Muhamad Asyraaf Said @pixelsandpassport

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  • Gorgeous view of the Cascade Mountains during wildflower season.

10mm (1.6x crop sensor)
ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/100 sec

Location: North Cascades National Park, WA
Time: Afternoon, mid July

#northcascadesnationalpark
  • Gorgeous view of the Cascade Mountains during wildflower season. 10mm (1.6x crop sensor) ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/100 sec Location: North Cascades National Park, WA Time: Afternoon, mid July #northcascadesnationalpark
  • 74 0 1 week ago
  • Last weekend's sunset hike at Maple Pass. We hiked up at around 3 hours before sunset, arrived at the pass about 1 hour before sunset. The hike down in the dark wasn't as bad as I thought, though we're already familiar with this trail.

10mm (1.6x crop sensor)
ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/100 sec

Location: Maple Pass, WA, USA
Time: Sunset, mid July

#northcascadesnationalpark #maplepass
  • Last weekend's sunset hike at Maple Pass. We hiked up at around 3 hours before sunset, arrived at the pass about 1 hour before sunset. The hike down in the dark wasn't as bad as I thought, though we're already familiar with this trail. 10mm (1.6x crop sensor) ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/100 sec Location: Maple Pass, WA, USA Time: Sunset, mid July #northcascadesnationalpark #maplepass
  • 45 0 4 weeks ago
  • I can't believe I've never shared this photo before. This is Lake Wenatchee during a sunrise last September. 
Also, new blog post on my website, as promised. Last year, I wrote a post called "Photography Cheat Sheet" where I share stupid simple practical approach to landscape photography. I want to write more on it, hence this new blog post. Do check it out. Link in my bio.

10mm (1.6z crop sensor)
ISO 100, f/11, 1.3 sec

Location: Lake Wenatchee, WA
Time: Sunrise in mid September

#sunrise #lakewenatchee
  • I can't believe I've never shared this photo before. This is Lake Wenatchee during a sunrise last September. Also, new blog post on my website, as promised. Last year, I wrote a post called "Photography Cheat Sheet" where I share stupid simple practical approach to landscape photography. I want to write more on it, hence this new blog post. Do check it out. Link in my bio. 10mm (1.6z crop sensor) ISO 100, f/11, 1.3 sec Location: Lake Wenatchee, WA Time: Sunrise in mid September #sunrise #lakewenatchee
  • 39 0 1 month ago
  • The past few months (since late last year) for me have been extremely busy with work, job hunts, interviews, family, and other matters. I had put photography and blogging aside to focus more on these areas of my life. I have limited my hours shooting landscapes, traveling, and writing tips and blogs on photography. I'm glad that a lot of the work related stuff are beginning to wind down and things will start to get less more routine again soon.

I am currently writing a blog post which I hope will be up in a week. It will be one of the most informational ones I've written. Be sure to be on the lookout for it.

This photo was taken during one short overnight trip to the Pacific Coast on the Olympic Peninsula. It was overcast, but not stormy. However the scene that was portrayed indicates as if a huge storm is brewing. I particularly love the silky water, the prominent red pebble, and the dramatic sky.

10mm (1.6x crop sensor)
ISO 100, f/11.0, 1.6 sec

Location: Rialto Beach, WA, USA
Time: Mid May

#olympicnationalpark #rialtobeach #holeinthewall #longexposure
  • The past few months (since late last year) for me have been extremely busy with work, job hunts, interviews, family, and other matters. I had put photography and blogging aside to focus more on these areas of my life. I have limited my hours shooting landscapes, traveling, and writing tips and blogs on photography. I'm glad that a lot of the work related stuff are beginning to wind down and things will start to get less more routine again soon. I am currently writing a blog post which I hope will be up in a week. It will be one of the most informational ones I've written. Be sure to be on the lookout for it. This photo was taken during one short overnight trip to the Pacific Coast on the Olympic Peninsula. It was overcast, but not stormy. However the scene that was portrayed indicates as if a huge storm is brewing. I particularly love the silky water, the prominent red pebble, and the dramatic sky. 10mm (1.6x crop sensor) ISO 100, f/11.0, 1.6 sec Location: Rialto Beach, WA, USA Time: Mid May #olympicnationalpark #rialtobeach #holeinthewall #longexposure
  • 41 0 1 month ago
  • Last Saturday, it was overcast throughout the entire day. But, as fate would have it, the sky cleared up a bit for a split minute as the day was approaching sunset. This photo may not be my favorite from the backpacking trip, but it definitely show the joy of getting a slim moment of good light.

18mm(1.6x crop sensor)
ISO 2500, f/9.0, 1/60 sec
Hand-held

Location: Royal Basin, Washington
Time: Late afternoon, late June
  • Last Saturday, it was overcast throughout the entire day. But, as fate would have it, the sky cleared up a bit for a split minute as the day was approaching sunset. This photo may not be my favorite from the backpacking trip, but it definitely show the joy of getting a slim moment of good light. 18mm(1.6x crop sensor) ISO 2500, f/9.0, 1/60 sec Hand-held Location: Royal Basin, Washington Time: Late afternoon, late June
  • 29 0 1 month ago
  • I tried to take a panorama of the mountains from Rattlesnake Ridge, but failed miserably. So a single shot will do.

This was after a rainy night and very windy morning. The clouds cleared just in time after the sunrise. The trees, mountains and the river flowing between them complement each other well.

30mm (1.6 crop sensor)
ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/40 sec
Location: Rattlesnake Ridge, WA
Time: Sunrise, late February

#rattlesnakeridge #northbend
  • I tried to take a panorama of the mountains from Rattlesnake Ridge, but failed miserably. So a single shot will do. This was after a rainy night and very windy morning. The clouds cleared just in time after the sunrise. The trees, mountains and the river flowing between them complement each other well. 30mm (1.6 crop sensor) ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/40 sec Location: Rattlesnake Ridge, WA Time: Sunrise, late February #rattlesnakeridge #northbend
  • 52 0 2 months ago
  • Perfect reflection at Goat Lake.
I've been training by going on a few backpacking hikes before this end of June which I'll backpack to Royal Lake in the Olympic Peninsula. It's definitely not easy hiking with camping and photography gear strapped on my back.

15mm (1.6x crop sensor)
ISO 1600*, f/8.0, 1/60 sec

Location: Goat Lake, WA.
Time: Sunrise. Early June *As I was editing this photo, I kept asking why the sky looks so noisy. Only then I realized that I have my ISO too high! Why the heck did I do that in the first place anyway 😪

#goatlake #mountainloophighway
  • Perfect reflection at Goat Lake. I've been training by going on a few backpacking hikes before this end of June which I'll backpack to Royal Lake in the Olympic Peninsula. It's definitely not easy hiking with camping and photography gear strapped on my back. 15mm (1.6x crop sensor) ISO 1600*, f/8.0, 1/60 sec Location: Goat Lake, WA. Time: Sunrise. Early June *As I was editing this photo, I kept asking why the sky looks so noisy. Only then I realized that I have my ISO too high! Why the heck did I do that in the first place anyway 😪 #goatlake #mountainloophighway
  • 67 0 2 months ago
  • From my last trip to SF last April. The Golden Gate Bridge. Again. But the spring flowers does make the view ten times more beautiful.

#goldengatebridge #sanfrancisco #spring
  • From my last trip to SF last April. The Golden Gate Bridge. Again. But the spring flowers does make the view ten times more beautiful. #goldengatebridge #sanfrancisco #spring
  • 74 0 2 months ago
  • Taken during the cherry blossom peak blooming period this year, which was around late March, this, so far, is my favorite spring photo. Instead of being an epic, jaw dropping shot, this is more of an abstract, intimate shot of the landscape. 
70mm (1.6x crop sensor)
ISO 200*, f/5.6, 1/125 sec
Hand held

Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Time: Morning, late March *I used ISO 200 to get a faster shutter speed and prevent motion blur as I took this shot hand held.

#cherryblossom #uw #spring
  • Taken during the cherry blossom peak blooming period this year, which was around late March, this, so far, is my favorite spring photo. Instead of being an epic, jaw dropping shot, this is more of an abstract, intimate shot of the landscape. 70mm (1.6x crop sensor) ISO 200*, f/5.6, 1/125 sec Hand held Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA Time: Morning, late March *I used ISO 200 to get a faster shutter speed and prevent motion blur as I took this shot hand held. #cherryblossom #uw #spring
  • 82 0 3 months ago
  • Intentional blurring can be a great solution when you can't get a sharp image anyway. It was windy that day so I thought, might as well keep the flowers blurry and out of focus and find a different subject.

100mm (1.6x crop sensor)
ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/80 sec
Hand-held

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Time: Late morning in late April

#wenatchee #spring #springcolors
  • Intentional blurring can be a great solution when you can't get a sharp image anyway. It was windy that day so I thought, might as well keep the flowers blurry and out of focus and find a different subject. 100mm (1.6x crop sensor) ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/80 sec Hand-held Location: Wenatchee, WA Time: Late morning in late April #wenatchee #spring #springcolors
  • 109 0 3 months ago
  • A little early wildflower photography in Central Washington. Normally I'll be in the mountains, photographing such scene in summer. But in the desert, spring is, well, in spring.

138mm (1.6x crop sensor)
ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/200 sec

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Time: Late morning in late April

#wildflowers #wenatchee
  • A little early wildflower photography in Central Washington. Normally I'll be in the mountains, photographing such scene in summer. But in the desert, spring is, well, in spring. 138mm (1.6x crop sensor) ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/200 sec Location: Wenatchee, WA Time: Late morning in late April #wildflowers #wenatchee
  • 82 0 3 months ago
  • The Skagit Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, WA is a wonderful destination. Nothing says spring more than a blooming bed of flowers.

150mm (1.6x crop sensor)
ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/60 sec

Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Time: Midday in late April

#tulips #skagitvalleytulipfestival #flowers #spring #springcolors
  • The Skagit Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, WA is a wonderful destination. Nothing says spring more than a blooming bed of flowers. 150mm (1.6x crop sensor) ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/60 sec Location: Mount Vernon, WA Time: Midday in late April #tulips #skagitvalleytulipfestival #flowers #spring #springcolors
  • 64 0 3 months ago
  • Lots more photos of flowers coming.

150mm (1.6x crop sensor)
ISO 100
f/8.0
1/160 sec

Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Time: Midday, late April

#skagitvalleytulipfestival #spring
  • Lots more photos of flowers coming. 150mm (1.6x crop sensor) ISO 100 f/8.0 1/160 sec Location: Mount Vernon, WA Time: Midday, late April #skagitvalleytulipfestival #spring
  • 75 0 3 months ago
  • Photographing not so known subject in Yosemite. The receding clouds after the rain created a pretty dramatic scene in the mountains.

And check out my new blog post on how I captured photographically challenging scenes in Yosemite. Link in bio.

#yosemite #yosemitenationalpark
#mountainstones #aftertherain #peak
  • Photographing not so known subject in Yosemite. The receding clouds after the rain created a pretty dramatic scene in the mountains. And check out my new blog post on how I captured photographically challenging scenes in Yosemite. Link in bio. #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #mountainstones #aftertherain #peak
  • 89 0 3 months ago
  • It rained for most of the duration of our visit to Yosemite. But, when the sky started to clear sun rays pierced through clouds, a magnificent view will emerge.
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A new blog post will be up in a few hours.

10mm (1.6x crop sensor)
ISO 100
f/8.0
2 sec

Location: Valley View, Yosemite, CA
Time: Just before sunset in mid April

#yosemite #yosemitenationalpark
  • It rained for most of the duration of our visit to Yosemite. But, when the sky started to clear sun rays pierced through clouds, a magnificent view will emerge. . A new blog post will be up in a few hours. 10mm (1.6x crop sensor) ISO 100 f/8.0 2 sec Location: Valley View, Yosemite, CA Time: Just before sunset in mid April #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark
  • 73 0 3 months ago
  • It rained the whole time we were in Yosemite except for one afternoon and this next morning. Honestly I was hoping for a foggy sunrise after all that rain but alas you can only work with what the conditions provide.

Because the sun rises directly behind the valley, photographing can be challenging due to the high contrast scene. So I took 2 exposures, 1 for the sky and 1 for the valley, and blended them together.

I gotta say, there's a lot more for me to learn to perfect this technique but I'm impressed with this result.

12 mm (1.6x crop sensor)
ISO100
f/8.0
1/8 sec
16:9 crop
-2,+2 exposure blend

Location: Tunnel View, Yosemite NP, CA
Time: Sunrise in mid April

#yosemite #sunrise
  • It rained the whole time we were in Yosemite except for one afternoon and this next morning. Honestly I was hoping for a foggy sunrise after all that rain but alas you can only work with what the conditions provide. Because the sun rises directly behind the valley, photographing can be challenging due to the high contrast scene. So I took 2 exposures, 1 for the sky and 1 for the valley, and blended them together. I gotta say, there's a lot more for me to learn to perfect this technique but I'm impressed with this result. 12 mm (1.6x crop sensor) ISO100 f/8.0 1/8 sec 16:9 crop -2,+2 exposure blend Location: Tunnel View, Yosemite NP, CA Time: Sunrise in mid April #yosemite #sunrise
  • 67 0 3 months ago
  • It has been a while. A new blog post is up where I guide you through photography locations on the California Pacific Coast. Link in bio

11mm (1.6x ceop sensor)
ISO 320, f/8.0, 30 sec
Location: Pacific Coast Highway, CA, USA
Time: Sunset in December
  • It has been a while. A new blog post is up where I guide you through photography locations on the California Pacific Coast. Link in bio 11mm (1.6x ceop sensor) ISO 320, f/8.0, 30 sec Location: Pacific Coast Highway, CA, USA Time: Sunset in December
  • 70 0 4 months ago