Photographing the Milky Way is a unique experience to me. Arriving on location well before sunset to shoot alongside fellow Photographer Kirk Keyes we had about 6 hours to wait to shoot. This surely is the longest time I have been on location by far!Read More
Sunrise. The place, not the time of day, since we actually arrived for a hike in during sunset. Teague was joining me on this photography adventure once again! Leaving the parking lot, the hike took us through a large meadow behind the lodges and up the ridge. It was steep, but it was nowhere near as steep as the hike in Paradise.Read More
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The image I shot this morning was planned out well in advance as it all started with a simple question. Does the sun ever rise right over Mt. Hood? The answer was inevitably yes and with that, I had to go! Wednesday was technically the best day with near perfect alignment, but I had work and Thursday would work out almost as well for the shot I had in mind. I have visited this location once before to scout it out when the conditions were much less than ideal giving me the vision for what I wanted the image to be.
I did not know how the actual light conditions would behave. As the sun rose it created a weird shadow above the peak that moved with the sun. It was truly a bizarre event as it rotated opposite of the sun around the peak. The other thing was just how quickly the sun would move across the scene while I shot. I knew the exact minute it would appear, but what I didn't know is that I had about 10-15 seconds to shoot before it was too large and flaring more than I would like. I got the shot in the end though, and what an image it is when processed and finished!
I reviewed the Rokinon 12mm at the beginning of the year, and now I am going back to once again review the lens after more use. Did my opinion change? Read on to find out!Read More
To get a unique look to the portraits I take there is a specific 'go-to' lens that I always pick up out of my bag. Read my review of the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens for more!Read More
Hiking Mt. Etna was one of the most surreal experiences in my life! Climbing up and seeing the craters is incredible, and absolutely worth it.Read More