the office, ran in to a black and silver phase Red Fox and a Black bear on this trip and enjoyed a quiet hike in Paradise valley, pretty much all to my self, the colors where a little beyond peak up high but still nice lower on the Mountain. The weekend before I got snow, so a little better this trip.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Winter Forest

Image: B and W Forest, 5DMkII, 70-200 f4 IS L at 116 mm, f11
Well, what I thought was going to be the last chance to shoot fall color at Mt Rainier, turned in to a cold a snowy day with the temperature right at 32 deg. Paradise valley (above) was cold and moody, it turned out to produce some interesting compositions including this on that I cropped to remove the trunks of the trees and the square format worked nice. See the full image here.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More from Shuksan

Image: 5D Mk II, 24-105 f4 IS L at 50mm, CPL and 3 stop GND soft
This is an image I have been wanting to get with the 5D Mk II, its a 2 shot panorama of Mt Shuksan with the fall colors and fresh snow on the mountain, I look forward to getting this one printed and framed. The 24-105 f4 at 50mm is deadly sharp on the Mk II and is a combination thats hard to beat. Right now I am very happy with the lenses I have, I do wish I could afford a 400mm f4 DO. Canons f4 series of lenses are a blessing for outdoor photographers that want to travel light and the cost is a blessing also over their f2.8 cousins.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall has Arrived

Image: Fall At Mt Shuksan 5D Mk II, 24-105 f4 IS L, at 35mm, 3 stop Soft GND, 1/20s, f 22.
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Probably my favorite type of image to shoot is the portrait mode landscape with foreground interest, this one has a lot to look at in both fore, mid and background, shot at f22 for maximum depth of field.
A great place to shoot, taken around 3:00 this afternoon, the most photographed mountain in the US, so I hear. Part of the North Cascade range and in close proximity to Mt Baker, about 3 hours north of Seattle.

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