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    Washington State photo site exchange!

    I was out the weekend of the 4th at Larabee State Park. It is NW of Bellingham. Take I5 north to exit 231, then Hwy 11 North (aka Chuckanut Drive) for 10-15 miles. The park entrance is on the left. It is $5 to park for the day and there is camping available. You should visit at the lowest possible tide. There are a lot of great rock formations - I think of it as a mini Pt. Lobos. I went yesterday and spent 4 hours photographing one rock! The formations are so interesting and as the light changes shadows change and textures show differently.

    I highly recommend it.

    Anyone have any other spots in the state they would recommend?

    Thanks.

    -Mike

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    *Anyone have any other spots in the state they would recommend?*

    I recommend the Olympic Peninsula - particularily the Hoh Rain Forest - south of Forks.
    Or Ruby Beach. Wonderful spots.
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    I processed the EFKE 25 negatives this evening in Rodinal 1:50 for 11 minutes. I read a recommendation of 9 minutes, but I knew the hegatives needed some more development time to increase the local contrast in the rocks. I have to say I am really excited about the results. The negatives look beauitful. On the Densitometer, they give a density range that would almost work on Azo #2, so I'll try grade 3 for a start. I'm curious to see how the local contrast works out on Azo but I can always switch to VC paper if I need to.

    The deisitometer reads a scant .03 of FB+F and one of the more fully developed negatives gives a density range of a little over 1.45.

    The rocks at this location are so intricate that the abstract images are almost limitless. As I said, I spent the entire afternoon shooting just one rock in a 15' area. Hopefully, I'll be able to pull good prints from the negatives and I'll post them if I can get my scanner working.

    -Mike

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    I have uploaded 3 images from my trip to the park. They are my favorite subject, rock abstracts. I put them in the Member Gallery for mikewhi. Here are the links:

    http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphot...sort=1&cat=500
    http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphot...sort=1&cat=500
    http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphot...sort=1&cat=500

    Feel free to leave comments.

    -Mike

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    washington state sites: the palouse

    hidden out on the eastern border of washington state is the palouse- a prairie of gently rolling hills. i live there.

    some pics are posted at

    www.geographyghost.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimtrivelpiece
    hidden out on the eastern border of washington state is the palouse- a prairie of gently rolling hills. i live there.

    some pics are posted at

    www.geographyghost.com
    Nice pictures, but I notice they are all digital capture. Thinking of going back to silver?
    Gary Beasley

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    I grew up in Washington...

    And I can say without a doubt the state has an endless array of photo spots, I wrote a book a few years back on the Columbia River Gorge, the opportunities in the Gorge are endless, many un-named water falls, wildflowers in the spring, wildlife is quite abundant. The Palouse Country is great as well, spent many thousands of hours in that area photographing.

    Mt. Adams area, great forests with awesome contrasty scenes.

    Boy, I could go on and on about Washington.

    Don't forget the Olympic National Park area for rain forest shots.

    The Puget Sound for those great sea scape shots.

    Washington gets a big thumbs up and is well worth the trip to take photographs,

    Dave Parker
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satinsnow
    And I can say without a doubt the state has an endless array of photo spots, I wrote a book a few years back on the Columbia River Gorge, the opportunities in the Gorge are endless, many un-named water falls, wildflowers in the spring, wildlife is quite abundant. The Palouse Country is great as well, spent many thousands of hours in that area photographing.

    Mt. Adams area, great forests with awesome contrasty scenes.

    Boy, I could go on and on about Washington.

    Don't forget the Olympic National Park area for rain forest shots.

    The Puget Sound for those great sea scape shots.

    Washington gets a big thumbs up and is well worth the trip to take photographs,

    Dave Parker
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    Hi Dave:

    Could you give me some specifics? I'd like to know the name of the book, don't worry about shameless promotion - this is APUG after all<g>. If you have copies to sell directly, let me know, ok? I'd also like some info on the
    Palouse area. A friend in NV would like to come up and photograph in b&w there and we'd like to know what time of year is best - probably after harvest, or during the spring if that's when they plow? Do they burn off the fields in the fall? Basically, we'd like to get the patters of fields when they're barren and plowed, not necessaryily when they're planted and growing.

    I live in Redmond, WA so I know some of this are, but not much east of the Cascades, though.

    Thanks!

    -Mike



 

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