Went to a star party in the gorge last night and got to gaze at the stars through astronomers telescopes. The Rose City Astronomers is a portland group affiliated with OMSI that holds monthly lectures and frequent star parties to go enjoy the stars and share knowledge. Some friends and I got together and headed up the gorge to rooster rock to partake. The location is somewhat removed from city glow, but the wester sky is still muddy, and washugal/camas lights can also be seen. There were a good 2 dozen telescope out, and binoculars and cameras too. Continue reading
Silver gelatine black and white prints from my January 2013 visit to Arches. I got my darkroom up and running in the past few months and spend a chunk of time diving back into the rhythms of printing by printing a series of 645 negatives from Arches and Dead Horse Point. Funny to compare to the quick digital developments posted previously. I love the desert, and we had the good luck of visiting with snow and having a few extra bits of contrast here and there. Click to make bigger and let me know what you think!
These are 8×10 prints currently in 14×18 matts. I may make a few 11×14 enlargements. One image is missing from this post, hopefully I can get that photographed next week. If you are interested in purchasing matted prints please contact me directly.
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Coming back from Vegas, what a short trip, but what a long journey back. Several days, passing through Death Valley and stopping again in Reno. Long deserts and plains. Mountains rising and falling. The lake again frozen. Foggy roads and home again. Continue reading