Fall Colors Bokeh – Zeiss 85mm Otus Wide Open on Sony A7R2

I am crazy about back lit maple leaves.  Actually any fall colors leaves.  I heard that back in the middle ages, churches told bible stories to parishioners using stained glass.  They would walk into the church agape at the lights and colors.  Its how I feel amongst the leaves, looking up.

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Mount St. Helens Dusk Flyover

Had the chance recently to fly around Mt Rainier and St Helens around sunset.  I was really struck by how the devastation around Helens looked from the air.  Sony a7r and Zeiss 16-35mm Mike Reid Photography #mtsthelens35years #mtsthelens

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Our Southwest Adventure – First Stop – Horseshoe Bend AZ

Leaving Phoenix with our $7 a day rental Corolla, we headed to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon for our first stop. I had visions of arriving at sunset which were soon clearly not going to happen. So we diverted to Horseshoe Bend, another place I had never been, for photos there.  I knew my Zeiss 16-35mm would be an ideal lens for this spot and it was.  www.mikereidphotography.com #a7rDSC06267_stitchsmaller

New Seattle Listing Photography – Sony a7r and Zeiss 16-35mm

I do the listing photography for a good friend of mine Matthew Skeel here in Seattle.  Basically my goal is quick turnaround and images that will make his listings shine, even if I have to go back for a sunset/sunrise etc.  My setup is my Sony a7r and Zeiss 16-35mm lens.  I usually get it right in one shot but sometimes have to blend to get the dynamic range I am after.  Then I use Lightroom 6 and Enfuse for a natural look.  www.mikereidphotography.com #seattle

Staging is by Ellis Designs, who always does amazing work and in this case moved everything in at 2:30am in order to be ready for photos.  Contact Pam at staging@ellis-designs.com

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Lake Tipsoo Around Midnight

Drove down to Lake Tipsoo off of Highway 410 in Washington state a few nights ago to see how the lake was melting out.  It was about 75% melted so I decided to stay for sunset and sunrise.  Sunset colors were unimpressive, as was sunrise, but the real show was around midnight with the stars out.  This shot was a 30 second exposure, f4, 16mm and iso 2000.  www.mikereidphotography.com

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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

http://www.mikereidphotography.com

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