Pile'em high

Fuji S602 digital.  1/1000 second @ f/2.8 & ISO 160. /

Third Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA
May 20th 2006

My First HDR

Fuji S602 digital.  Multiple exposures combined in Photoshop. /

As this picture demonstrates rather clearly, the basics of putting together multiple exposures to create a HDR image and get an interesting effect are easy, but making it look real is not. I kind of like this one as an expression of the mood of the forest, but I was actually going for realism and in that I think I failed.

This is from a trip last weekend to the westest coast, and some time I'll start putting sensible pictures up from that trip, but it may take me a while to process them because there are quite a few I want to apply this technique to with more realistic results, and I have a lot to learn.

Golden Ratio

Fuji S602 digital.  1/90 second @ f/2.8 & ISO 400. /

Tradition Lake trails, Washington, USA
May 14th 2006

Lake View

Fuji S602 digital.  1/420 second @ f/5.6 & ISO 200. /

Tradition Lake, Washington, USA
May 14th 2006

seeds

Fuji S602 digital.  1/1000 second @ f/2.8 & ISO 400 /

Hiking near Tradition Lake, Washington, USA
May 14th 2006

Ride Of Silence

Fuji S602 digital.  1/900 second @ f/4 & ISO 200. /

Fuji S602 digital.  1/640 second @ f/2.8 & ISO 200. /

On Wednesday evening, I took part in Seattle's local contribution to the Ride of Silence, an international, slow, silent ride ro memorialise and draw attention to cyclists killed or injured on the road. Turnout was incredible (these pictures don't get the whole crowd—official estimates were around 700), and it was quite moving to be a part of this.

Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington, USA
May 17th 2006

noted elsewhere

The Virginia V

Fuji S602 digital.  1/950 second @ f/8 & ISO 200. /

http://www.virginiav.org/

A recently-restored steamship; one of only two operating in the US right now. She used to do a daily Seattle - Tacoma - Seattle ferry service.

I had the pleasure of meeting the ship and her first mate at the Lake Union Sweep, and I volunteered for occasional unskilled deck hand work, which should be a nice way to get some free rides out to sea, and learn more about the area's maritime history.

Lake Union, Seattle, Washington, USA
May 13th 2006

The Haul

Fuji S602 digital.  1/680 second @ f/8.0 & ISO 200. /

What did I do last weekend? Well among other things I hauled a small portion of that sad heap out of Lake Union as part of the annual Lake Union Sweep.

Bear in mind that this was only one of 5 collection points.

Lake Union, Seattle, Washington, USA
May 13th 2006

Ellis Island

Fuji S602 digital.  1/240 second @ f/8 & ISO 200. /

That building was once where the huddled masses of legend were screened and processed, and most were welcomed into the country while a few were sent home. It's now a very interesting and rather moving museum.


New York, NY, USA
April 2nd 2006

noted elsewhere

Lady Liberty

Fuji S602 digital.  1/420 second @ f/8 & ISO 200. /

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

lest we forget

Liberty Island, New York, NY, USA
April 2nd 2006

People take pictures of each other

Fuji S602 digital.  1/420 second @ f/8 & ISO 200. /

This is the ferry from Battery Park to the statue of liberty & Ellis Island. I had been trying in vain to get pictures of the skyline without tourists' heads in them, until my cousin pointed out that the tourists are an interesting subject in themselves.

Lower Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
April 2nd 2006

Castle Clinton

Fuji S602 digital.  1/280 second @ f/8 & ISO 200. /

Lower Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
April 2nd 2006

English stone, English sky

Toshiba PDR-M61 digital.  1/145 second @ f/4.29 & ISO 100. /

Bath, Somerset, UK
June 4th 2002

noted elsewhere

Diamond Geezer

Toshiba PDR-M61 digital.  1/107 second @ f/3.07 & ISO 100. /

your guess is as good as mine

Bath, Somerset, UK
June 4th 2002

Still waiting

Toshiba PDR-M61 digital.  1/37 second @ f/3.02 & ISO 100. /

Bristol to Path Railway Path, in Bristol, Somerset, UK
June 4th 2002

I'm very slowly editing and uploading old photos. This one's from a particularly nice day out in my 4-month stint as a resident of Bristol. You can see the whole set on Flickr