This year I had the opportunity to head on over for two mornings to the hot air balloon launches at the NW Art & Air Festival in Albany, OR. Below are a few in no particular order. Just for fun – I did give myself a bit of a challenge later in the mornings to look for opportunities to use the sun creatively. Not sure if I met that challenge – but I had fun trying. Enjoy!
Had the opportunity to go backpacking with the dudes this last weekend in the Mt Hood wilderness area here in Oregon. We set up camp at Dollar Lake on the north side of Mt Hood with a day hike up to Black Knoll on Saturday (and a bit beyond). Below are a few from the trip (all with the X100s).
Thanks, Jim, for pulling the trip details together. Great location!
Up on Black Knoll, it simply felt like we were face-to-face with Mt Hood. Just a side note: this image was with the X100s (equivalent to 35mm focal length) and is not a telephoto compressed image.
Just some low light fun and glowing tents.
This image was cobbled together about 20 feet outside my tent.
Dollar Lake and Mt Hood (and more IR72 filter fun on the X100s).
Last week I shared a few from the Roping & Racing events. This week – rough stock.
As it turns out, it was also an odd weekend for the bull riders as no one made it the full 8 seconds. Good riders – just better bulls.
That’s Bullfighter Cody Harsch.
More Bull Riding
The Philomath Frolic & Rodeo just wrapped up another year and thankfully I had the chance to be out there again for three of the four shows. Here’s a few from the roping and racing (plus one steer wrestling image).
Tie Down Roping
Break Away Roping
Tie Down Roping
Had the chance to head on over to the 2014 Philomath Classic Car Show on Saturday to walk among some great vintage cars and trucks. For more details on the show – the local Corvallis newspaper has a pretty good write up here.
Great side note on this 1929 Ford Coupe – as it turns out, the fellow who brought this to the show was actually looking to buy a motorcycle the day he saw this sitting on the side of the road with a for sale sign on it. It didn’t have an engine at the time but he soon had one in it and was driving it around town in no time. I could probably spend an entire afternoon just shooting this one car.
1929 Ford Coupe
As photographers, we know that car shows are probably some of the most difficult places to create photos. So, why do we do it?
To be honest, I have no idea…
1948 MG TC
But since I’ve been experimenting with this X100S + IR filter combo for a couple of weeks – I decided early to simply keep to the IR theme. And though I’m still working out a few things for the technique – I kind of liked them.
1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe
OK – this is going to brief but I thought I’d share some of my first results using the X100s + IR72 filter (for those looking for more details – it’s the Hoya IR72 in the 49mm size).
I haven’t a complete workflow yet – so please consider this a work in progress (specifically, I’m working on a false color workflow – though it’s possible the photo below would ultimately look better in B&W).
As it turns out, the X100s is a pretty good camera to use for this sort of work without modification to the camera / filter – keeping it intact for the rest of your photographic adventures.
I’ll try to post more as I hack through this process.