Yea, the above image is definitely a "bait and switch". It's not Lopez Island and it's not from this past week. It's a shot from Kauai of Shipwreck Beach from last winter. I promise I haven't given up and decided to sleep in, it's just that I'm getting beaten by the constant storms parading through the Pacific Northwest.
My goal for this week's shoot was to capture an image of the 7:30am Lopez Island to Anacortes ferry at the dock loading cars. The timing looked pretty good as the ferry was scheduled to depart right between twilight and sunrise. And with luck I though I might even get a touch of color in the clouds opposite the sunrise.
Luck was not what I found when I got up and headed out. Our home is pretty much surrounded by trees so I don't get to know what the conditions are until I load up and drive off. And as soon as I hit the main road, I knew I wasn't getting a twilight sunrise shot on this morning.
I went ahead with the shoot, I was up after all, figuring I'd see what I could get.
This was the shot I had in mind when I was planning for this shoot. I was banking on the warm morning light hitting the foreground, the dock and the ferry but not eclipsing the artificial lights. I didn't get any of that with the stormy, ominous clouds that showed up.
Here's another composition that I liked, but again, not with the dark clouds as the backdrop.
I still like this idea for a shot so I'll keep in on my list if/when the condition are right. So on the plus side it's nice to have a shot idea scouted out and only be waiting for the proper conditions.
It's been a crazy busy spring and my commercial work has had me heads down so I've been a bit absent from social media and blog posting. But here's a quick update and a coupon for 25% off on notecards to thank y'all for your patience and great support. Just type in ...
If you're trying to figure out what kind of camera you're wanting or needing to buy, I'd wager that you're beginning your journey into photography or are rekindling an old love. If that's indeed the case ...
I thoroughly enjoy posting my personal list of favorite images that I do each year on my blog and my Facebook page. But It's also pretty interesting to see how my supporter "vote with their feet" at my online store. Here's a quick summary of my most popular notecards by number purchased.
I've updated the recent landscape images section of my website to include my fall shoots. Images on my website are of much higher quality with less compression than I can show on social media.
I'm also giving away 3 copies of my 2017 Calendar to my email list members
Sometimes it seems that I plan and go out shooting time and time again only to return home empty. So it can be a bit invigorating to go through my years worth of publish images to choose by favorites. And this year is turning out to be the hardest I've yet had. I'll start off with numbers 13, 14 & 15 and the runner ups. Then I'll update this post every day till ...
I've update the notecard section of my estore to add some new Facebook favorites. And since once a baker, always a baker, I've included a "Bakers Half Dozen" holiday coupon. So if you buy 6 notecards, the 7th one is free.
I'm pretty excited to announce that a selection of my notecards and my 2017 calendar are available on Lopez Island at Paper Scissors on the Rock. I've been trying to sort this idea out for way to long and I love having a presence in our local iconic...
Earlier this year I had the delightful opportunity to give a private photography lesson on Lopez Island. The lesson was primary tailored towards long exposure techniques but also include some general discussions on exposure and post processing techniques as well as some advice on gear. I thought I'd summarize the course...
Having just wrapped up my year long Morning Light Project, I was projectless, for about a day. I like having a project based theme to help add a bit of discipline to my photography and push me in a direction that I might not otherwise be going. So my next photography based project will be intimate landscapes.
It hardly seems possible that I started this project a year ago. But as "they" say, time does fly by. It's been a pretty wonderful year filled with, mostly, beautiful mornings and great light. So I'll end this project with this month's shot from Kauai as well as my favorite images from my year long Morning Light Project.