A guide to Seattle area parks for the non-robust, lazy birders, and photographers.
Read the About page to learn about the purpose and focus of this blog.
Type of Park
Local = A park primarily used by people living or working in the surrounding area.
Trip = A park unique enough to warrant going a bit out of your way.
Destination = A very large park, often with a wide variety of attractions/activities. People come from all over the Seattle area to visit it.
Preview = A post about a specific location with full details and photos.
Tangent = A post usually related to parks, birds, or photography in some way, but not a preview.
On the Road = A post about a location outside of Seattle and its immediate suburbs.
Combo Outing = A section in some previews with suggestions of other nearby locations to visit on the same trip.
To find the type of park you’re looking for use the Categories section. For a list of all parks previewed so far use the Preview category. To find a park by name use the Search function. The Links section provides links to maps, city park pages, and a few blogs of interest.
All content, including all photographs, of the Park Preview Blog is copyrighted by the blog owner, except where otherwise noted. Do not use Park Preview content without permission.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is winter and water. This winter we finally had some frozen water in Seattle.
Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.
Part 4: Aperture Priority Mode
In this post I am going to discuss depth of field (DOF).
DOF is one of the most important basic aspects of photography. It’s fairly complex because depth of field constantly varies based on three primary factors and how they interact with each other.
It takes a while for all of this to sink in and it’s very easy to forget at times, or simply misjudge. (I do both all the time.) As always, studying your own photos to see what you got right and what didn’t work will teach you as much or more than reading about photography will.
I had kind of a weird day today so am late in posting this, but didn’t want to let Earth Day pass by without celebrating the beauty of our planet.
Tahoma was truly spectacular yesterday, with very little of our customary horizon haze present to make her less distinct. Photo taken at Promontory Point in Magnuson Park.
I was at Matthews Beach for a little while yesterday and when I sat down at a picnic table I was beset by the squirrel brigade. I’d like to think they knew I was a friend and were happy to see me, but I suspect they were just looking for a handout.