its a clearcutmy alternate for this past selfy sunday-2nd in my series of clearcut logging images. This one from the peninsula near Forks, WA. note how white the stumps are - this means they have been in the sun a long time - no replanting done. note also the hills in the distance that look like they’ve had a close shave….Equipment:Camera: Nikon D800eLens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMCFocal Length: 14mmISO Speed: 100Aperture: f/11Shutter: 1/640 secondTripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LRFilter: noneProcessing:Lightroom 5.4 [color balance, sharpening, etc]

its a clearcut

my alternate for this past selfy sunday-
2nd in my series of clearcut logging images. This one from the peninsula near Forks, WA. note how white the stumps are - this means they have been in the sun a long time - no replanting done. note also the hills in the distance that look like they’ve had a close shave….

Equipment:
Camera: Nikon D800e
Lens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC
Focal Length: 14mm
ISO Speed: 100
Aperture: f/11
Shutter: 1/640 second
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33
Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR
Filter: none

Processing:
Lightroom 5.4 [color balance, sharpening, etc]

birch forestDrove thru a beautiful, huge, birch forest this weekend out on the peninsula Equipment:Camera: Nikon D800eLens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMCFocal Length: 14mmISO Speed: 100Aperture: f/8Shutter: 1/100 secondTripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LRFilter: noneProcessing:Lightroom 5.4 [color balance, sharpening, etc]

birch forest

Drove thru a beautiful, huge, birch forest this weekend out on the peninsula 

Equipment:
Camera: Nikon D800e
Lens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC
Focal Length: 14mm
ISO Speed: 100
Aperture: f/8
Shutter: 1/100 second
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33
Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR
Filter: none

Processing:
Lightroom 5.4 [color balance, sharpening, etc]

welcome home[selfy sunday on G+]Equipment:Camera: Nikon D800eLens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMCFocal Length: 14mmISO Speed: 100Aperture: f/11Shutter: 1/60 secondTripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LRFilter: noneProcessing:Lightroom 5.4 [color balance, sharpening, etc]

welcome home
[selfy sunday on G+]

Equipment:
Camera: Nikon D800e
Lens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC
Focal Length: 14mm
ISO Speed: 100
Aperture: f/11
Shutter: 1/60 second
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33
Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR
Filter: none

Processing:
Lightroom 5.4 [color balance, sharpening, etc]

The Duncan Cedar.  Worlds largest western red cedar.  178 feet tall.  20 feet diameter.

The Duncan Cedar. Worlds largest western red cedar. 178 feet tall. 20 feet diameter.

early morning sunriseGot up early this morning to go out for one of my real estate clients to shoot sunrise from the back porch of a home he’s listing. There were thick high clouds but there was just enough color coming thru to make me happy!Equipment:Camera: Nikon D800eLens: Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4 DFocal Length: 85mmISO Speed: 100Aperture: f/8Shutter: mixedTripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LRFilter: noneProcessing:Lightroom 5.3 [color balance, sharpening, etc]CS6 [composite: 2 exposures blended]

early morning sunrise

Got up early this morning to go out for one of my real estate clients to shoot sunrise from the back porch of a home he’s listing. There were thick high clouds but there was just enough color coming thru to make me happy!

Equipment:
Camera: Nikon D800e
Lens: Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4 D
Focal Length: 85mm
ISO Speed: 100
Aperture: f/8
Shutter: mixed
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33
Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR
Filter: none

Processing:
Lightroom 5.3 [color balance, sharpening, etc]
CS6 [composite: 2 exposures blended]

i love this truck   :p

i love this truck   :p

roadside waterfallRoad out Mountain Loop Hwy yesterday to get away from civilization. Was blown away when we saw a bobcat crossing the road in front of us. Wish I would have had my camera out for it! This little falls was right on the side of one of the forest roads we drove out.Equipment:Camera: Nikon D800eLens: Nikon Wide Angle PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D EDFocal Length: 24mmISO Speed: 100Aperture: f/8Shutter: 1/3 secondTripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LRFilter: LEE filter holder with LEE circular polarizerProcessing:Lightroom 5.3 [sharpness, color balance, etc]

roadside waterfall

Road out Mountain Loop Hwy yesterday to get away from civilization. Was blown away when we saw a bobcat crossing the road in front of us. Wish I would have had my camera out for it! This little falls was right on the side of one of the forest roads we drove out.

Equipment:
Camera: Nikon D800e
Lens: Nikon Wide Angle PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED
Focal Length: 24mm
ISO Speed: 100
Aperture: f/8
Shutter: 1/3 second
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33
Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR
Filter: LEE filter holder with LEE circular polarizer

Processing:
Lightroom 5.3 [sharpness, color balance, etc]

tranquil morningStopped at Deception Pass state park a couple mornings ago on my way out to a job and was delighted with this smooth water.Equipment: Camera: Nikon D800e Lens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Focal Length: 14mm ISO Speed: 100 Aperture: f/8 Shutter: 1/125 Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33 Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR Filter: noneProcessing: Lightroom 5.3 [color balance, sharpening, etc]

tranquil morning

Stopped at Deception Pass state park a couple mornings ago on my way out to a job and was delighted with this smooth water.

Equipment: 
Camera: Nikon D800e 
Lens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC 
Focal Length: 14mm 
ISO Speed: 100 
Aperture: f/8 
Shutter: 1/125 
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33 
Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR 
Filter: none

Processing: 
Lightroom 5.3 [color balance, sharpening, etc]

Overhang

Overhang

Awesome RHD FJ on the side of 542.

Awesome RHD FJ on the side of 542.

first sunset of springTaken a couple nights ago at Sunset Park.  Forgot to change ISO from my nightdrive selfy….Equipment:Camera: Nikon D800eLens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMCFocal Length: 14mmISO Speed: 800Aperture: f/8Shutter: mixedTripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LRFilter: noneProcessing:Lightroom 5.3 [color balance, sharpening, etc]CS6 [composite: 2 exposures blended, luminosity masking]

first sunset of spring

Taken a couple nights ago at Sunset Park.  Forgot to change ISO from my nightdrive selfy….

Equipment:
Camera: Nikon D800e
Lens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC
Focal Length: 14mm
ISO Speed: 800
Aperture: f/8
Shutter: mixed
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33
Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR
Filter: none

Processing:
Lightroom 5.3 [color balance, sharpening, etc]
CS6 [composite: 2 exposures blended, luminosity masking]

nightdriveG+ Selfy Sunday shot from yesterday.Equipment:Camera: Nikon D800eLens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMCFocal Length: 14mmISO Speed: 800Aperture: f/6.3Shutter: 1.6 secondsTripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LRFilter: noneProcessing:Lightroom 5.3 [color balance, sharpening, etc]CS6 [composite: 2 exposures blended…I liked the passenger mirror from a different image]

nightdrive

G+ Selfy Sunday shot from yesterday.

Equipment:
Camera: Nikon D800e
Lens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC
Focal Length: 14mm
ISO Speed: 800
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter: 1.6 seconds
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33
Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR
Filter: none

Processing:
Lightroom 5.3 [color balance, sharpening, etc]
CS6 [composite: 2 exposures blended…I liked the passenger mirror from a different image]

Rescue op

Rescue op

following the pathFollowing the path down from the Sears Kay Ruins just after sunset.Equipment:Camera: Nikon D800eLens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMCFocal Length: 14mmISO Speed: 100Aperture: f/8Shutter: mixedTripod: Feisol CT-3422 tripod with center columnBall Head: Arcatech GV2Filter: noneProcessing:Lightroom 5.3 [color balance, sharpening, etc]CS6 [composite: 2 exposures blended, luminosity masking]

following the path

Following the path down from the Sears Kay Ruins just after sunset.

Equipment:
Camera: Nikon D800e
Lens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC
Focal Length: 14mm
ISO Speed: 100
Aperture: f/8
Shutter: mixed
Tripod: Feisol CT-3422 tripod with center column
Ball Head: Arcatech GV2
Filter: none

Processing:
Lightroom 5.3 [color balance, sharpening, etc]
CS6 [composite: 2 exposures blended, luminosity masking]

dirty secrets
Logging.  I hate it.  It makes me sick everyday when I see logging trucks on the road.  Yeah, I know, we need wood.  What we dont need, however is to clearcut entire forests and leave behind a wasteland of death.
I was talking to someone recently and they were telling me about the massive amount of wood they see in the southern ports constantly being loaded onto ships and wondered where it came from.  Well its not done in Seattle, or Bellevue, or Kirkland….its the outskirts that most people dont see that is plundered for its valuable loot.  This.  This is Washingtons dirty secret.  And I’m taking it upon myself to expose it.  I’ll be posting photos now and then of butchered forests - so expect some ugly amid my normal landscapes from time to time.
I miss the trees.  I worry about the creatures that once inhabited this forest.  Where did they go?  Where will they go next when the surrounding forest is pillaged?
I’ve been looking for some land to buy and build a home on.  I want to find 4+ acres with some mature trees on it.  But what I’ve found is that it seems the entire state of Washington has been logged at one time or another in the last century.  There arent really any ‘mature’ trees anymore.  Its a shame.  Shame on us.

dirty secrets

Logging.  I hate it.  It makes me sick everyday when I see logging trucks on the road.  Yeah, I know, we need wood.  What we dont need, however is to clearcut entire forests and leave behind a wasteland of death.

I was talking to someone recently and they were telling me about the massive amount of wood they see in the southern ports constantly being loaded onto ships and wondered where it came from.  Well its not done in Seattle, or Bellevue, or Kirkland….its the outskirts that most people dont see that is plundered for its valuable loot.  This.  This is Washingtons dirty secret.  And I’m taking it upon myself to expose it.  I’ll be posting photos now and then of butchered forests - so expect some ugly amid my normal landscapes from time to time.

I miss the trees.  I worry about the creatures that once inhabited this forest.  Where did they go?  Where will they go next when the surrounding forest is pillaged?

I’ve been looking for some land to buy and build a home on.  I want to find 4+ acres with some mature trees on it.  But what I’ve found is that it seems the entire state of Washington has been logged at one time or another in the last century.  There arent really any ‘mature’ trees anymore.  Its a shame.  Shame on us.


Original photography
by Keith Morgan

Seattle WA

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