Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Spring Day on West Lake

"A Spring Day on West Lake"
Spring in the Adirondack Mountains, with all the new shades of greens, is a magical thing to see!

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Minnehaha Creek

"Minnehaha Creek"
Amazing late winter color can be seen in Mid March through April in the Adirondack Mountains.  The reflections and ice on Minnehaha Creek in Webb, New York, make for a beautiful scene!

My Adirondack photos are the perfect way to save those cherished vacation memories.  My Adirondack photography collection contains some of the more scenic areas of the Adirondack Mountains.  Many of the images I capture are from the following New York locations: Old Forge, Inlet, Eagle Bay, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Lake George, McCauley Mountain, Big Moose Inn, Big Moose Lake,Rondaxe Road, Fly Pond, Bubb Lake, Sis Lake, Fulton Chain of Lakes, The Lock and Dam, West Lake, Sagamore Hotel, Moose River, Hudson River, Bald Mountain, Thendara, Green Bridge, and many historic buildings such as the Strand Theater, Old Forge Hardware store, The Old Mill, and the Tow Bar. 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Autumn Reflections on West Lake

"Autumn Reflections on West Lake"
Autumn in the Adirondack Mountains is a magical event!
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Monday, November 30, 2015

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Fall Reflections on Cary Lake

"Fall Reflections on Cary Lake"

The hidden gem of Cary Lake located along Rondaxe Road South near Old Forge, New York.

The Adirondack region has one of the longest fall seasons in the northeastern United States.  The autumn color is enjoyed most around the tranquil lakes and streams...it's an explosion of autumn colors throughout the area.   The Adirondack Region is also one of the more beautiful locations in the summer months. The landscapes are full of lush greens, with the light beautifully changing throughout the day. One can see many deer and their fawns roaming the area landscape.  The rivers and lakes are usually still, with wonderful reflections of the neighboring hillsides.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Scenic Chambers Bay Golf Course

Chambers Bay Golf Course

Chambers Bay Golf Course is located in University Place, Washington. Opened in 2007, Chambers Bay is a pure links golf course, with beautiful panoramic views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Future site of the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament. A few years ago, Golf Digest and Golf Magazine recognize it as the best new course in the country.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

#15 at Chambers Bay Golf Course - Location of the 2015 U.S. Open Tournament

Chambers Bay Golf Course is located in University Place, Washington.  Opened in 2007, Chambers Bay is a pure links golf course, with beautiful panoramic views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.  Future site of the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament.  A few years ago, Golf Digest and Golf Magazine recognize it as the best new course in the country.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

What is HDR Photography?

The following information is from USACanon.com:

What is this talk about HDR all about?

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is something you hear digital photography enthusiasts speaking about a lot these days.  Basically, it means combining two or more images — of the exact same scene — taken at different exposure levels into one finished image.  One dark exposure can capture detail in bright areas of the scene, while a second, lighter exposure can give details in mid-tones and shadows.  Combined, the two can give a finished image with far more overall tonal detail than is sometimes possible to capture with even the finest digital SLRs on the market today.  This is especially true in very high-contrast scenes, such as scenics in bright sunlight, and indoor shots taken in the daytime with bright windows in the scene.

As old as photography is the search for the ideal light. Part of this search for light is related to the fact that some scenes just look better in certain (often warmer) light. But even more it is related to the fact that film and now modern digital DSLRs can only capture a certain dynamic range.
The Dynamic Range (DR) of a DSLR or film is measured by the ratio of the brightest detail in the highlights and the darkest detail in the shadows. The detail in the highlights is limited by pure highlight clipping and the detail in the shadows is limited in modern DSLRs by the noise level (or film grain).
It is common to measure the DR of cameras in the range of Exposure Values (E.V.) spanned, E.V. being often expressed as f-stops (even though photographers usually vary the exposure time rather than the aperture. Some data can illustrate this:
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Black & White Negative Film
10-11 f-stops,  or a DR ratio of about 1,000:1 – 2,000:1
Slide Film
6-7 f-stops, or a ratio of about 100:1
DSLRs (in 2008)
8-10 f-stops, or a ratio of about 250:1  to 1000:1
Daylight Scene (with full sun)
12-15 f-stops, or a ratio of 5,000:1 to 50,000:1 (depending on preferred amount of shadow detail)  
Room Interior, with outside view from window into full daylight
At least 17 f-stops, or a ratio greater than 100,000:1

We have the following options:
  • Control the light (only practical in the studio via flash or lights)
  • Shoot only in low-contrast situations
  • Overcome the limitation of a single exposure
Exposure Merge

Of course all three options are valid. This article concentrates on the last option. How can we overcome the limitations of our cameras. Because the problem is as old as photography we also had solutions for as long. We capture two or more separate photographs (from underexposed to overexposed) of the same scene and combine the images into a new photo. The classic solution is called Exposure Blending. Master photographers did this manually in the darkroom with enlargers, and today the same is done in the digital world in Photoshop™. Seamless manual blending is hard work because of the issue of:
  • Aligning the source images
  • Masking the images to get seamless blended results
Most digital photography enthusiasts’ first efforts at combining separate images into one finished HDR image is done in an image-editing software program such as Adobe Photoshop™.  Using features such as layers and various masking techniques, it’s possible to get excellent results, if the user’s technique from the camera to the computer has been sound.

However, today there are quite a few specialized software applications (one that I’ve had excellent results with is Photomatix Pro) that can are designed primarily for the single task of merging two or more exposures into a single image, which is LDR (Low Dynamic Range), but containing the details in highlights and shadows of the exposures from the sources images. There are different merging algorithms with different strengths and weaknesses.

Capturing multiple images with your camera and combining them into finished tonemapped HDR images is quite simple today. Getting the right artistic results will as always take some time practice and experimentation.

Notes of caution:
Movement is the enemy of HDR. This means that you have to watch for everything that moves. Here is a list of common ghosting* candidates:
  • People
  • Cars, bicycles, and other vehicles
  • Larger animals (dogs, cats,...)
  • Small animals (birds, butterflies,..)
  • Clouds
  • Water
  • Flags
  • Trees and plants in wind

Friday, October 21, 2011

"Autumn Color"

"Autumn Color 14"


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Sunday, June 12, 2011

"Under the Stairs" by David Patterson

"Under the Stairs"
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Friday, March 11, 2011

"Beached tree Stump" Fine rt Photography by David Patterson

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chambers Bay Golf Course

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Bouquet of Lupin

I took this photo at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington...hope you enjoy it!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Post Alley Musician

I saw this musician on Post Alley in the Pike Place Market area in Seattle, and couldn't resist capturing the moment.  Hope you enjoy the image!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Discovery Park Lighthouse

I finally was able to get a photo of the Discovery Park lighthouse in Seattle, Washington.  The lighthouse has been under renovation the past couple of years...so the tarps and scaffolding were removed recently, and this is what I captured.  I had the added benefit of showing up at low tide, so getting reflections in the tide pools was wonderful!  Make sure you click on the photo for a larger image.