Saturday, June 25, 2011

June 24, 2011

This is an older picture (last December in Mazatlan). It has more definition now after a little post processing work.

Friday, June 24, 2011

June 23, 2011

Why is it red flowers are so difficult to capture? It just seems the ability to display the detail that would really enhance the photo is something to concentrate on to discover the way to make these beauties shine.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June 22, 2011

Late afternoon looking west from the Purdy Bridge into the Puget Sound.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June 21, 2011

These beauties were growing at the edge of the beach in Kitsap County on the Hood Canal.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 20, 2011

This park was built as reparation for the way the Chinese were treated who were brought to Tacoma to do some work on the railroad. Once the work was complete, they were basically run out of town. There is more to the story but the interesting thing in the photo is the "pagoda" is called a "ting". This park was expensive to build and the Chinese government gave the ting to the city for the park. Installation and all that the city had to pay amounted to a great deal of money which prompted one Tacoman to write to the editor in sum: "No-ting in life is free."

JUNE 18, 2011

This sight required pulling the car over and getting out the camera. Here are two renderings of the same picture. It seemed perfect for a black and white because of all the good colors and contrasts. The lamp is not so bad but the wires should be removed at a future date.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 18, 2011

This was more of an exercise than anything else as the flower is completely blown out and there just wasn't enough room to come back with it. However, the structure of the background is great and if not for the flower for perspective could be mistaken for land form instead of tree trunk.

June 17, 2011

Sometimes simple is quite enough to get the job done.

June 17, 2011

Looking into into the earth through this fern felt like the opposite of looking of looking into the sky through surrounding trees.

June 16, 2011

Lilly pads and flowers. The light was too strong but this one was posing and ready to have its picture taken.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011

Snake Lake doesn't have any snakes but it is a lovely place for ducks!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011

This is someone else's photograph: faded and over exposed. they wanted a little work done on it as it is a cherished memory. Waiting for their feedback. One never knows a person's taste: hopefully ours will coincide and if not, adjustments can always ensue.
And, here is another to be submitted to the owner for consideration. Yes, the differences are quite subtle.

June 13, 2011

Iris are such funny, elegant clowns! The colors on this variety against the old weathered fence makes a nice contrast.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June 12,2011

At times it is hard to see but this is a snag in a pond. The water was so still it looks like a gel material instead of water. The colors are a bit mysterious. It's just an interesting and curious subject.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 11, 2011

This is an old settler's cabin in Federal Way at the entrance to a wetland area that is open with boardwalk trails. It was a pretty damp day so the light was very soft.

Friday, June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011

This isn't great composition but it is really all about the wonderful stone wall in the background. There isn't much contrast in color between the gray stones and the blue/lavender flowers. But it is today's picture because of the rock wall.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011

A wisteria is a beautiful thing but a wild thing that can never be tamed, only disciplined with continual vigilance least it remove the siding from your home or tear off the shingles from the roof! This plant is suspected of being about 100 years old and nearly stands on its own. Each year it gets sculpted into an airy, oriental style and blooms twice.

June 8, 2011

First attempt with food photography. These salads topped with real feta cheese are so delicious: does this look good enough to eat?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June 7, 2011

This little guy was barely out of the nest and only hopping around close to home: certainly not flying yet.

June 6, 2011

Bright summer colors on one of the few sunny days this spring.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Abstract rendering of something in the neighborhood.

June 5, 2011

The day was bright which made it difficult to capture the Scotch Broom without blowing it out. This could use a little adjustment.

June 4, 2011

This robin was fairly posing in the wetland and this photo is almost untouched although it may get worked on it later. It needs cropping and maybe something else to make it more interesting than a picture of a bird ignoring you!