Our resident still photographer is Justin Thyme. A self taught genius of celluloid, he tries to have a camera ready most of the time. One thing he doesn’t need to do is set up shots because he sees so many around him already that are just screaming to be captured. He started many years ago with a 35mm SLR and had to be selective because film and developing was expensive.
He started out with two rules: 1) He doesn't set up shots and 2) the entire composition of the picture has to fit into the frame, no cropping. Since he’s discovered digital, he's added a third...no photoshop.
Now with digital he’s taking many more pictures and is able to enhance the contrast and saturation to help the image even more. He says it “deepens the electronic painting.” (Geez!) No doubt all the oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, ink and pencil artists around the globe are reading this and cringing. He just flips his scarf and grunts, "so what!"
Photographs on Film
I actually saw this picture from a walkway crossing the pond on the other side of the birds. Above the top of the picture.
The river Seine. To the right is the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Flight Over Puget Sound
Shot from a park along Beach Drive in West Seattle.
Yeah, I know it's not the actual plant but it makes a good title.
Mount Vernon I
Mount Vernon II
Two shots of Puget Sound facing north. Mount Vernon on the right,
Anacortes on the left.
Taken in a garden in Vail, Colorado.
Just south of Spokane is farm country.
I saw this developing while driving home from work. I shot a whole roll and this one slammed me in the face.
Cashmere, Washington. Near the Aplets & Cotlets factory.
I originally started this shot as a vertical with the building behind the branches. The bird landed where you see it and I adjusted the shot to the one here. It's about 50 feet away so there's a lot of zoom. He turned his head toward me, I clicked the shutter and just an instant after he flew away.
Bear Head Rock
Found while hiking the hills of Sedona, Arizona.
Shot from the ground at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington.
This is what getting caught in a backed up highway can yield.
This was at the same backed-up highway stop.
Nothing more to say here.
While playing with my nephew. As he came around my left side I caught this.
On the outskirts of Yakima, Washington.
From Kino Bay across the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
Thank you for your perusals. I hope you enjoyed the images.
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