To celebrate my birthday this year, I spent a day at the beach! We drove from Portland, northwest to Astoria. On the way, we discovered an elk preserve! We explored Astoria and fell in love with it and then drove down the coast to Manzanita, up to Cannon Beach, and home. It was an excellent, relaxing, perfectly un-celebratory day.
Our good friend Tyler came to Portland to visit again this month. We had a trip to the beach planned, but with the crazy weather (a tornado was reported on the coast!), we headed east of the city instead of west. We drove out to Multnomah Falls so he could see the Columbia River Gorge and all the beauty it has to offer.
Last weekend I planned out an epic photo shoot: sunrise at a vineyard, a day driving up and down the coast, finishing with sunset on the beach. It didn't happen-instead, it rained. Of course I went on my shoot anyway and came up with some great shots!
Yesterday, an all-new episode of PDX Spotlight aired. It features up-and-coming Portland folk duo Fox and Bones, featuring the substantial talents of Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore, with host and co-producer Luke Neill. I was invited to produce the still photography for this episode, and I feel very grateful to the show (and it's executive producer, creator, and mastermind Mike Burling) for the opportunity.
Last week, I attended a show by Israel-born, Portland-based musicians Gil Assayas of Glasys and Amit Erez of The Secret Sea at Turn, Turn, Turn in North Portland. It was the Single Release Show for The Secret Sea, and what a show it was!
This collection of images includes some from the downtown area during my first visit here, as well as a few other excursions. The series was shot at various downtown landmarks like Cathedral Park, the Eastbank Esplanade, and the Portland Aerial Tram.
I've been interested in astrophotography for a while now, but was unsure about how to get started. After a ton of research online and in my books, I decided that I just had to give it a shot (pun intended) and see what happens.
Early one morning last weekend, I drove up to the Pittock Mansion, a striking historical monument in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon.