Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls, originally uploaded by wizetux.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mt Si

Mt Si, originally uploaded by wizetux.

So last weekend, Heather and I decided to get out of the house and take a drive up to the north part of the greater Seattle area. Mostly, because Heather wanted to eat at Port of Subs in Mill Creek. On our way back, we decided to head towards Fall City by way of Snoqualmie and stop off at the falls. Now, I have been wanting to go to the falls for almost the entire time that we have been out here, but we always had a reason for not getting out to them (even though they are only about 20 minutes away.) But seeing how Heather had gone to the falls while her friend Molly was out here and I was not able to go with them, she thought it would be a good thing to do. The Snoqualmie falls was very beautiful, and I have some really good shots of them that I still need to process, but on the way back, we past this meadow with a perfect view of Mt. Si. I just had to stop and get the shot. This is that shot.

I tried to incorporate several of the techniques that I have read about in many of the photography books and podcast that I have listen too since starting my photography journey. This time, I knew that just taking the shot of the mountain would make the image very flat and boring, so I decided to put the wooden posts into the foreground to give more depth to the image. I feel that the goal was achieved very well. However, having taken this shot, I do realize now that I need a much better wide angle lens with clearer glass, for the mountain came out fuzzy in the final image. Whether this has to do with the camera only being a 6.1 Megepixal sensor or the glass, I am not sure, but I will try the glass first, because I can always use the glass more than another camera body.