Tiny Cone

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This was an experiment with doing macro time-lapse. (The pinecone is about the size of your thumbnail) I thought it would be interesting to have shadows move over the pinecone, but it turned out it was much more interesting just having it in the sun and watching it open up some. I will definitely be playing with this more.

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Rolling Clouds

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Last week I took a much needed day off and time-lapsed a few clouds. I love watching time-lapse of clouds. It gives them life and movement that are almost impossible to grasp by just watching them in person. Soon as to changes the speed and context though, they give the sky a mood and a story.

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These were in about a 4 mile area in the hills outside of Wenatchee.

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The day was lovely enough, that even with four applications of sunblock, I managed to get sunburns.

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Floating Oddity

I went camping with a couple friends last weekend. There were strange things floating all over. To the eye they looked like they were barely there if at all. Once you get them on camera and run the images through some treatments (see photoshop, after effects, & cinema 4d) these little strange things begin to take much stronger shape. I’ve only had the time to fully work up this one image so far, but more will follow.

Click the image to view it larger. May take a moment to load
Click the image to view it larger. May take a moment to load

This was pretty much just an excuse to practice building 3d environment maps from 360 panoramas.

The Fast Way Down the Mountain

Here’s the first of many fun nuggets of joy from last weekends backpacking trip. We covered about 17 miles in three days. On Saturday I wandered off alone all day to see where it would take me. One of the places I wound up was in a huge field of flowers, ferns, blueberries, and huckleberries. The oddity being that it was on a 45 degree slope. When in this situation on the decent there are two ways to get hike down it. You can look for difficult footing and make your way carefully, OOooorrrr you can slide on your butt like a madman!

It was a pretty easy choice.
It was a pretty easy choice.

Three Climates – The Coast

Here’s the second section! About a month ago I made my way out to the very tip of Washington with a few friends and of course brought my camera! Keeping the same theme as the first section, these are a little on the experimental side as well.

Starting with some panorama action!
Starting with some panorama action!

All of the panoramas that I’ve been posting lately have been built in a program that I’m quickly coming to love. It’s called Hugin. It’s taken a little figuring out for working through some of the tricky aspects, but I now I’ve finally got my feet under me so this one will be moot quality wise by the next time I shoot for one. If anyone is interested in Hugin, it’s a free open source program that you can find HERE!

From an evening fire on the beach.
From an evening fire on the beach.
Deleting color channels can have nice results.
Deleting color channels can have nice results.
While not the best photo (it was too bright out), it was the coolest thing along off the highway. So over the guard rail I went to make a memory.
While not the best photo (it was too bright out), it was the coolest thing along off the highway. So over the guard rail I went to make a memory.
From spending a day relaxing and sun burning on the tide flats.
From spending a day relaxing and sun burning on the tide flats.

 

 

 

 

 

Three Climates – The Forest

Over the past few weeks I’ve managed to get out and about quite a bit. On these outings of work and play, I’ve managed to spend time hiking in the mountains, swimming on the coast, and walking through the flats of eastern Washington. So, starting with the forrest since that’s the closest to home. Here are the photos from said adventures!

This is the still mostly frozen Heather Lake. This is a panorama comprised of 43 separate photos!
This is the still mostly frozen Heather Lake. This is a panorama comprised of 43 separate photos! If you click though it you can see a lot of snow melt waterfalls.
Quite a few days in the mountains have been extremely foggy with the ground warming and thawing.
Quite a few days in the mountains have been extremely foggy with the ground warming and thawing.
15 1/4 second exposures of a river to make a .gif move!
15 1/4 second exposures of a river to make a .gif move!
And finally, out in the forest, if you keep your eyes open, maybe you can find the tree covered in signs of love
And finally, out in the forest, if you keep your eyes open, maybe you can find the tree covered in signs of love