Celebration in Boring!

I had such a fun time photographing our annual “Celebration in Boring” this past weekend!  Despite the name, Boring Oregon is a pretty exciting place to live and we have an amazing community! This year’s celebration was full of great food, snow cones, live music, clowns, horses, face painting, water balloon tosses and a whole lot more!  The local fire departments even got together for a friendly “water ball” fight! Check out the video and a few sample photos below!

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Jefferson Wilderness

My wife and I just returned from a week-long backpacking trip in Oregon’s amazing Mount Jefferson Wilderness. This was sunset over Marion Lake and Three Fingered Jack on Day 1. We had stunning views of Mt. Jefferson throughout our trip.  Here’s a shot of the Mountain from its South side on our second day. On the third day, the sunrise revealed an interesting lenticular cloud over the summit of Mt. Jefferson as seen here from the shore of Hank’s Lake. (Yes, that’s our orange tent down there at the edge of the lake!)

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Portrait of a David Douglas High School senior girl in a red flowered dress with picture in a field with dramatic lighting.

Rani – David Douglas High School

Rani is super excited for her senior year of high school at David Douglas High School in Portland! Last night Rani and her best friend Mykala and I marched up the side of Powell Butte—determined to get some amazing pictures.

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Water and Paper

I love capturing macro images of water drops; The way the drops act as lenses in their own right, refracting light and casting shadows. Here, I used a printed note card in the background and a simple work light to create dimension.

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Light Orb

The concept behind creating a light orb is simple: you set your camera to take a long exposure, you walk out in front of the camera with a flashlight on a string, and then you start swinging that flashilight around quickly while you turn in a circle.

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Serpent Tongue

I had to get pretty up close and personal with this beautiful snake as it slithered across a trail near my home, and that’s when he gave me the tongue.

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Street Musician

Jasmine is a member of the San Francisco based travelling band, the “Dirty Pines.”  I discovered her singing and playing her violin on the streets of Portland with her husband and banjo player Shade Allen earlier this week

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Columbia Gorge Sunrise

4am comes early, but sometimes the best images require a bit of sleep deprivation.  This photograph was taken just after the sun broke through the fog that had settled in the Columbia River Gorge.  This photo was taken high above the Columbia River from Oregon’s Women’s Forum State Park, looking east along the river past the Vista House at Crown Point.

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