Posts Tagged ‘Portland’


Tuesday, 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

Daddies Boardshop


Mount Hood Old Chute

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Had work on Friday and then met up with my brother for his first alpine snow climb on Mount Hood. Naturally he became my main photography subject.

20130512-221705.jpgIllumination Rock

20130512-221749.jpgLooking back towards White River Canyon.

20130512-221911.jpg Ian climbing up the Old Chute.

20130512-222006.jpgIan along the Summit Ridge.

20130512-222052.jpgIan approaching the Summit!

And the following shot is one Ian snapped of me climbing.


Portland Oregon along the Willamette

Friday, April 12th, 2013

A High Dynamic Range Panoramic: Portland Oregon shot on 4/11/2013

I’ve been wanting to get a night pano for a long time.  I finally did a decent first attempt.  In order for this to improve some technologies need to open up with the gear I used.  The Promote Control is an amazing tool that is only limited by the abilities of the GigaPan Epic Pro in terms of one particular function.  The time exposure setting is capped at 60 seconds, which limits the quality of any night HDR panoramic image capture.  The good thing is that night photography isn’t a part of my main goal with these specific tools.  The tools worked great in the cooler evening air which was the main part of the test.

All the frames fired away unimpeded for the 30 min pan.   Each frame was a 5 image bracket and since this was a newer thing for me I went with a wider lens, 28mm on the crop of a 40D.   

This shot was just another test run of functionality for the Columbia Icefield Gigapixel Project.    Which will be able to start due to a generous delivery from xRez Studios, a 400mm lens.




Thursday, April 11th, 2013


Uploading images from a Night HDR Pano…. We’ll see how turns out tomorrow or the next day.

Swift Flow, Mount Saint Helens.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Did a little tone mapping, now the colors are better. The right side is the new image, left…

The new image

I’ve been reading up on HDR imaging and decided to use a bit learned from tone mapping for HDR on my standard LDR images. The wonders of photography, always learning! Oh, and breaking things.

My Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 [my go to alpine lens] toasted, the flash…most likely salvageable.

Happy International Mountain Day!