Monday, June 24, 2013

EMP Museum Abstract #2

This is the second in a series of abstracts of the EMP Museum that I shot while in Seattle in April. The squiggles on the far left are the reflection of the Space Needle in the building's unique metallic tiles. Three handheld frames merged together with Nik HDR Efex 2.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ruby Beach Sea Stack

This photo was taken at Ruby Beach along the coast of Olympic National Park in April. It was the first night we arrived on the coast, and I was determined to shoot a sunset ... in the rain ... and fog. So this was my sunset. Still experimenting with neutral density, so I put on the filter and played with long exposures. This image is actually made up of 3 frames merged with Nik HDR Efex. The middle exposure was 13 seconds, which smoothed out the water and clouds, and somehow through software magic aligned things.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Seattle Space Needle

This photo was taken back in April on our trip to Seattle. Like most days we were there, it was cool and overcast. As we walked through the park near the Space Needle, I looked up and thought this was an interesting take on the landmark -- through the barren trees.

Friday, June 7, 2013


The photo above was taken earlier this spring at the beach during an engagement shoot with Shannon and Rene. Yes, at the beach. I shot it at f/2, so the water was just about nonexistent in the background in the original file, just a hint of blue. Me being me, I shifted the colors pretty heavily -- a few color grading layers, some blur/flare overlays and some bokeh texture blended in. I entered it in the Bay Area Photo Club's June assignment for "Connection." 1/4000 sec at f/2, ISO 200, 85mm, no flash, all ambient light.