Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Photographing flame in my backyard.

Yesterday I made a campfire in our backyard, burning old branches, and took a few pictures of it. I wanted to show a flame texture, making a sharp image of it, so I played with trying to get flame in focus. Since it was daylight I could use fast shutter speed 1/125 (with ISO 100) and f/6.3. There are of course lots of other ways of photographing fire and there are different types of fire - single flame of a candle, big bonfire (especially interesting in a dark) and so on. The longer exposure at night time would show beautiful lines of flying sparks. Flame is very interesting subject for photography and I am going to continue making experiments, photographing it.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Psychedelic colorful photography of a drift wood.

This morning I woke up with very bright sort of electric colors images in my mind. Something similar to psychedelic art.  I liked the idea and I started playing with my photos. Here one of the first experiments. And, no, I didn't smoke anything and didn't eat mushrooms.

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.