Peter Pan Saxifrage in a church garden; in Cow Head (Gros Morne National Park) in Newfoundland, Canada.
Taken at a sled dog camp in Dyea (near Skagway), Alaska. When we passed through, Sarsha was about a year old, and was on a leash as the official tourist “greeter” for the camp.
Considering theyâ€™re basically mutts, itâ€™s impressive just how intelligent and dignified sled dogs (a.k.a., â€œAlaskan Huskiesâ€) are. I also discovered that try as I might, I could never get any of the sled dogs we met to make eye contact. Just as well, I suppose â€” it makes for good portrait poses! Originally posted to the old blog on June 17, 2008; on Flickr over here.
The tracks (rails of the Denver metro light rail system) glide by as we head home…
Iâ€™d seen images like this before â€” but via film. I wanted to see what it took to make an image like this with my digital gear. After some fiddling, I found that an exposure of 1/30 second or longer works just fine â€” so long as the train is up to full speed (about 60 miles/hour, or about 95 kilometers/hour).
If you look very closely, you can see some subtle reflections from the inside of the train (since thereâ€™s no way to get my camera outside the window for this image). Iâ€™ll have to spend a little more time in Photoshop cleaning them up. Still, I like how this turned out. The rail tops are nice and sharp, and the rail ties are blurred out, but donâ€™t overlap.
Iâ€™ve noticed one odd thing, though â€” because the rails are at an angle to the imageâ€™s edges, the image always looks crooked to me. I *know* itâ€™s rectangular, but it always looks skewed. This must be some sort of illusion, Iâ€™ll have to look it upâ€¦
Another fireworks shot from the 4th of July in Boston. This one has a nice abstract feel, thanks to the wind-blown smoke left over from a previous round of explosions.
Originally posted to Flickr on July 16, 2009.
Originally posted to Flickr on July 10, 2008.
On a trip back to New Mexico, we managed to stay a night and a day in Santa Fe. After the pup was in bed, Mrs. Argos wanted a little “me time,” so I grabbed my gear and headed downtown for some night shots. I thought this play of light and shadow was interesting:
The contrast in geometry between the shadow lines and the joints between the sidewalk pavers is kind of neat too. FWIW, I did very little to this shot other than crop it a bit and desaturate it (although not completely).
We had a thin overcast for this event, so I couldn’t get as crisp a shot as I would have liked. To make the best of the situation, I opted for a hand-built HDR (i.e., photomontage of long-duration haze image & short-duration moon image).