A Walk in the Park

I had to deviate from my Ireland posts to show everyone what a beautiful fall day it is in Bellingham, Washington...and also ask a question about HDR photography. Recently, I found the HDR Toning option in PhotoShop. I've used it on a few of my photos, with some manual fine-tuning. I'm not sure if I …

Urban Decay

I couldn't believe my eyes... David and I discovered a giant, purple mass of urban decay!  I had to climb on the roof to get the second shot.  If I lived in Everett, I'd use this place as a backdrop for portraits. It was so cool!

May Flowers

There's that old expression, April showers bring May flowers.  Well, we got the flowers, but the showers decided to overstay their welcome.  I don't think we've had more than a couple of days of pure sunshine this entire month!  Don't be deceived by my sunny posts...those days were the exception! My friend Sarah and I …

Checking In

I stepped away from the dyslexic chaos I know as logarithms just before all of my grey matter unfolded this afternoon.   It's a good thing, because I need it for my Monday night exam.  What?  I promised not to talk about Algebra anymore?  Oh, yes....my apologies. I did treat myself to a photo walk this afternoon to …

Stuck on You

Did you know, there's a gum wall in Seattle?   According to Wikipedia, it is one of the top five "germiest" attractions in the world.   Hordes of people were gathered in Post Alley to take pictures (see David, above!), gawk, or add to the gooey layers (see random kid below). The gum wall was one of …

Chasing Waterfalls

It seems like every photographer has a smooth waterfall picture in their portfolio.   Andy has a few on his walls. Until now I didn't really care, but then as we walked through Whatcom Falls Park yesterday on our group photo walk, I decided I wanted my own.   David's advice, after lending me the Canon 40d I'm …