The Emerald City

Seattle, the Emerald City, at night

Seattle, the Emerald City, at night

How many people outside of the Pacific Northwest know that Seattle is known as the Emerald City?  I have no idea if that is a reference to Oz, I guess I could probably Google it, but not sure I really care all that much.  I love Seattle, and it might shock some, but I was never much of a fan of The Wizard of Oz.

This shot was made on a recent photo trip to Seattle and was captured from the west side on Alki Beach.  I hope you enjoy it, and as always, please click on the image to see a larger version.

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Stop

Bridge indicator on display at the Poulsbo Science Center

Bridge indicator on display at the Poulsbo Science Center

Just a quick blog post today to share an image I made last week during a day trip to Poulsbo, WA while I was on a week long vacation from work.  It should be pretty obvious why I titled this post “Stop.”

The trip out to Poulsbo wasn’t really a photographic trip, it was really just to get out of the house for the day and not spend a lot of money we didn’t have, but of course I took a camera with me.  I made this image at the Poulsbo Science Center.

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Seattle Blues

The Seattle skyline from Kerry Park in the Queen Anne district

The Seattle skyline from Kerry Park in the Queen Anne district

I’m not going to spend a lot of time writing about this image of the Seattle skyline, it is pretty obvious that it is the Seattle skyline, you don’t need me to tell  you that.  If you google “Seattle skyline” you will find countless images from this same vantage point at Kerry Park in the Queen Anne district, there were no less than 50 other photographers at this location when I made this image, it is a popular photographic destination in Seattle.

All I am really going to say about this shot is that even though it has been done countless times, this is the first time I shot from there during blue hour and doesn’t take away from my enjoyment I had making this shot of how happy I am with the final product.  The moral of all this?  Don’t let the fact that a scene has been photographed countless times before take away from your shooting it for yourself.

I also wanted to take a second to remind everyone that most of the image on this site and in my galleries are available as signed prints.  All the information can be found here.  Even if you don’t buy prints, simply clicking on most images here will bring up a larger version, and I am a firm believer in viewing images as large as possible.

 

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Nikole

Nikole

Nikole

I had the opportunity last week to shoot Nikole.  I have blogged before about my doing more studio work, and while I still have a lot to learn, I am having fun.  It does help when you have a really good model to work with.

I have only processed one image from that session so far, but will be uploading more soon. In the meantime, here is a shot that was actually one of the very first from the session. Please click on it for a larger version.

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Painted Lightning

Lightning over the high desert of Arizona near Winslow

Lightning over the high desert of Arizona near Winslow

So here it is, my favorite lightning image from my recent storm chasing trip to Arizona.  I titled this one Painted Lightning not because of the strike itself, but because it was over the painted desert.

To be honest, I have at least 100 other lightning strike images that I captured during my week in Arizona, and while I would have most likely shared them in the past, over the last few years I have gotten very selective as to what I decide “makes the cut” to be in my online galleries.  I think that the main reason for this is since I no longer live in the Arizona desert, the time that I get to spend there during monsoon season is somewhat special, and I want to share images that are a little more special to me.

I hope that you have enjoyed the series of images from the trip.  I had a great time capturing them and while I largely create these images for myself, I do enjoy all the feedback I get from everyone.

Now I just need some Washington thunderstorms to chase.

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