Modica and Ragusa, Sicily | Fuji x100f

Over one hundred photos on my digital camera and a couple rolls of Kodak, Portra 400 and I left many shots untaken.

Our day trip from Siracusa, Sicily started in Noto and continued in Modica and ended in Ragusa.

Church of Saint Peter, Modica, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Modica, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Modica, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Acros-R.
Ragusa, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Acros-R.
Ragusa, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Outside Siracusa, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Acros-R.

Taormina, Sicily | iPhone 8 Plus

A few days in this Sicilian paradise with an iPhone, Fuji X100F, Canon AE-1, and a Rollei 35 S yielded many great shots.

Here are some from the iPhone.

Hotel Villa Schueller. Taormina, Sicily. Sunday, August 18, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Taormina, Sicily. Sunday, August 18, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
View from Hotel Villa Schuyler. Taormina, Sicily. Sunday, August 18, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Taormina, Sicily. Sunday, August 18, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Taormina, Sicily. Monday, August 19, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Hotel Villa Schueller. Taormina, Sicily. Monday, August 19, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.

Noto, Sicily | Fuji x100f

Our holiday in southeastern Sicily included a day trip to Noto, Modica and Ragusa. August is a hot time to be in the area and likely keeps the crowds away.

We hired a helpful driver and learned some Italian while being driven from town to town.

The pictures were shot with a Fuji X100F. All jpegs in Classic Chrome.

The Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, Noto, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Cathedral door, Noto Cathedral, Noto, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Noto, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Noto, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.
Noto, Sicily. Friday, August 16, 2019. Fuji X100F. Classic Chrome.

Carkeek Park | Ektar 100 | Canon AE-1

Going through the archives and finding some work that I want to put here.

In 2016 I traded my Nikon DSLR for a Canon AE-1 Program and 50mm lens. Loaded up with Portra and Ektar and Tri-x, I began a slow return to photography that has only recently begun to accelerate.

Here are some of my first efforts with the Ektar 100. Carkeek Park makes a pretty compelling subject any season. But the fall to winter season and then winter to spring are my favorite periods.

Carkeek Park. Seattle, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Carkeek Park. Seattle, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Carkeek Park. Seattle, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Carkeek Park. Seattle, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Carkeek Park. Seattle, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Carkeek Park. Seattle, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.

Seattle to SeaTac via Lightrail

June 29, 2019. Bus, trolly and light rail to SeaTac and back. All shots are jpeg from a Fuji X100F. Acros film setting. Minimal Lightroom adjustments.

Westlake Station, Seattle, Washington. Saturday, June 29, 2019. Fuji X100F.

Seattle, Washington. Saturday, June 29, 2019. Fuji X100F.

Seattle, Washington. Saturday, June 29, 2019. Fuji X100F.

SeaTac, Washington. Saturday, June 29, 2019. Fuji X100F.

Seattle, Washington. Saturday, June 29, 2019. Fuji X100F.

Barclay Lake

June 22, 2019. Looking for a first hike of the summer, we pointed our car up Highway 2 towards Stevens Pass. Although we had been aiming for Lake Dorothy, some last minute guidebook consulting and possible iffy (read: pending rain) weather had us aborting the longer drive and looking for something a bit closer. We were glad we did, as we happened to return to Barclay Lake.

The access road is a ways past Monroe, near milepost 41 and across the street from a store that has been selling conveniences for, well, probably since miners and loggers were making their way into these hills. Up the rutted and pitted road to its end and after two plus miles of fairly gentle hiking, one finds Barclay Lake.

Barclay Lake, Snohomish County, Washington. Fuji x100f. 1/125 f/2.0 iso 1000

Barclay Lake, Snohomish County, Washington. Fuji x100f. 1/125 f/4.5 iso 400

Barclay Lake, Snohomish County, Washington. Fuji x100f. 1/125 f/2.0 iso 800

Barclay Lake, Snohomish County, Washington. Fuji x100f. 1/125 f/11.0 iso 800

Barclay Lake, Snohomish County, Washington. Fuji x100f. 1/480 f/5.6 iso 400

Barclay Lake, Snohomish County, Washington. Fuji x100f. 1/480 f/5.6 iso 400

Franklin Falls

Certainly not a secret, Franklin Falls is a popular hiking destination located near Snoqualmie Pass. It is the first of three major waterfalls on the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River.

The hike is not difficult. Runs along, but high above the river. Excellent opportunities to see spectacular trees, ferns and views of the river

June 1, 2019

Franklin Falls, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/800 f/6.4 iso 400

Franklin Falls, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/600 f/16.0 iso 1250

Franklin Falls, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/125 f/2.0 iso 800

Franklin Falls, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/150 f/2.5 iso 400

Franklin Falls, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/125 f/2.0 iso 2000

Franklin Falls, Washington. Fuji x100f. 1/125 f/2.0 iso 800