Category: Photography

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Last year, I had a nest of birds in the entryway to my house, right above the front door. At the end of the season, after the chicks fledged, I thought to remove the nest, but didn’t get around to it. This year, a new family discovered the nest, made some changes, and moved right in. It appears as if she only has one mouth to feed, but this guy is pretty hungry. He pretty much just camps outside of…

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I remember that a few years ago, Lytro, then a startup, came out with a small camera that would allow you to take a picture, then interact with it to change the focus point. At the time I thought it was pretty interesting and innovative. Now, 3 years later, they’ve come out with a professional grade camera for about $1,600 USD. Obviously, they still believe in this technology: “We think that if you look at how pictures work today in…

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As waterways are plentiful in Washington, I was able to cross some of the waterways on ferries. As I remember, Will & I used 3 ferries: 1. Port Angeles, WA – Victoria, BC. 2. Coupeville, WA – Port Townsend, WA 3. Lummi Island Ferry One of them took us from Port Angeles, WA to Victoria, BC Canada. They varied in price, all of them being fairly expensive to transport an automobile. We didn’t take the car to Canada, though. It…

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I’m not used to being a tourist. Usually, when I go somewhere, I don’t frequent the insides of museums, fairs, the normal tourist things. I like to get up early, go to the shore, perhaps the forest, set up my camera and have a good time exploring, pondering shots, listening, enjoying the morning. The same applies for the evenings. In the in-between times, I might go to see a movie, read, watch TV a little bit, not really caring about…

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Adding to the list of: You learn something new everyday … today, I learned about Fish Ladders. A fish ladder is a way to assist salmon with their swim upstream by providing an alternate route that has a less violent flow, slower speed, and smaller obstacles for the fish to overcome. It has to have enough flow to be attractive to them, but not so great as to wash them back downstream and make it impossible for them to overcome…

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Victoria, British Columbia Canada has never seen the likes of me! Will and I set off on our adventure to Victoria on Tuesday morning. The weatherman “promised” clear skies and 0% chance of rain … so, there we were in Victoria and, yes, there were raindrops falling all around. We figured that we might as well look around have see what was in The Empress Hotel. We had decided that it might be fun to have High Tea at the…

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