Taken from Marrowstone Island, southeast of Port Townsend. The fog bank is hiding Whidbey Island. The water is the Admiralty Inlet area of Puget Sound. Mt Baker is catching the light of the sunset.
The native Madrone are great photo subjects. However, they aren’t quite as nice as features of your yard. They drop leaves, bark and other items pretty much year-round. They are pleasant enough, if you don’t mind raking up the mess.
This is a combination of two different bouquets of daffodils. You can tell the difference between the two from the colors … but it’s not easy to see in this image. This is a focus stack of about 5 images.
I had an overhead light on and the background was two sheets of the same color mat board that I had laying around. I was amazed at how different the color showed up from the direction of the light. The distant background was lit more by the light through my north-facing sliding glass door. I also played around with the color of the background… the mat board is a medium brown. I used the subject mask option in LIghtroom to avoid changing the color of the daffodils.
My sister brought me these … they were from her yard. They were quite nice and I enjoyed them right up through taking this photo. By the next day, they were really sad and they went the way of such.
This was a 5 image focus stack … (5 images with different focus points combined). That keeps the different parts of the image all staying in full focus. It allows the use of wider f/stops, which keeps diffraction from being an issue … which can happen with (for instance) an f/stop of f/16.
These were taken in the historic Hastings building in downtown Port Townsend. The building is not open to the public (except for shops on the ground floor) and its future is uncertain at this time. Hopefully, it will be renovated and the wonderful woodwork restored. In the meantime, some of the mess is visually interesting.