A few years ago, when I was first becoming interested in photography, I created this blog as a portfolio to show and share my photos. Since then I have not only changed the use of my blog, I have greatly refined and improved my photography skills, and so I felt it was necessary to give my older works their own page. Feel free to explore.
It’s that time of year again… a chill in the air, the wind in your face, coffee cups and pumpkin flavoring popping up wherever you go… it’s fall! The time for turning leaves, warm scarves, and pumpkin spice lattes! To celebrate the changing of the seasons, I’ve compiled some of my best pictures of fall leaves. Enjoy!
This past week was my last week in Seattle. I’ve had a lovely summer, full of moss and ferns, forests and beaches, smoky sunsets and bright blue skies, but it’s time to return to school in sunny Philadelphia. I’m sad to leave but excited to go, as is always the case, and so to commemorate my last week, I went on a whirlwind photography tour of the most famous parts of downtown Seattle in the hopes that some of the fun and cool weather will carry over into my time in Philadelphia.
The Seattle Aquarium is one of my favorite places to go in the city and has been since I was little. I love watching the brightly colored tropical fish, playful sea otters, and clever octopi swim around their tanks and entertain gleefully squealing children. And so, when I found myself looking for a new topic for a blog post, I jumped at the chance to visit the aquarium and try my chances on photographing the fish. It was pretty hard: the fish moved around too fast to be captured and the glass tended to reflect the faces of the visitors more often than show the fish, but I did manage to get a couple good shots as well as have a ton of fun with the sea animals!
When sunset red unfurls and glows each beam an opal groove and veil, till August floats in warm repose when sunset red unfurls and glows. The nightingales warble in rows Bewitching hours as I exhale; When sunset red unfurls and glows each beam an opal groove and veil. – Andrea Dietrich
Perhaps the only upshot of the drought that Seattle is going through right now is that because the skies are always clear, we get some spectacular sunsets. Every night streaks of red and purple and gold bleed across the sky, shifting and shimmering from minute to minute until they finally sink behind dusky purple mountains and fade to black. A captivating and challenging subject, I’ve taken lots of sunset photos and have managed to get a few good short
Last week smoke from wildfires burning across Canada and Washington blew across Seattle, resulting in hazy skies, poor air quality, and some really interesting sunsets.
Hopefully soon Seattle will get some rain and the droughts and wildfires will taper off, but until then I will certainly enjoy the gorgeously clear skies!
Panoramas are really fun to make. They are great at showing large landscapes and giving scale to things that don’t fit into a single photo. They are also, however, really tricky. You have to be very careful to keep the camera steady and the perspective the same, or else they turn out really weird and distorted. Here are a couple of my attempts at creating good panoramas; as you can see, I was not always successful, but it sure was fun to try!
Photos taken at the Hoh Rainforest, the Hoh River, La Push Beach, and the North Cascades mountains.