Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Night Before

Hi All!
First test of the quarter is coming up tomorrow morning. Yay!.....
So, I'm thinking I'm ready, but we'll see after tomorrow.

Here's another Tulip picture, hope you like it!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Hi All!
Sorry for the inconsistent posts. A little stressed with two Finance tests coming up.

I'm thinking I need to expand my posts from just photography to many different topics. It'll allow me to add some more substance to my blogs.

On that note, corporate finance is definitely becoming less and less appealing to go into. I do enjoy personal finance, even though it tends to be less lucrative. But you have to do what you enjoy, cause I definitely do not like being stressed out, and that's what corporate finance does to me.

Here's tonight's picture from the Tulip festival.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mucho Flowers

Hi All!
Back after a couple of days of hiatus. But it was worth it, as I now have a massive collection of Tulip photos.

Here's my favorite picture from the day. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Fields

Hi All!
Mariners are doing well, which in turn makes me very happy!

Looking forward to shooting the Tulip fields this weekend. So hopefully I expect to have a week's worth of Tulip fields for ya'll.

Here's tonight picture, hope you like it!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Hi All!
It's been awhile since I've looked into any Photography blogs. I've been so caught up with school and other things it hard to stay in touch with other hobbies. I'll do my best to keep you all informed!

For those of you interested in business and finance, you should check out a recent This American Life episode: Inside Job

Here's tonight's picture, hope you like it!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Hi All!
I definitely feel a little sun burned tonight. Spent the day out in the sun and now I'm paying for it.

Quickie blog tonight. Hope you like tonight's picture, by popular demand.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Hi All!
What a gorgeous weekend we have had here in Ellensburg.
Managed to go and take a walk and snap a few pictures.

I'm beginning to realize that my blog is becoming somewhat of a glorified status update. But oh well, I enjoy it, and I hope you do too!

Here's a picture from Friday. Hope you like it!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Hi All!
Hope all is going well.

I tried doing my first Panorama today. Here it is, hope you like it!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Hi All!
My friend CJ and I attempted to do some gold panning today. We ended up finding a bunch of agate instead, which was cool.

Yay for the Mariners, as they have won three in a row. I was a little worried there. The hits definitely came out tonight as they scored 11 runs.

Here's a picture from today. Hope you like it!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Hi All!
Another beautiful day in Ellensburg. That being the case, I decided to go and try to capture it.

Tonight's photo is my favorite shot of today. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Hi All!
Enjoyed the wonderful weather today in Ellensburg by getting out and playing some tennis.

No tip tonight sorry. Yeah, yeah I know....
On a brighter note, I entered three pictures into the Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals photo contest here at campus. So hopefully they will like my work.

Tonight's photo is the second of three that I entered into the contest. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Hi All!
Hope everyone had a good Tuesday.

I'll try and post a Tip tomorrow, so stay tuned.

Tonight's photo is of my friend CJ. I plan on entering this picture to a photo contest here on campus. Hope you like it!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hi Bye

Hi All!
Quick Post

Here's a Bee from the other day, hope you like it!


Hi All!
Very fortunate for the nice weekend. :)

FYI I think the Mariners need to actually get some better hitters, so yeah!

Here's another nice spring picture to end your weekend on. Hope you like it!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Solitary Seed

Hi All!
I was going to rip the Mariners a new one in my blog today. But since they won, I can put it off to another day as long as they continue to hit!

Well the weather here on the West Side stayed nice so I was able to do some yard work. Afterwards, I went back out and did some macro shots. I'm really happy with what came out. Tonight's photo is of a last seed left on a dandelion. Hope you like it!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Hi All!
Well I managed to make it over the pass. Yay!

If the weather is anything like it was today I'm definitely going to try and get out and shoot.

Photography tip of the night is focus. Normally in most situations auto-focus does the trick. But if you are in a low light situation you may need to use Manual. In this case, find the main subject of your photo, then focus your shot around that. Once you have done that, you can pan over, up, or down to set your final shot. Note: Once in focus, do not move forward or backward, this will obviously cause your shot to move out of focus again. Which could be good if your going for the Bokeh effect.

Here's another flower to continue with this week's theme. Hope you like it!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Snow? Again?

Hi All!
Crazy weather we've been having hear today. Strong winds, and the occasional snow showers. Hopefully it's nice tomorrow so I can make it home.

Here's another flowery picture for you guys. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Hi All!
Well the weather has definitely been funky. I may not be able to go home tomorrow due to the fact that they are predicting major snow in the passes. I guess I'll be stuck in my room all weekend doing Finance hw....

A bit of good news, looks like my school if going to have an Outdoor Pursuits Photography contest, which I definitely plan on entering.

Hope you like tonight's photo!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Hi All!
Hope everyone's day went well.
Although I'm inconsistent with my Photography tips, I welcome any of you reading this to give me suggestions or questions on certain techniques you would like to know more about. You may even catch me off guard and I might learn something too.

Well Photobucket isn't working tonight, so here is my back up picture. Hope you like it!

Monday, April 5, 2010


Hi All!
Well I figured I'd post another picture today, since my post from earlier was meant for yesterday.

Mariners won their opening day game, so I'm excited! One down, 161 to go!

Here's a cool picture that I took today. Hope you like it!

Opening Day

Hi All!
Well today is an early and late blog. But that is superceded by the fact that it is Opening Day of Baseball! I am very excited about the Mariners this season, it is definitely going to go down to the wire. Hope everyone's team does well this season, as long as the M's win the world series! :-P

Today's photo is from a hike I took a couple days ago. Hope you like it!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Swirl Effect

Hi All!
Was able to get out today and do a little hiking with my friend CJ.

Tonight's photo tip is the Swirl effect. To accomplish this, try and find a colorful subject. Once you have done this, start at the widest focal length, lowest ISO setting, and if you can, have a Neutral Density or Polarizing filter on. All these settings allow for a proper shutter speed to get the Swirl effect. Once set up, as you take the picture zoom all the way in and twist the camera the opposite direction.

Here is an example of what you can do with this technique. Hope you like it!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Snow in April?

Hi All!
Managed to get out and shoot today. I was a little worried that I wouldn't with all the snow that was coming down this morning. But it finally let up this afternoon, so I drove up to the little town of Thorp and took some cool pictures of the Mill.

If you like HDR Photography, check out There are all sorts of examples of what you can do with HDR on this site. So check it out!

Tonight's photo is from today. Hope you like it!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Hi All!
Well Finance is work work. :-P

On a brighter note, I'm hoping the weather is nice tomorrow so I can start adding some new pictures to the blog!

Tonight's photo is an old shot from when I just began photography. Sorry for the watermark, but I wanted to give an example of the growth from now till then. Hope you like it!