Magazine Ad

I have been learning some things about graphics design, in the process of creating an ad for myself in the Columbia Gorge Magazine.  What a grand learning curve it has been, with the help of a couple friends giving me tips.  I think this is the final result… although the print version will actually be a CMYK file saved as PDF.  Finished ad will be 2.375″ square.  What do you think?

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Rainbow City

Saturday I saw a bit of a rainbow as I drove through Hood River.  Driving down to the waterfront I got there just as it blew up into a full rainbow, with a double for awhile as well!  These are taken from the waterfront in Hood River, Oregon, looking north into and over White Salmon, Washington.

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Mount Adams Near and Far

These images are taken about 30-35 miles apart, first one from a few miles away in Trout Lake, Washington, and the other from Hood River, Oregon. Perspective…. it appears more pointy from a greater distance!

Mount Adams on a frozen night from Trout Lake, Washington.

Mount Adams on a frozen night from Trout Lake, Washington.

Mount Adams at twilight from blueberry fields in Hood River Valley, Oregon

Mount Adams at twilight from blueberry fields in Hood River Valley, Oregon

Requiem of Ice

Friends have created this amazing video, “Requiem of Ice”.  Thank you to Ben Canales, John Waller and the others at Uncage the Soul Productions.

Experience a visual and narrative odyssey of the largest glacier cave system in the lower 48 states.
Produced, written, and directed 2014 by Uncage the Soul Productions uncagethesoul.com from Portland, Oregon.

For additional details and a photo gallery, visit uncagethesoul.com/news/requiem-of-ice/

To see the original video on Vimeo, click here:  Requiem of Ice on Vimeo

Well written article on this process here:  Article in Shred Hood 

This next video is documenting the process of making the first video!

Winter Haze Sunset

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Glory in the Columbia River Gorge, November 19, 2014.  I love an evening like this!  There I was working away on my Calendar design on the computer when I glanced out the window and galvanized quickly into action, there was color!   Racing to the bluff through the snow, I caught some pretty color :)

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Frozen Fishermen

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I took this series of photos from the sand bar at the mouth of the White Salmon River this last Monday when temps hovered around 18 degrees F before factoring in wind factor.  I not sure who was the craziest, this man and child, or me, the crazy photographer!  :)

Any opinions on the best fishing boat shots?

And now for the crazy photographer!  Here are some selfies I took showing my well layered attire and to show that I know how to stay warm :)