Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Photo of the day: Planet Exxon

Planet Exxon by The Bacher Family
Planet Exxon, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.

Amazing how beautiful something as ugly as a couple of drops of oil in water can be. Doesn't it look just like an aerial photo of some exotic planet?

Monday, March 4, 2013

Archive photo of the day: Rope Rescue Training

An oldie but a goodie: Rope Rescue Training at Mount Rainier National Park, in the canyon above Christine Falls, on May 4, 2012. Yes, that's snow falling!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Photo of the day: Kelli

Kelli by The Bacher Family
Kelli, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.

Over the 2011 4th of July holiday, our family gathered at Kelli's parents' house for a barbecue and fireworks. It was a beautiful July day, and the evening light was perfect for a spontaneous portrait of my wife and her beautiful smile.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Photo of the day: Enjoy Eatonville

Enjoy Eatonville by The Bacher Family
Enjoy Eatonville, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.

When I take pictures at an Eatonville basketball game, I'm just as interested in taking pictures of people in the band as kids on the court. And some of the band members are such characters! This is Bryce, one of our percussionists, who is always especially animated as he performs -- a lot of fun to watch, and a great spirit leader for the team. He caught my attention more than usual this night due to his colored hair, and I waited for the right opportunity to snap a photo of him. He did not disappoint. When he looked my way, I got a good candid shot, and then the personality came through and he gave me this awesome look. Sometimes the unsuspecting moment is best, and sometimes it's the moment after they discover you're looking at them, but before the inhibitions kick in, that is the true moment of revelation.

Bryce

Friday, March 1, 2013

Photo of the day: Uncle Bob

Uncle Bob by The Bacher Family
Uncle Bob, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.

I attended and took photos at an Eatonville High School basketball game in early February. At the end of the game, we were chatting with my wife Kelli's uncle Bob in the stands, and since I already had my camera in my hand, I fired off a couple of photos of him. This one turned out to be one of the best of the night. The light is just right to catch an interesting range of tones on Uncle Bob's face. It's cropped tight because I was using my 85mm prime lens, but in many ways that adds to the intimate feel of the image, which also captures well Bob's personality -- rugged but generous and kind-hearted.