The soft pastels of this sunset reminded me of a Maxfield Parrish image… except for the lack of a young woman in a swing. Not a lot of post production work on this one … it is pretty much the colors that were there.
This was a particularly striking example of crepuscular rays. I enjoy the challenge of trying to cover the high dynamic range that are typically present when crepuscular rays are present. In this case, the foreground was urban and cluttered, so I opted to take it to black.
Out in the middle of Nevada, a cold front came through and brought dramatic clouds. We pulled off the main highway onto a sideroad and I captured the rain showers in the distance. If it hadn’t been for the clouds, it certainly wouldn’t be a as interesting a picutre.
This is the pond at Chinese Gardens in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. There aren’t any gardens, anymore. The sunlight breaking through and hitting the surface of the pond was pretty stunning. Especially after a couple days with heavy cloud cover.
And one of those times where I had been in the woods and using a high ISO, the sun broke out and I went for the shot without resetting the ISO down … plenty of exposure room to have got down to the base ISO.
I really like the atmospheric effects in this image (the shades of grey fading into the distant mountains). It is one of the things I look for when shooting. That and the moments of light breaking through.
I was walking around up at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park recently. Not much snow, so easy walking. A couple of folks were cross-country skiing, mostly because it was the first time they could.
The Port Townsend Paper mill is the largest local employer. Unless, perhaps, you call the ocean the employer of the fishing fleet. Another strong candidate would be the Olympic National Park and the recreational opportunities it provides. This image almost looks like it is a toned black and white image … but it is pretty much a straight (non-enhanced) color image.