Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Graduation Rock, Entiat Washington. August 14, 2011

GradRockHJ4O8018.jpg Canon 1D Mark II, EF 24-70 f/2.8L at 59mm, 1/800 sec, f/5.0, ISO 200. We always love to see how the class years change whenever we travel to Lake Chalen. In looking at Google maps I found out that Entiat Jr/Sr High School sits right above the highway looking over to this hill, no wonder the hill is painted with these "class of" insigna.
Lat/Long: 47.66328, -120.2255

Saturday, September 3, 2011

San Juan Island, September 3, 2011


West Side Road, San Juan Island WA on Saturday September 3, 2011

Canon 5D, EF 70-200 f/4 L: 1/500 sec at f/5.0, ISO 100, 70mm.
Lat/Long: 48.506521, -123.140535

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Scooter in the grass

Testing out my "new" Canon 5D with my EF 50 f/1.4...
Lat/Long: Confidential... :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Trees along 17th Ave, University of Washington

Canon 1D Mark 2, EF 24-70 f/2.8L @ 1/250sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 27mm... Just testing out my "new" 1D Mark 2 that I had purchased down at Glazers Cameras in Seattle not an hour before this shot was taken. I liked the camera but took it back because the portrait shutter botton did not work properly.
Lat/Long: 47.66389, -122.30937

Monday, August 8, 2011

Blue Angel, August 7, 2011


Canon 7D, EF 70-200 f/4 L @ f/4, ISO 100 1/3200 sec.
Oh how I hate this camera. Let this image count the ways. I have had the 7D for about 2 weeks now and it really disappoints me. Images are just terrible with all kinds of noise, even at ISO 100. I had to create a layer and blur the sky on this shot because the noise was so bad.
It was nice to see the Blue Angels, walked out on the I-90 bridge to watch. Fun... Lat/Long: 47.5897, -122.2554

Update 11/25/13: For comparison here is the original shot... Maybe I darkened the shot above too much but what set me off was the low quality of the sky. I really thought it looked like a bunch of pebbles. And I was experienced in taking sky shots. With my 20D I was an obsessive sensor cleaner, so I was always taking shots of the blue sky to check for sensor dust. Thankfully I have gotten over that. I don't remember the last time I cleaned my sensor and have not noticed it. Shortly after this set of shots, I sold the 7D and purchased a used 1D MkIIn and a used 5D. The IQ was so much better on those cameras than with the 7D. It was not even close. And those 2 cameras cost me a little more than what I got for the 7D. For a nice sky, see this shot from the 5D I purchased here...


Friday, February 25, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Carnation Dead End #4 of 2011.

An image taken on the NE 124th Street in the Snoqualmie Valley.


Overlaid a single batch processed photo from photomatix. Lat/Long = 47.709071, -121.98914

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Carnation River on the 1st of the year. Week 1 - #3 of 2011

OK, I will not be doing a 365 project for 2011, more like a weekly 52 week project may twice a week or so.

Shot from the the bridge over the Carnation River on NE 124th street.

Carnation River

Lat/Long = 47.709040, -121.99548

Created from multiple images (3) shot at -3, 0, +3 exposure stops. Used Photmatix Pro and images in Photoshop.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011 #1 of 365?

Got some shots on the first morning of the year. Snoqualmie River Valley, Washington.

Trying to decide if I will try to do a 365 project this year. OK here is my first.


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