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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Action shots aren’t always action shots

What can I possibly mean by this? In sports the focus is usually on the action, the competition, particularly in motocross it is rider and machine against the race course and the rest of the riders. But as most of us know, there are moments before and after the action that tell an important part of... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Anticipate action sports

Sports offer lots of photo opportunities but are also difficult to get that shot you want. A lot of sports have repetitive elements in them, moments when you know there will be action. In football it will be when the ball is hiked, thrown or caught. You know these will happen, so practice... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lunch on the veranda anyone?

It is still winter here and what better way to illustrate it than a photo of the outside dining area of one of our local restaurants. Maybe if you had ski gear on and were drinking hot chocolate it would be cool. What better way to show how much snow is left on Feb 21, just a month before spring? I... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Give yourself an assignment

Those pictures you see everyday but never take, you know the ones. Today, take them. That's what I just did. I don't know how many times I have looked at the Kettle Crest mountains just west of the Columbia River. Standing like sentinels guarding this tiny enclave of humanity, their snow capped... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

To warm the heart

And the body as well. I could tell you a thousand times about what a good, clean burning fire looks like, but unless you see the secondary flames ingniting above the fuel load, you really won't get it. The primary flames are those coming off the wood itself. Not all of the gases released by the wood... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

To remember

The snow is slowly receding. It has been turned grey alongside the roads and my driveway is starting to put on its spring mud fest look. Not so long ago the fresh snow was deep and pristine white, threatening to cover the fences. On a day when the snow threatens to turn the world into a living... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Playing games.

What is it? Chances are you used one several times today and during the week for sure. Oh sure, it does look like a Ray Gun, that much is sure and that would be a close guess becasue it has the potential to literally fry you. No, you usually don't see one, in fact you would have to be in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sunsets, never enough.

These photos are all from one single sunset, Thursday night. The thing about sunsets is trying to capture the whole thing, which is usually impossible and sometimes, not even desireable. The first shot is a panorama with the zoom at 18 mm. As you can see, the intriguing thing about this sunset is... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Zero to sixty

On my 60th birthday, we went to Seattle to see a Mariner's game. As we drove west, I wanted to take some photos that illustrate the variety of scenery that our state offers. The first one is from the mountians close to our home on the east side. The middle of the state is dominted by what we have... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Get closer

Advice given to me for submitting photos to the newspaper. A full head shot that doesn’t have to be cropped is best. This also works for other subjects, such as one’s much photographed pets. I had this shot in mind for this post but I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Pets don’t hold still as a rule.... Sign in to see full entry.

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