Pacific Northwest

Sun Flowers Oregon

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I saw this scene in a commercial sunflower field in Eastern Oregon in 1984.  Crossing a weed-choked swale to get to the field, I heard a number of rattlesnake rattles but could not see the snakes.  After making several images, I pelted the return path I wanted to take with rocks and dirt clods until the rattling and slithering stopped and then quickly made my exit.

Mamiya RB-67  90mm lens 1/50  f16 onto Kodak VPL rated ASA 80 without a filter

Rhododendron 3

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Canon 5D Mark II  35mm  1/400  f13  ISO 3200  no filter

Rhododendron 2

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Nikon F2ASb SLR  90mm  1/30  f11  Kodachrome 25  no filter

Rhododendron 1

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Canon 5D Mark II  105mm  1/1328   f9,0  ISO 3200

Peonies 2

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On several of these flower photographs, I wanted to get close and have some depth of field.  Finding myself without a tripod, I  elected to crank up the ISO rating to  get an elevated shutter speed.

Canon 5D Mark II  88mm  1/4000  f14  ISO 3200  no filter

Autumn Leaves on Wet Pavement

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One of two parking lot photographs, this was made in the Fall when the leaves were vivid in color and the pavement was darkened by the rain.  I am often kidded about carrying around low-resolution pocket cameras when I have real deals back in our studio.  This is one of a number of cases where I came away with an image that is more than adequate that I would otherwise not have obtained.  It reminds  me of the old saw among photographers when asked, “How did you make that image.”  The answer,”f8 and be there!”

Casio EX-Z750 “Point and Shoot”  16.6mm 1/80  f4.4  ISO 100  no filter

Peach and Purple Godetia

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Evette  and I were stumped for a name for these lovely annuals until an avid gardener correctly identified them as godetia.

Sigma SD-14  70mm  1/200  f8.0  ISO 100  no filter  2007

One Red Rose

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Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi  50.7mm  1/180  f4.5  ISO 100  no filter  2004

Lilies, Pike Place Market

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While conducting out-of-town guests through one of the big Seattle tourist attractions, Pike Place Market, I saw these lilies in a florist’s can.  Evette did a very good watercolor painting that is also on this Website.

Sigma SD-14  30mm  1/125  f7.1  ISO 100 no filter  2007

Lilies 1

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MInolta DiMAGE 7Hi  105mm  1/250  f6.3  ISO 100  no filter  2012

Lilies 2

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Canon 5D Mark II  84mm  1/1328  f16  ISO 2000 no filter  2012

Lilies 3

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Canon 5D Mark II  97mm  1/800  f16  ISO 2000  no filter  2010