Monthly Archives: February 2018

Electra’s Tail

Electras Tail

The tail section of the Lockheed Electra on display at the Museum of Flight near Seattle Washington

I suspect that the aviation enthusiasts out there will understand why I titled this post the way I did, but for those that are not “airplane junkies” you are looking at the tail of the Lockheed Electra that is on display at the Museum of Flight near Seattle.  It is indeed Electra’s Tail.

I captured this image on a recent field trip with the Olympic Camera Club.  It was the same trip that I captured the image of the Apollo Command Module that I have previously shared here.

I have more to share from the museum, and even another shot of the Electra that I will be sharing, but you will have to be patient for those.  :-)

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South End of Northbound Geese

Northbound Ducks

The south end of some northbound geese on Capitol Lake in Olympia

If you have been following my blog this past couple weeks you will know that I have been exploring the concept of minimalism in some of my recent photography.  I have posted my take on “minimalist” images here and here.  This image, that I titled the South End of Northbound Geese, is my latest image.

You might be wondering why I titled my image that.  The south end of the geese should be somewhat obvious, what isn’t obvious is that they are swimming due north from where I was standing when I made this image.  Quite literally it is the south end of northbound geese.  

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Central Arizona Lightning

Central Arizona Lightning

Lightning strikes in the desert of central Arizona during the 2017 monsoon season

One of the great things about living in the Puget Sound region of Western Washington is that we get 4 distinct yet mild seasons.  The downside to living in the Puget Sound region of Western Washington is that with the exception of an occasional windstorm, we really don’t see much when it comes to severe weather, particularly thunderstorms.  Because of that, I make it a point to get back to Arizona each monsoon season for some Arizona lightning fun.

This image was captured in central Arizona, a little ways outside of Flagstaff, and was shot from the same location as an image I had shared here earlier.  I actually have a few more shots from this same location that I will share at some point.  The great thing about storms like this is that even though you shoot from the same location, the sky changes very quickly and you get a lot of variety in your images even though you don’t move much.

Posted in StormChasing

Look Down

Reclaimed Water

A reclaimed water man hole cover that I discovered during a photowalk because I decided to look down.

When we are out creating images it is second nature to look up, look around, look the the left and look to the right.  What isn’t always second nature is take a second and to simple look down.

While on a recent lunchtime photowalk I came across this small man hole cover because I did take a moment to look down.  A couple things really jumped out at me when I saw it.  First was that it was triangle shaped, I don’t remember seeing one like that before.  The second was that the raised parts of the steel look like tire tracks and I thought that was pretty clever since it was on a road.  The third thing I noticed was the little tuft of green stuff growing in the rectangle hole in the middle.

Take a moment and look down, you never know what you might find.

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Minimalism and Birds

Minimalist Bird

Starting to explore minimalism for this months Photo Frontier expedition

This month as part of the Photo Frontier we are exploring the concept of minimalism.  Minimalist photography isn’t something I normally do, but that is the purpose for this exploration, to get you out of your comfort zone to not only grow creatively but to hopefully ignite a spark of motivation to see things just a little differently.

A bird in flight isn’t the first thing I think of when it come to minimalism, but it does fit the definition when you remove any other elements from the image.

Stay tuned, I will be exploring this more throughout the month, but here on my blog but also on my social media outlets.  If you don’t already follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram please do, links to me are in the upper corner of this blog.

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