Last week I hiked upper table rock out here in the Rogue Valley. I hiked this trail with some friends a few weeks earlier, and we could hear a lot of frogs in the pools of water, but we weren’t able to find any.
This time, I was able to catch one. Good thing too because my friend and I had to keep promising her 4 year old daughter that there were frogs at the top of the plateau, just to get her to finish the challenging hike.
I shot this with an iPro Macro lens on my iPhone. I was lucky that the frog stayed still long enough for me to take several photos. This one had the focus just right, which can be a challenge when you’re extremely close to a macro subject.
I went out exploring Oregon with a friend this weekend. We visited waterfalls a bunch of waterfalls one day and the coast the next. Though the city I live in isn’t great, its in a good location. I can do day trips to a lot of awesome spots.
I spent time exploring Boardman again, on the coast. That’s twice I’ve been in the last few weeks, and theres still more that needs to be explored. This time, I found a couple of waterfalls falling into the ocean. I don’t recall ever seeing photos of them online, so I was a little excited about that. I just wish I had more exciting light to work with.
While we were enjoying the moody fog at Whaleshead, we found a little crab. I decided to get some iPhone macro shots with my iPro macro lens. It wasn’t easy, since I had to be extremely close to the little guy. It kept scrambling away, until we finally set down a rock and a piece of driftwood to give it a bit of shelter.
This was kind of a happy accident. I was shooting these little fungi with my iPro macro lens, when an ant wandered into the shot. The ant provides a great sense of scale to the image.
So we’ve finally cleared some hurdles with our workshop plans this fall. It’s unbelievable how stupid some government programs are organized. You have no idea how many people we had to contact to find out if permits were required for one of the locations in New Hampshire. What a pain.
Anyways, right now it looks like we’ll be running 2-3 workshops in 3 states, within about a week. Shannon and I will release all the details, when everything is all set. Better start saving your money, so you can join us on an adventure!
I spent a couple of days exploring southern Oregon this weekend. Getting out has made me realize that Medford kind of sucks. I can’t think of any good places to shoot in town. Luckily, the surrounding areas are really peaceful and beautiful.
This photo was taken out at the newly restored McKee Covered Bridge in the Applegate Valley. If you’ve never been to the Applegate, it’s a nice, rural area, with wineries and farms. Definitely a relaxing place to spend the weekend.
We got to the bridge at noon, which equals crappy light. The problem with letting someone else show you around to take photos is they don’t understand quality of light, unless they’re an experienced photographer too. Outside of the bridge, the dynamic range of light was way too much for HDR apps, so I decided the only good shots were going to be taken inside the bridge.
This was shot with ProHDRX, using my iPro super wide angle lens. I edited the photo in Snapseed. Nothing fancy.
I’ve got a little bit of a backlog of images, after being on the road for the holidays. In case you missed it, I was interviewed on Christmas Eve, by Geri over at Art of Mob.
I had plans to do a few posts to get some interaction going with you guys, and hopefully provide a spark to help us all reflect on 2014, and set some photography for 2015, but the first post didn’t get much interaction. Maybe now that the holidays are officially over, we can try again soon. We’ll see.
Now, about this image. I snuck out to the living room to get a shot of the calm before the storm on Christmas. I had to use my iPro super wide angle lens to even capture all the gifts with the tree. I decided to go with a painterly edit, so I used TangledFX. Then I took the TangledFX version and combined it with the original image in ImageBlender, to let the xmas lights shine through the painterly effect. I liked it much better than the swirls of color they’d become.
Here’s an image of me modeling for myself, while modeling for myself…make sense? 😛
When I saw this tree on the Ancient Oaks trail at Russian Ridge, this image came into my head, so I stopped to create it. I was running short on time, which made this feel a bit rushed to me, but I did it. I definitely want to go back and explore that area some more. The trees were pretty awesome.
I used my iPro case and super wide angle lens, on a tripod. I also used the remote from the Selfy to trigger the shutter from a distance. Shot with camera+, used levitagram to mask in the crouching me, Snapseed and simplyHDR for the final touches.
Also, if you haven’t entered to win a Selfy yet, you can still go leave a comment here. There are only 7 people entered right now, so the odds of winning are really good.
I hope those of you in colder climates can appreciate a spring photo from California.
Shot with an iPro macro lens. Edited with Snapseed and Romantic Photo.