The Complete Photography Bundle II: 5 Day Deal

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OK – this one caught me a bit by surprise but once I saw the list of contributors and the content that they were offering – it was a pretty quick decision for me.

The Complete Photography Bundle II is literally offering up gigs (about 33 total gigabytes) of ebooks, videos, tutorials, presets, textures, and general photography goodness for the incredible low price of $89.   The contributor list includes David duChemin, Zack Arias, Gavin Gough,  and Nicole S Young.  And $10 from each purchase also goes to one of 4 non-profits supported by this effort.  The catch?  This deal is only good for 5 days (if my math is correct – it’ll end sometime Sunday 19 October early Monday morning 20 October).  The other catch?  It’s 43 separate downloads that you’ll need to manage and depending on your bandwidth – it could take a while (I just created a “5 Day Deal” folder on my desktop and pointed the browser to automatically download to that location).  And the last catch (that I found)?  Your download links are only good until 10 November.

Why do I find this such a good deal?  Well, I already had Zack Arias’ One Light 2.0 on “my list”.  It’s $75.  For me – the rest of the goodies added up to a whopping $14.  To be honest, I already have a few of the ebooks in my library.  And a few of the LR actions and textures I’ll likely never use.  And that’s OK.  The rest, could prove to be very useful.

Other highlights:

So, if you find this one interesting – I highly recommend jetting on over there ASAP.

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Harrisburg Harvest Festival & Tractor and Truck Pull

HHF TTP - Sept 2014 - low res-5This last weekend I had the chance to get out and shoot for the first time at a Truck and Tractor Pull.  This particular event was at the Harrisburg Harvest Festival.  To be honest, I had no idea how such an event operated or what to expect.  But I just pointed my lens down the field and tried to record a few reasonable images.

Also on hand were a couple of old tractors and steam engines.  With those, I happened to have the X100s in the bag along with the IR72 filter – so I continued in my summer long IR experiment.

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2014 NW Art & Air: Hot Air Balloons

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!

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Dollar Lake and Mt Hood

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!

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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. 

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Just some low light fun and glowing tents.

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This image was cobbled together about 20 feet outside my tent. 

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Dollar Lake and Mt Hood (and more IR72 filter fun on the X100s).

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New Exposure Story: 8 Seconds

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Hi all – just wanted to let you know that I’ve just posted another photo story over on Exposure.co – this one on rodeo – specifically the rough stock events.  So check it out and let me know what you think.  Thanks!

2014 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo: Rough Stock

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.

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Bull Riding

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That’s Bullfighter Cody Harsch.

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More Bull Riding

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Bareback Bronc

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Saddle Bronc

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2014 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo: Roping & Racing

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).

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Steer Wrestling

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Tie Down Roping

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Barrel Racing

Yep, that’s Stevie Rae Willis of Stompin’ Ground fame.  I also have a photo of Sam Willis (her dad) steer wrestling here.

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Team Roping

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Break Away Roping

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