Landscape and Panoramic Photography

Posts tagged “Black and White

Spring Hike at Mt. Rainier

In early June, I took a quick hike from the White River camping area to Sunrise on Mt. Rainier. A lenticular cloud was draped over the summit of the mountain, and the air smelled of pine and melting snow. This was my first visit to the park, and I was amazed at how large the mountain appears when hiking on its flanks.

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Lenticular Cloud over Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Meltwater Stream in the Forest, Mount Rainier National Park, WA (12″x16″)

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Seattle Skyline from West Seattle

Before heading down to the water to do some coastal, pylon-focused bulb exposure work, I decided to shoot a few more traditional ‘Seattle Skyline’ panoramas as the clouds rolled over. When I started, the day was grey and overcast (first panorama), and later in the afternoon the clouds started to part, making for a nice ‘black sky’ backdrop for the texture of the clouds (second panorama).

SeattleSkyline_BW_JoeBlockPark_4Seattle Skyline from Joe Block Park (BW #2), Joe Block Park, West Seattle, WA (16″x55″)

 

SeattleSkyline_BW_JoeBlockPark_2Seattle Skyline from Joe Block Park (BW #2), Joe Block Park, West Seattle, WA (16″x32″)

 

 

 

 

 


Seattle Skyline Bulb Exposure, Part 3

After spending a few minutes walking around scoping out Joe Block Park, I decided to try to use some of the dock/pylons to frame the Space Needle and Seattle skyline (first photograph). Although I liked the idea, I found that a later composition was more successful (second photograph).

 

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Pylons and Rocks Framing Skyline (Bulb #1), Joe Block Park, West Seattle, WA (12″x16″)

 

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Pylons and Rocks Framing Skyline (Bulb #3), Joe Block Park, West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

 


Field and Clouds near Zillah, WA

Darkening skies over a dirt road in the wine vineyards near Zillah, Washington.

Zillah_Vineyard_Road_Storm_BW2Fields and Storm Clouds (#2), near Zillah, WA (10″x18″)

 


House, Field and Clouds near Zillah, WA

Approaching storm clouds and darkening skies behind a lone building near Zillah, Washington.

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Lone House in Field and Approaching Rain Clouds, near Zillah, WA (16″x32″)


Seattle Skyline, Part 4

Clouds over the Seattle skyline from the Jose P Rizal Bridge between Beacon Hill and the International District.

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Seattle Skyline and Clouds (#3, B&W), Seattle, WA (16″x33″)

 

 


Sunlight through Fog

The sun began to shine through the top of the low-hanging cloud/fog being blown over the ridge, shooting beams of light between the tree trunks.

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Sunlight through Foggy Forest, western Washington state (16″x44″)


Cherry Blossoms at UW

In mid-March, trees around the Seattle area started blooming, including the cherry trees. Although I find the pink flowers beautiful, my eye was more attracted to the contrasts of textures and tones of the black trunks and bright blossoms.

CherryBlossoms_Clouds_UW_BW_ShortExp2Cherry Blossoms and Clouds (Short Exposure, #2), Seattle, WA (16″x35″)

 

 


Rattlesnake Lake and Ledge

We got a few days of sunshine in the Seattle area in January, so I decided to head out to Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend to hike and take a few photographs. Around sunset, I shot a few bulb exposures of tree stumps rising out of the lake.

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Tree stumps rising from Rattlesnake Lake, near North Bend, WA (12″x18″)


Franklin Falls, WA

After moving to the Seattle area from southern Arizona last summer, I took a weekend walk up to Franklin Falls to photograph the South fork of the Snoqualmie River as it cascades over a 70-foot cliff. Large falls are always a treat after living in the desert.

Franklin Falls and Rainbow (#2, Color), near Bend, WA. (12″x18″)

Franklin Falls (#3, B&W), near Bend, WA (16″x46″)