Saturday, June 11, 2016


As luck would have it, some local kids were riding the ferry to Seattle on the same day.  I took this picture with my Ricoh.  The is the second picture from my Ricoh that has been printed.  26 more to go at the singles rate to pay for the camera.  This photo was taken through the window of the ferry and it still worked out okay.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Inspirational Student Awards

I don't feel particularly inspired by any of my photos from this job.  I was tired and the room was extremely dark and a bit hot.  This might be the darkest dinner I have ever worked.  I'm fairly happy with the technical quality given the challenges presented by this dark room.

  • 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8
  • ƒ/3.5
  • 17.0 mm
  • 1/80
  • 4000
  • Flash (on, fired)

  • ƒ/2.8
  • 17.0 mm
  • 1/50
  • 2500

  • 4-H Fishing Derby

    Again I left my long glass in the car and just brought the wide angle.  This job had me walking on docks and having big bulky lenses and multiple cameras could have been hazardous.  If I fall into the water I only want to dunk one camera and not two!  A girl did fall in.

    I thought to try for some silhouette shots as I was driving to the job, but that did not work with dark trees in the background.  Fill flash was a must for this job with the sun to everyone's back.

    June 9th A-11
    I really liked the picture on the bottom right.  I waited until the yellow fishing bobber was in the frame before I shot.

    Nora Maylin 8 and Becky Maylin from Port Orchard wait for a nibble 

    A line of children fish off the dock in the background while Karl Swalander wrestles for
    control  of a trout he just landed.

    Ed Swalander helps Karl Swalander age 8, both are from Elma.

    Seraphina Short age 6, is shown how to properly display her fish before a family photo is snapped.

    From Right Damain Flores age 11 and Jack Seabert-Olsen age 10 take a pause from the
     action to admire trout that they have already caught
    This was my favorite shot since is was so candid and I just happened to find it.

    Aaron Arnold 10 of Elma proudly carries his prize winning 23.5 inch rainbow trout to the measuring station.

    Aaron Arnold 10 of Elma lays down his prize winning catch  to be measured.  The monster trout registered at  23.5 inches.

    From right Panhandle Lake camp staff Jeff Wetcel and Krag Unsoeld relax and chat in the shade while looking out over Panhandle lake.  

    Alpaca shearing

    I brought both lenses to this job, but mostly only used my wide lens for this up close work.  These photos have been held for next week.  I had trouble finding the event, but I got there in plenty of time anyway.

    Intern Clay Mosby holds Coco the Alpaca while Cocoa gets a haircut.  (I
    like how they have matching hair)

    From front to back Clay Mosby and Dr. Dana shear Cocoa the Alpaca
    while Nate Welch trims his nails at Rights of Passage Farm near Shelton on Saturday.

    Festival Season 2016 has begun - Forest Festival

    I've been busy this week.  My first job was a Royal Court Breakfast, this was a new thing for me and I only had about half an hour to get the job done.  I tried to find an interesting angle in my short amount of time.  I eyed an balcony and went for it.  Only one of the pictures printed and it was mixed into a photo essay with two reporters pictures.  Same thing happened last year with the forest festival pictures.

    I rode my bike to the job and only brought my wide angle lens for what  would be almost all indoor work.
    From Left Paul Bunyan Drake Adams and Timber the axe man
    Joeseph Mcgrew load up their plates with a hearty breakfast fit for a lumberjack.

  • 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8
  • ƒ/3.5
  • 20.0 mm
  • 1/250
  • 3200
  • Flash (on, fired)

  • Mr. Mason Area Joseph Weeks age 10 and Miss Mason Area Petite, Madaline Johnson age 9 check out the breakfast buffet line

    The Shelton Forest Festival Royal Court and the Miss Mason Area Royalty line the entrance of the Colonial House to Greet the Port Orchard Fathoms O' Fun Royal Court during the Shelton Forest Festival.
    Reporters pictures are crossed out to reduce any potential copyright issues for photos that I don't own.
      The reporters took great photos.
      June 9th A-21

    Friday, June 3, 2016