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N 30 B 3.2K C 23 E Jan 3, 2011 F Jan 3, 2011
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I went out photographing with Ben a couple weeks ago. Swell guy. Lots of great ideas. Strict man-code.

He showed me a new spot under the Fremont bridge that I had never seen before his photographs of it. It was a good spot too, one of those that actually wasn't all that hidden, just one that you never would really notice unless another photographer showed you (or you were homeless and looking for a place to sleep), either way once you know its there, it is hard to believe you never noticed it before.

So naturally, I showed him a few of my favorite Fremont spots as well. But this spot was new for both of us and found while strolling down towards other destinations. It's a good spot.

Tags:   fremont bridge V night urban square film Hasselblad 500C Kodak Tri-X convergence light ramps structures architecture engineering Zeb Andrews photography Oregon Portland PDX bridges concrete Blue Moon Camera

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I don't do much 35mm photography anymore, or at least not as much as I used to. My trusty Nikon FM2n is in other good hands most days and much of my own work gets done with medium format. But I did pick up an Olympus XA a year or two ago. The XA may very well be the best pocket 35mm ever. It's small, durable, and reliable. Has a feather touch shutter that is also super quiet. The lens is fast, wide and sharp (35mm f2.8). Plus it has rangefinder focusing for manual control - or you can preset the focus to be able to whip it out of a pocket and expose on the go. There are several iterations that came after, but my favorite is still the original. And even though it takes me months to work through a single 36 exposure roll I still carry that camera in the breast pocket of my coat everywhere I go.

What I do even less of though, is share the work I make in this manner. It tends to be.. quieter, a bit more simple, concentrating not on extraordinary or bombastic moments, but the pleasantly subtle moments that come between.

Tags:   Olympus XA 35mm film analog Seattle Washington puddle reflection city urban cityscape blue skies downtown Emerald City Pacific Northwest boardwalk Blue Moon Camera

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Ok, perhaps not THE Face Rock at Bandon, but certain seemed like one of them, especially at midnight on a dark beach. Or perhaps I just have too active an imagination.

Anyhow, I just returned from a large, looping road trip through Oregon with Aaron that ran from Sparks Lake in Bend, to Bandon and then north to Neskowin. I shot lots of film, lots of digital and therefore have my work cut out for me over the next few days.

Until I get more editing done I figured I would leave this image of lighted clouds crashing over the rocks along Bandon beach.

Oh and just for fun, an excerpt regarding the legend of THE Face Rock, just because I am always fascinated to learn a bit about the places I travel to:

Legend has it (from the Nah-So-Mah tribe) that Ewanua, a beautiful Indian princess was visiting tribes along the coastline with her father, Chief Siskiyou. While the local tribes lived in constant fear of Seatka, the evil spirit of the ocean, Ewanua and the other members of her mountain-born tribe held no fear of the evil one. Following a great feast set in celebration of their visit, Euwana carried her pets (one dog and a mother cat and her kittens) out to the edge of the sea with her before swimming far out from shore.

All of a sudden, a fearsome creature grabbed her, and Komax, her dog, fearing for Ewanua's life swam out into the dark water and bit Seatka. Hurt and furious with the animal, Seatka kicked off the dog and threw it, along with the cat and her kittens, out into the sea. Filled with rage over losing her beloved pets and knowing the power that lay in Seatka's eyes, Ewanua from then on, refused to look directly at him. Today, she lies in the ocean, looking skyward, continuing her refusal to look into Seatka's eyes, who sits nearby. Her beloved Komax, her cat and the kittens lie to the west of her, waiting in vain for their mistress to arise from the cold ocean.

Pulled from this site.

Tags:   Bandon Oregon night landscape seastack clouds stars Canon 5DII Pacific Ocean Pacific Northwest coast eerie long exposure nighttime night photography looks like a creepy alien face to me Zeb Andrews Zeb Andrews Photography Blue Moon Camera

N 27 B 6.9K C 11 E May 15, 2013 F May 15, 2013
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I was only in London for two and a half days, but as you might expect, I was pretty productive during that time. My mom and I must have averaged about ten miles of a walking a day, and both nights involved outings down along the Thames. The walk along the Thames (my route generally began at Westminster Bridge and continued up to the Tower Bridge) is a pretty incredible walk. The number of sights and histories you pass is staggering.

One of those sights is The Eye.

Tags:   Hasselblad Hasselblad 500C pano panorama stitched The Eye London England UK Europe travel Ferris Wheel blue night urban city film analog 6x6x2 Blue Moon Camera

N 59 B 7.5K C 32 E Dec 5, 2011 F Dec 5, 2011
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I remember this day in the Hoh quite well, particularly how heavy it was raining. Even under the canopy of the forest, everything was soaked within a few minutes of having gotten out of the car. The careful application of an umbrella (things even got soaked under that though) along with a towel helped make sure that none of my cameras were too affected by the saturated atmosphere - don't worry Matt I took especially good care of the Fuji.

I like being out in the rain, especially when it is coupled with being in a forest like this. Though I also admit, I really like going downtown on rainy days too and watching life scramble by through weather. I have always found it a bit silly that people who choose to live in the Northwest, where it rains six months of the year, complain about it. Ah well, odds are none of them have ever wandered through a rain forest while it is raining and understood not just the significance of that weather, but the beauty of it too.

I wanted to do a self-portrait amongst the trees that day, this is one of two of them.

Tags:   pano panoramic Hoh rain forest Olympic Olympic Peninsula landscape Olympic National Park green deep dark self portrait mossy verdant lush trees trunk forest Washington Pacific Northwest standing film Fuji G617 Blue Moon Camera


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