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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-26-2017, 06:51 PM  
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A few from the past couple weeks. First two from a trip up to Victoria, BC, and the remaining from a backpacking trip this weekend at Yellow Aster Butte.

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-30-2017, 12:12 PM  
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Did a macro romp about north of the Seattle Arboretum yesterday afternoon, and found aphids absolutely everywhere. Huge colonies of ants were swarming about tending to their livestock.



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And while the ants may protect the aphids, others eat them for lunch:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-13-2017, 08:19 PM  
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Brave to get up there in the mountains so early in the season! I've restricted myself to the lowlands still, so far.

A couple more from recent macro outings:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-10-2017, 09:26 PM  
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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-04-2017, 04:08 PM  
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Thanks!



In this case there was a lot of direct natural light, so there wasn't a need for a flash. That said, I was at a wider aperture as you noted -- the focal plane is very thin, but I think I just happened to be perpendicular to the fly's body, resulting in a decent amount of it being in focus.

One from yesterday:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-30-2017, 08:12 PM  
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Another from yesterday:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-30-2017, 06:11 PM  
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One from a small macro photowalk yesterday. A California Poppy about to bloom:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-21-2016, 01:02 AM  
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One from up north of Seattle a ways, taken tonight during a pocket of clear skies:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-14-2016, 11:52 AM  
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Thanks! Yeah I plan to experiment a bit with the crop factor before I print a copy for my friend.

Here's this morning's effort at the same moon's set over the city skyline. This was a close thing -- I almost left before the moon reappeared behind those clouds, thinking it wouldn't happen. I'd like to pretend it was a story of perseverance, but in reality it was luck that I was still on-site. You can see from the photo that the gap between the mountain ridges and the band of cloud is less than the angular diameter of the moon itself, and before the moon emerged the contrast between sky and cloud was so low you couldn't tell the gap was there at all by the naked eye.

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-13-2016, 10:17 PM  
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A friend is having his first son tomorrow, by scheduled c-section. He requested I get out and get an image of the "supermoon" going on to commemorate the occasion, and so with a bit of help from Photographer's Ephemeris and the US Naval Observatory's data feeds, I planned and took the following this evening:


I've another image planned tomorrow morning just before sunrise -- we'll see if I manage to crawl out of bed and get on location. :-)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-30-2016, 12:37 PM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
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One from up near Leavenworth last week:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-10-2016, 08:25 PM  
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A simple snap from a couple weeks ago while exploring compositions for a later exposure:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-09-2016, 10:05 PM  
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To quote my own post on the photo:


There aren't many places in Seattle where one can find good foregrounds for a beachfront composition. One of the few is in Golden Gardens park on the north end of town, and for the past few years I have made the occasional journey to photograph the old pilings that emerge between the tides.

Every year they seem a little smaller, and fewer of them remain. Down the way some beach-goers were climbing on top of them and taking photos in makeshift praying mantis pose. I've seen these pilings wobble and sway under the gentlest tides, so even where the karate kid doesn't take its toll, I suspect the water and the barnacles will.

Will these be here in five more years?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-03-2016, 07:55 PM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
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I'm often jealous of your travels! I really like the texture and colors on the water of the last shot.

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I don't make it over to canonical spots downtown with my camera as much as I used to, but felt like making a trek over to the Space Needle recently:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-02-2016, 10:04 PM  
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Thanks!

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Here's one from this evening in Edmonds/Lynnwood along the water at a park I didn't know existed until I spent some time scrolling about Google maps earlier today:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-25-2016, 09:52 PM  
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A couple from this evening in Discovery Park here in Seattle:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-14-2016, 05:38 PM  
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Love the crisp, angled light in the second to last image
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-13-2016, 09:13 PM  
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A couple more from Hidden Lake in the North Cascades:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-12-2016, 09:40 PM  
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A couple shots from yesterday in two (very) different environments. Woke up camped at Hidden Lake in a scree field along the North Cascades -- the night was unpleasantly spent inside a cloud that drowned out all sunset and sunrise light, but by midmorning the clouds broke and filled the valleys below dramatically. The abundant blueberries didn't hurt the spirits either:


Later in the day, a trip over to the Ballard Locks to see the migrating salmon moving through the steps:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-21-2016, 12:58 PM  
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Couples shots of the lady friend at Union Bay Natural Area here in Seattle:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-07-2016, 05:53 PM  
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Love the last shot; great angle, color and framing of the barn with the lavender.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-04-2016, 10:10 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
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A couple years ago I went backpacking to capture the alpine larches in their autumn colors here in the North Cascades. Spent some time revisiting an image from that set that I liked but could never quite get the "right" feel for in post processing:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-03-2016, 04:07 PM  
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Another image from the (somewhat dreary) tail end of my trip, at Cape Disappointment State Park on the Washington side:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-02-2016, 07:07 PM  
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From this week's trip down to the Oregon Coast:

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-31-2016, 10:16 PM  
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Little handheld macro shoot on the Discovery Park beach this afternoon. Haven't used this lens in over a year...

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