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Skagit Bay Twilight

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Skagit Bay, 2013

Skagit Bay, 2013

Yesterday, we’d gone out to the Skagit River to see the bald eagles. But the combination of patchy light and freezing weather kept them high in the trees, making for a rather disappointing outing. On the way home, we made a “maybe we can salvage the trip” detour through Fir Island to try to catch some snow geese. No luck either. But nonetheless, mother nature was generous with us.

Thank you, Sai, for accompanying me on my oft-nutty adventures!

2 seconds at f/11, ISO 100. Nikon D800E + Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4.

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January 12, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Thursday’s Twilight

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thursday's twilight

I’ve been fighting a cold all week. By the time Thursday afternoon rolled around, a touch of cabin fever had set in. The sky looked somewhat promising so I bundled up with an extra layer and took a drive. By the time I got down to the water, the interesting clouds had dissipated so I just hung out with the other sunset watchers, savoring the last minutes of a gorgeous afternoon (and of course snapping a few). On my way out, a beautiful glow continued to cling to the sky. That’s how this image came about.

Photo Notes
1.5 seconds at f/9.5, ISO 200. To maximize image quality, I try to shoot at a camera’s optimal ISO as much as possible. In this case, staying within the lens’ optimal aperture range (I picked f/9.5) required a long 1-1/2 second exposure, so out came the tripod again. Made a few images before it got too dark; I liked the framing of this one the best.

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February 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Dusk Falls

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Continuing the theme of abstracts, here is an image that I made earlier this year. As the title indicates, I shot this during that special time when day turns to night.

Dusk Falls

 

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November 29, 2010 at 12:55 am

Waves to the Shore

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One of the things that calms my heart is shooting by the water at sunset on a mellow evening, watching and listening to the waves roll ashore. In this interpretive piece, I tried to capture the feeling of such an evening.

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
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January 24, 2010 at 7:04 am

Dusk Through the Trees

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I shot this on a cold, clear winter evening, right after the sun had dropped below the horizon. They say the hour after sunset is magical. This was one of those evenings.

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
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January 24, 2010 at 7:01 am

West Point Light

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I shot this on a cold, clear winter evening. That’s the West Point Light in the background. You can’t really see it in this smallish image but there is a faint glow on the silhouette of the tree trunks that I just love.

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

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January 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Dusk on the Pacific

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Long Beach was our last stop on the way out of town. We got there after the sun had fallen below the horizon but nonetheless, what a sight to behold!

I made this long exposure with my “tripod” for the trip, a Gorillapod SLR-Zoom outfitted with a small Flashpoint ballhead (we had travelled by float plane and luggage restrictions meant leaving the normal ‘pod at home). Thank goodness for driftwood. The only stump on the beach provided enough elevation for an adequate POV. 😉

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.

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November 28, 2009 at 8:41 am

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