New York Perspectives – Bryant Park and St. Patricks

I had one last nice day before I left New York, so I got up early and wandered around Bryant Park and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  These were marvelous sites, with captivating colors and details.DSC06961DSC06954DSC06959DSC06937-HDRDSC06884-HDRDSC06889-HDRDSC06922-HDR

Nighttime Empire State Building Photography

I had read a bit about going to the Empire State Building and shooting with a tripod.  Apparently things had changed a bit especially with their increased security.  They confiscated my tripod.  I was later able to get it back but I knew it would make my night shooting more challenging.  I had two lenses with me:  Zeiss 85mm Otus 1.4 and Zeiss 55mm 1.8.  I set my Sony a7r2 settings to manual focus, timer shutter and Optical Stabilization On.  I focused carefully using focus preview and checked the shots afterwards for sharpeness.  I think I did ok.  #empirestatebuilding.

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Times Square Night Photography from the Empire State Building

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Times Square Night Photography from the Empire State Building

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Brooklyn Queens Night Photography from the Empire State Building

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Downtown Manhattan Night Photography from the Empire State Building

Arrival of Spring: Crocus Blooms Bokeh

I watch the front yard each year for signs of spring.  For me, this is the arrival of the purple crocus blooms.  I spent some time amongst them with my Zeiss 85mm Otus, which has a pleasing bokeh.

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Back Through the Archives: San Juan Islands Sunset Aerials

Its fun to go back through my old backup drives and look at forgotten RAW files.  In this case, shots taken while flying with a friend over the San Juan Islands at sunset.  These were shot with my former mainstay Canon 1Ds Mark II and a manual focus Zeiss 50mm lens. #visitsanjuanislands #visitskagit

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Seattle Area Photography Classes and Tours

photography classes and tours

Seattle area photography classes and tours from a Seattle native.

 

People reach out to me from time to time about classes and tours around the area.  I think my body of work online and in print leads people to ask if I can help them get similar results.  This is something I really enjoy doing especially in small groups.  I have a training background in software instruction and teaching comes naturally to me.  I can put together a half day class or tour or more.  Contact me for details.  Contact me for more details about a class or tour