Back in late August I got a chance to walk through the Central Library in downtown Seattle. I would have missed this had Chase Jarvis not been so emphatic in pointing out to me that it was a must visit. During my walk through I worked my way up to the highest point that I could and found a small platform to look down to the first floor. If I recall correctly it was about 8 stories up and looking down at the 1st floor
It’s been a great year for photography, perhaps even better than last year, and as 2008 nears its end I thought it would be fun to select my favorite photos from the year. I had a tough time narrowing things down so here they are… Honorable Mentions: Honorable Mention #5: Pike Place Market One thing I love about taking travel photos is the constant challenge to find a new perspective. While I got odd stares from pass
My latest travels this past week took me to Seattle where I had a chance to photograph some of the more iconic locations around town including Pike Place Market, arguably one of the two most recognizable Seattle landmarks. One of the many highlights during my brief trip was having the chance to meet several talented photographers at the opening night of the International Conservation Photography Awards (ICP Awards) g
It’s been a great year for photography and as the year closes out I thought it would be fun to select my favorite photos from the year. I had a tough time narrowing things down so here they are… Honorable Mentions: Honorable Mention #6: Los Angeles Sunrise This was one of the most dynamic cityscape I took this year, but as much as I liked it compared to some other photos taken this year it didn’t ma
No matter what type of photography interests you, whether its landscape photography, nature photography, street photography, people photography or any other type of photography its essential to always be prepared. Over the years I’ve learned that being prepared is itself an art form. The art of preparedness is seldom just a generic chore and can require quite a bit of creative thought.
Sometimes the most generic scenes can surprise you with how photogenic they can be. Case in point is this fence lined with buoys on a very drab overcast day. This scene did not grab my attention initially, but at the urge of a friend we explored this a little further. I’m glad we did. Being pushed a little to explore helped me see something that I would have otherwise missed. [tags]buoy, fence, photo, shipyard,
There’s not an exotic story behind this image. Fond of the color, textures and lines I decided to photograph these rocks. In post-processing I decided, as much as I liked the color, it was the textures and lines that carried this image. [tags]river, rock, black and white, B&W, conversion, digital, photography, photo[/tags]
This weekend, while on my way to the San Juan Islands with friends, I had a predictable run in with security while photographing a refinery in Washington state. Post-9/11 it’s pretty well known that as a photographer you’re likely to be harassed by “security” when photographing certain subjects such as refineries, bridges, airports, etc. Mind you during this incident we were on public property