Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Heavy rains mixed with Motor Oil

 Oil on the Water 1
 Oil on the Water2
 Oil on the Water3
 Oil on the Water4
 Oil on the Water5
 Oil on the Water 6
Oil on the Water7

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Another snowstorm, sort of. Only 3-4 inches.

Low temperatures made for a perfect walk through Cook Park.


 Due to the high winds during the snow event, a few leaves ended up vertical in the snow.
Thought that was rather interesting as they normally are flat.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Rainy Morning in Cook Park


 Another shot of a distressed Mother Nature.  Here looking towards the heavens for help as tears stream from her eyes.
Kind of over the top with this anthropomorphizing aren't I?

Sometimes things just look askew.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Late Fall walk through Cook Park

Trees getting read to procreate.  Interesting lacy seed pods from an unknown kind of tree.

 Even after most of the Fall leaves have fallen, there is still a splash of color here and there.

Mother nature's All Seeing Eye!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Took a sunrise walk through Cook Park

There must have been an army of spiders working over night.  Rain covered webs were everywhere.


 Water drops form so perfectly on these leaves.

Fall has begun in a hit or miss fashion.  I was trying to capture all the ones falling from the tree but only succeeded with a few.

 Footbridge over the Tualatin River with a railroad bridge in the distance. A foggy yet colorful morning.

More spider works.  The entire bridge rail was covered in them.

 Autumn color and railroad track.

The walk home was rather monochromatic.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

More like my previsualization of this scene

I was able to run down the beach and paint with light the cliff and sand.  This is a single exposure.
Lincoln City light pollution added the glow below the rocky point.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Camp Blue Sky 2016

Another great weekend put on by Blue Sky Gallery.  http://www.blueskygallery.org/

Friday was Wet!!!


Could not believe this tree can survive but looks pretty healthy


Saturday was dry and sunny.  Chance to wander around.  Early morning fog over the Salmon River and Westwind's facilities.






Liked the light and symmetry of the waves.



Late afternoon light as the sun set and the dune grass lit up.



 The dunes added beautiful shadowing to the light.  Only problem is that in all our wanderings avoiding footprints became difficult.

Sunday and a series of details to come.

Monday, September 26, 2016

First attempt at shooting the Milky Way

Spent the weekend at the coast.  North of Lincoln City and South of Cascade Head.  Wanted to shoot a Milky Way image with the rocky coast line.  Scouted out the area earlier and after dark, headed down to the beach.  This is my first exposure.  Still some twilight to the right of the image.  The glow in the sky to the left is the light pollution from Lincoln City.

 One of the ideas I had was to light paint the cliffs, rocks and beach in each shot.
Using an LED flashlight and adding a warming gel, not enough as you can see, I tried to make the scene look a little like daylight.  Need to work on this one.
 Realized that the wind was blowing the grass around thus making it blurry, so I recomposed the shot and made this one.

 After an hour or so, I decided I had enough.  As a last attempt at light painting, I put an amber gel on the LED flashlight for this effect.

Note how the Milky Way has moved from left to right.  I could not actually see the Milky Way due to the light pollution from Lincoln City.  I initially guessed at its location and from there let it happen.