Author Archives: Bill Weaver

Sunset over Colorado

Back in ’10 we made our first of several treks to Colorado to spend time with family and get some photography in. We used our time-share and stayed in Vail, which compared to our later trip to Telluride, was like staying in the middle of a giant outdoor shopping mall that happened to have a […]

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Big birds, wings and a duck couple

A few years ago we were on the northern Washington coast and decided to head to the beach during the golden hour of the early evening to catch the sunset and whatever else might show up. Once there we found that shore birds especially some Herons had the same idea. There were several skimming the […]

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Great Lakes Ore boats

While today may feel dreary, drizzle, overcast and cool, it does remind me of how we can adapt if we are open to it. Having grown up and lived in the Midwest where we stayed indoors when the weather was similar to today’s, moving to Oregon,as my first job out of the Army, was quite […]

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Fog

Fog is an amazing element that can churn up all kinds of different feelings and reactions. It can…create mystery, hint at surprise, suggest romance, cause anxiety, panic and disorientation. Fog is also unpredictable to a degree, we know what causes it but the cause and effect don’t always match our creative desires so we use […]

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Working Lake Superior

I’ve tried to catch these photos for years, a lake cargo boat leaving at sunrise through the ship channel. It was one of those “accidental” shots, I was shooting the sunset from the balcony of our motel and turned to get some of the light house only to discover this beauty. The light couldn’t have […]

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Seeing your world

Where do you aim your camera whether it be a phone or a regular camera? Chances are, especially, given our current obsession with selfies, most of your photos are of you and your friends or family. Now ask yourself how often you photograph your surroundings, something that attracts your attention, something that you’ve passed by […]

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A walk through the archives

As I’ve been recovering from my first chemo course, I’ve also been revisiting my photo archives and as you’ve seen recently I’ve stumbled on some photos I forgot about. Once I started playing with these oldies using new technology, photos I originally thought weren’t salvageable have taken on new life. Back in ’05 we were […]

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Out of the ashes

Several years ago while on the North Shore of Lake Superior we decided to wander inland away from the big lake. The day was overcast so we really were not hopeful of finding some good locations. We followed the Gunflint trail toward the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and took a narrow gravel road off the […]

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A lesson from Japanese garden design

One of the things I look for when on a location are design elements, the interaction of forms and negative space can are where I start. As an urban designer these elements played a major role in how approached a project. My initial analysis of a site’s potential would be the extent these elements played […]

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Fog

Fog can generate a wide range of reactions and emotions depending how we encounter it. In the woods, on a trail or just walking down a street, it can cause us to feel a sense of anticipation, mystery, fear, and even embrace as it wraps around us. It can enhance or detract from a photo […]

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