Tossing fish

This morning’s photographic foray was Pike Place market. I have a lot of trouble with Pike Place. The colors and patterns of the fruit, flowers, vegetables and other goods for sale should be easy, even with the tricky lighting. But I walk out with three or four weak pictures every…

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Wandering about Seattle

My photography workshop in the Olympics is only a few weeks away. After moving/painting/packing, WoW, work and a lot of rain & clouds, I’m rusty. Hell, I barely became familiar with my new camera in Guatemala. I still feel like I could better predict my pictures using the old, entry-level…

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Pictures of Ellie

I never seem to notice when the light is right for portraits. But it was right at one point this past weekend when Ellie was sitting on the couch in Chanel & Trish’s living room in Portland. I just love how pensive she is. It captures her quiet, gentle nature,…

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Rain of biblical proportions

We’re bracing for another winter storm, this one is all rain and high winds. Rain, like two inches in an hour, and wind gusting about 70mph. I have never seen rain this fantastically heavy (photo right). This rain also proves the weather seals on my 1d work. The rain was…

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Back to Alki Beach

Over two months ago, I was headed off to Alki Beach to take photos of the setting sun reflecting off the mirrored glass of Seattle’s skyline. I didn’t get very far: a teenage driver in an SUV (with three of his teenage friends) made a left turn directly in front…

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Jellyfish

I have this vision in my head of the perfect jellyfish picture. Actually, it’s not just in my head. I’m not sure exactly where I saw it first, but I know it’s a picture from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It’s a single jellyfish with a long tail trailing off the…

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Maritime Seattle

I took a swing past several maritime sites in Seattle yesterday. I needed a break from stressing out about finding an apartment–which I had been handling by sitting in my temp housing watching TV for hours on end. Yeah, I shouldn’t be getting sucked in by TV, but I felt…

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Changeable weather

I was out on the nature path by 7:15 a.m. this morning. I was actually weirded out: this was a very different jungle, and it was obvious no one had been on the path in days, if not longer. I was utterly alone. Within five minutes, I heard a huge…

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