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A four mile hike near Stevens Pass in the Cascade Mountains leads to Bridal Veil Falls.
Fuji X‑T2, Fujinon 10 – 24mm (10mm), 1 second, f22, ISO 200
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I’d been wanting to try astrophotography for a while; a weekend spent in eastern Washington was my first good opportunity. Goldendale is a tiny town with very little light pollution, and an observatory that I’d visited a few years ago. We stayed in a cabin about 15 minutes from the town, and it turned out to be a terrific setting.
Leading up to the weekend, I spent a good bit of time on the website Lonely Speck, reading up on lenses, camera settings, and the need to buy a headlamp (good advice, it turned out).
The first night there, I was excited to finally get to try things out but by then had forgotten a few of the finer points — details like how to focus in the dark. I did get a couple of decent shots, but I was in a hurry, not to mention a tired from the four hour drive from Seattle.
The second night (shown here), I think I got it right.
Shot with Fuji X‑T2, Rokinon 12mm, 25 seconds at f2.0, ISO 1600.
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Posted Jan 29, 2018
At the end of a calm and quite afternoon on our first day in Florence, the air suddenly whistled, then howled. It took me a few moments to comprehend that the crashing sounds all around were the outside window shutters, flapping about and banging in total abandon. I ran around closing windows and grabbing the laundry that had been hanging to dry out on the balcony, so that our pants and shirts wouldn’t end up in the streets three floors below, or stranded on a neighbor’s roof.
An hour or so later, it became still again just as suddenly, and the sun broke through the clouds and lit up the sky for a few last minutes. I grabbed my camera and snapped this photo.
Posted Jan 15, 2018