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Santa Fe, NM Summer Clouds

Bulb exposure of gathering summer rain clouds over a sculpture at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Meow Wolf Sculpture and Summer Clouds, Santa Fe, New Mexico (12″x18″)

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Thomas Lakes and Mount Sopris, 2019

Blue hour bulb/ND panorama of snow fields, cirque, and summit of Mt Sopris from Upper Thomas Lake at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, White River National Forest. It was hard to get the exposure right as the light was fading- you can probably tell that the panorama gets darker from left to right as I left the exposure times the same for each of the frames in the shot. The second panorama is from the following morning- I used a B&W conversion to try to emphasize the texture of the rocks and clouds.

UpperThomasLake_Sopris_BlueHourUpper Thomas Lake and Mt Sopris at Blue Hour (2019),
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado (16″x35″)

UpperThomasLake_Morning_Clouds_Pano_BWUpper Thomas Lake, Mt Sopris, and Morning Clouds (B&W),
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado (16″x40″)

Trail to Mount Sopris, 2019

Earlier this summer, I backpacked up to Thomas Lakes in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness of Colorado and took a few photographs along the way. I’ve always loved this stretch of hike- the trail switchbacks through an open field, then crosses the top of a hill and enters a grove of aspen as it ascends to Thomas Lakes.

Sopris_Field_Trail_2019_Pano_ColorTrail through Field to Mt Sopris and Sopris (2019),
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado (16″x46″)

Hanging Lake, Summer 2019

Last summer was quite dry and hot on the Western Slope of the Rockies in Colorado- smoky air from forest fires and streams and waterfalls that trickled instead of gushed. This summer, I took my annual walk up to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon and photographed the falls- there was much more water, with falls spouting out of the cliffs in multiple places. Here is a 30-second exposure of the falls at Hanging Lake.

HangingLake_LowerFalls_Bulb_2019_ColorHanging Lake and Falls (Bulb Exposure, 2019),
Glenwood Canyon, White River National Forest, Colorado (11″x18″)

Lake Washington Bulb Exposures, Part 6

We had a relatively rare mid-summer rain pass through this weekend, so I took advantage of the darker skies and headed out to Madison Park to take a few bulb exposures of the passing clouds over Lake Washington. Unfortunately, as I set up to shoot, the sun started poking through the clouds, so even stacking a 10-stop ND filter on a polarizing filter only allowed for ~60-75 second exposures. I’ve found that I need a good two to five minutes to really get the water to flatten out in these photographs.

Madison_Pier_5_BW_BulbExposureMadison Park Pier and Summer Rain Clouds (#5, B&W), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

 

 

 

Late Spring Snow in Rainier National Park, Part 2

Clouds over late spring snow on Mt Rainier between Panorama Point and Paradise.

Rainier_Snow_Trees_Clouds_June_2019_BWRainier, Snow, Trees, and Clouds, Mt Rainier National Park, WA (12″x18″)

Rainier_Snow_Rock_Clouds_June2019Rainier, Snow, Rock, and Clouds, Mt Rainier National Park, WA (12″x18″)

Late Spring Snow in Rainier National Park

Clouds over late spring snow on Mt Rainier between Panorama Point and Paradise.

Rainier_Snow_Clouds_Spring2019_Pano4_ColorRainier, Spring Snow, and Clouds (Pano #4, Color), Mt Rainier NP, WA (16″x36″)

Rainier_Snow_Clouds_Spring2019_Pano10_BWRainier, Spring Snow, and Clouds (Pano #10, BW), Mt Rainier NP, WA (16″x49″)

Bulb Exposures of Seattle Skyline at Sunset

Back in late April, I drove over to West Seattle to shoot a few long-exposure photographs of the Seattle skyline at sunset.

 

Alki_SeattleSkyline_PinkSunset_April2019Alki Beach Pylons and Pink Skies at Sunset, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

Alki_SeattleSkyline_Sunset_Pano_April2019Pylons and Seattle Skyline at Blue Hour, West Seattle, WA (16″x41″)

Rialto Beach Bulb Exposures, Part 5

Long-exposure photographs from the cloudy morning hike back to the car at Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park, WA.

Rialto_Rocks_Morning_LongExpo1_ColorWaves Washing around Rock, Olympic National Park, WA (12″x18″)

 

RialtoBeach_Morning_Bulb_BlackSands_28Waves, Rocks, and Black Sand, Olympic National Park, WA (12″x18″)

Rialto Beach Bulb Exposures, Part 4

Sunset near Hole-In-The-Wall in Olympic National Park, WA.

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Sunset, Rock, Pool, Olympic National Park, WA (12″x18″)