Landscape and Panoramic Photography

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Eastern Colorado Thunderstorm, Part 2

Another panorama of storms over the eastern Colorado plains off I-70 on County Road 134.

StormClouds_Glow_Pano3_WebsiteSizeStorm Clouds and Glow on Horizon (Panorama #3), near Agate, CO (16″x37″)


Eastern Colorado Thunderstorm

I recently drove from Washington State to North Carolina. It was a haul, but there were some fantastic storms in Colorado. After passing through a wild hail/rain/thunderstorm in Denver, I pulled off I-70 on County Road 134 (near Agate) to photograph the surrounding storm clouds. There’s unfortunately no strong foreground element in this panorama, but I hope the texture of the boiling storm clouds is enough eye candy!

StormCloudsHorizonGlow_Agate_CO_2020Storm Clouds and Glow on Horizon, near Agate, CO (16″x55″)


Warped Wooden Dock, Part II

Long exposure of warped wooden dock along the shores of Lake Washington.

BoatLaunchDock1_BW_WebsiteSizeWarped Dock at Stan Sayres Memorial Park (B&W, #1), Seattle, WA (10″x18″)


Warped Wooden Dock and Fog at Stan Sayres Memorial Park

Long exposure of passing morning rain clouds and fog over a warped wooden dock along the shores of Lake Washington.

 

StanSayres_WoodenDock_Straight_BWWarped Dock and Fog at Stan Sayres Memorial Park (B&W), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

StanSayres_WoodenDock_Angle_ColorAngled Warped Dock and Fog at Stan Sayres Memorial Park (Color), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)


Spring Rain Clouds over Downtown Seattle

Spring rain clouds pass over the Seattle skyline. Note the lack of cars on I-5 at ~4PM.

JPRBridge-Clouds_Pano1_March31_2020Clouds over Downtown Seattle from JPR Bridge, Seattle, WA (16″x28″)


Salt Flats and Fog along Washington Coast

Fog rolling in off the Pacific over salt flats at Twin Harbors State Park.

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Fog, Winter Sky, and Salt Flats, Twin Harbors State Park, WA (12″x18″)

 


Winter Light at Twin Harbors State Park

In January, I took a weekend trip to Twin Harbors State Park. Absolutely beautiful, empty salt flats and coast line.

TwinHarbors_Dunes_Grass_ColorGrass and Winter Light, Twin Harbors State Park, WA (12″x18″)

 

TwinHarbors_Dunes_Grass_BW_1x1Dunes, Grass, Winter Light (B&W), Twin Harbors State Park, WA (12″x12″)

 


Snoqualmie Falls Panorama

Panorama of Snoqualmie Falls- wish I had included a bit more foreground as the bottom of the ravine feels cut off in this one. I’ll have to take another trip out there when it’s more foggy/cloudy so I don’t get that burned out white spot in the sky!

SnoqualmieFalls_Color_Pano1Snoqualmie Falls in Late Winter (Color Panorama #1), Snoqualmie, WA (16″x28″)

 


Views from Dirty Harry’s Balcony

View from Dirty Harry’s Balcony of winter clouds over I-90 and the Cascades between Seattle and Snoqualmie Pass.

DirtyHarryBalcony_Pano3_ColorClouds over I-90 from Dirty Harry’s Balcony (#3, Color),
near Snoqualmie Pass, WA (16″x44″)

DirtyHarryBalcony_Pano9_ColorClouds over I-90 from Dirty Harry’s Balcony (#3, Color),
near Snoqualmie Pass, WA (16″x44″)


Hike to Dirty Harry’s Balcony

Mid-January rain clouds gather on the I-90 corridor between Seattle and Snoqualmie Pass. Views from the hike to Dirty Harry’s Balcony.

DirtyHarryBalcony_Clouds_Pano1_Color_2020Clouds over I-90 from Hike to Dirty Harry’s Balcony,
near Snoqualmie Pass, WA (16″x44″)


Bosque del Apache Sunset

Around sunset, geese begin to return to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge after spending the day in fields throughout the Middle Rio Grande Valley.

BosqueDelApache_Pano1_2019Bosque del Apache Sunset (#1), Bosque del Apache NWR, San Antonio, NM (16″x39″)

BosqueDelApache_Pano2_2019Bosque del Apache Sunset (#2), Bosque del Apache NWR, San Antonio, NM (16″x36″)


Bay of Islands, Great Ocean Road

Waves crash against cliffs and recede back to the ocean at the Bay of Islands along the Great Ocean Road near Melbourne, Australia.

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Waves and Cliffs, Bay of Islands, Great Ocean Road, Australia (12″x18″)


London Bridge, Great Ocean Road

A spring storm blowing in off the Southern Ocean made long-exposure photography a challenge while I was visiting the Great Ocean Road in Australia. I ended up shooting about four replicates of each composition, using my body as a windbreak and hoping that everything wouldn’t turn out blurry.

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London Bridge and Waves, Great Ocean Road, Australia (12″x12″)


Rays of Light at Sunset over Auckland

Looking back towards Auckland from Waiheke Island at sunset.

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Light through Clouds over Auckland at Sunset, Waiheke, New Zealand (4″x16″)

 


Canola Fields outside Avenel, Australia

In October, I was driving around the countryside north of Melbourne (near Avenel) and had to stop to photograph a few canola fields in full spring bloom.

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Canola Fields, Tree, and Sky, near Avenel, Australia (12″x18″)


Fog and Falls along Talapus Lake Trail

The light took on a silver quality as the fog thickened on my hike down from Talapus Lake so I decided to stop and photograph the stream flowing out of the lake.

 

TalapusLakeTrail_Stream_Fog_Moss_Vertical_ColorFog, Falls, and Trees near Talapus Lake, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA (12″x18″)

 

TalapusLakeTrail_Stream_Fog_Moss_Panorama_Color.jpgFog, Falls, and Moss near Talapus Lake, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA (16″x36″)

 


Fog in Trees along Talapus Lake Trail, Part 2

A brief thinning of the fog/clouds allowed a few beams of light to penetrate the trees and shine on the moss along the Talapus Lake Trail.

TalapusLake_Fog_Moss_TreeTrunksFog, Tree Trunks, and Light on Moss, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA (12″x18″)

 


Fog in Trees along Talapus Lake Trail

Autumn clouds blowing in from the Pacific push fingers of fog into the forest on the flanks of the Cascade Range. On this hike to Talapus Lake and Olallie Lake, the clouds were so low and thick that I could taste the water droplets in the air.

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Fog, Tree Trunks, and Light on Branches, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA (12″x18″)

 

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Fog and Tree Trunks, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA (12″x18″)


Bridal Veil Falls, Oregon

Bridal Veil Falls on the Historic Columbia River Scenic Highway near Portland, OR.

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Bridal Veil Falls, Historic Columbia River Highway, OR (12″x18″)

 

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Bridal Veil Falls, Historic Columbia River Highway, OR (18″x12″)

 

 


Friday Harbor Labs Golden Fog at Sunrise

Back in September, I attended a workshop at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. On our last morning in town, I got up early to take a few photographs before breakfast. Low clouds and fog were blocking most of the morning light, and I was regretting my decision to leave my warm bed. As I was about to pack up my tripod, the clouds on the horizon parted enough to allow the rising sun to cast a jaw-dropping golden glow that reflected off the fog, drenching the air in honey. This light lasted for maybe 2 minutes, then disappeared.

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Golden Light Behind Tree at Sunrise, Friday Harbor, WA (12″x18″)


Stan Sayres Boat Launch at Sunrise

Bulb exposures of passing clouds reflecting morning light at the Stan Sayres Boat Launch in late August.

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Stan Sayres Dock at Sunrise (Angle), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 

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Stan Sayres Dock at Sunrise (Side), Seattle, WA (12″x18″)


Lake Washington Sunrise Bulb Exposure

Back in late August, I decided to head down to the Lake Washington shore to photograph a new subject before sunrise. Passing morning clouds provided a nice linear structure in the sky for these 3-5 minute exposures.

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Submerged Tree Branches in Lake Washington at Sunrise (BW),
Seattle, WA (12″x16″)

 

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Submerged Tree Branches in Lake Washington at Sunrise (Color),
Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 


Low Clouds over Hurricane Ridge

Mountain poking through clouds near Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, WA.

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Tree Silhouette, Clouds, and Mountain, Olympic National Park, WA (10″x10″)


Clouds over Olympic Range from Hurricane Ridge

I visited Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park for the first time back in August – unfortunately many of the trails were closed for management/removal of mountain goats (via helicopter!). Even though I wasn’t able to hike around as much as I may have liked, the small loop trails provided fantastic views of the clearing clouds over the surrounding mountains and hillsides.

HurricaneRidge_Hillside_WelcomeCenter_ColorHurricane Ridge Visitor Center and Clouds, Olympic National Park, WA (10″x18″)