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Sunrise on the Sierra Nevadas

I took this photo yesterday morning just after the sun started to come up.  We drove up the road from camp and set up near the top of a hill.  Glad we caught the light.  Really like this image. 

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Postcard from the Alabama Hills

This image was taken this morning just after sunrise. Marina and I have been camping just east of Mt Whitney in the Alabama hills.  We are taking advantage of the BLM land and camping out for a few days before heading to Death Valley.  We woke up early this morning to head out and try and make some photos before the sun got to high in the sky.  After we wrapped up and made it back to the car We made this self portrait, had to get at least one photo of the two of us out on this adventure.

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Camping in the Alabama Hills

Spending a few days in the Alabama Hills camping. This image below was taken near there.  Marina and I are coming up to nearing the end of this trip.  Soon we we will be traveling back up north to head home to Oregon.  For the next few days, we will be out enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. 

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HWY 395 South

This photo was taken just off of HWY 395 south of Carson city. We have been doing a lot of driving over the past few days.  We travelled from Sonora California north on Hwy 49 in a huge rain storm. Then we travelled east toward Lake Tahoe.  That was a long steep climb for my old car to make, but we made it over the pass before the approaching storm added any more snow to the pass.  Spent that night in Carson City Nevada, the wonderful thing about traveling by car is observing the subtle but sudden change in the land. East of the Sierra Nevada rain shadow the land is dry, open and arid.  Yesterday Marina and I made the fairly long drive south from Carson City to bishop California on Hwy 395.  I was carefully and nervously watching …

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Leaving Yosemite

This image was taken by Marina the other day in Yosemite.  It is a really incredible place, but far to over regulated to feel like a wilderness.  Today we are in Sonora California working on editing photos and working on some of our projects.  Next up we head toward HWY 395 to travel down past the sierra nevada mountains.  Should be beautiful… but freezing cold.   Watching the weather closely and strongly considering heading south for warmer weather.  Arizona is on the mind. 

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Postcard from Yosemite

Postcard from Yosemite. Marina and I endured the cold for a couple freezing nights but it has been worth it. We arrived at the park early Sunday morning on my (and Marina Hansen‘s) birthday. Yosemite is an easy place to photograph, but it It’s hard to make something original. It’s hard to find a spot where Ansel Adams tripod holes have not already been.  This image is one of my favorites from Sunday, the light is low in the valley, the steep cliffs set the sun around 4:30. This view looking to the south wall of the valley was incredible in person.

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Finding Creativity 2

This image was taken years ago. I think it was sometime back in 2005.  By all accounts this photo was a mistake.  An image made by accident creating a dragged effect on the light as I moved my camera across the textured ground.   I found this photograph in my archives.  I have been recently going through my old images looking for common elements and colors.  

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Finding creativity 1

This image was made in Seattle in early in September. This photograph is part of a film project I have been working on for a few months.  The colors and the shapes add to a certain mood that I really like.  I will be starting an on going project here on my blog, I thing a little more structured.  I will be going back through some of my older photos, many of them are photos that I have never posted before.  This will be a project to post images that have helped to inspire my creativity. 

Halloween in San Francisco

I have yet to begin the process of sorting through photos from the past week of working living and camping around the city of San Francisco.  This city is [to date] my favorite. Something about it, something in the way that it feels to be there is just so cool. We stayed at the Marin Headlands for three days. It was great to be in the city the night that the Giants won the series.  Parties in the streets.  Drunk people throwing champagne bottles in the streets. Droves of people honking their horns in the streets.  We saw a car flipped over on it’s side.