Posts tagged Photography
I recently visited the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park. It’s a magical place featuring soaring pine trees, maples festooned with dripping moss, fern fronds and streams so clear you can’t see the water in them when it’s not moving!
If you do get a chance to go there, stay until near sunset to get the best lighting – you’ve never seen such vibrant greens as the pond weed growing in the streams there.
Click the images to enlarge them. These two were taken with the Canon D10.
I purchased a Canon Powershot D10 Underwater Camera recently and I love it! It’s a great little underwater camera costing less than many underwater housings. It shoots great shots both underwater and above water and I’m constantly surprised by just how good many of the shots look even when compared to my 70-200 f2.8 IS lens.
It’s a fun camera to have around because it can literally go anywhere: you can take shots above the water, underwater, or just close to water without any worries about your equipment getting wet. These pictures were all taken using my Powershot D10 over the last month, from Australia to North America. Click to enlarge any of them.
I’ve literally only had this camera a few minutes but I’m already very impressed with the image quality and underwater capabilities it has to offer. Check out this first test image – our freshwater parrot fish at close range. I must admit it was somewhat unnerving taking the camera out of the box and plunging it straight into the fish tank! Having lost thousands of dollars worth of electronics to water in the past that was a serious test of the nerves. Click the image to see all 12 mega pixels.
Seattle is such a photogenic city! By day we have the Olympic mountains or the Cascades as a backdrop, sometimes we have Mt. Rainier looming over the shoulder of a building and by night we have a panoply of lights and the ever present Space Needle which despite being dominated in stature by many of the newer office blocks in Seattle is still a highly visible landmark from many directions.
This shot was taken from Newcastle Golf Course with a Canon 70-200 f2.8 USM IS lens on a 40D.
You can view the result here:-
And you can get the tool that created it here.