Monday, August 31, 2015

Ecola Point Sunset

Ecola State Park, Oregon
July 1, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 38 mm: ISO 100: f/16: 2.0 sec.
Most of the work I did of this view was playing with panoramas, but this was just a single image.  I pulled a lot of the shadows out of the foreground.  It was pretty late after sunset, but with the longer exposure I still got the left over red glow.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sunset over Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

Ecola State Park, Oregon
July 1, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 110 mm: ISO 100: f/18: 1/3 sec.
Another shot of the view from Ecola Point of the lighthouse as the last bit of the sun faded past the horizon casting a beautiful red glow over the entire sky.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tracks to the Strip #2

Las Vegas, Nevada
April 26, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 130 mm: ISO 100: 10 sec.: f/16
Back in April, I discovered this view from the tracks down the street from my house.  For some reason, I had extreme trouble getting the strip in focus that night and was only able to salvage two average shots.  I posted the other one here.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Seaside Bumper Cars

Seaside, Oregon
July 2, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 18 mm: ISO 100: f/3.5: 1/50 sec.
I did a bit of work on this photo becuase I wanted it to have a retro feel.  I removed all clarity and sharpness from the metal floor and roof to get rid of distracting shadows and bright spots.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Seaside Swings

Seaside, Oregon
July 2, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 130 mm: ISO 100: f/14: 1/160 sec.
While walking down the boardwalk, I spotted these swings on the beach and liked how they interplay with path to the ocean.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Flowers for Sale

Seaside, Oregon
July 2, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 130 mm: ISO 100: f/7.1: 1/320 sec.
In the morning I took my two-year old for a walk down the boardwalk to reach the Promenade.  I thought this was a cool little flower stand someone had left on the side of the boardwalk.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Ecola Point Pano #2

Ecola State Park, Oregon
July 1, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 100 mm: ISO 100: 2.0 sec.: f/16
This is a pano of 16 vertical images blended in lightroom.  I was using my old computer on its last leg so it took about 4 hours to actually get all the blending done.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ecola Point Pano #1

Ecola State Park, Oregon
July 1, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 85 mm: ISO 100: 2.0 sec.: f/16
Once the awesome colors from the sunset faded, I finally turned to the scene I had come to photograph.  The fading glow of the sunset provided enough light to do some long exposures and I decided to experiment with some panos.  I haven't shot a lot of panos before, but now that it is so easy in lightroom, why not?  This is an 8 image panorama. taken horizontally with an 8 stop nd filter to help blur out the water.  Unfortunately, I lost a lot of data blending these together and making it skinnier than I wanted.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse and the Setting Sun

Ecola State Park, Oregon
July 1, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 240 mm: ISO 100: 1/3 sec.: f/18
As the sun continued to set, I threw on an 8 stop nd filter to try and smooth out the water a little and captured the last moments of the sunset.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse at Sunset

Ecola State Park, Oregon
July 1, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 155 mm: ISO 100: 1/50 sec.: f/16
I made it to Ecola Point for sunset, but the angle of the sun wasn't doing a whole lot for where I wanted to Photograph.  I began exploring and found this great view of Terrible Tilly and the sun was creating this beautiful yellow glow everywhere so I decided to make a silhouette.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Indian Beach

Ecola State Park, Oregon
July 1, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 46 mm: ISO 100: 1/13 sec.: f/20
While on a family vacation to Seaside, I took an evening and drove over to Ecola State Park to catch a sunset from Ecola Point.  I got there with 20 or so minutes to spare so I hustled down to Indian Beach just to check it out.  The sun was casting a decent glow on the beach, but nothing amazing.  I liked the trees on the side, but they were stuck in a shadow.  I took two images and combined them in a lightroom hdr.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Flying Egret

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
May 26, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 270 mm: ISO 100: 1/400 sec.: f/6.3
On my way out of the estuary, I found this great egret again.  I tried to sneak up on it from the trees, but I failed.  Luckily, I had my camera ready to go and was able to get this shot while it flew away.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Standing Egret

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
May 26, 2015
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 270 mm: ISO 100: 1/320 sec.: f/6.3
Early on in my exploration of the estuary, I spotted this Egret across the river.  I was able to grab just a couple photos before he flew off.  I found him again later and was able to catch it in flight.