Black and White Light Study


Wanted to try out a new filter in DXO a few days ago and I found out I could create my own custom preset. I love the Bergger BRF Panochromtic filter so I tweaked it and added a large format grain along with some other changes. I really liked how it worked on these earlier

The Wedding of Cherrelle & Mike


I suppose I should start this new entry off with a bit of a disclaimer: I am not or will not claim to be a wedding photographer. I am a photographer, a photography enthusiast, a lover of photography and forever student of all things photography. Cherrelle and Mike’s wedding like that of my other niece’s

View of the Valley


Sunday evening’s prediction of a thunder/lightning storm gave Rick and I an opportunity to become official storm chasers. So we packed up on the quad and headed up the logging roads behind our place to the lookout. All day long the threatening sounds of thunder roared throughout the sky. Every once in awhile the horses

Orcas – San Juan Islands


Rick and I and his (childhood friend) Wayne who is here for a visit took an early ferry over to Orcas Island for a hike around Mountain Loop Lake this week. It was gorgeous and to our surprise hardly anyone on the trail in spite of the full parking lot when we arrived. The day

Heather Lake Trail


On Monday Rick, Tuki and I planned our hike to Heather Lake Trail in the Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest where the Mountain Loop showcases 8-9 hikes in Granite Falls. We have previously hiked Lake 22 in that area a couple years back and I’ve been wanting to go back ever since. Heather Lake Trail is

Free Flying


I love to test my abilities with the old lenses I shoot with. Not only are the some 40-50 years old but they are all manual so a task of photographing hummingbirds yesterday proved not to be as difficult as I had imagined. Nikkor 135 Df    and of course I had to literally give

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