Older Works

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.

Fall!

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!

DSCL_0065 DSCL_0080

DSCl_0075

DSCL_0150

DSCL_0082

DSCL_0074

DSCL_0159

DSCL_0221

DSCL_0187

DSCL_0169

DSCL_0173

DSCL_0196

DSCL_0222

DSCL_0212

Goodbye Seattle…

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.

DSCL_0011

DSCL_0092DSCL_0080

DSCL_0128

DSCL_0027

DSCL_0013

DSCL_0117

DSCL_0070

DSCL_0164

DSCL_0022

DSCL_0177

DSCL_0067

DSCL_0020

DSCL_0109

DSCL_0112

DSCL_0077

DSCL_0157

DSCL_0125

DSCL_0139

DSCL_0136

DSCL_0131

DSCL_0170 DSCL_0148

Fishing for Photos

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!

DSCL_0210

DSCL_0219

DSCL_0257

DSCL_0152

DSCL_0318

DSCL_0274

DSCL_0182

DSCL_0147

DSCL_0207

DSCL_0180

DSCL_0173

DSCL_0129

DSCL_0333

DSCL_0319

DSCL_0344

DSCL_0258

DSCL_0249

DSCL_0233

DSCL_0165

DSCL_0266

Sunset Red

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 shortDSCL_0807

DSCL_0003

DSCL_0001

DSCL_00032

DSCL_0005

DSCL_0006

DSCL_0808

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.

DSCL_0047

DSCL_0059

DSCL_0035

DSCL_0009

DSCL_0014

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!

Panorama Drama!

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!  treepanorama2river panorama
beachpanorama

treepanorama1lakepanorama2Photos taken at the Hoh Rainforest, the Hoh River, La Push Beach, and the North Cascades mountains.