Sunday, July 26, 2009

07-26-2009 Recent Snap Shots

Lily captivated by TV
Destiny Up A Tree!


Alyssa trying out the rope swing. Some of the best portraits
are when kids have something to do and relax the mind.
Adults too :)

Brandyn, this is as good as it gets.
A bit shy and reserved when the camera is around.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sunny Day in Marysville

This series was shot on the way to and from my daughter house. Enjoy the journey as much or more as the photo. Today was a good day in terms of photos. All photos recieve a levels, curves and saturation sharpness adjustment in CS4. Shot in raw converted in .dng in lightroom 2.4. My favorite filter are from NIK Software, Color Efex Pro 3.0

The fields from the road edge. Urban sprawl is surly taking over our farm land, should it be? I don't know, but at the same time it should help us appreciate scenes like these.

A few moments of fun and laughter with Kaylie and Ashley, getting low and shooting high, setting the camera to -1EV and +1.5 EV on the flash. Shot in AV mode.

The Wagon Wheel seems to find balance with the arc of the Rainbow!
On the way to we passed the Mustard field glowing yellow. The cars passed busily, few seemed to noticed the simplistic color. Once again getting low with the camera to block our buildings and show the simple composition of sky and plant life.
Just beyond the wagon wheel gates this view is free for all who will take the time to look. Quilceda Creek tributary and Puget Sound tide water. Just take the Marysville Exit on 4th Street, turn left heading west, go about 4 blocks and cross the bridge, free vistas on your left.
The Sun and Rain left a perfect rainbow to frame with reflections in the water. I could sense everyone kinda wanted to go home, but I turned the car around knowing the light was worth the stop and that I would regret passing up an opportunity. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves once out of the car. Tacos and pop where had from the traveling taco vendor. A regular at this site along with a full time coffee stand.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Kaylie at Bat, granddaughter

Shot from behind home plate through the fence,
can you see the wire in the corners out of focus?

Shot from over the fence down first baseline.

The girl below looks with anticipation as the ball shoots for left field.

These images would not have happen if I didn't have my camera with me. I was planning to shoot a couple days later. The games ended the next day. See more baseball photos here.

Image taken 07-21-2009 at the 80 Team Tournament at the Phil Johnson Field, Everett Wa. The Snohomish "Shock" team won this game, 7-3.