Monthly Archives: July 2017

Boats out of place

Broken Down Old Boat

A broken down old boat out of place near a broken down old shed near Olympia, WA

About 15 years ago my wife and I were four wheeling in our 1968 FJ40 Land Cruiser about 20 miles south of Tucson, out in the middle of the desert, and we came across a boat that had been abandoned.  It wasn’t on a trailer, and keep in mind that we were a long ways away from any sized body of water that would have accommodated this boat, it wasn’t small.   That boat out in the middle of the desert fascinated me and even thought I didn’t have a camera with me that day it did launch a personal project where I capture images of boats out of place.

I have 20 or so images in the collection for this project, which I hope to turn into a book at some point, but when we came across this boat, out of place, last weekend I had to pull over and grab a shot of it.  Even though we do live very close to a very large body of water, it always fascinates me when I see a scene like this.

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Control Tower Time Lapse

Over the last year or so I haven’t don’t a lot of time lapse specific shooting. To put it mildly, those photographic skills got a little rusty.  I am getting ready to take a 2 week work trip to Arizona for work but will also be getting out and doing as much storm chasing as the Arizona monsoon will allow.  I needed to get out and flex the muscles needed to make a time lapse, and one of the first I have done is this short one of the control tower at the Olympia airport.

I wish that there would have been some clouds in the sky, at least Mt. Rainier was visible, but it is nice to know what I can still shooting in changing light conditions and get something decent in the final product.

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Private Fireworks

Fireworks 2017

A private fireworks display during the 4th of July of 2017

I am not sure what I enjoy more, enjoying fireworks or photographing fireworks.  If you look through the gallery that this image is linked to you will see a handful of fireworks images.  This image is a bit different though.  The other images that I have shared are from municipal type displays, this shot was from some nearby private fireworks.

The house that you see in this image is a mile or so south of our house and is up on an elevated ridge.  We have always wondered what the view from up on that ridge was like and we finally got the opportunity to visit this very house earlier this year during a party that was hosted there.  When we were at that party we found out that the people that live there put on a fireworks display each year for a party that they host.  With that knowledge we decided to forego all of the larger municipal displays and limit ourselves to enjoying this one.

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