Ballard Locks

Mike, Brett, Toby joined me ON ASSIGNMENT at the Ballard Locks

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

1: This way to the fish ladder!

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2: The railroad bridge off in the distance

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3: A water spigot, with rushing water in the background (1/20th of a second)

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4: There was a seal in the water, but I didn't get a very good picture of him

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5: Looking directly down over the spillway, a long exposure with a rear-curtain flash

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6: Toby and Mike off in the distance

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7: Are you lookin' at me?

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8: The cormorants were loving the fish below the spillway

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9: The arch over the spillway, lit on the right by Toby

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10: I have a voice-activated light stand!

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11: Frozen, metallic waves

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12: Spiral shadow

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13: More spiral shadow

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14: Mike lines up a shot

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15: You can see the tracery engraved on the waves here

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16: Closeup of the wave

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17: Brett poses

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18: Waves marching off into the distance

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19: Detail of a wave

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20: Detail of a wave

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21: The spiral converges on Toby's eye

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22: Fortunately, it was midafternoon

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23: The fish ladder!

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24: Brett and Toby have a discreet word in a quiet corner

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25: A staircase, lit with a remote SB-800

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26: Underwater

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27: Instagram!

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28: The bridge has opened

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29: This is the shot I came for. Slow-shutter picture of the spillways

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30: Detail of the spillway, slow shutter (1/2 sec, I think)

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31: Another shot of the spillway

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32: There were actually rather a lot of cormorants there

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33: One final shot of the waves…but the light had gone

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34: Looking towards Lake Washington

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35: Staff only!

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36: A bare tree, washed through Photomatix

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37: It was cold, so we adjourned to the People's Pub in Ballard

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38: Brett poses

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39: Mike took a stealthy shot of the photographer while he was examining my new gear

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40: Illuminated bottles on an illuminated drinks shelf

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