Thursday, February 28, 2013

Panic Bag


I keep a panic bag in my office...not the kind to stave off impending social collapse or world doom but packed with goodies to take advantage of any last minute light. It is a small bag, easily stuffed into a backpack, filled with only the essentials, and designed to travel light and fast. Inside are my Nikon body, two zoom lenses, a couple of graduated neutral density filters, polarizing filter, remote release, and a backup battery. Everything I need to create something out of nearly every situation. So now, when conditions start to improve without any warning, we can gulp down our dinner, leave the dishes on the table, and be out the door in minutes. That is assuming my son is not dragging his heels ;)  Do you have a "photo panic" bag always packed and what is in yours?

Sunset over the Puget Sound at Picnic Point County Park, Snohomish County, Washington

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Crazy Skies At Iverson Spit

This sky last June was definitely the craziest I'd seen in a long time. Clouds at different levels were streaming so quickly in opposite directions that setting up a composition involved as much luck as skill. I don't remember intentionally composing this scene but it ended up on my flashcard anyway. I'll take it :)

Iverson Spit, Camano Island, Washington

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Jenny Lake

Sunrise over Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming...I'm dying to get back there soon :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Wet Feet

Photographers don't mind getting soaked...as long as the camera stays dry. Have a great weekend everybody :)

Fort Ebey State Park, Whidbey Island, Washington

Monday, February 11, 2013

Liberty Bell...Not The One In Philadelphia

I seem to be of a black & white mood  mindset lately so here is an image from last summer that I just converted. If you are driving over Washington Pass in the North Cascades, you really can't miss this peak...just look up :)

Liberty Bell, North Cascades, Washington

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Rosario Straight





Obviously this image displays a little more heavy-handed image processing than is normal for me but I had the urge to try something different.

Anacortes, Washington

Sunday, February 3, 2013

High Above The Owens Valley

What do the White Mountains have that their next-door-neighbor, the Sierra Nevada, do not? How about easily traveled roads above 11,000 feet and the oldest living individual trees on the planet.

Near the crest of the White Mountains, California