25 . NET / about is my attempt to capture a little of the beauty of the world. I’m inspired by water, mountains,
meadows, and snow, all of which are plentiful near Kent, Washington where I live and work.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens
Panasonic 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens
Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX Lens



Adobe Photoshop CS5


My rating of the book is in parentheses.

The Art of Photographing Nature by Martha Hill and Art Wolfe. (5/5)

This book is hands down my favorite photography book. The focus is on seeing and framing a photograph well, not the mechanics. However, each photo
includes the aperture size and shutter speed, which is invaluable from a mechanical point of view.

Photography by London, Upton, Stone, Kobre, and Brill (8th Edition)
I definitely enjoyed this book, and it’s packed with useful information. However, it includes 10s of pages on film, and in my opinion
is not worth the price for the digital photographer.

Nature Photography by John Shaw

The Living Wild by Art Wolfe (4.5/5)

This book is nominally not an instructional book, but simply a book of
photographs. However, at the end of each section, Wolfe includes a
paragraph with notes about how he took every single picture. In addition,
he includes the camera and lens used as well as the aperture, shutter
speed, and the type of film used. Personally, I find looking at a great picture
and then reading about how it was taken and why it was taken that way
a great way to learn.

Photography Outdoors: A Field Guide for Travel and Adventure Photographers by Mark Gardner and Art Wolfe
I found this book far less useful than the other Wolfe book listed above. For the mechanical information it contains, I prefer the Shaw book.


Photofriday Noteworthy for The Great Outdoors

Tuesday Challenge for

Moody Monday for

Shutterday for
The Blue Hour,
Arrivals and Departures,
Stormy Weather,

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