Early this morning I went on a long walk in Seattle while Rick taught his morning class. It was in the 30’s this morning and there was a thick layer of frost over the rooftops and on the windows of parked cars along the roadside. Neighborhood lawns were painted white. Jack Frost was busy last night! I walked over to the Fremont Cut and was kicking myself for not having grabbed my camera. Because of that, you are reduced to only hearing about the three ducks on the frosted bank along the Fremont Cut, warming themselves in the morning sun. In fact, I missed photographing some of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen this past week because my camera was not with me in the early morning when I taught at St. Joe’s and at Continental Place. No camera in hand, I drank in the beauty with my eyes and relay it with words.
Chehalis River: Morrison Riverside Park
Chehalis River: Morrison Riverside Park and Boat
Yes, I know!
This was taken on the second stop we made today, which is along the 1500 acres of mudflats and salt marsh at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuse, also known as Bowerman Basin, well known for the thousands of migratory shore birds that feed here in the spring. Rick is in the photo (right).
I enjoy your blog. The pictures you post are beautiful! You and your husband’s photos really capture the beauty of the PNW. May I ask what cameras you and your husband use? I am interested in nature photography and need some guidance as to what camera (beginners) I should steer towards.
Thank you, Tim, for your complementary comments. I am so happy that you enjoy my blog! Rick and I both use Leica cameras. Mine is a Leica D-Lux 3 and Rick’s camera is a Leica V-Lux 20 (there is a newer version which is a V-Lux 30). Rick’s is substantially more expensive than mine was because his has a longer zoom and a macro lens. I do not have those features, so I can’t bring the snowy owls close up with all the detail that he can get and I can’t get the pollen on a thistle! However, I am really happy with my camera. For a beginner, I would suggest the camera I use. In general, the majority of photos you see on my blog were taken by my Leica D-Lux 3 (if the photo is Rick’s, I always make mention of it), and as you can see, you can really get great photos. You can go on line and check out the prices. Good luck to you!
@admin: I just have to say your blog is the first I’ve come across this morning that doesn’t
have typos every other sentence. Thank you for taking the time to write something that doesn’t look like a 6th grader put together. Sorry, just had to vent.