So last weekends was quite busy with the nice weather we were having here in Seattle. Went to Coupevdlle on Whidbey Island for an amazing sunrise. Looking at the weather the night before I was thinking it was going to be clear skies in the morning. To my surprise, the clouds came in just enough for the colors to really shine. The clouds were full of texture, slightly broken so a little sky would show through, and full of pinks, oranges, yellows, and reds. We stayed in Coupeville for a couple hours until the light faded, had some breakfast at the Knead and Feed Bakery. I tried setting up my video camera but most of the spots were too dark and the video did not turn out. Video is still new to me so it is a work in progress.
The following day Kenmore Camera had a Digital Photo Expo in Lynnwood that I went to. Lots of new gear I couldn't afford and many professionals giving talks about what they do and how they do it. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a talk I was interested in. One thing that caught my eye was a new Canon Pixma Pro 10 printer. It was on sale for the expo along with a mail in rebate. Needless to say, I came home with a new printer. I am now able to print anything from 4x6 up to 13x19. I have been wanting to get my photos printed and into cafes and coffee shops around the Seattle area so now I have the opportunity to do so without the large expense of paying to get prints made.
The following day my crystal ball arrived in the mail. I ordered a 110 mm crystal ball for taking photos. I saw this affect in a magazine a while back and wanted to try it. The image is inverted and warped in the ball. It also gives a Bokeh look. Bokeh is when the subject is very clear and background is blurred. The ball adds another dimension to my photographs as I try to establish my own style.
Until next time, keep shooting and always fill the frame with what you like.