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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stars over Doug's Beach

stars over Dougs Beach Washington ©www.hoodphotography.com

I have never really tried night photography. I simply was not equipped with a camera that was able to handle the settings needed to do an exposure of the stars. However, I upgraded my camera this past spring, and was out at night this weekend. The stars above were hard to resist, so I set up my tripod and played around a bit. This is the first attempt at a starry sky photo. Granted, it was very, very windy where I was at. There was a Super Moon out and I was not in the middle of the boonies by any stretch of the imagination so there was a lot of light. Not ideal for shooting the skies. But I already can tell it is going to be something I am going to try again and again in better conditions! Watch out night skies, I have my eye on you!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Evacuation Due to Rowena Fire


Full Moon over Rowena Wildfire, 2014 ©www.hoodphotography.com

An over 3500 acre wildfire took over the hillsides just east of Rowena, Oregon on Tuesday of last week. People in about 150 homes around the blaze were evacuated, and one home was actually destroyed.

On Friday night I headed out with my camera to capture the beginning day of the "Super Moon" and found myself heading east through the gorge, crossing the Columbia River and ending up at Doug's Beach outside of Lyle, Washington directly across from the fire area. I took this long exposure to show the many hot spots on the hillside above the cars along I-84, which at the point that this photo was taken was only 35% contained. Later at home when I downloaded the photo, I noticed the shooting star streaking across the sky directly above the hill, and hoped that it was a sign of sorts that the worst of the blaze would soon be over. Fortunately, I was right because the evacuation of most of the area residents has been lifted and those people have been able to return to their homes.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Late Summer Mt. St. Helens

Late Summer Mt St Helens ©www.hoodphotography.com

I visited Mt St Helens yesterday with family. I had not been in a few years, and am always amazed at the destruction that is displayed, and on the opposite hand, the regeneration of the area. Trees are growing again, the grounds are covered in greenery and wildflowers. It is a truly breathtaking sight.

It was a very hot August, clear sky day in the Pacific Northwest yesterday, and the Indian Paintbrush and other plants were very dry.

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