Chris Weber - Photography from the Pacific Northwest

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Photos

  • Winter meadow

  • Winter meadow

    A cabin in the meadow. I really liked the lines in this composition, the diagonal sets of trees, fully in focus up front and drifting into the misty cabin and forest in the background. I was hoping for some clear starry skies and a fully moonlit meadow this weekend but am just as happy with the misty meadow. It forces me to think about composition, being in such flat light, and find something magical in the mundane. This is a lovely meadow near Leavenworth, tucked away pretty far off the beaten path, a fun day of snowshoeing and sledding.

  • Lake Wenatchee New Year

    Snowshoeing around Lake Wenatchee with my daughters for new year's day.

  • Lake Wenatchee New Year

    Snowshoeing around Lake Wenatchee with my daughters for new year's day.

  • Rundle

    Rundle Mountains can represent so many things - like a rigid stubborness to resist change, immutability over malleability. A daunting challenge, a massive undertaking. Or in animism, a spiritual being emerged and integrated, breathing life into the world around it.

  • Chisled

    Built to last.

  • Into the woods

    What we see as many living trees is really one, single organism.

  • Beleaf

    Beleaf

  • Running out of time.

    Running out of time.

  • Facing the shadow

    Facing your shadow, under the moonlight.

  • Rainbow Uke

    Up close with a rainbow eucalyptus tree in Hawaii, with a little ICM thrown in for effect.

  • Meet the Larch Family

    I love this little family of larches, complete with babies, little kiddos, adults and maybe some grandparents. These are the fall colors in The Enchantment Lakes Wilderness in Central Washington, after a hike to about 7000 feet up into the alpine, and a couple of nights camping. Unfortunately the light wasn't good for me, lots of clouds, and rain even. I tried to cut through some of it with filters and had time for a long exposure here while my buddy Neal rested by the lake like Tom Sawyer with some straw in his mouth. We were the only people around as far as I could see.

  • Larching around

    This family of larches at the Enchantments is getting ready to turn in for the winter. I was there just a little past peak after their needles turned gold and started dropping to the ground.

  • Fall colors in the Enchantments

    7000' up in the alpine with no one around but families of golden larches, mountain goats and granite.

  • Local of the Enchantments

    To my surprise this lovely mountain goat walked right past me and out on this outcropping of granite shrouded in golden larches, then turned toward me and telepathically said "Here's your shot."

  • The Enchanted World

    The Enchanted World - as witness in the magic of Tofino, a tall and bright Milky Way visible across the entire sky, while blue, glowing, bioluminescent waves crash on the beach below next to stars glimmering in the wet sand. I spent most of the night alone, right here in this spot.

  • Tofino Milky Way

    Tofino is magical all around, and has some of the darkest skies I've seen on the PNW coast. This night I was on the beach mostly alone aside from a bonfire or two, soaking in the silence and mystery and looking out across the whale tail shaped landscape of Chesterman's beach toward Frank island. The waves were glowing, bioluminescense, but I didn't realize it until later, after this photo, and I did manage to get a photo of that too.

  • Big sis, little sis.

    Naomi looks up toward her big sister Ruby, a huge part of her world, bringing much love and stability.

  • View from a tiny island

    This year was our 6th annual daddy-daughter backpacking trip and some other dads and I took the girls to Ross Lake in the North Cascades for some canoe camping. This is the sunrise view from a tiny island we camped on, watching a few other canoers heading out, while looking toward Colonial and Pyramid peaks. There was a lot of smoky haze in the sky. There was also a lot of swimming, rock jumping, and adventuring on this little island. The North Cascades National Park is one of the most incredible parks in the nation, and much less traveled that areas like Glacier and Yellowstone, part of the reason I love it. The geologic history of the region is awesome. Over 500,000 acres containing 8,000 foot peaks, over 300 glaciers and just as many lakes, and enough diversity to redefine the term. Rocks have been dated to 400 million years, with "a geologic mosaic made up of volcanic island arcs, deep ocean sediments, basaltic ocean floor, parts of old continents, submarine fans, and even pieces of the deep subcrustal mantle of the earth." [http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/noca/nocageol1.html] It's like every geology Mother Earth had to offer was pulled together in this one landscape. Fossilized sea life has been found on mountain peaks. Mantle from the Earth shot up from miles below the surface to form peaks above the surface. And land masses drifted from around the world to collide in the this concentrated area.

  • Cosmic Correspondence

    Self-portrait under the Milky Way from Figure 8 Island. We were looking for ghost crabs after dark when my daughter pointed out the Milky Way above. I decided to capture it the next night, but since there wasn't much foreground, I went for a self-portrait. The light from Wrightsville Beach was leaking in from the right, and wispy clouds were scattered through the sky. This is a single exposure with the Fuji X-T1, 16mm at 2.0, ISO 1250, 20 seconds, and a bit of patience.

  • North Carolina Beach

    Incoming waves on Figure 8 Island. This was in-camera-motion on a tripod, basically a slow and steady turn of the camera during a long exposure. No post-processing effects.

  • North Carolina Beach

    Incoming waves on Figure 8 Island. This was in-camera-motion on a tripod, basically a slow and steady turn of the camera during a long exposure. No post-processing effects.

  • Figure 8 Island

    A summer morning on Figure 8.

  • Lightning from Figure 8

    Mother Nature's display of energy off the coast of Figure 8 Island, North Carolina.

  • Gate to Heaven

    Looking up toward the Gate to Heaven at Siena Cathedral. This magnificent cathedral contains one of the most interesting and mysterious mosaics on the floor of the entryway.

  • UW Night of the Cherry Blossoms

    From March 2015, when the cherry blossoms were 'a blossoming on the UW campus. Night time was the quiet time to be here.

  • Conjunction

    Space Needle and Black Moon last night.

  • Fog on Lake Washington

    A quiet and crowdless day at Magnusson Park. Edited in Silver Efex Pro 2, Fujifilm Neopan ACROS 100, green filter, removed vignette.

  • A waxing gibbous Moon at the end of December.

  • Colchuck Lake

    From halfway up Aasgard Pass, looking down toward Colchuk Lake, an incredible pool of radiant color.

  • Dragontail Peak

    A surreal day near the top of Aasgard pass in the upper Enchantments basin, looking out across Tranquil lake and Isolation lake toward Dragontail peak. This shot is a panorama of 6 vertical shots using a Singh-Ray polarizer and 5-stop ND filter.

  • Late October View from the Enchantments

    My sunrise view from the Enchantment Lakes after the snow and rain moved on. About 8000' feet up, 8 miles in, with the best tent site in town. This shot is a panorama of 3 vertical shots using a Singh-Ray polarizer.

  • Enchantments

    I really loved this scene and want to make this photo more admirable. Here I have gone with a square crop to remove the overexposed sunrise blob, being careful to keep the entire shrub in the bottom right and also the arm off the lake in the right hand side. I wanted to make the colors more vibrant and saturated as well, and turned up the contrast because I felt the original version was a little too washed out and lacking contrast detail.

  • My campsite at Enchantment Lakes

    My campsite in the Enchantments' upper basin.

  • The Enchantments, Crystal Lake

    Looking down a steep drop off toward Crystal Lake in the Enchantments. Fairies live here, and a troll, and a colony of elves.

  • Colchuck Lake

    A good place to stop for lunch, on the way to Aasgard pass, that big saddle ahead, toward the Enchantment Lakes.

  • Sun-kissed Rainier

    Each year my daughter and I go on a backpacking trip together, usually with friends. This was our fifth year, she's now 9. This photo shows the early morning sunrise which went from purple and pink skies to a golden Mount Rainier.

  • Hobuck Beach

    The Northwestern-most tip of the continental US, complete with Puffins, Eagles, Orcas, Fog, and good surf.

  • Manzanita sunset

    There was at least one night like this - Manzanita sunset.

  • Sacred geometry

    Sacred geometry

  • Nothingness

    Nothingness, Oregon coast.

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