It was a glorious weekend here in the Pacific Northwest! On Saturday I went hiking with my brother to the top of Pinnacle Peak. It was a tough hike with about an 18% grade. Unfortunately there were no views at the top, but I did get to see the city of Enumclaw and I can now say I made it to the top. On the way back home I was able to get a good view of Mount Rainier by pulling off the road. I must say the the Zone System is amazing for capturing the vibrant color of the sky on a sunny day.
Settings: ISO 500, 100mm, ss1/640, f/11
Pinnacle Peak Hike
Settings: ISO 500, 100mm, ss1/640, f/16
On Sunday, I went to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens to soak some more of the sun. There were many other photographers there with the same idea as me. I loved the tranquility of the gardens and the variety of plants and different types of gardens housed in this one beautiful place.
The sunlight shining through the magnolia flowers.
Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/500, f/11
Colored version of the black and white I shared on Tuesday.
Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/20, f/11 (on tripod)
A flower growing in the marshy, wetland area.
Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/400, f/5.6
Shadows dancing across the grass in the Lost Meadow.
Settings: ISO 800, 100mm, ss1/1600, f/6.3
A sunburst through the tree in full bloom.
Settings: ISO 800, 50mm, ss1/320, f/22
"A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves." - Marcel Proust