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Meteor Shower.  13 August 2013.  11-16 Astronomy D300 Juan de Fuca St
Aug 13, 2013
  11-16, Juan de Fuca St, Astronomy, D300  
Sailing the Coho.  28 November 2013.  70-300vr Coho Ferry Juan de Fuca St Victoria
Nov 28, 2013
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St, Victoria, 70-300vr  
Winter Arrives.  6 December 2013.  17-55 35/2 Juan de Fuca St Vancouver Isl
Dec 6, 2013
  Vancouver Isl, Juan de Fuca St, 17-55, 35/2  
Two on Water.  20 December 2013.  B&W Juan de Fuca St Vancouver Isl
Dec 20, 2013
  Juan de Fuca St, B&W, Vancouver Isl  
Back from California.  5 January 2014.  Coho Ferry Juan de Fuca St
Jan 5, 2014
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St  
Beecher Bay.  25 July 2018.  Juan de Fuca St Panorama Vancouver Isl XF 18-55
Jul 25, 2018
  Panorama, Juan de Fuca St, Vancouver Isl, XF 18-55  
Mt Baker.  14 October 2018.  Coho Ferry Juan de Fuca St
Oct 14, 2018
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St  
Sunrise.  7 December 2018.  Juan de Fuca St XF 50/2
Dec 7, 2018
  XF 50/2, Juan de Fuca St  
A break in the rain.  30 December 2018.  Juan de Fuca St Vancouver Isl
Dec 30, 2018
  Juan de Fuca St, Vancouver Isl  
 
 
 
Meteor Shower  13 August 2013  11-16  Astronomy  D300  Juan de Fuca St 
 
 
 

To capture a shot of a meteor you need a cloudless, moonless sky, a tripod-mounted camera, a remote shutter release, an exposure long enough to see meteor trails but not so long as to capture star trails, and a glass or two of wine.

This photo was taken during the Perseid meteor shower, which is visible in North America from mid July to mid August. The view is looking south over the Juan de Fuca Strait to the town of Port Angeles, Washington, the bright light source in the distance. Shot with a Nikon D300, 11 mm focal length, f/2.8, 33 sec, and long-exposure noise reduction (LENR). LENR works by following each exposure with a second exposure of the same length but with shutter closed. The second exposure is then subtracted from the first to remove noise. This, of course, doubles the time to take the shot.

 
 
 
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Sailing the Coho  28 November 2013  70-300vr  Coho Ferry  Juan de Fuca St  Victoria 
 
 
 

The sky was almost as blue as the sea last Tuesday when I walked onto the ferry that was docked in Victoria harbor. Ninety minutes later I arrived in Port Angeles. After waiting for border control, I walked ten minutes to the post office where I found my box half-full of nothing of interest. I stuffed the mail in my pack, walked back to the ferry, then returned to Victoria. 

I spent the ninety-minute ride in each direction standing on the ferry's upper deck, camera in hand. Today I had my telephoto, a 70-300vr, as the strait crossing calls for a long focal length to photograph the vessels sharing the sea with us: the Clipper catamaran, container ships, military and fishing boats, a Westcoast Air sea plane taking off to the mainland, and many kayaks hugging the shore. The 70-300vr isn't fast, but in good light and kept below 300 it is sharp and the vr helps keep it stable.

I used the short trip to test two recent purchases: an REI Overnighter backpack and a Nikon D800E. I bought the pack at the REI in Seattle and the D800E in Victoria. The D800E purchase was the product of a long period of rationalization as I am long past the point of being over-camera-ed.

In the bright, harsh light I focused on color. I'm happy with the D800e’s performance but these aren’t technically demanding shots. A steady hand is all that is needed. I shot them at a larger aperture (smaller F-stop) than what I'd typically use on a bright sunlit day because of recommendations to keep the Nikon's aperture below 11 to minimize diffraction This will require further testing as I need small apertures for times when I want depth of field.

The backpack purchase was another in a seemingly- endless quest for the perfect pack. My dream is Tardis-like in size, light of weight, and stylishly unassuming. The REI pack comes close: it is light and unassuming, with looks that are more luggage than back pack. The Overnighter drew me in with padding that reinforces an easy-to-fill rectangular shape. When zipped open, the pack's carrying capacity is easily visualized, unlike a typical load-from-the-top backpack. The pack will play double duty: carry-on and day pack. Cargo will be a DSLR, a few primes (10, 20, 35, 85), and accessories such as charger, storage, a 62mm polarizer, blower, and wipes. In the space left I'll stash toiletries (when flying) or jacket and lunch (for walking around town).

 
 
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Victoria Clipper heading into harbour      
 
Victoria Clipper heading into harbour      
 
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View from the Coho +      
 
View from the Coho +      
 
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Taking off from Victoria harbour ++      
 
Taking off from Victoria harbour ++      
 
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Winter Arrives  6 December 2013  17-55  35/2  Juan de Fuca St  Vancouver Isl 
 
 
 

Winter has arrived on the island: wind, snow, and temperatures below zero. Of course, if you're from, say, Winnipeg, you may find this shorts-and-flip-flops weather, like the fellow on line in front of me yesterday. But having sent much of my life in Texas and California, for me the weather is too cold for man or beast.

Two from yesterday. The day started with a colorful sunrise over the Juan de Fuca Strait (taken with the 17-55 at 55mm f/5.6), but it ended with a snowy drive to Victoria and back (35/2.0d at f/6.3), both on the D300.  

 
 
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Strait of Juan de Fuca      
 
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West Coast Road, Otter Point      
 
West Coast Road, Otter Point      
 
West Coast Road, Otter Point      
 
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Two on Water  20 December 2013  B&W  Juan de Fuca St  Vancouver Isl 
 
 
 

The container ship on the strait and Young lake.

 
 
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The Olympics and the Strait of Juan de Fuca      
 
The Olympics and the Strait of Juan de Fuca      
 
The Olympics and the Strait of Juan de Fuca      
 
Young Lake      
 
Young Lake      
 
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Back from California  5 January 2014  Coho Ferry  Juan de Fuca St 
 
 
 

I've returned from Portland, Silicon Valley, and Port Townsend, a trip spent visiting friends and shopping. Hiked a couple of days, back-to-back, Mission Peak in the east bay and Mount Tam in Marin.

This shot was taken on a stormy trip on the Coho, from Port Angeles to Victoria. I braced against a ferry doorway to stabilize against the strong cold winds.

 
 
 
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Beecher Bay  25 July 2018  Juan de Fuca St  Panorama  Vancouver Isl  XF 18-55 
 
 
 
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Mt Baker  14 October 2018  Coho Ferry  Juan de Fuca St 
 
 
 
Red ship and Mt Baker      
 
Red ship and Mt Baker      
 
Red ship and Mt Baker      
 
 

 
 
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Sunrise  7 December 2018  Juan de Fuca St  XF 50/2 
 
 
 
Sunrise over the strait      
 
Sunrise over the strait      
 
Sunrise over the strait      
 
 

 
 
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A break in the rain  30 December 2018  Juan de Fuca St  Vancouver Isl 
 
 
 
Looking northwest from the point +      
 
Looking northwest from the point +      
 
Looking northwest from the point +      
 
 

 
 
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