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Archive for January, 2009

Pond Scum Art… nothing to do with politicians…. for once!

Posted by Mike on January 14, 2009

You never know where the next interesting thing is coming from (if you’re ALWAYS looking around)…

Check out these shots from along the Snoqualmie River… Made with 21/4 Bronica and color neg film, 250mm, 50mm, and 80mm lenses.

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Back to the familiar 2…

Posted by Mike on January 11, 2009

The lower part of Mill Creek part in Kent… called earth works since it was built in the 1970’s.

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Back to the familiar…

Posted by Mike on January 11, 2009

Part of what I have been doing lately, with snow, floods, and gas still at ripoff prices, is revisiting some old interesting places. This time with a panorama set up so I can capture really wide shots more like “being there” than just a snapshot. Here are two new shots from Mill Creek park near the “earth works”.

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Shinto New Year

Posted by Mike on January 3, 2009

On 12/31 and 1/1/09¬† I visited the local Shinto Shrine for New Year’s and a Shinto Wedding.

On New Year’s Eve it was snowing and since the Shrine is located up in the foothills it was snowing and made for really good photo opportunities regardless of how cold it was.

First, there is Snow Falling on Cedar…

shinto12-31-08-098Then there is Snow covered bamboo.

shinto12-31-08-055Then there is Bamboo against Fir trees.

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Snow and Sun…

Posted by Mike on January 3, 2009

This never happens around here so I had to get up early and go out to chase some photos as the day warmed up and went back to winter gray…But it was worth it.

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