Holy cow! It’s SNOWING in Portland! Time to go!
*Poof of Fall // Yellowstone National Park*
We definitely lucked out heading in to Yellowstone, it was the perfect time of year, the colors were beginning to turn all over the park, and this little patch of birch trees was one of the best!Landscape, Nikon D600, Travel, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park
These continue to be an interesting new way to capture the world. So many things look different when you capture their light over seconds, and things really begin to get fun when you start talking about images that take minutes to create.
*The Moments Between // Cherry Valley, Illinois*
This was one of the first actual photos that I took with my 10 stop ND, so I like it a little extra because of that.
I used to drive by this barn all the time, so it became something that I shot over the course of a lot of different seasons and weather conditions, but I think this might be my favorite.Architecture, Illinois, Long Exposure Photography, Nikon D600, Rockford, Sunset, Travel
Probably one of the best things about living in Portland is the quick access to the gorge. I’ve hiked more in the last months since moving here than in the last few years.
*Remember Me – Horsetail Falls, Oregon*
Waterfalls have become such an interesting subject matter to try and photograph. You’d think with such a stunning display of nature, that it would be easy, but there are intricacies that you learn as you begin to do it often. This is horsetail falls, also nicknamed ponytail falls in the Columbia River Gorge.Columbia River Gorge, Landscape, Nikon D600, Oregon, Portland, Travel, Waterfall, Waterscape
Where to Weekend?
To head out this weekend, or relax and catch up on some projects… Decisions, decisions.
*In the Setting Sun // Illinois*
Thoughts that go thru my head while driving. ‘Oh look, there’s a horse, and it’s sunset… I should probably go take some photos of it. (As I’m making a u-turn) I already have a ton of horse photos, okay I’ll just take one or two then keep going…’
30 minutes later…Illinois, Nikon D600, Rockford, Sunset, Travel
We’ll be going on some new adventures this week! Trying out some new locations and general food and beverage holiday consumption! :)
*Holding on to the Light – Haystack Rock // Cannon Beach, Oregon*
I might shoot Haystack Rock a little too often. It’s one of those places tho where every time it’s different, but somewhat the same. A storm had rolled thru just moments before, and I was still wet from knee down from a larger than expected wave coming by, but the way the sand held the sky’s reflection was perfect.Categories: Cannon Beach, Landscape, Nikon D600, Oregon, Seascape, Sunset, Travel, Waterscape
Behind the Scenes
We hit the trails again this weekend, this time trying out to find a new waterfall that is pretty under-explored. I took a few gear photos while I was all set up, for the Gear Reviews page. We didn’t find the waterfall I wanted, but maybe next time.
*Steel Blue // Treasure Island, San Francisco*
This seems like ages ago, but last time I was in SF I met up with a few folks and spent a sunrise and sunset shooting around the city. I am definitely jealous of their daily views, including this one from Treasure Island. We spent the evening shooting the bridge, the city, and generally having a jolly time ha!Architecture, California, City Scape, Nikon D7000, San Francisco, Sunset, Travel, Waterscape
It seems like I’m always updating this or that. I suppose a website owner’s job is never really complete. I’ll post as often as I can. Actually I have a collaboration finishing up this weekend, so I’ll be able to write about that some this week too. Bear with me and I’ll have new images soon!
*Glass Reflections at Trillium // Trillium Lake, Oregon*
What do you think? B&W or Color?
I originally developed this in black and white, but I really wasn’t sure which I liked better, and ended up sharing the color version first (http://goo.gl/msq1NB). I’m still not sure which version I like better…32-bit HDR, Black and White, Landscape, Nikon D600, Oregon, Portland, Star Photography, Sunset, Waterscape
Inevitably, at some point in time if one’s career as a photographer, they will lose one or more pieces of your gear to the elements.
*The Way You Move – Proxy Falls, Oregon*
The other week I had a trip down to Bend, so on the way home I thought to take the McKenzie Pass. It was a great drive itself, but the real kicker for me was Proxy Falls. This marvel is not only tall, but it’s wide, over 60 ft!
I’ll leave out the part where I fell in and lost a lens… But those are the risks of the job I suppose.
I think this weekend sounds like a good one for camping. Now, where to go?
*All Things Relative – The Portland Japanese Garden // PDX, OR*
I’ve been sitting on this photo for a while, mainly because Jameson Savage took an awesome shot of this tree and I was waiting for him to forget about it. I had been keeping my eye out for the colors to really start changing in the trees around town before making the trip up to the garden, and the day we decided to go, of course there was traffic. With minutes to spare before they would have cut us off from even going in, we quickly began exploring.
This image is one of those, ‘whoa that’s not what I expected in real life’ images. It looks one way, but is completely another way. I’ll let you see for yourself when you visit the garden32-bit HDR, Featured, Landscape, Nikon D600, Oregon, Portland, Sunset, Travel
That’s it, I need an assistant. There’s not enough hours in the day. Well there are, but I’m extremely caught up in the show Breaking Bad right now, and it’s really cutting in to work time.
*Grand – Grand Teton National Park*
All these awesome panoramas have been going around lately, so I thought I’d join the party! This was shot this fall at the Grand Tetons National Park at sunrise. It was one of the two sunrises that you could actually even see the mountains, so I’m glad we had a good vantage point!
Final image is 20kx6k and it might hang above my bed one of these days32-bit HDR, Featured, Grand Teton National Park, Landscape, Nikon D600, Panoramic, Sunrise, Travel, Wyoming