Monday, September 29, 2008

It' ain't easy bein' green

Pacific Chorus Frog - photo ©Scott Allan StevensThe Pacific Chorus Frog is the official amphibian of Washington State! This critter was found when picking blueberries. The scale of the blueberry leaf should give you a sense of his diminutive stature. Usually they are heard more often than seen, but I managed to track this one down for a brief photo sessions. A few more photos of this frog can be seen here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Moonrise - photo ©Scott Allan StevensTaken from my front porch. Sometimes a great scene just comes and finds you where you're at.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Heart of Dog - photo ©Scott Allan StevensYou've undoubtedly seen the speeded-up TV ads in which people paint with light, creating all manner of objects and movements. The same thing can be done with still photography -- all it takes is a dark location (a closet, or a location away from city lights), a long exposure, and some creativity. This is a 15-second exposure done indoors, with creative canine stylings by L. Hardison. I'm looking forward to doing some outdoor light painting as well, 'cause it's just so much fun.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Magic Watercolors

Magic Watercolors - photo ©Scott Allan Stevens
One of my favorite spots to catch great water reflections is at the very southern tip of Puget Sound -- the place where Budd Inlet meets the Deschutes River (well, the outflow from Capitol Lake). Depending on the weather, the time, the seasons, a whole variety watery effects can emerge. This is an afternoon reflection I caught while lots of other people were milling around the same area watching the migrating salmon take their last breaths of saltwater before heading upstream to spawn.