Landscape and Panoramic Photography

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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″)


Empty Roads and Spring Clouds, Seattle

Spring clouds and nearly empty roads around rush hour at the Jose P Rizal Bridge in Seattle.

JPRBridge_Road_BW_1x1_March312020Jose P Rizal Bridge and Clouds (B&W), Seattle, WA (12″x12″)


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″)

 


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″)

 


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″)


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″)

 


Clouds over Islands near Auckland, NZ

On a trip to Australia in October, I stopped for a few days in New Zealand and took the ferry over to Waiheke Island. Early spring in the Auckland area is fantastic for photography- passing rain storms, moody clouds, and some sunshine. I loved it and would love to go back.

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Clouds over Island, near Waiheke, New Zealand (12″x18″)

 


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″)


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″)

 


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″)


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″)


Cranes at Sunset at Valle de Oro, NM

Around sunset in the winter months, migrating cranes land along the Rio Grande near the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in southern Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Tree and Cranes at Sunset, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, NM (12″x18″)


Seattle Skyline Bulb Exposure, Part 1

Smoke and clouds blanketed the sky back in late August, so I headed over to West Seattle to use the neutral, low lighting to do some long exposure (bulb) photography.  Another photographer in town had mentioned this old, rusty dock, but he didn’t know exactly where it was- happy to have found it! I included two of my favorite photographs from this location.

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Rusty Dock, (Bulb Exposure #1), West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)

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Rusty Dock, (Bulb Exposure #2), West Seattle, WA (12″x18″)


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″)

 


Seattle Skyline Bulb Exposure, Part 2

More bulb exposures of Elliott Bay and the Seattle skyline shot from Joe Block park in West Seattle.

JoeBlockPark_RocksBoatsPylons_BulbExpPano_3Pylons, Boats, and Rocks (Bulb Exposure #3), Joe Block Park, West Seattle, WA (16″x37″)


Seattle Skyline Bulb Exposure, Part 1

I was trying to find a few good places to take bulb (long exposure) photographs of the Elliott Bay shoreline, and I came across Jack Block and Joe Block Parks in West Seattle. These former Superfund sites have been recently cleaned up and converted into parks, but they maintain some of the old dock and pylon feel (perfect for an afternoon of bulb photographs when the tide went out and exposed the rocks along the shore).

JoeBlockPark_RocksBoatsPylons_BulbExpPano_2Pylons, Boats, and Rocks (Bulb Exposure #2), Joe Block Park, West Seattle, WA (16″x33″)


Rialto Beach Log, Fog, and Sea Stacks

Late summer fog blankets Rialto Beach.

RialtoBeachLogSeaStack_SingleFrame_BWRialto Beach Sea Stacks and Log, Olympic National Park, WA (12″x18″)

 


Fog over Rialto Beach

In September, I took a trip out to Olympic National Park and spent a day near Mora and Rialto Beach. Late summer rains blew in and cleared out the smoke from forest fires, leaving low-hanging fog over sea stacks along the coast.

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Rialto Beach Sea Stacks and Clouds, Olympic National Park, WA (16″x16″)


Campsite in the Terraced Fields

High winds brought the edge of a thunder storm past our camp in the terraces. Before bed, I watched the lightning flash in the clouds over the nearby hills like strobe lights. When I got up in the morning, fog was clearing off the valley and revealed a cobble stone paved road leading through the fields.

terracecampsunriseTerrace Camp Sunrise, far Western Nepal (16″x70″)

terracecampfogsunriseTerrace Camp Fog and Sunrise, far Western Nepal (16″x69″)

cobble-stoneroadthroughfieldsfogCobble Stone Road through the Fields and Fog, far Western Nepal (16″x50″)