Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Path

I always enjoy seeing the beautiful things that nature can make. This waterfall is located on the Columbia river gorge is a short but worth while hike. Bring your camera and a lens cloth or two.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Blue Moon

Early morning at Cannon Beach, the moon was shining brightly as the ocean tide came in. The wind was calm and the air was crisp with the fresh smell of rain overnight and the salty scent of the ocean. Although this image looks like a double exposure, a couple of waves had come in during the exposure. The white dots are bubbles from the first wave, which were covered by the second. The waves were illuminated brightly by the full moon.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Kiwanda Tide

I only had one morning at cape Kiwanda and woke early to a torrential downpour at 4am. I was determined to make the best of it, so I drove to my destination, parked the car, and went to get the camera bags out of the back. The wind was blowing sand and rain sideways, I was drenched by the time I made it to the trunk of the car. Knowing that I would be unable to shoot in the weather, I waited until the storm front passed, then went for it. This place is much bigger than it looks in the picture. If you look carefully you can see some 4 foot fence posts in the middle/right of the image. The long exposure made the best of what I missed out for sunrise. I would love to shoot here again if I had the chance.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ray of Happiness

In order to hike to this waterfall, you must climb down a vertical cliff. The cliff is an easy climb when it is dry, but it had been raining all morning and for most of the week, making the rock slippery. I decided that the risk was worth it, and decided to climb down despite the rain and dreary conditions. Every photographer knows, the photo's are only good when the light is there. I took pictures anyway, and on my way back out, I noticed a viewpoint that I had not noticed while climbing down. The place I wanted to photograph from was on the cliff face. I took my photo backpack off and set my tripod up. I had to steady my tripod and camera with my hand in order to keep them from falling. I snapped a few shots, and it turned out that the sunshine popped through the clouds for only a couple of seconds, and went away. I was stoked to be at the right place at the right time.