Which means it's time to head over to San Juan Island for pie. Oh, wait, there's more to our local fair than pie and the fair continues my busy year of printing. I entered 4 images into this year's fair. So if you're in the neighborhood I'd love it if you happened by for a look. If not here's your online gallery.
I entered two in the competitive section, one in general landscape and one in travel.
And two in the open section. Again one in general landscape and one in travel.
We, Laura and I, also have seemingly started a family tradition. And that's beating up on my fragile male ego. She enteres her stunning knitted creations in the fair as well. And if last year's results continue we're gonna need a bigger car to bring home her loot. She went light, but strong, this year with her knitted veil for our niece's wedding.
Sigh, another year of second best. :)
My crazy friend Beth, who was born in Scotland, did her best to prepare me for the armageddon weather I would experience whilst visiting her homeland. Well so far it’s been nigh on perfect. In fact I’ve had worse weeks of weather in Hawaii. Nothing quite like hiking and scouting in short sleeves and sun glasses. But I’m quite sure that there is still time for the, now angered, Scottish Weather Gods...
Do sometimes, if only rarely, work to perfection. Such was my convoluted journey to Fair Isle Scotland (although locals might stubbornly prefer “Fair Isle Shetland”. But I’m smart enough not to get involved with that debate). And although I confess to being weary from the journey, it was so definitely worth it.
What’s that old saying, “Mamma don’t let you babies grow up to be Cowboy’s”, well let’s add “Don’t let your Photographer’s become travel agents”. Well at least not this one.
It all started out innocently enough, an email blast with an “unbelievable” airfare from Seattle to Edinburgh.
It seems this is the year I'm crossing a bunch of things off my list. Or more accurately, starting new photographic relationships. And the Olympic National Park could be a very long and intimate fling.
For going on 10 years I've had the "obligation" of accompanying Miss Laura on her work trips to Hawaii, Maui in February & July and Kauai in October. And for the most part, I've enjoyed the trips. But July is just about the worst time for me to be away from my busy Real Estate Clients, so this is my last visit to Maui for quite a while
For 20 years I've been a negligent resident of the San Juan Islands in that I've never visited the glory that is Sucia Island Marine State Park. I rectified that this month with a quick two night trip to this Pacific Northwest island paradise. And this trip was way too long in coming and far to short, so I'll definitely be having a repeat.
It's been an amazingly busy season of real estate photography and after two 4am morning twilight / sunrise shoots I was ready to sleep in and be lazy. But when my friend Beth messaged me about joining her on a 10 mile hike to Goat Lake, I hesitated for a just moment and then, as I usually do, jumped at the chance.
Let's cut right to the chase. I'm not gonna boldly state what size camera or sensor or film is the best. Photography is all about preferences and compromises and this choice is no different. What I will do is discuss the variety of formats that I've used and share some of my experiences, thoughts and biases.