Thursday, December 6, 2012

In Living Color

I got a pleasant surprise yesterday when I got my most recent roll of film developed. Color! I could have sworn that both of my cameras had black and white film in them when I went down to the redwoods. As you can see, I was wrong. Starting with the kitties, the rest of the shots were all taken while I was wandering around the neighborhood trying to finish out the roll.

In other news, I just finished shooting my first roll of tri-x 400 film. It's my first time shooting with that kind of film, and with an ND filter on my lens. So hopefully those turn out well. If not, I've got five more rolls to figure out what I'm doing. I also recently found out that I can use hearing aid batteries to make the light meter work on my Canon FT, since the original mercury based batteries are no longer available. So that's pretty sweet.

Listening to: Chet Baker - Medium Rock

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Widow makers

To give an idea of scale on that first photo: that log embedded in the ground is about five and a half feet tall, and about eight inches in diameter. In bad storms tree tops can get broken off, and spike themselves into the ground, like mother nature playing a cruel game of lawn darts. And when you're walking through a grove with the tallest trees in the world, the tree tops can be big. These are from the first roll I've gotten developed from my trip to California. There should be a few more coming up once I get the film in my other camera developed. I think it's more black and white but, the roll in the other camera has been in there for a while, so who knows?

Listening to: Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Oh look! Pictures!

No real theme to this post. Was just sitting around watching Team America on netflix and decided to something somewhat productive as well. These are some random ones from the time since the last post. Go figure right? Life around SE, a trip to the coast, and a drink on Mt. Hood. Some pictures of fire, and stuff from my trip down to the redwoods likely getting posted soon.

Listening to: Team America World Police

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A different world above the tree line

Went up to Mt. Hood to try and do some camping last week. It would've been the highest elevation I would've ever camped at, but unfortunately, due delays and mix-ups, I only ended up doing a long day hike. Although I didn't get to camp like I wanted, it was still my first time to Timberline Lodge. A really neat place, with lots of history, and amazing views. I want to go back soon and actually spend the night away from all of the city lights. At least I know the mountain isn't going anywhere soon.

Listening to: The Emotions - Best of my Love

Friday, August 3, 2012

Can You Walk Single File?

This post is a little bit of a mish mash of subjects that were all on my most recent roll. Looking out from Sherrard Point at the top of Larch Mountain. The Lost Lockets return home from tour show. How cool is it that they use machetes as instruments? Then a few from a walk out High Bridge at Eagle Creek, and then finally one from my new favorite warm up spot. Until next time. Oh, almost forgot. One of the slappers has a cool new photo blog of life around Stockton, CA. Give it a look.

Listening to: Weedeater - Homecoming


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Unintentional Doubles

Guess who's got two thumbs, and recently came up on a new camera? This guy! While helping clean out a house a few weeks ago I found an old Pentax K1000 in great condition. Pretty stoked that I now have the ability to adjust my f-stop, and don't always have to consider that bokeh that happens when I shoot with my canon. Now that I've got another working camera, I'm going to try to get back into doing weekly updates, if not at least more often that the few months in between this, and the last post. I'm also going to be sending the last two shots on this post to Thrasher, in hopes that they'll put one in photograffitti. So keep an eye out for Andy and Willis in the bible.

Listening to: Sick of it All - Step Down

Thursday, May 3, 2012

From the people that brought you the weekend...

Tuesday was the annual May Day Celebration, and Portland, as it does every year, had events all over the city. Ranging from home reclamations, to rallies, to strikes, student walkouts, marches, both permitted and unpermitted, and dance parties. As I woke up late, I was only able to make it down for the main rally, and permitted march through downtown. Spirits were high, unfazed by the rainy weather. Next time I'm shooting a march, and rally like this, I'm definitely going to bring my long lens as well, there were too many times there would be something interesting, but I was too far away. Oh well.

Listening to: Chet Baker - Lucius Lu