Confession time. I have been lagging a little, okay maybe a lot, on getting new posts up. You would think it would be easier since my retirement began last week. Nope. Got it in my head that I wasn’t going to really get my retirement routine on until Monday, and then forgot that I had this post started. I’m learning. It’s not how you begin, but how you finish that counts.
Finally, I am getting my images from Washington posted. That trip was back in July, so I guess it’s about time. I wanted to get some images of the moon rising over Gig Harbor. It was experimental, trial and error, and a fairly hazy evening, but I think it was a successful shoot even though I only got one good shot of the moon actually rising.
Above is a 13 second exposure at f/11 and ISO 100. It was my first time using the anti-haze tool in Lightroom.
This one above was also at f/11 and ISO 100 but with a longer 23 second exposure and wider angle obviously.
And here is the moon rising. Shot at f/11 as well, but at 30 seconds and ISO 400.
Below is a shot obviously shot earlier in the day. A few miles north of Gig Harbor is a small town called Olalla. Across the water is Vashon Island, and beyond Vashon is Mt. Rainier.
After posting these images I noticed artifacts. You may have noticed them too. The original files don’t contain the artifacts, and I believe they are a result of WordPress resizing. I’ll know more when I post the full size file to my fine art website and to Shootproof.
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