Mermaid in the Grass
I have been making a real effort to post things to the blog a little more frequently, sadly I have been failing at doing so. Just seems like there are to many things to do in far to few hours each day. Perhaps that is why I really value the weekends and the time that I can get away from the house. A recent trip out to Westport, WA is a perfect example. We stopped by the Westport Winery on the way home and is where I made this image of a mermaid sculpture in one of their gardens.
We spent a little time doing some wine tasting and then wandered around the gardens before getting in the car and heading home. I hope you enjoy the image, I do as it represents a very peaceful afternoon with some friends.
I have been planning on sharing this image for some time, I made it last weekend while out in Westport, WA, but I have been spending my “photographic” time working on my site, you might have noticed that things look a little different around here. What really drew me to making this image was seeing this woman enjoying a cup of coffee, with a great view, all by herself even through she was surrounded by tons of people, it was a very nice day and there were a lot of people in the area. I am someone who truly values solitude and appreciate being able to find little periods of time to just be alone. I can also think of a lot worse places to enjoy a cup of coffee.
When I made this image, I knew that it was going to be a black and white to not only capture what I thought the mood would be, but also to bring out some of the texture in the rocks and the ocean. For this conversion I used Perfect Black & White from OnOne Software. I hope you enjoy the image, and if you would like to see a larger version, simply click on the image.
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.
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.
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.