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Clouded Bridge


365 Days of Photography with Day Number 71…

Day 71…

©365-71Old 22 Bridge

Another July

©Albany Willamette

July being swept on the Willamette River. Albany, Oregon. 

Revolving Journey

©Revolving Journey

Revolving Journey. That’s the title. I really like this one. It’s something I’ve been wanting to shoot for a long while. Around nine this evening I hesitated, sat my camera down, and brought this image to life.

365 Days of Flash Photography, With Day Number 90…Fashion

Here is Day Number 90…

M17 So fashion.

If you’d like to see a few others from our sideways shower fashion photo session, then click here: Molli’s Photo Gallery.

Buckshot Gusts

It’s been horrid outside. Pelting rain, sideways, sounding like buckshot on window panes. It’s really annoying. I’ve been contemplating on giving my camera a shower, a beating like no other. Psychotic wind gusts are howling insanities, going from kinda nifty to quite disturbing. 

Just another showery day in the Willamette Valley. 

I’m posting an older pic, one from I believe this last fall? Or late summer. It was a good weekend trip, no pain, no problems, everything was great. Dad and I found a few ancient fishing shacks (“Those are actually huts there Paul”) along the river. This was in The Dalles, largest city in Wasco County. Wasco country. That’s what Wasco County amounts too, nothing but country. 


This is thee original. So deep thinks thy artist. I just remember it being a feel good kind of morning. I had wiped our cameras sensors squeaky clean the night before, using bathroom dish soap, all while dad edited on a laptop he found in the hotel lobby. Some Sasquatch show was on TV (“Shout out to Timothy, yo!”), with neither of us paying much attention. 


 Playing around, I decided on bringing the bridge to life. “So much depth behind the arteeest.” It’s amazing the file size of the original, 29.8 megabytes, being shot with my 14mm. All the nerds are going, “Oh wow, hee hee, that’s actually not that great of a size compared to my Sony 5.8.s.” A little cropping, about three minutes of quick editing, and it’s the new within the old. “So artistic. I bet he drinks only the finest white wines. He’s probably from Hood River.” I’m not calling this a throwback. That’s like the latest hipster phrase, “throwback.” Anything they can grab from the 70’s or 80’s, then resurrecting the hell out of it. 



365 Days Of Great Pics Photography, #343

Interested in a beautiful fall hike? Along a beautiful river? Along with fiery amber hues? 

Here is number 343…

 Let’s take a gander along the upper McKenzie River. We’re looking at plush banks. Ever saturated banks. 

Alive with vibrant colors. 

We’re looking at, or maybe even testing, natural bridges…

 …Or unnatural. 

 Fall is a unique time along the upper McKenzie River.

These photos were taken along trail numbers…

 Get out before the real cold, the real rain, the real dampness hits. Do it before it’s too late!

365 Days Of Great Pics Photography, #315

Warm evening downtown. With fall closing in, I’m enjoying the last of our summer days. Less than ten days away. Even though this is my favorite time of the year, I’m going to miss the long evenings. Fall travels too fast. It’s like the shortest season in history for me. I’m just going to focus on road trips with dad, and weekend randomness with Mel.

Late summer and early fall, it’s also one of the best times for portraits. Take for instance these two love birds. They made Photo 315. Ashley and Earl’s engagement photos. Check out their gallery HERE. If it loads painfully slow…well, I’m going to apologize ahead of time. If they don’t look super sharp, it’s due to a smaller file size with the added watermark. The original file sizes, they are amazing. So, just excuse any blurriness or pixilation.  

Here is number 315…

And remember to check their gallery here… A&E’s Engagement Photos.

365 Days Of Great Pics Photography, #314

It may be late…but it’s still up! 

Here is number 314…

And it’s engagement season with Earl and Ashley. Two love birds. A couple that made my job a real breeze. Melissa and I chased them around, while they kept flying with a certain kind of grace supported by two open hearts insane for one another. That’s how the whole day was spent. Nothing but bliss throughout the entire day, right down to the barbecue chicken pizza later this evening. 


I really enjoyed today. I’m extremely grateful for those around me.  

365 Days Of Great Pics Photography, #221 with Tamrac’s Expedition 7X! Love it!

Hiked the Silver Creek Falls area this evening. I also tried out my new backpack. It holds most of my gear, and it’s freaking stout. It’s bomb proof. All alone, it’s light. All packed up, it’s like a tank. But…it has awesome lower back support, with plenty of breathing room (actual airflow channels, which are always nice). I had no issues while packing it on my seven mile hike. It held up without any hiccups. 

 Tamrac’s Expedition 7x

It holds my backup body (7D), and just about all of my lenses. My 5D MarkIII with the 24-105mm attached would be a tight fit, but I’m guessing it could be done. 

Anyhoo, I snapped a couple pics along the way. Hope you enjoy. 

The insanely popular South Falls.

Pretty flowers. I really do have this thing for wild flowers.

And there was light.

Lower South Falls from the trail. Lots of kids out today, so I had to make this quick.

This is what I love about June, what’s left of winters runoff creates several “small” falls in the area. 

 Double Falls.

I believe this was the Middle North Falls? Trails are practically manicured.

Stopped and snacked along the bank, where reflections always capture me.

Bridge. Just a random bridge.

Graffiti Creek. Why not? 

Spawning Berries.

Lush, healthy banks. 

 And number 221…

Big North Falls. I love the sound, the energy, the ferocity coming from this place.