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Mountaineers Photos

Mount Adams and Takalakh Lake, Gifford Pinchot National Forest

I’m the chairman of the Photography Committee of the Tacoma branch of the Mountaineers. The Mountaineers is a western Washington outdoors group dedicated to hiking, climbing, kayaking, and doing most other human-powered activities in the outdoors (including photography). Right now, running through October 31, we are having a photographic exhibition at the Tahoma Center Gallery in Tacoma. The exhibition features 42 photographs selected by a jury (including the six images of mine attached to this blog); all were taken by members of the Tacoma Mountaineers.

Come check it out, there’s some great images there. The gallery is open from 8 to 5 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 8 to 8 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The gallery is located at 1323 S Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, Washington in the Catholic Community Services building. We are having a photographers reception on September 15th, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be served; please come by if you are in Tacoma that night.

The Point Defiance Ferry, Tacoma

Skunk cabbage, Blodel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Washington

Maple tree, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma

Dahlia, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma

Bare maple tree, Ruston Way, Tacoma

6 responses

  1. hmunro

    Holy cow … your photos are STUNNING! You’re clearly accomplished at both the technical and the artistic aspects of photography. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed — very well-deserved!

    September 6, 2011 at 10:32 am

  2. Wow, what incredible photos! I also love taking photos of the mountains and only wish I could capture their beauty as well as you do (although the fact that I only have an old Sony compact camera probably doesn’t help!).

    I’d also like to congratulate you on appearing on Freshly Pressed and agree with hmunro that it is very well deserved!

    I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    • Thanks Ridingswitch for your nice comments. Although new equipment helps, you still can take quality photos with old or non-professional equipment. It’s more about seeing the light, and interpreting the light with the equipment you have – be that a $5000 DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or even a cellphone. I, btw, don’t use high-end equipment. I currently shoot with a Canon 50D, which (I guess) would be classified as a semi-pro camera.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm

  3. Hi Joe! Glad I came across your blog. Thanks for showing me some places I should visit from your beautiful photos of the Pacific Northwest. I really like your creative use of the lighting and composition in your photography. Fantastic work! 🙂

    September 7, 2011 at 7:53 pm

  4. Fiona.q

    i like the water reflections1

    September 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm

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