Saturday, May 1, 2010

Photography of nature abstracts.

We went for a walk in a woods near Bellingham, and at the end of our hike came to this small mountain lake with really interesting reflections in it. I took a few photos of it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Photography of cherry trees blossoms.

For a while we really thought it's spring coming in the end of February! Nature also had this illusion and started acting right away. Look at those bright pink cherry blooms!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Photo of full Moon over Mt.Baker at sunset.

Beautiful moonrise over Mt.Baker, North Cascades, taken from Anacortes. Next day the Moon was orange for some time after rising.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Pumpkins

For the first time in my American life (actually for the first time in my life, because we don't have Halloween in Russia) I carved pumpkins!
It was exciting, and would continue but we run out of pumpkins.
So here they are - a cat-pumpkin and an alien-pumpkin. I hope you will like them!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Art Festival in Anacortes

I had an opportunity to display my photographs in a gallery during Art Festival in Anacortes (a small town about 1.5 hours North from Seattle) together with a few other members of Skagit Camera Club. It was not the best weather for a festival - cloudy and a bit chilly, but it was fun anyway.
On Sunday finally it got warm enough to take tables outside.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Sunrise is not something you can photograph easily. As minimum you have to get up really early (at least in summer) and act quickly - it's getting lighter, not reddier. The mountain on photo is Mt.Baker.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Forth of July Fireworks photographs!

I don't know about you, but I can watch and photograph fireworks indefinitely. This year 4th of July fireworks I could see from the porch of my house! I don't know yet how many images I took, so far I processed "only" about 30, and it looks like it less than a half. It is more coming!

Photographs were taken with ISO 100 and exposure time from 4 to 8 seconds. Images are available as photo prints and greeting cards.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Beautiful pink peonies.

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. And now they are blooming in our garden! Definitely flowers has some power to change our mood - may be there is some scientific theory behind it (Val said in her Val's diary video that she found some explanation of it on line), but I was thinking about different power - power of the past.
When I was a child my grandparents (in Russia of course) had a garden, and my grandmother was growing lots of different sorts of plants - flowers, fruit trees and so on. Of course, peonies were there too - right near the entrance, and I couldn't get enough of them - looking and smelling like some kind of addict. So imaging how happy I was when a little bush in the corner of our garden turn out to be a peony (we are renting a house just for a few month, so we keep discovering things on the 4 acres property).
Anyway, here are photographs of these beautiful peonies which I took with macro- lenses, and the last photo is sort of abstract, it's was taken very close-up.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Dandelions, black and white photo.

This photo of Dandelion I made right in my yard. It's too bad they are considered as weeds, I think they are very pretty with their fuzzy heads. The second - is taken with macro lenses. Sun shining through their little parachutes and dark blue sky made them very good object for black and white photography.