The other day Kathryn and I were driving around Bellevue trying to find good deal on tile. Yep, I just said that. I spotted it about a block away just by the tail lights. Ok maybe the bright green candy paint had a little to do with it as well. It was this 1964 Chevrolet Impala. I wanted one when I was young and into the whole lowrider craze. This Impala is owned by the guys at Bel-Red Auto Rebuild. They did a beautiful job restoring this classic. Thanks for letting me stop by and take a few shots Dominick!
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This one’s for you Laura.
I was in Sunnyside, WA shooting for some friends this past weekend. On my way home after the shoot I drove by this old barn that I’ve noticed since was very young. It sat alone at the top of a hill by the freeway for a long time until Best Western built a hotel next to it. I’ve wanted to shoot it for a long time and finally got the chance. If anyone out there knows the name of this barn, property, or owners of this barn; please let me know. I’d like to call it something besides the old barn by the side of the road.
So… Recently I’ve been really bad about posting daily but I’ve haven’t stopped shooting so I’m going to bombard my subscribers with a bunch of photos. I don’t mean to spam anyone, I just want to post at least one photo for each day I’ve missed.
The photo below was taken a couple months ago on a trip back home. These are the skeletal remains the Meeboer Homestead barn on Highway 24 in Moxee, Wa. This farm has been abandoned for a long time. There used to be a few other structures and a windmill which have fallen over the years. Here’s a link to what it used to look like and a link to shot I took a few years ago.
Another one from Moxee, WA. This is a photo of a couple of grain silos on a farm a few miles east of Moxee, WA.
Recently I’ve started shooting photos in order to try out a new post processing method known as HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography. It’s not that new, it’s just new to me. It’s been used by many photographers such as Dave Hill and Trey Ratcliff.
High Dynamic Range allows you to to show a very wide range of exposure or intensity levels in a photograph. You need to use software such as Photomatix or Photoshop to process your files but the result can be amazing. It allows you see more details in shadowy areas of an image as well as bringing back detail into over exposed areas of an image by combining 3 or more different exposures of the same photo. This is usually done by bracketing the exposure of your photos when shooting and then combing and adjusting the separate exposures in post production.
The photos on in this post were taken in and around Kirkland and Seattle, WA as well as Las Vegas, NV.