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Sunflower Sunset

Usually when I visit my mom at the farm, I take it real easy. And I certainly did that on this week’s visit. But I also told myself I would try to do some photographing while here. One evening, my mom and I headed to a field of sunflowers in time to catch the sunset. Except for almost losing a shoe in a muddy stretch of irrigation at the edge of the field, it was a nice little excursion.

About the photo: Single shot captured on a tripod, 12mm at 1/30 second at f/2.8. Normally I’d use a narrower aperture to get more detail in focus in the background, but the light was fading pretty quickly, so I left this lens wide open. I exposed for the sunset so it wouldn’t be blown out, and brought up the detail in the field using a graduated filter in Lightroom.

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Mud Lovers

We met up with some friends at Jubilee Farm for our annual pumpkin patch visit. Although the sun was shining and it was summer-warm, days of earlier rain made for lots of mud for our girls to play in (and get stuck in). Kids just can’t stay away from mud—and we didn’t discourage them!

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Tulip Sunrise

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Waking up at 4am to drive an hour north isn’t my definition of a good way to start a Saturday morning. This weekend, however, my family and I (yes, my daughter, too) headed at dark to Mount Vernon, Washington to photograph the tulip fields at sunrise. The weather cooperated nicely, with enough clouds in the sky for texture but also letting through the brilliant bright sun as it crested over the Cascade mountains.

After about an hour, the sun lifted into a thicker, higher cloud bank, which was the signal to go get breakfast (at Calico Cupboard in La Connor).

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