Monthly Archives: January 2010

Waterfall at Mt. Rainer Comments Off on Waterfall at Mt. Rainer

Waterfall at Mt Ranier

Waterfall at Mt Ranier

Baby Seal Comments Off on Baby Seal

Baby Seal at Moss Beach CA

Baby Seal at Moss Beach CA

What a face! I had to crop this image quite a bit because the zoom on my lens just isn’t all that good but I liked the way the smaller image turned out. Just one of life’s fortuitous moments that I managed to snap the picture while he was looking directly at me. I like the clarity of this image and I think the overall blue tone works well.

Baby Seal On The Beach Comments Off on Baby Seal On The Beach

Baby Seal Out of the Water at Moss Beach CA

Baby Seal Out of the Water at Moss Beach CA

Wait until you see the picture for tomorrow…

Painted Clouds Comments Off on Painted Clouds

Painted Clouds

Painted Clouds

At first glance it is obvious that the shape on the far side of the inlet is land – rock, gravel, plants and beach. But if you let your focus drift for a bit (especially if you are looking at the full sized image) it looks like painted clouds – slightly impressionistic. Good for the imagination…

Dead Trees Comments Off on Dead Trees

Dead Trees Along Trail at Moss Beach CA

Dead Trees Along Trail at Moss Beach CA

This image has not been edited in Photoshop (neither have any of the others – but I figured I should state it). The texture of this image is what really draws me in. I love the almost ‘fake’, re-touched photo look caused by the starkness of the dead trees and the little bit of green from the healthy ones showing through.

Long Shadows Comments Off on Long Shadows

Shadows Getting Long Over The Vinyard

Shadows Getting Long Over The Vineyard - Napa Valley California

I waver on this image… some days I really like it, others I don’t. I think it needs a more defined focal point.

Winery With Solar Panels Comments Off on Winery With Solar Panels

Winery With Solar Panels

Winery With Solar Panels - Napa Valley California

Crispness and colors!

A Forgotten Bunch Comments Off on A Forgotten Bunch

A Forgotten Bunch

A Forgotten Bunch - Napa Valley California

Ok… I did not put this image up because I like it. I put it up because of the disappointment I had after taking it, arriving home, and discovering the colors and light didn’t even come close to what I had seen with my eyes. Those red leaves positively glowed in the late afternoon sun, not that you would know it from this image. This is something I want to learn how to fix!

Sunrise Trail Comments Off on Sunrise Trail

Sunrise Trial Mt Ranier

Sunrise Trial Mt Rainer

This was such a glorious day! A tad windy but warm (for the mountains) with beautiful blue sky and a crystal clear view of the glacier. I love all the different cloud formations in this one shot and the detail of the mountain (really stunning on the full sized image). I like how this shot shows just how high up we were (it was a steep climb up and down). My one wish… I would like just a little more definition in the trees and a little less of the silhouette effect.

Summer Sky Over Russian River Valley Comments Off on Summer Sky Over Russian River Valley

Summer Sky Over Russian River Valley

Summer Sky Over Russian River Valley

Once again, I return to themes of color… I love how vibrant the colors are in this shot. Especially the bright blue of the sky. Additionally, that one little white puffy cloud just seems to make this image for me… I hate to call it cute but I think that is exactly what it is!