Tag: wildflowers

Photo Tip: Look Thrice; Shoot Once ____ 2011/10

Photographing Wildflowers I reviewed some wildflower scenics from my August, 2011, Olympic National Park shoots and was once again reminded of the old carpenter maxim “measure twice, cut once”.  The low cost of shooting digital removes the cost barrier to

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Tilt and Telephoto: Tools for Summer Wildflowers ___ 2010/06

Here in late May in Washington State, the spring wildflower bloom is on the wane. Low elevation forest flowers and coastal blooms will pop through June. Then the fireworks—the July-August sub-alpine mountain extravaganza—explode, led by Glacier Lilies that burn through

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Photo Tip: Full-frame Bokeh __ 05/2008

APS-sized sensors for wildlife are touted for their ability to extend the reach of telephoto lenses, making, in the case of APS-C (e.g. 1.6x multiplier for Canon 40D), a 300mm lens into a 480mm equivalent. This is a enormous asset

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Tutorial: Floral Portrait Conundrum ___ 07/2007

When shooting wildflower or floral portraits — pictures of single flowers or small groups of flowers — it’s often difficult to achieve both sharpness in the flower(s) and pleasing, poster-like, out-of-focus backgrounds. In the past I ususally went for the

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Paradise Park, Mt. Rainier National Park

Wildflowers at Mazama Ridge, Mt. Rainier

Wildflowers at Paradise, Mt. Rainier. Mid-August, 2000. “Gardens of Eden . . . . filled knee-deep with fresh, lovely flowers of every hue, the most luxuriant and the most extravagantly beautiful of all the alpine gardens I ever beheld in

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Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground, Mt. Rainier National Park

Lupine wildflowers at Indian Henry's, Mt. Rainier National Park.

Wildflowers and mirror ponds at Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground. Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground is a huge bench with mirror ponds and an expansive sub-alpine meadow. Several ponds reflect the Mountain, including the pond made famous by the Ashel Curtis photograph.

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