As the Town Sleeps

The Wee Hours

I love staying up late, and being up early.  I suppose I just like being around when the majority of the population is fast asleep.  It’s quiet, peaceful, and beautiful.

*As the Town Sleeps – North Shore // Big Bear Lake, California*

After being sufficiently sundrenched in the desert at Joshua Tree, I took off towards the mountains of San Bernardino County. While it wasn’t quite as adventurous as hammocking in the desert, the beach/wine/reading created a welcome afternoon, and the clear skies that night quickly filled with the sparkles of the milky way.

 

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Sunset Burning Over Phoenix

Valley of the Sun

Arizona creates some great sunsets… I should really go back and visit.

*Sunset Burning Over Phoenix – Camelback Mountain // Phoenix, Arizona*

Wow, where has the time gone. One of my early images that I captured with Annie and Drew on a great (albeit a bit late in the afternoon) hike up Camelback Mountain.

I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again, one of the trickiest things about sunset, is that it gets dark afterwards, which while you’re a mile or two up a small mountain can be a bit tricky. Especially with no head lamps.

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Rocks and Steel

SF

San Francisco, aka SF, should stand for ‘so fun’ to photograph.  That was lame… Sorry…

*Rocks and Steel – Golden Gate Bridge // San Francisco, California*

It’s hard to go to SF without shooting the GGB. Of course, though, I was struck with no fog. I was looking to shoot the bridge in a way that was out of the ordinary, and not having much luck. Then, I noticed a large rocky outcropping down the hill, and thought that might make an interesting juxtaposition between the bridge and the headlands.

I just wish Toby Harriman would have told me about the Poison Ivy down here before I had carelessly tramped around… Oh well, I hope I didn’t transfer any to his couch 🙂

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A Christmas Kind of Feeling

City Scapes

I think I want to start shooting some more cityscapes, but landscapes are just so much more fun to get to… Photographer problems…

*A Christmas Kind of Feeling – Rockefeller Plaza // NYC*

I took this shot last year during my stint in the city, and thought it was fitting as we move in to this year’s Christmas season. ‘It’s beginning to look a lot light Christmas’ is stuck in my head today, but I’ve taken a new liking to carols this year, so it’s okay by me.

A Christmas Kind of Feeling

From Above

Drink and Click

Tonight we’re venturing out to shoot some christmas lights with the Portland ‘Drink and Click’ group!  It’s as awesome as it sounds, photographers, picture taking, and some adult beverages :{  Find out if you have a Drink and Click near you HERE.

*From Above – Pittock Mansion // Portland, Oregon*

It’s definitely not a secret that one of the best overviews of Portland is at Pittock Mansion. I definitely lucked out in that the first trip up to shoot the city I was graced with both a clear view to Mt Hood, and a colorful sunset. With this bird’s eye view of the city, it’s easy to tell why Portland is such a great place to call home.

  • Nikon D600
  • f13 @ 65mm
  • 1/5sec
  • ISO100
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