Landscape and Panoramic Photography

long exposure

Dock and Fog at Stan Sayres Memorial Park

Long exposure of passing morning rain clouds and fog over Lake Washington at Stan Sayres Memorial Park.

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Dock and Fog at Stan Sayres Memorial Park (B&W), Seattle, WA (12″x12″)


Rocks and Fog at Stan Sayres Memorial Park

Morning rain clouds and fog over Lake Washington at the jetty along Stan Sayres Memorial Park.

StanSayresMem_Rocks_Fog_Bulb_BWRocks and Fog at Stan Sayres Memorial Park (B&W), Seattle, WA (10″x18″)


San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in Fog

Long/bulb exposure of fog lifting off the SFOBB, December, 2019.

SFOBB_Bulb4_BW_WebsiteSizeSFOBB and Fog (#4, B&W), San Francisco, CA (12″x18″)


Torpedo Wharf in Fog, Part 2

Long/bulb exposures of Torpedo Wharf near Golden Gate Bridge.

TorpedoWharf_Bulb3_Mod_BWTorpedo Wharf (#3, B&W), San Francisco, CA (10″x18″)


Torpedo Wharf in Fog, Part 1

Long/bulb exposures of Torpedo Wharf near Golden Gate Bridge.

TorpedoWharf_Bulb1_BWTorpedo Wharf (#1, B&W), San Francisco, CA (12″x18″)

TorpedoWharf_Bulb2_BWTorpedo Wharf (#2, B&W), San Francisco, CA (12″x18″)


Structure in the Waves near Golden Gate, Part 3

Pylons and fog near Torpedo Wharf in San Francisco.

 

Pylons_CurvingCoast_BW_LongExp_WebsiteSizeFog, Pylons, and Receding Coastline to Torpedo Wharf, San Francisco, CA (10″x18″)


Structure in the Waves near Golden Gate, Part 2

Pylons and fog near the NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary building.

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Fog and Pylons in the Water, San Francisco, CA (12″x12″)


Structure in the Waves near Golden Gate

This structure pokes out into the surf near the NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary building. One of my favorite photographs from 2019.

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Fog and Structure in the Water, San Francisco, CA (10″x18″)


Golden Gate Bridge in Fog

Morning fog lifting off the Golden Gate Bridge in December, 2019.

GGBridge_Fog3_Mod_BWFX_LongExpGolden Gate Bridge, Waves, and Lifting Fog, San Francisco, CA (12″x16″)

 

GGBridge_Fog4_Mod_BW_PostForegroundGolden Gate Bridge, Rusty Post, and Lifting Fog, San Francisco, CA (12″x18″)


Winter Storm Approaches Westport Jetty

Long exposure of winter storm coming in from the Pacific at Westport Jetty near Twin Harbors State Park, Washington.

WestportJetty_Sunset_BW_HorizontalWestport Jetty and Clouds at Sunset (B&W), Westport, WA (10″x18″)

 


Washington Coastline in Winter

Stumps and logs embedded in the sand at Twin Harbors State Park, Washington.

TwinHarbors_Log_Waves_longexposure_BW3Stump in Waves (#3, 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″)

 


Snoqualmie Falls in Black and White

Shooting a few long-exposure photographs of Snoqualmie Falls has been on my bucket list, so I decided to check the location off my list last weekend- rainy/cloudy conditions were in the weather forecast, but the sun started poking through the clouds as I got there. Winter sun is usually a relief in the Pacific Northwest, but not for long-exposure photography.

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Snoqualmie Falls in Late Winter (BW #1), Snoqualmie, WA (12″x18″)


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″)


Princes Pier, Melbourne

On a trip to Australia in October, I had limited time for photography. I tried going to Princes Pier on a moody, foggy morning, but my GPS stopped working. I gave it another try a few days later, and the clouds parted as I arrived- beautiful weather, but bad for long-exposure photography. Here’s what I could do with the conditions.

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Princes Pier Pylons, Melbourne, Australia (12″x12″)

 

 


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″)

 


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″)