Walking at Alki
I flew to Seattle to get out of town and join my friends for a weekend. We went walking at Alki on Saturday afternoon, and the heavy clouds and rain lifted briefly during our walk. Colors were so muted I shot everything in black & white, but when reviewing my pictures I found that Danielle had walked into the frame of an otherwise boring landscape. I went back to the raw file to bring back the red of her hair and hat.
1/1200 sec at f/8.0, ISO 200, 35mm, Fujifilm X-E1
Ben took us exploring in the Twin Cities. From Hidden Falls we walked down the stream bed to the Mississippi River. Along the way we found this clearing in the woods.
1/80 sec at f/3.5, ISO 250, 12mm, Olympus OM-D E-M5
Morning from Mount Evans
I woke up very early to drive up Mount Evans and see the sun rise. For nearly an hour I had the summit of the mountain to myself. As the sun rose higher through the morning clouds different patterns of light played around the rocks.
1/600 sec at f/5.0, ISO 400, 35mm, Fujifilm X-Pro1
The red of these flowers was a welcome contrast with the surrounding pale greens, grays, and browns that dominated a long walk through the park. The early Sunday morning sun lit everything brightly, and I was reminded of ladies on their way to church.
1/950 sec at f/14.0, ISO 800, 23mm, Fuji X100
I took one last walk with the rented NEX-7 before packing it up to be shipped back to the shop. I had an old 50mm f/1.8 Canon FD lens attached with an adapter, and on this body it was effectively a 75mm medium telephoto. It's spring and the trees are in flower, and the bees were working hard.
1/400 sec at f/8.0, ISO 100, 50mm, Sony NEX-7