Thought I'd throw in a post of our family vacation back to Ketchikan, AK. Mostly family oriented shots this time, but I managed to grab a few fairly stellar eagle shots as well that I can make available if anyone is interested. For more Alaska scenery and wildlife, click HERE.
Tried out a technique called focus-stacking at a bluff near Bowman's Bay. This is a combination of multiple photos, each with different areas in focus, then combined in photoshop. I shot this on my 6D with a Tamron 11-18mm Wide angle lens. The lens is meant for APS-C sensor cameras, but at 15-18mm, the black … Continue reading Photo of the Day
I recently got a great deal on a full frame DSLR from the good folks at greentoe.com. The most significant improvement is the greater degree of separation in depth of field (the ability to blur out the parts of an image that are not in focus). Also, incredible performance at high ISO (which means nice, … Continue reading Enjoying The Full Frame
Alas, my 2014 fishing voyage has drawn to a close. It has been a good three weeks, and it went by fast! We had a hard time getting into the fish at first, but over all we did well. It was eventful. We hit some rough weather (9' - 14' seas), had to harbor in a … Continue reading Alaska 2014
There's... This... Girl and... I think I'm in love.
It's the prime season for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival right now. I was able to get out in time for sunrise a couple of times. Unfortunately, the second time was cloudy and there weren't many keepers. However, the experience was priceless because I woke my son Liam up at 5:45am and took him with me. … Continue reading Tulips 2014
This is a bit overdue, but I want to get it written down ASAP while the memories are still fresh. Our daughter was due to be born January 10th, 2014, but of course she arrived a week early. New Year's Day was turning out to be like any other day. We went for a nice … Continue reading Baby Lyla is Born
We had the rare occurrence of actually having the whole family (on my wife's side) together for the holidays. Time to take advantage of the opportunity and update the 20"x16" family print in our living room. We had an incredibly great time with everyone. Can't wait for next time... Seriously - a lot of people … Continue reading Family Photo Shoot
This week we added a fifth member to our family. Lyla Arlee Rauwolf was born on January 3rd, 2014, at 2:09am. We have two boys, and now a sweet little girl! As a dad, I am totally excited. I will share more about the birth and some candid pictures soon, but for now I just … Continue reading New Additions