Capturing the light.

Tipsoo Lake Dream…

When you are submerged in total silence, all you see is the green plants, red clouds and snow mountain, smelling the fragrance of the grass and flowers, all of sudden, you hear that rhythm of water breaking, crisp, clear, yet far away, then it is closer and closer, you know, a little angel is coming…  I moved my eyes to my left, there they are, a couple of baby deer, gracefully walking in the lake, took their morning stroll.  With the trusty Leica Q, shutters were pressed quietly, one, two, three – perfect moments captured…  It was a precious few minutes as if you were in your morning dream, it is so surreal…

Three years ago today (August 9), I was here at the same spot, taking a photographer workshop which forever changed my photography.  I finally understand the deeper meaning of capturing the light. For almost ten years, I thought I knew photography, until the point of the work shop.  I spent the whole night (except a couple of hours sleep) learning about night photography.  This was the photo I captured on Aug 9, 2014.  You can see, my color style evolved: from deep saturation to more subdued…  The background mountain is Mt Rainier.  This area is landscape photographer’s heaven.  Everything is easy to access and close.  The best time of year to visit is August.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: LEICA Q (Typ 116)
  • Taken: 9 August, 2017
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s