Zen in the Garden: Calm Pool of Tranquility Amongst the Spring Colors

One of my favorite spots in Kubota Gardens in Seattle.  Zeiss 16-35 and Sony a7r taken last night. #kubotagarden @kubotagarden

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Queen Anne Real Estate Listing Photography with Zeiss 16-35mm

My Zeiss 21mm has always been my go-to lens for real estate photography.  I’m trying out the flexibility of the latest Zeiss zoom, the 16-35mm.  These are two shot blends, created using Lightroom Enfuse.  I like the natural look. I shot 35 images last night, finishing at 7pm and had them to the agent by 11pm.  Woof

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Mount Rainier Sunrise from Tacoma

On a recent trip through Tacoma, I spotted a potential composition putting sunrise skies behind Rainier.  It would of course require me to drive down there at an unreal hour to capture this. I finally got there and captured some nice light behind the mountain.  Sony a7r and Zeiss 100-300m lens at about 135mm.  http://www.mikereidphotography.com #mountrainier #mrnp

Mount Rainier Sunrise from Tacoma

Siberian Wildfires Red Sunset in Washington

Haze from Siberian grassfires have led to a series of hazy sunsets with an especially vivid Sun.  This is from the Sky View Observatory atop the Columbia Center in Seattle.  Sony a7r and Zeiss 100-300mm lens. http://www.mikereidphotography.com #skyviewobservatory @yourtake

 

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Gorgeous Blanca Lake Hike in the Cascades

A few blowdowns including one massive log that required a little planning to get over. The snow shows up at the top of the switchbacks and gets deep around Virgin Lake which is still snowed over. Blanca lake itself is about 90% thawed and well worth the trip. I had hiked up with tent/sleeping bag/etc but I came back down around 5pm and there were still people hiking up in cotton/shorts/tennis shoes but who am I to judge 😉 Microspikes do help going both ways but the mud really stole the show on the way back down. http://www.mikereidphotography.com  @mikereidphotography @yourtake

Blanca Lake Washington Cascades

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Spring at Kubota Gardens

Every year I almost forget to visit Kubota Gardens down in South Seattle.  Then I am so glad I didn’t forget.  The azaleas are blooming right now and the rhodies are close behind.  Dozens of Japanese maples in their spring best.  Such an amazing garden and the perfect time to visit. http://www.mikereidphotography.com #seattle #kubotagardens

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