Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Around the bend

April 21, 2012. Mount Tabor Running up and down these hills and buttes in and around Portland, one is often following a long, gently curving trail that wraps its way around the slope. You go up, then down. Then maybe you do it again, and again. So while I know many of the twists in […]


Rain Delay

April 16, 2012. Mount Tabor We had a weekend of sunny and warm Spring weather. The kind where you cut the grass, work in the garden, go to your kids’ sporting events without your slicker, have people over for dinner and stand outside to simply absorb everything. Then, we got pounded with another round of […]


So Close

April 13, 2012. Mount Talbert April 13, 2012. Mount Talbert Just through those trees, just down that hill, there are people and there are buildings and roads many lanes wide. There’s an interstate highway. There’s an old volcano like this one that’s covered with houses. I know this because I can hear it all and […]


Fuzzy Fowl, Flowers and Paper Cranes

April 11, 2012. Reed Canyon April 12, 2012. Mount Tabor I look forward to each Spring so I can watch the woods come alive as I run the trails each day. The little ducklings are my favorite sign that most of the rain is behind us for the year. I want to scoop them up […]


A Butte to Remember

April 8, 2012. Powell Butte After leaving the single track trail that winds through the forest of cedars and firs, you pop out into a giant meadow where I’ve seen coyotes play and hawks snag meals. It’s one of my favorite runs. As you approach the summit of Powell Butte (614 feet) you will pass […]


These Stairs Only Go Up

April 7, 2012. Mount Tabor I go to these buttes, these crests, these ancient volcanos because I know when I get to the top, there will be a view. It is rewarding. My decision to go one place or another is usually based on the weather, not on how I feel or how far I […]


The Ivy

April 5, 2012. River View Natural Area It felt like I was trespassing. I had that uneasy feeling I was going to come upon a camp full of people who didn’t want me there. And while I saw a few bags of trash and cans, in the end, I saw no one during the hour […]


Stopping to smell the…trillium

I was thinking recently about Jim Brandenburg’s project in which he made one picture each day throughout the Fall. It ran in National Geographic in November 1997. He shot one frame each day for 90 days. Many days when I’m out for a run, I’ve wished I’d had a camera. It’s always for simple, beautiful […]


Paradise Found

Leo and I were reading a book recently. A character mentions that living in a country with libraries in every community must be paradise. Leo stopped me. “What’s paradise, Papa?” I told him it was the most perfect place you could imagine. A place of infinite happiness. Sounding a bit wistful, he said, “For me, […]


Next Up: Gigantic Brewing

This morning I rode down the street to pay a visit to former Hopworks brewer Ben Love at the site of Gigantic Brewing Company, his new endeavor with fellow brewmaster Van Havig. Not unlike the time capsule that I photographed at Hopworks before construction started, the Gigantic building in southeast Portland is layered with stuff […]


Biketobeerfest – Hopworks rings in the Fall

Bouldering Bike Bands Breaking Big Beers. Bizarro! Saturday was the third year for Biketobeerfest at Hopworks and it was quite a party. Rain fell, and in true Portland fashion, there was somber talk of the moisture marking the end of summer. Yet, those same people took some time to toss a bike, cheers on some […]


Cyclocross in Oregon

It’s almost like the holiday season and the urge to decorate and celebrate a few weeks earlier each year. There have already been several cross races and yet the big series is still weeks away. Yesterday’s race Pain and Suffer’n is an annual test of a racer’s ability to plow through pulverized hay fields and […]


Traveling Cross Country…with Kids

Eastern Utah Has this summer already slipped by? I’m still trying to piece together this notebook full of thoughts and ideas that’s sitting here. I had two boys in the back seat asking questions. I had the best co-pilot in the world. We thought it would be a great idea to drive from Portland to […]


Pickathon: It’s On!

Multiple times this week, I set out to put up a post about some of the awesome assignments and projects I’ve been working on. It’s been a great summer. But this is the peak right here…today Pickathon starts and I guess I can’t really think about anything else. Pickathonography is here, and people are saying […]


Pickathon Book To Arrive Soon

We were out camping over the weekend and I asked my friend for a section of her New York Times she’d been reading in her tent so I could light the fire. She smiled and said that she’d been reading it on her Kindle. We’re living in a time when bookstores are being shuttered by […]


Great Leaps of Time

Neskowin, Ore. I just realized that I’m still stunned by the incredible beauty of watching wave after wave crash into the powerful remnants of an ancient forest. Trees that stood tall, some say, 2000 years ago. Trees that collapsed into the ocean, perhaps, after an earthquake. Their torsos, their hips, their knees preserved by salt […]


Pickathon book on Kickstarter

Pickathonography Volume One click on the image to go to the Kickstarter page This is five years in the making and forty-five days in the search for funding. My friend Patrick Barber and I are weaving together a bunch of images, stories from music writers and essays from past Pickathon musicians and making a book. […]


Revisiting the house concert

Enjoying the potluck, waiting for the As Faiscas show. Last summer, right when things were crazy with warm weather everything, I threw out a request to let me know if you knew of a house concert at which I might be able to make pictures. I love the house concert. I made it to a […]


From farm to fame

Jill Andrews watches as The Avett Brothers warm up in the parking lot at Pickathon 2006 If the Avett Brothers pulled out their instruments and starting playing tunes in a parking lot at a music festival today, I believe there would be a few more people perched on that tailgate with Jill Andrews. But that’s […]


The mightiest toe

I suddenly felt the dreaded sensation of my foot beginning to slip out from under me as I ran down a slick little hill this morning. It’s one of my favorite spots on the trail. There’s a bit of texture to the land, a creek at the bottom of the hill, trees, leaves, roots. I’ve […]


Snow Days

“This is the best vacation ever,” Leo announced. Jack agreed. Sara and I smiled. We hadn’t gone very far or done a whole lot or been gone very long. But as these guys get older, it seems they keep redefining what was, or is, the best ever. Leo’s face told the story on Saturday: a […]


Langhorne Slim – Hard to Miss

I knew this year Pickathon would be different than any previous: More bands, fewer sets by each band, more friends at the event than ever, more decisions. I was going to miss music and I wasn’t super happy about it. So looking at the schedule, I started to do triage. I mentally crossed out Langhorne […]


Big Mountain, Little Dog

With Mount Rainier hovering, Ryan Trebon rolls on during the Rapha Gentleman’s Race This summer, while photographing a bike race, I popped out of the woods and rounded a bend on Pittsburgh Road above the town of Saint Helens, Ore. Three beautiful volcanoes, Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helens and Mount Adams, came into view. It […]


Kiddie Cross

When you line up for any kind of race in Bend, Ore., there’s a good chance you’ll find an Olympian or ex-Olympian lining up nearby. That place is loaded with champions. Even the fans appear to be in better shape than the runners or cyclists who are doing the racing. So I wasn’t surprised to […]