Dirty Harry

This weekend, though I have not done enough hiking training this summer, I set out on a very hot day to summit Dirty Harry Peak.

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Seems like AT&T signal should be good around here

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Though some trees

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A small, easy to miss, cairn that is the different between the easy and hard hikes

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The view of I-90 from a brief break in the trees

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More trees

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The heat and sun isn’t stopping this slug

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Though it was a hot summer day the wild flowers were in bloom

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More trees

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Following the old logging road mean that we were in the sun wishing for the trees

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The valley on the other side of the mountain as seen from the peak

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Beth hanging out at the cliff’s edge

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On the long way down

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Bonus: A fuzzy bee on a wild flower

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Arts and Crafts

Here is a photo I took at the Gamble house in LA, the pinnacle of Arts and Crafts architecture. The inside of the house was dark and one could only walk around with a tour, so I didn’t come away with any interesting pictures. On the grounds however, free to roam, I took this picture of some of patio fashioned out of clinker bricks.DSC08899

Sea to Sky

Traveling up British Columbia’s route 99 is known as the Sea to Sky highway as it takes you from the water’s edge to high up in the mountains. When going to Whistler we drove up in a snow storm so we didn’t get to sett any of the beauty. On the way back the skies were a little clearer.

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Improving My Dynamic Range

Reflecting on the year: This year is drawing to a close and as part of a retrospective look on the year I am finishing and publishing several blog posts that at one point I started and never completed.

While in Philadelphia I sent some time playing around with High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. For me to create images containing a larger dynamic range than my camera is able to capture I took several exposures with different EV values, to capture highlights, mid-tones, and shadows in detail and then composited the images together to create on image with a larger dynamic range than I would normally be able to capture.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art at night with HDR

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Left is the HDR composited image and on the right is a single exposure