Thursday, January 31, 2013

under the overpass

Water lilies grow along the Union Bay shore of Washington Park in Seattle.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

washington park tree

A tree is framed by the underside of a State Route 520 overpass in Washington Park, Seattle.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

ballard locks h.q.

This is the headquarters building of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle.  The locks allow vessel traffic to move between the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Puget Sound while maintaining the higher lake level and preventing salt water intrusion.

Monday, January 28, 2013

gold country trees

Trees present their winter look in the hills above the Coloma, California gold discovery site.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

hoh rain forest

Sunlight pours through the trees at the edge of the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

interior abstract #16

This is another of my interior long exposures, blurred by lens zoom and/or camera motion.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

last light

This is a different sunset than the one featured in Monday's post.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

landscape abstract #5

This image ended up looking more like art from fabric or dryer lint than what it really was: bare tree trunks and branches against a sunset sky.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

country road

This photo uses the kind of long exposure and camera motion I have used to create interior abstract images.  While not so abstract, it does have a pleasing softness and sense of motion that is different from the results I get with pinhole photographs.

Friday, January 18, 2013

landscape abstract #1

I am starting to take my interior abstract photo techniques out into the landscape.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

into the maelstrom

With apologies to Poe.  This is number 15 in my series of interior abstract photographs.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

at the window

It looks like it was windy but it's just the result of camera movement, in this interior abstract photograph.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Is that a guppy peering out of a rippled pool?  Or is it just Interior Abstract #13?

Sunday, January 13, 2013


This abstract photo has as its subject the same dozen roses which first appeared in Interior Abstract #5.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

interior abstract #11

Here is another in the series.  A throw pillow covered in a tropical print provided some of the interesting colors.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

subway trains

Not really!  It's just another of my interior abstracts.  Number eight, to be exact.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

at the table

This is the seventh in my series of abstract interior photographs.

Monday, January 7, 2013

the blue beret

Today it's back to interior abstracts.  This is number six of a series.  These digital photos use camera movement and/or lens zooming over a longish (2 second) exposure to create blurred abstract images from ordinary interior scenes.  Unlike Saturday's dozen roses, which were really there, there is no actual beret in this photo.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

battery doorway

Here is a new battery photograph from a recent visit back to Fort Worden, near Port Townsend, WA.  This storage room doorway is part of Battery Kinzie, on the beach near Point Wilson.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

a dozen roses

This is number five in my series of digital interior abstract photographs.  This one is clearly a little less abstract than most of the others.

Friday, January 4, 2013

interior abstract #4

This ghostly image, like the rest of this series so far, is the result of a long exposure (2 seconds) at a low ISO (100) and a small aperture (around f/11 or f/16), in a low-light interior setting.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

in a nutshell

Here is the third in my series of abstract interior scenes.

So far, when I take these pictures, I have very little idea how they're going to turn out.  So I take many and use maybe a few.  That and the instant feedback make it nice to have digital film.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

interior abstract #2

Here is another photograph from my developing series of deliberately blurred interior scenes.  These are an experiment in several ways- in abstract composition, in learning how to get what I want out of camera movement, in learning what elements will make an interesting image.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

sunrise on haleakala

Today the sun rises on a new year.

One of the popular activities on Maui is to watch the sunrise from the rim of the volcano Haleakala.  Tip: if you do go up there for sunrise, dress warmly.  It will be chilly!

With these scanned slides, I leave Hawaii behind and return this blog to the Pacific Northwest, at least for now.  Happy New Year!


later in the morning