Monday, April 2, 2012

Above the Storm

No matter how stormy your life may appear, the sun is still shining.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Something Squirrelly

One of the photos I am entering in our company photo contest with the theme of "Animals"

Friday, March 9, 2012


Sometimes angle and perspective is everything...

F8F Bearcat - taken May 2011 at the Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tips: Taking Moon Photos

Taking Moon Photos:

1) Turn on spot(center) exposure(metering).
2) Set the white balance to bright sun unless your auto WB already sets itself correctly.
3) Set your aperture to narrower settings, I usually use Aperture priority and set it to a higher number(narrower aperture) of F8 or higher.
4) If necessary, play with your exposure compensation to correct down as far as needed so you are not overexposed(if needed).
5) Use a tripod and either a remote shutter release or the self-timer. Turn off your image stabilization if you are using a tripod.
6) Use a low ISO number of around 100
7) The general consensus is that you need about a 400mm (35mm equivalent) focal length.
8) You may need to boost the contrast and sharpen the image in your post processing tools.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Christmas Star

Creative use of exposures to get a nice snowy landscape shot with the blue skyline. The sun becomes the night "star" while giving the impression of night shadows.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sunrise Color

This was taken about a month ago while on my way to work. Some mornings are just spectacular and have to be shared.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Red in the Morning...

Took this while driving to work one morning a few weeks ago. (I know I shouldn't but it was too striking to pass up!)