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Boston Harbor, WA

Here’s one from Boston Harbor…Washington that is. I was surprised to find this harbor when I cruzed down to take some photos of the Dofflemeyer Point Lighthouse. I didn’t see any signs of tea partying though.

“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other” – Isaiah 45:22

Boston Harbor WA

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The Creeps

I visited Anderson Island, WA for the first time last weekend. I wasn’t really sure what to shoot while I was there but I heard there was an old ferry in one of the harbors on the island. So, I got up for sunrise and went to check it out.

The morning started off gray and overcast. Just before I got to the spot where I set up to take pictures I passed a barn/shed that had an old truck in it and two ropes hanging from the rafters with nooses at the end. I’m sure there’s perfectly good reason for that but I thought it was kind of creepy. To get to the picture spot I had to cross a large marshy field and when I finally got there it was eerily quiet. Almost too quiet. I don’t know why but like Luke on Dagobah I had this strange feeling like I was being watched. On top of that every so often the silence was broken by gunshots in the distance from someone taking some target practice. I was a little on edge to say the least.

Fortunately, as the sun was coming up it finally broke through some clouds like a beacon of hope and all was well with the world again. I was able to sit, take some pictures, and enjoy the scenery for a bit before scurrying back to my car.

The Creeps

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Three Ton Cap

I don’t know about you but sometimes my camera gear feels like three tons. If I’m out hiking with my family I’ll also have my toddler in a kid carrier backpack (I have a Deuter Kid Carrier 2 which I recommend). This puts me at about 15-20lbs in the front and about 30 lbs on my back. It’s great for strength training but it would be nice to lighten my load.

I’ve been intrigued by the mirrorless cameras which are so compact and now, with the Sony A7, come in full frame. The drawback is that it lacks the lenses (or glass if you want to sound cool). Micro 4/3 sounds cool and has a lot of lens options but I prefer a bigger sensor. Mostly because I like to print big. I would print a picture to fit on the side of my house if could. The neighbors might not like that though.

This leads me back to Nikon. Like a sucker I watched all the Nikon Df videos in anticipation of the new camera. It was at first rumored to be a full frame mirrorless camera so I thought this could be what I was looking for. Then I heard it wasn’t. I heard it didn’t have video which I don’t really care about in a camera so that was fine. Then I started to read it was retro. I didn’t shoot with an older camera so I didn’t really care for that. It was then rumored to be more of a manual camera which was something that would force me to learn new things.

With all these things I convinced myself that this would be my next camera. It was full frame, smaller, and had a Nikon D4 sensor. So then it was released. The price…$2,800. [Queue the music you hear on Wheel of Fortune when someone hits bankrupt.] Way out of my price range. What a disappointment. This may conclude my ramblings but my search continues. Sony is sounding more intriguing…

This photo is from the marina in Des Moines, Washington

Three Ton Cap

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