Milky Way over Mt. Hood

Yay it’s the weekend! Today I bring you my first big attempt at Milky Way photography . . .
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Happy 4th of July!

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! I was at the beach, practicing my firework photography (definitely challenging). I had my camera set with my intervalometer, and I would like to dub the endeavor the “choose your own shutter speed adventure” – expose for one firework? Two? Three? Halfway? Regardless, it was a ton of fun, if quite a late night. Read More

Waterfall Wednesday 06/29/16

The first Waterfall Wednesday! Naturally being in the Portland area I had to choose Multnomah Falls to open this series. I took this on a drive out on a weekday during the off-season so I could avoid the brightly-clad, selfie-stick-toting tourists. Although it is such a stereotype of Portland, when you strip away all the people and appreciate it on its own, it really is a spectacular falls. I can’t wait to get a photograph of it in winter with all the ice! I’ll be thinking of that while it’s super hot this summer.


Tigard Hot Air Balloon Festival

3:50am, alarm goes off. 3:53am, roll out of bed. 4:05am, grab coffee and my gear. 4:20am out the door. The things we photographers do for a good shot . . . I was meeting a group of fellow photographers at 5:00am in Tigard to catch the dawn and the Saturday launch of the Tigard Hot Air Balloon Festival. Read More

Tulips, Tulips, Tulips!

Happy Monday and happy first day of summer! Here’s a last look at the spring blooms that I was reminiscing about on the last post. I thought it would be a nice last glimpse of spring before summer is in full bloom!  Read More