December 8th, 2014
A few days ago after I finished working a shift, I jumped over to Jonsrud Point in Sandy, Oregon for a sunrise that didn’t disappoint. I finally realized after about a month working out of the Sandy station that this spot was so close. When I drove passed it a few weeks ago, I realized this was a go to spot for many local photographers.
Sadly the snow pack this season is still thin and we are all waiting for the snow to really start building up. Right now, Timberline only has a 13″ base. It seems to be the way things are going in recent decades, a trend towards dryness. But we still do get a good few weather events each season for some quality riding. That’s one thing I like about capturing a dynamic sunrise such as the one shown here. It adds a bit of hope as spice to hit the day or season running. Each day you wake up, you never truly know what’s heading your way. After a failed attempt to capture the sunset the night before my shift started…the morning my shift ended, we ran a late call which enabled me to leave the station moments before the sky lit up with these amazing colors, vibrant and dynamic….
November 8th, 2014
The Portland Ice Comp of 2014 was well organized and the competition event started rather quick. I believe the event is coming of age as this year it was combined with the Portland Alpine Festival put on by the local legendary group known as the Mazamas. The Mazamas have over a hundred years of history in the area’s climbing Community.
This year, yours truly fell off the 5th hold of the Prelim route. The hold gave me a bit of a unique twist, I almost recovered by hooking one tool onto the other. But, I peeled off. Last year I had a much better performance on the prelim route. The year before that, well I fell flat on my back from the third hold…with none other than John Frieh holding the belay….still a bit embarrassed about that one.
Huge thanks to the Portland Rock Gym monkeys, mainly Sean, for setting the routes and for the gym itself hosting the unique event.
November 4th, 2014
A few days ago on my way home from a night shift I stopped by the Burnside Skatepark.
I was a bit excited to see the photo op that just fell in my lap, a whole crew was at the park with supper bright lights. An artist was at work creating a HeMan themed make over to the parks features.
To top it off, I had my new Sony A7 to shoot the images!
I have to say, I have renewed my interest in promoting my photography. Since the I acquired the A7…huge upgrade from my Canon 40D.
I have officially switched from Canon to Sony.
Thank Sony from being ahead of the game!
If you need board supplies don’t forget to check the company my friends created years ago from a small shop on Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR
July 9th, 2014
Well, this certainly a delayed post.
I got out and photographed the local Summer SolstASS Ultra on Silver Star Mountain during…naturally the Summer Solstice.
I got to meet some Ultra Running local legends early in the morning: Bob Baker and Joe Yela.
Joe Yela: Summer SolstASS Master Mind.
The views from Ed’s Trail were a real eye opener!
Mount Hood looking over the East Ridge of Silver Star Mountain.
This ridge depicted in the above was part of the 50K segment.
Looking North was not a disappointment either:
The Sentinals rise in all directions from this place.
Here is the final batch of photos from the excellent event under the expanding Ultra Gallery.