November 30, 2011


South of the border... Warm weather, Great food, beautiful landscapes and friendly people... And great spiders.


(The next post re:Mexico won't be so myopic)

November 27, 2011

Lemolo Falls

Location: Lemolo Falls
Lens:17-40L @17mm
Tripod:Slik U212 w/Manfrotto 322RC2 head

Random Harvest II

Random Harvest

November 17, 2011


I am going to toss a few shots on the blog from this summer before I get to Mexico.



November 16, 2011

The Dancing Stars

Canon 50D
ISO 320

November 14, 2011

Old cameras and film II

Looking at the tonal range of my recently developed film, I am pleased with the way the highlights hold very well. I have long known that digital sensors can't handle this aspect as well as film but it is fun to see it first hand.

Also the Walgreen digitizing process uses a NORITSU KOKI 1.5 Mp camera...

Pretty lame.

Not acceptable.

If I work with film I can't exactly use something that is such low quality(What is this? 2003?)

Anyway the "really old camera" I mentioned before is a Argus C3. This a post-war model apparently sometime between 1946-58. I ran a roll of Kodak Gold 200... It is a completely manual camera. Manual focus. Manual winding. Manual aperture. Manual shutter speed. It was really fun. Especially to see that I got the exposure right dead on where I wanted it.

I want to put some Velvia through this! I've put two rolls of T-Max through... And no one can develop it locally >:(
I am also messing with the idea of processing my own film... This is not super high priority... But I keep you posted.

November 7, 2011

Gorge-ous Falls

Horsetail Falls and Multnomah Falls

  Using a mini tripod (Gorillapod SLR) I captured Horsetail falls: 17mm, 1/3sec, f/20, ISO 125.

Using my full sized tripod (Slik w/Manfrotto ball head) I captured Multnomah Falls. This picture is a composite of two shots(stitched together with Hugin). Both shots were taken at 17mm, 0.6sec, f22, ISO 100.

November 6, 2011

Oregon! 2

 Just a couple of snaps from along the Gorge.  I have some waterfall pictures from this trip, but they will get their own post!

This concludes the States! (Until I hit some new ones anyway!)



 Washington was supposed to be a drive through state... However there was road construction... And a detour.
That sent  the road winding deep into the Umatilla National Forest. And then no more detour. "Where did the signs go?" So 2am, lost in the Umatilla wilderness and the GPS has limited reception...! After some hours of backtracking and going along horribly maintained dirt roads it was apparent that Washington refused to be called a drive through state!

 The next morning driving along the Gorge I was glad I was able to actually see it!(Although an Oregonian for the last 20 years I had yet to see the Gorge!)


Idaho was a drive through state. Beautiful and completely different from the proceeding states!

November 3, 2011


Ok... The States! are nearly done! After this Idaho and Washington remain. Then I have some waterfall pics and after that Mexico!(Baja).