Tallships on the Bay

My current 300mm lens has a short aperture range and lots of vibration when standing (because it was only $109 and I’m broke. The next step up is going to be like $600. Not until I get a better job…), so it’s hard to get crisp moving objects. The result is that I don’t always […]

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Tallship Tour: Hawaiian Chieftain

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 […]

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Lavender Dreams

These photos were taken in early summer 2014, over Drayton Harbor. I fell in love with the lavender hues, still water, reflections, and hazy mountains creating a dream-like scene. I love these so much that one of them hangs in the living room, blown up into a wall-sized print. Sadly, I have not seen this […]

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Coursera Assignment: Design Elements

Time again for another assignment in the Coursera Photography MOOC, put on by Michigan State University. This time the students were tasked with using a specific design element in several pictures to achieve a goal. I found this assignment fairly straightforward since my photography has long been rooted in creating moods through elements. I chose […]

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