Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Less Is More

Sometimes less is more...

All around me were these gorgeous trees but I couldn't seem to come up with a composition to save my life. I left the camera on the tripod and sat down in the middle of the forest. What was it that I really loved about this scene? What was it in this grove of trees that really caught my eye? It only took a moment...the tree trunks. It was all about the tree trunks.

Long Meadow Grove, Giant Sequoia National Monument, California

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Birch Bay State Park

Stormy Afternoon at Birch Bay State Park, Washington.

I wandered up the shoreline last Sunday to Birch Bay. It was my first time in the area and it won't be my last...I was pretty impressed with the photo opportunities. The sky was dull and featureless for most of the day but late in the afternoon the haze dissipated and the clouds began to show definition. I was already in love with the scene but when a little hole in the clouds allowed a pop of brightness to seep through, well that was the icing on the cake.