Storms At Deception Pass

Hey guys! As always, it's been ages since I last did a blog post. I'm gonna try and change that now though and in some new ways. In the past I have usually elected to save blogs for times when bigger events or stories have occurred. I have a lot of shoots planned with new models and new places this summer though. I would like to start doing shorter, and consistent, posts so that more images from each set get shared with everyone. So here goes.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to take some photos with Natasha. As with most connections, we were introduced through social media and soon made plans to shoot together. I was hoping for some overcast and somewhat drizzly weather because I love the moody atmosphere and smooth light in those scenes. As we met up early Saturday morning however, the rain was descending on us in pretty extreme amounts with the forecast showing no sign of relief. After contemplating it for a few minutes we decided to be bold and go for it anyway so we headed north. We arrived and took our first shots here at Pass Lake where the rain had dissipated enough to permit us. 

Next we made our way down to Rosario Beach. The rain started to pick up again as we were here and, despite the claims of being weatherproof, I'm usually pretty hesitant about having my 5D Mark II exposed to too much. We managed to grab a decent amount of shots here regardless though. 

Natasha didn't have much experience modeling prior to this. She picked it up quickly though and did a great job taking direction and delivering what I was going for.

It had been a few years since I last visited Deception Pass. One spot I was looking for, I couldn't remember how to get to. We stood at the overlook trying to decide whether or not to make the descent down. After driving all the way here and seeing the rain was subsiding we decided it was worth it. 

The beach was fairly crowded despite the weather conditions. I had to frame each shot with as little people cluttering the background as possible and cleaned up the rest in post. 

A few months ago I discovered a new way of editing my black and whites. I really have a soft spot for that now and I included a black and white version of most of the finals.

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After our hike back up from the beach, we drove back to the north side and checked out the views from beneath the bridge.

Opposite from our time down at the beach, there were no people in sight down on this hillside which made shooting and just taking in the views much more enjoyable.

The weather worked out, Natasha did great, and I'm pumped on the images we got. As I mentioned, I have a lot of new shoots coming up throughout the summer so I hope to be back with another post in the near future. Thanks for reading! Until next time. - WM