Travels around the Pacific Northwest and some of the beautiful sites we're privileged to enjoy.
Totally random imagery from more eagles to glider jockeys to the falls at night, the old guy has been getting around for a shoot here and there.
A trip south of Poler Bare Downs found us shooting old cars, water features and a couple old jalopy's of extinction. The former Yellow Cab and the rumored tripod of f64.
Got the privilege of following 14 Model T's thru the Salmon River Wilderness for a few days and it was a blast.
Heading north from Salmon the tour turned up the Salmon River Road from North Fork. A stop at the Shoup Store for photos then off they go to Panther Creek up and over Morgan Creek and on into Challis.
Day 2 the tour lit out on the Custer Motorway headed for the summit at Mill Creek then down thru a large burn area to Custer and past to the Yankee Fork Dredge. Then past Stanley and into Ketchum for the night
Day 3 started out wet and miserable as the T's headed for Trail Creek Pass. A bumpy windy narrow three mile climb to the summit in a snow rain mix taxed the groups resolve but all made it off the top.
At the gathering point near Earthquake Park and Mt Borah and command decision was made to head for Challis via the pavement and find warm food. Thus the conclusion of the 2016 Salmon River Wilderness tour. Thanks to all for a great experience.
Now grab a beverage, turn on some tunes, hit the Slideshow button and join us on the tour by watching the 12m30s short version! enjoy ~ ph
A Rick Sammon workshop in Mt. Ranier National Park turned into a four day romp around the park with 8 fellow togs, Rick and Susan shooting the sensors out of Canons, Nikons, Fujis Sonys and I Phones.
We witnessed the crack...of dawn and the Trail of the Shadows, Reflections and Tipsoo's with a few falls discovered along the way. A large time was had by all.
On the drive home, while meandering thru the Yakima Valley I caught the mountain the moon and Glacier Peak, lol!
After running the Sedona Loop in 2.88 parsecs, Cherri was ready for another road trip. So we Google Earthed a route, topped her off with 87 and headed east to go south. An 8 state adventure just to order a guitar in Albuquerque, buy wine in Velarde NM, pottery in the Santa Clara pueblo, and enjoy some of the most searing triple digit heat available on the planet, in two great National Parks, Arches and Zion. All in all a great road trip thru 3411 miles of spectacular country.
Me and Bluberry been roaming the hinterlands chasing light. Our nocturnal adventures usually start in daylight and end after dark. As the crops ripen and the fields turn gold we'll be there to grab a few shots, stay tuned :)
The latest batch are courtesy of Cherri Kee. Yes its sad to report that Bluberry has been retired gracefully and replaced by a Cherokee.
A trip to the East Coast began in DC then moved north to NYC and a planned rendezvous with Brendan and Connor. Paid our respects at Ground Zero. Then back to DC to rest before a trip to the Outer Banks and our Buxton Adventure. Hit the Hatteras and Bodie Island Lighthouse'.
A spectacular thunder storm rolled in from the sound and covered the island on our last night in port. Of course we thought no sunset .... then boom an opening and crazy colors.
Finishing up at the National Arboretum and some well trained bonsai exhibits!
An online theater for films we produce and films we like. The productions here are shorts done with a variety of cameras, from onboard sound to studio tracks, set lighting to natural ambient shoots. As always tunz of fun working with all these folks.
We made the elite eight in the Winter 48 Hr Fest with this but that was the end of our dance.
Here's another collaborative effort our 2011 Forty Eight Hr. Film Fest entry Imagination.
And a longer work (12 min) from the winter of 2010 explores the dark side of the soul in Persephone Rising.
The first music video done at ALV is Another Set of Keys
Three weeks in the Tropics hanging out on the Kona Coast of Hawaii's Big Island with our cameras a car and a Costco card, kiki! Sheralynn and I met new friends who made our world bigger, swam with the mantas ascended to heavenly heights and more... all narrowed down to under 2000 images, lol.
The spinners still got captured and the sunrise/sunsets were unpredictable but we checked all of em. Mauna Kea at 13800' ish was wow! We found coffee farms and chocolate factories. Made a couple trips to the Volcano, stopped at the Rainforest/Zoo for a too quick shoot.
Hit the north end from Hawi to Wiapio with a few stops in between but the sanctuary on this island paradise was the lanai at 4209 Dolphin Drive. Life's stresses seem to ebb with the tide, you could hear them go from the lanai!
A quick trip to Walla Walla, not for wine but for Hot Air Balloons. The 41st annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede. Arrived for the Friday evening Night Glo comprising 9 balloons in a choreographed inflation and burn. We were in a great location til one of the rigs pulled in and obstructed our fine view. Had to make lemonade from that one, lol.
Saturday mornings ascension was a set start time but not a competition. Whenever your up you go so there were multiple balloons taking off at the same time. Eventually 31 balloons launched and dispersed to the wind.
A trip to Virginia proved to be a photo rich experience. Left 514W in a thick veil of smoke. This condition persisted til we were well over Wyoming. Sheralynn and I traveled near and far. Even found $1.91 gas in Fredericksburg. Ran the Skyline Drive thru the Shenandoah and toured Monticello. Crossed paths with the Blue Angels while hanging out in Arlington. Caught the Sunday morning car show in the hood and did some night shooting around the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and National Harbor. Made it to the fish market and Kenilworth Aquatics Park.
Fortunate enough to have received an invite along with fellow tog Sheralynn Ries to spend a few day with the Rocky Mountain Model T Club as they hosted the Spring Tour thru Central Montana. Starting in White Sulphur Springs we followed this hardy ban of Model T owners and lovers to 3 Forks on some of the most scenic roads the state has to offer.
After a relaxing night at the Sacajawea Inn we headed for the Lewis and Clark Caverns. The three miles to the top proved a test for some of the more originals T's and an exhilarating ride down. A trip thru Whitehall on the way to Boulder provided a view opportunity for the crowd, after which we were rewarded with carousel rides and Dixie Cups at the Boulder Fair Grounds. When a musical duet sprang up with Aiden and friend everybody turned an ear towards the two. Then on to traverse an abandoned mile and a quarter long railroad tunnel.
Day three from Montana City back to White Sulphur Springs provided the group with the 'great oil leak' incident but the troops rallied and doctored up the '15 enough to finish the voyage. All in all a large time was had by everyone!
Photos: Sheralynn Ries, Zelda Baltrusch, Ronald Ries