Carl S English, Jr. Botanic Garden, Seattle
The Space Needle and Downtown Seattle from Hamilton Viewpoint Park, West Seattle
Over the past few years I’ve happened upon some amazing scenes and, for one reason or another, failed to do them justice. So as I improve and get better tools I sometimes revisit them. This was taken 12-23-2013. My first couple of attempts left much to be desired.
And no, I haven’t saturated the sky here. I actually toned the blues down a bit.
Carousel, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle
Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle
This is a shot I tool in late 2013 when I lived in Seattle. The original process used HDR, which I have always thought made it a little noisy. Today I reworked it for a contest. See what you think. (Original follows.)
I took my nice new Nikon 200-500 lens out and practiced trespassing near WA-520 to see if I could get a cormorant pretending to be a fire lizard. I need a little more range, but the model was cooperative 🙂
I shot this at the Wing Luke Museum – Belonging: Before and After the Immigration Act of 1965 . This case was part of a group of objects from the Japanese American internment camps from the second world war. I found the only way I could photograph this was from behind…leaving the bear to tell the story.
Of course, my “stained glass” period is pretty much ongoing. I have several of these taken annually.
One of my first photographic loves is macro and near-macro images of flowers. This is from Sara’s Iris garden here in Seattle. Taken this spring on a mostly cloudy day.