Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Hand of God

An excrutiatingly early flight from Seattle to Vancouver offered at least this payoff. A beautiful display of light following departure. I chose a window seat precisely for this opportunity.

The Hand of God by Jay Mitch
The Hand of God, a photo by Jay Mitch on Flickr.

Back to Bellevue

Found myself once again in Beautiful Bellevue, Washington this week. Love that place. Had a bit of a chance to go out and shoot. Despite all the color that city has to offer these ones ended up all in black and white.

The sky merging into one of the many steel-and-glass facades downtown caught my eye. Took a few shots and this one offered the best continuity of the clouds into their reflection.

Skies by Jay Mitch
Skies, a photo by Jay Mitch on Flickr.

In contrast to all the modern buildings is this, with a much more "gothic" style that creates a repeating pattern that is somewhat mesmerizing when shot off-axis.

Gothic by Jay Mitch
Gothic, a photo by Jay Mitch on Flickr.

And finally this "nuclear" tree, that seems to have had its shadow etched into the concrete by the setting sun.

Burned Tree by Jay Mitch
Burned Tree, a photo by Jay Mitch on Flickr.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Sunset Bridge by Jay Mitch
Sunset Bridge, a photo by Jay Mitch on Flickr.

This was captured at the Perimeter Highway, with the Red River cresting and flood waters moving extremely fast towards the north. It didn't turn out as I was hoping as there were few clouds in the sky, but I like the color nevertheless. A 10-stop ND filter slowed the exposure down to 51 seconds, resulting in silky smooth waters and some movement in the clouds.

I tried another approach last month, at that point opting for a black and white rendition. It offers a very different feel, but you can still get a feel for the water's momentum.

Flood Rising by Jay Mitch
Flood Rising, a photo by Jay Mitch on Flickr.

I took another shot at this site last year. Much different composition - the original plan was something like above, but these crazy clouds caught my attention. It was only afterwards that I noticed the figure-like shape at the bottom of the clouds.

Angel in the Sky by Jay Mitch
Angel in the Sky, a photo by Jay Mitch on Flickr.

Monday, May 2, 2011


Returning home from a trip and couldn't help but stopping to capture the setting sun against the horizon, lighting the rails of the track with a train (well distant) at the horizon.

Horizon by Jay Mitch
Horizon, a photo by Jay Mitch on Flickr.