Last week the historical museum ship Hawaiian Chieftain sailed into Squalicum Harbor in the city of Bellingham. The Hawaiian Chieftain is a 103′ ketch displacing 64 tons. Although her rigging is based on 19th-century designs, the hull is steel and features a triple keel design. This makes the craft very maneuverable in shallow waters, drawing […]Read more "Tallship Tour: Hawaiian Chieftain"
Roses taken with the XIT wide angle lens. This little device appears to excel up close. I am absolutely happy with it as part of a beginner’s kit, and at a price that anyone can reach.Read more "Roses in Wide Angle"
Testing my new XIT x.43 wide angle lens. I am more than happy with the wide angle and macro uses. The macro has an extremely short focal length but can create interesting blur patterns that imply motion. The clarity and color are excellent for an addition that cost less than $30.Read more "XIT x.43 Wide Angle Lens"
Experimenting with a hot shoe flash and side lighting to create an atmospheric theme. The photos were taken midday with summer sun coming in through the windows. I used flash, upped the shutter speed and ISO to create the evening/candlelit feeling.Read more "Unsettling Romantic Evening"