Hiking

Sucia Sunrise

The night was calm, but  was awoken before sunrise and I’m glad I was.  This was a totally different look from what we saw the night before.

Sucia Sunrise

So, very calm.  What a great place to just and enjoy the world around you.

Hiking on Sucia

We put our dinghy in the water and headed for shore for some hiking.  Sucia has miles of trails with some amazing views.  Next time I think it would be fun to spend 2 nights there, just to get a full day of exploring done on the island.

Boat Wake

I’ve been known to take a few abstract shots.  This one of the wake of our boat as we head into Canadian waters.

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That evening we cleared Canadian customs and stayed on in Sidney Harbor Marina on Vancouver Island.  This is the entrance into the harbor as seen from inside.

 

Winter BridgeWe were able to stop by “the foot bridge” to take the winter version of the image that was shown in my last post. I tried to remember just where I was standing and where I had the center of the photo. It was close, but may have to try again next year. 🙂

It’s amazing to see the difference between the 2 shots with no leaves on the trees and the wood planks covered in snow.

Find the location for your 4 season shots and remember the details. Things such as time of day, focal length of the lens, aperture, focus point and where you were standing will help with constancy.

 

 

 

 

The Foot BridgeIdaho is a great place to live. One of the best parts about living here is that the seasons are all very well defined.

Sun Valley, in the south central part of Idaho is a favorite spot of ours in the winter season due to the great cross country ski trials in the area. As I write this, my wife and I are in Sun Valley enjoying the snow and our time together.

So, what does Sun Valley and snow have to do with this photo? Well, on a prior trip up here this last fall we took a little hike on a rainy day, venturing across a foot bridge that we normally ski across. The trees were just beginning to change colors and the dampness of the day enhanced their richness.

Just because it is raining, or snowing, or whatever “non-sunny” thing might be happening, take some photos anyway. If the location is someplace you frequently visit, take a photograph of the same subject from the same angle during each season of the year.  It could make a great 4 photo collection.

I’ll see about taking a photo of the same bridge with snow on it tomorrow.  That will be 2 of the 4 seasons complete for this subject.  🙂

San Juan IslandsI’ll start off the blog with a photo taken on Stuart Island which is part of the San Juan Islands north of Seattle, Washington. We were on a sailing vacation touring various islands and found this trail through the forest. The image was taken with a Canon Digital Elf. It is a great camera in that you can take it anywhere with you.

I later converted the image into B&W using Photoshop CS2. Isn’t digital wonderful?

Canon S500 Digital Elf – 1/30 @ f3.2 – 9.09mm