Category: Photos by Jeff

Photos captured by Jeff Carlson

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Rainy Seattle Holiday

Holiday lights in downtown Seattle reflected in the rain. If you like the work I do, please consider signing up for my low-volume newsletter that I use to announce new projects, items, and giveaways that I think my readers would be interested in.

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Holiday Gift Idea: Stuffie Stickers

Kids love stickers. When my daughter was a toddler, we gave her pages and pages of stickers to play with—many of which ended up on the legs of an old table. You can buy stickers of almost anything, from current movies and books to abstract shapes. But that plethora of options is also somewhat numbing—what’s ...

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Trinidad State Beach HDR from Google Photos

Last night, the Google Photos Assistant popped up this HDR made from bracketed shots from last year. Google Photos scans through the photos you’ve uploaded and looks for brackets with varying exposures (among other things) and automatically creates HDRs out of them. I don’t know why it waited a year and a half to process ...

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Woods

No surprise, I’m depressed by the election result and think it portends terrible things for our country. There’s work to be done, art to be made, and a million tiny positive things we can do that will add up to repel darkness and hatred. “But the thing that got me through that moment, and any ...

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Morning Orange

I woke up to this gorgeous light this morning. It was fleeting—the sun rose into the clouds within a couple of minutes. But until then, the trees (and my kitchen) were bathed in golden glowy sunlight. If you like the work I do, please consider signing up for my low-volume newsletter that I use to ...

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Puget Sound Sunset

I live in an awfully beautiful place. On the way to my daughter’s piano practice the other day, the light was amazing. I dropped her and my wife off, then headed to Sunset Hill Park, a little grassy overlook that’s aptly named. I also took this opportunity to set up a 360-degree camera (the 360fly ...

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Quoted in B&H Photo Article

With so much focus on the iPhone 7, which started trickling into customers’ hands today, more people are thinking about mobile photography. Jill Waterman at B&H Photo wrote an article containing tips that go beyond the typical rules of composition and lighting. I’m quoted talking about the software behind the lens (a topic I’ve found ...

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Fresh Pressed Apple Juice

We have two apple trees in our yard. The apples have come on early this year, requiring that we harvest as much as we could before a storm shakes them all onto the ground. Today, a neighbor and I chopped and juiced them (and apples from his yard) using his press. It’s fun, messy business: ...

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Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon Review in Macworld

Looking for an image editor on the Mac but don’t need the full power (or cost) of Adobe Photoshop? In Macworld, I just reviewed Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon, a great $30 alternative. This new version focuses on the application’s selection tools, adding a Quick Selection tool and a Magnetic Selection tool to make it easier to ...

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Valley of Light

My wife and I spent the weekend near Leavenworth, Washington at a cozy cabin with this as the view. Although I didn’t know if there would be much of a sunset the first night, the sun shone horizontally down a nearby valley for a wonderful show. Having a glass of wine at hand didn’t hurt, ...