Tag: photography

Alpine daisies

I spent some time at Stevens Pass yesterday. It was mostly a work day, but there were a few minutes between appointments for snapping pictures.

This was the first time in a while that I’d taken my Canon 30D out. I’d forgotten how fun it can be to shoot with it, although I was a bit surprised by the shutter lag. Has it always been there and I hadn’t noticed it before? Something to ponder…

Kirkland at sunset

After a long, hard day of work, some photo-therapy is often a good idea. Last night, we donned jackets, scarves and hats (this is the coldest May since 1950 after all) and took a walk down to the waterfront.

This tree was on the public path that runs between the condos and the water.

As the sun went down, we started to look for creative ways to capture the moment.

I only had my super wide angle lens with me, but that gave me some nice shots of the marina.

This was my favorite cloud of the night – very ominous looking.

Post-processing heaven

Oh man, can I just say that I’ve been a little jealous lately of the people who own iPhones. Not because I actually want an iPhone or anything closely resembling a smartphone. (I like my $15 a month pre-paid cell phone, thankyouverymuch.) I AM jealous of the post-processing apps available on the iPhone for pictures, however.

Thanks to a new little program – Lo-Fi – I’ve been having mucho fun creating the same effects on my computer. This is seriously cool, people! I mean just look at how much grungier the day looks when the image is touched up just so. All of a sudden this horrible rain is tolerable (maybe).

Revenge of La Nina (aka bring on the rain)

Revenge of La Nina (aka bring on the rain)

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What’s cool about Lo-Fi is that it’s a reasonably-priced standalone piece of software that does not require knowledge of Photoshop or other photo processing software. The interface is intuitive and easy to use, and the “owner’s manual” consists of three short videos totaling seven minutes.

If you’re lucky, I won’t totally overwhelm you with gratuitously overprocessed images over the next few days.

365 Project – one month at a time

Jan 1, 2011

I decided for 2011 to participate in 365 Project. I’m not sure how strong my motivation for this is, so for the time being, I’ll commit to January and see how things go. Rather than post images here, however, I decided to keep my gallery separate. If you’re interested in checking out my progress, you can bookmark the gallery or subscribe to the RSS feed. (The link is also in the sidebar under Photography.)

Not to worry; I will continue to post pictures and stories here. Who knows? Maybe I’ll post more often if I have pictures to share?