Tag: Alien Skin Exposure

Heybrook Lookout Trail and Last Night in Gold Bar

We hit the trail by 6:00 a.m. – good thing too, the day was a scorcher! There’s not a whole lot to see on this trail other than dirt and trees. As the sun was coming up, the camera had a tough time capturing the dynamic range of the scenes. I suppose I could have ...

Gold Bar and Bridal Veil Falls – Roughing It

Nowadays, the last place I want to be is in a city with riots, Coronavirus, and every event cancelled. Thus, we are continuing to explore Washington and renting homes for extended weekends in remote locations. This weekend, our travels took us to Gold Bar – a place that I’d never heard of. It’s also the ...

Cave Hole, Coal Creek Falls, Quarry, and Fred’s Railroad Trail Loop

On our way up to Gold Bar this weekend, we stopped off at the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park in Renton. It was pouring rain, but we hiked anyways – just over four miles (because we took a wrong turn). I brought along the Fuji X-T4 and 16-55mm f/2.8 lens. Even though I had the ...

Saltwater State Park with Retro Gear

Washington State has reopened the state parks, so we had a chance to check out low tide – it’s been a long time. I brought along the Nikon 60mm f/2.8D (with polarizer attached) and a Nikon D300s. Both of these were bought used for a heck of a deal. If either got wet with seawater ...

Social Distancing – At West Hylebos Wetlands Park

Even though Washington state is supposed to be practicing social distancing, we’re still allowed to go on outdoor walks. However, since everyone is eager to get outdoors, we’ve discovered that we need to get out of the house early in order to maintain the recommended distance between people. All of these images were captured with ...

Photo workflow as of 12–30–2015

I’m always looking for an easy and fast way to get the colors, contrast, cropping, and toning to look just right for any particular set up images. Quite often, I shoot RAW+JPEG and just post the JPEGs. A lot of the time, the results are quite nice. However, just editing the images from the RAW ...

Freighthouse Square

Yesterday’s plan was to go to the Children’s Museum in downtown Tacoma. Well, it turns out the museum was closed yesterday, but we were right across the street from Freighthouse Square.  It’s an old building, with a dozen (give or take) unique shops. Unfortunately, the tenants come and go quite often. There’s a food court, ...

Pumpkin Picking

I love autumn — when it’s not cold and rainy. The colors are beautiful, the temperature is just right, the days aren’t too long nor are they too short, and the air feels clean and crisp. For the second year in a row now, our family ventured down to Picha Farms in Puyallup. You can see their ...