Lime Kiln Lighthouse in Green

Lighthouses are easy – super distinctive architecture makes the photo part obvious.

This is the Lime Kiln Lighthouse on the west shore of San Juan Island.  I’m not sure I like the lines from this angle but I didn’t want to straighten the building or the horizon.  I really like what the sky does with the LomoChrome Purple film on a bright day.  This was taken with no filter, FWIW.  This film can be pushed from 100-400, which is what I shot this at, using my old Canon A1 and a 50mm lens.  I’m not sure if the grain pattern would be significantly different at 100, but it’s fun to see it this way.  I didn’t retouch this more or less at all.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Focal length: 50mm

Ships At Work

I grew up in San Diego.  We had ferries there, or at least a ferry.  Up here in Washington, things are totally different.  Back there a ferry was maybe 50 people and a few bikes.  Up here it can be thousands of people and hundreds of cars.  So what if they sport 60’s decor and sometimes massive rust holes?  It just makes the journey that much more exciting.  You don’t feel like you’re just going somewhere – you feel the adventure!  This is The Hyak:

Washington State Ferry Hyak - Bridge

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Credit: Ari Brown
  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  • Taken: 18 July, 2008
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s