Old Smoke

 Photography  Comments Off on Old Smoke
May 062013
 

If you look just two posts below this one, you will see a short post from May of 2012 with a few images of smoke. That “teaser” is all that came of the hundreds of images I shot during one evening alone involving beer, incense, a Canon 5d mkII, my trusty 24-105 and an old borrowed Norman studio strobe kit from the 80’s. Until now. I have finally dug these RAWs out of the dusty digital archives and had some fun with them.

Processing was done in Lightroom 4, and all of the seen color affects were applied some basic via split toning. As is likely obvious (since smoke generally rises), most of these images were shot vertically and rotated. I spent a super long time coming up with the “names” for each of these, which I am sure everyone will find about as interesting as the nutritional information on the back of a Splenda® packet. Enjoy and feel free to grab your favorites to use as your desktop background to boost my ego!

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Lake Ozette – Cape Alava Weekend Adventure

 Adventures, Backpacking, Beach, Fun, Outdoors, Photography, Travel  Comments Off on Lake Ozette – Cape Alava Weekend Adventure
Apr 192013
 

It would be great to say that there was some very important and quite interesting reason for not posting here for some time. Alas, but there isn’t. Here is me trying to not beat my previous record of over one year’s time between posts.

We have all heard it said many time over that “life is an adventure”. As a father of a two year old, I couldn’t agree more. Life each day with my daughter is a new experience, of which not all are planned, expected or ideal,  but certainly all of which are adventuresome! The photos below are not of my family’s journey through this life called adventure, but of a different kind that I took while on a weekend getaway excursion with a few guys on the Olympic Peninsula. Our location, for most of the weekend was Cape Alava, which is one part of the Lake Ozette Triangle. Due to weather conditions that weekend, we ended up not doing the triangle in its entirety. Nonetheless, the weekend was filled with hiking and exploration up and down the coastline.

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Sunset

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Tide Pools

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Shaun

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Barnacle Landscape

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Canonball Island

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Kelp Crab

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Ozette Indian Memorial

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Rock Detail

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Frozen Waves

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Insect Structures

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Wedding Rocks View

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Sunset Reflections

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Blue Skies

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Morning Pick-me-up

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Spyderco Delica 4

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Driftwood Forms

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Wooden Currents

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Sunny Exit

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Headed Home

Smoke Teasers

 Fun, Photography, Studio  Comments Off on Smoke Teasers
May 072012
 

So, this isn’t a true post but more of a teaser of a lot of images to come. Out of all the posts I have put up over the last few years, the one post that gets the best SEO ratings is my post from April of 2009 that included some smoke desktop images I put together. Now, here we are in 2012 and I am returning to smoke and posting a few “teaser” images from what I shot a few days ago. More to come, I promise. DISCLAIMER: there are minimally edited with some basic exposure adjustments and a little color tweaks.

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