Monday, September 24, 2012

Top of the Bergen to You! - Bergen, Norway

Top of the Bergen to You!

The vistas in every direction were remarkable.  Thankfully after a long hike, my neutral density filters were enough to bring out the clouds' detail and provide a backdrop to preserve wonderful memories!


Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Lonely Louvre - Paris, France

Lonely Louvre

In the fading light a solitary chair rests after a bustling summer day supporting tourists and Parisians alike.  

Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)

Monday, September 10, 2012

First Velvia - La Jolla, California


Graduate school is a great time to have gear repaired.  While my Nikon D3 was in the "shop" for a deep cleaning, I cracked open my father-in-law's old Nikon F4 for my very first shoot on film.  The entire experience was marked by firsts. 

First time loading film into a camera since my tricked out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles point-and-shoot of 1990.


First time hoping each frame was perfect due solely to the cost associated with a missed exposure.


First time a passerby was stumped by the camera I had propped up on a sturdy tripod.  


"What are you shooting," a passerby asked.  Normally I say Nikon and the passerby would ask the model and pepper me with photo related comments.  Yay.  This time however, I responded with, "Nikon F4."  The look of puzzlement on the questioner was priceless.  Then again, a camera manufactured in March 1989 can have that effect.


Stumped.   

Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Skagit Tulip - Skagit Valley, Washington

Skagit Tulip
Every year the Skagit Valley's family flower farms are bestowed with countless tulips just like Holland.  This photograph was taken in April, I suggest you pack a few raincoats and take your family to stroll through these beautiful farms.  


Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)