Summer Reflections: June in Washington State

In the summer I find it is often hard to write blog posts. The summer is a time for me to be outdoors.  This means taking pictures (certainly more frequently than in the cold months here in New England), fishing, vacationing, road tripping, and working in the yard. I also have to admit that posting to Instagram has become an interest...and it's so simple to do!

So here it is the middle of October, and I’ve decided it's time to catch up with all the photos from the summer, starting with our two-week trip to the state of Washington in June. Though at the time I did create an entire blog of our trip, it’s only now that I find I have some time to review the images with the intention of selecting my best (favorite?) ones.  I thought I would take a stab at that today.

I've just selected 36 images to post on my Web site, here.

And 10 of those images are posted below, at a blog-friendly size of 750 pixels wide on the long side.

For those who are interested, I took two cameras on the trip.  Seventy percent of my images are from the Fuji X100T with its fixed 35mm equivalent focal length lens.  I love that perspective. The other 30% are from an Olympus E-M1 with Panasonic 14-140 “super zoom” lens. The Fuji is sharper, but the 14-140 zoom is generally “sharp enough” and is also more versatile.

Lake Diablo in the Northern Cascades

From Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

Rialto Beach

Twins at Rialto Beach

South Beach

Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens in black and white

Golden Mantle Ground Squirrel at Mount St. Helens

Mount Rainier

South Central Washington


James D said...

Beautiful images from a beautiful state. I must say, the clouds were very accommodating. Being from central California myself and not seeing any for 6 months of the year, I've really come to appreciate their contribution to the overall esthetic of a landscape image.

Peter F. said...

Thanks James. When traveling I am always happy to see clouds against a blue background. I realize the golden hours are nice, but since we travel mostly during the "non-golden" hours, clouds and a blue sky always make me smile. BTW, I keep a circular polarizer on the camera at (nearly) all times. If I don't have a good angle, I just rotate it "out of the way".