Category Archives: Architectural

Seattle Golden Sky

Nothing needs to be said about this one. Enjoy! (also available for sale at Fine Art America)

Blessings,

Chris.

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Iceland, Day 1

Hi Friends,

Well, I made it to Iceland very early yesterday morning. Couldn’t sleep on the plane thanks to the guy behind me who could not stop kicking the seat or whatever he was doing. Anyway, got about 3 hours in the hotel before the explorer in me took over and had to get out. Dodged a few rain showers and saw a couple of things in Reykjavik.

The church in these photographs is Hallgrimaskirja Cathedral. I wish I could tell you the history, but I didn’t really have the time to stop and learning it. The second set of photographs is Sun Voyager Sculpture. Funny story about tourists arriving just as I was getting there, but I’ll save that one for another time.

Anyway, getting into the van in about 15 minutes for a trek to Glacier Lagoon for night shots tonight so I need to sign off. Have a great night.

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Returning from New York

Hi gang.

Chris here. Just got back from New York (my favorite city) with the family. Got some amazing photographs–not nearly enough in terms of quantity for a photographer like me–but great nonetheless. I will get a post together and get them out in the next few weeks (or month).

Happy June to you!!!

Blessings,

Chris.

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Shot of the Day 3/01/2014

Lynette and I had to take a quick trip to Seattle to day to take care of some business. While we were up there, I thought that I might take a couple of quick shots of the Seattle skyline. I was hoping for something more dynamic in terms of sky or sunshine or stormy skies, but I think that I came away with something decent despite the flat, gray clouds. For the record, I hate flat, gray skies.

Anyway, I thought that we take some trips around town to get a few other shots, but were rained out. Oh well, just leaves something for another time.

The longer, more narrow picture here is a 6 photograph panoramic shot.  Both are available as prints and/or canvas. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the image.

Blessings,

Chris.

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Shooting Locally

As you are aware, I love landscape photography. The lure of a faraway place-someplace of beauty, splendor, or mystique-often calls me. But like most people, I have a very limited budget for travel, and thus never get quite the opportunities, not to mention the time away from work and other obligations. So, when the itch to take a photograph strikes I have to scratch it. But I get bored, bored, bored of the city I live in–there is really nothing here and what is here are all quite familiar. I have to find another way to satisfy the craving.

One way to satisfy the craving is to find a new way to photography the same subject.

Because local locations are, well, local, our perception is that they are not the “once-in-a-lifetime” experience. And because of that, it should remove the pressure to get that shot we all seek. This should give us the freedom to explore without the fear of coming away with nothing. If we do come away with nothing, that’s OK since we can always go back. This will give you the opportunity to learn from the mistakes you made. And as an added benefit, exploring the same area during different times of day or season of the year presents you the opportunity to see how things might change and give you the opportunity for a different look and/or feel to the subject.

Anyway, I hope that you can see that shooting locally is a good alternative to shooting nothing when shooting at the “exotic locale” is not an option and a great way to hone your skills without breaking the bank. I am trying to live by my own advice and get out in my town a little bit more, I hope you do too.

Happy shooting and as always, blessings.

Chris

 

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Tacoma Nights

Over these past few months, I have been tackling an assignment for a continuing education course I am taking. This lesson is all about night time photography. This is a new genre for me, so in an effort to round out my photography skills, I gladly took this on.

Below is a compilation of photographs I took last weekend (when the weather was better) downtown Tacoma at and around the Museum of Glass. I hope you enjoy my first attempt at night photography.

~Lynette

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