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Draw the dog you want, not the dog you have. We also don’t have a dog. I spent most of this day working on a drawing project rather than running around taking photos of real dogs. Apologies for potato resolution of the potato dog. You should enjoy Patao_dog. We call him Potato-dog.  

Project 2017×365: 90 Days Down

I’m now 90 days, 3 months, or a quarter of 2017 into my self-imposed 2017×365 Photography Challenge. I’ve challenged myself to take at least one photo with the intent of improving my technique. Why am I doing this? These 365 days of “intentional” shooting with specific ideas and techniques being practiced should help develop my skills as a photographer and hopefully make my photos more engaging, meaningful, and “professional”. I desire to have my photos be considered more than a casual snapshot. Although I may take many Continue reading →


I was in downtown Portland on a blistery cold night for a design talk. On my way home, I spied this great view of the train station that called to me. The reds and oranges contrasted against the cold night sky and work lights no the vehicles below was something I had to capture.


NO RUNNING NO DIVING. A couple of weeks ago, I discovered this pool that was closed down for the season but I didn’t have my nice camera to photograph it with a long exposure and mini-tripod. The lighting was even more creepy this night as everything glowed a eerie amber hue.


We spent our morning tracking down a few bird-themed murals. This particular mural by Apeseven was one of my favorites. It’s so large, clean, colorful, and the way the feathers were created really inspires me to create more art. Location undisclosed until I can re-visit and take more photos with better, more interesting light.


Today’s daily photo was brought to you by the letter “G”. The weather in Portland was to icy for cycling so we stayed indoors to warm ourselves with the destructive power of Godzilla 1992. I have literally owned this Godzilla toy for 23 years and have taken several photos in years passed but none so elaborate. It was really challenging to get all the lighting conditions and affects just so without resorting to photo manipulation. I’ve only adjusted the exposure and color balance ever so Continue reading →

20170108 x 365

It was icy cold out today. “Go play in the snow” she said. “It’ll be fun” she said. It’s nice that she is handy with a match to help thaw me out. Some thought and time went into this photo. While my minifig was freezing in the ice-cube tray, I did some practice shots with Audrey’s minifig. I had to figure out how to shoot close in and clear, bounce light off of an index card from the built-in flash, and how to get the Continue reading →


Working late on a Friday night. Not because there is any deadlines or pressure, but I really enjoy my job and take the occasional evening to learn something new or practice new skills.


Today, I put my beloved “Crushinator” up for sale on Craigslist. There are a few goals coming up this year that require some specialized equipment that must be funded by the sale of this beast and another.  I caught the very last bit of sunshine on my office building to get this shot.  I don’t consider it a particularly good shot, but I have an emotional response and memories that this photo will forever trigger.


We survey the some of the tools I’ll be using through the year: Sony a6000 camera, mini tripod, color passport, remote, macro extension tubes, 12mm, 16-50mm, 55-210mm, and 150-600mm lenses. Can’t forget our Lego Avatars.