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2017 Photo Review – Part Two

2017 Photo Review – Part Two

Part two of my 2017 photo review will include 12 images that were taken after Pam and I moved to Sequim, Washington. I found that this second part was harder to narrow down than the first half. I know from experience that it’s harder to get perspective on quality with photographs that are recent. Compounding the problem is that everything is new to me around here, thus exciting! I originally had chosen 20 images, but that was clearly too many…

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2017 Photo Review – Part One

2017 Photo Review – Part One

Photographers love to look back on a year’s harvest of photos and I am no exception.  In this post I’m going to include a few photographs from the first half of the year that meant something to me for one reason or another,  along with some brief descriptions. 2017 was a year that Pam and I took a big leap of faith and left the stability we’d established in Portland and relocated to the Olympic Peninsula.  This had been a…

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Fort Worden Batteries – Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)

Fort Worden Batteries – Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)

The historic gun batteries of Fort Worden are delightfully cool and creepy.  Located in Port Townsend, Washington, these batteries were originally constructed as part of the “Triangle of Fire,” which included Forts Worden, Flagler and Casey.  The idea was to prevent a hostile fleet from attacking the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard or the cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett.  Fort Worden originally had 41 artillery pieces and never fired a hostile shot.  The whole of Fort Worden became a State…

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Intentional Camera Movement/ICM – How did I get here? – Jeff Williams-Gifford

Intentional Camera Movement/ICM – How did I get here? – Jeff Williams-Gifford

I have been asked a few times over the last few years how I came to be shooting ICM photos.  Over the last several months,  I’ve been thinking about that and thought it might be of interest (if only to other photographers) to explore what it was that led me to this particular form of artistic experimentation. I know that the word, “experimentation”  has been a key factor in this journey for me.  Whenever I’ve pursued any type of artistic…

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