Posts Tagged ‘portland’

Million bottle milestone

Million bottle milestone

Somewhere in the Northwest, temporarily tucked in a little black and yellow box with eleven of its buddies, is Hopworks bottle number one million which slid off the tiny bottling line late last week. I stopped by the brewery yesterday to shoot the new-and-improved 22-ounce Abominable Winter Ale bottle as it came off that same […]


Dayshoot 30 Exhibit at PDX

Dayshoot 30 Exhibit at PDX

On July 15th, nearly two hundred photographers fanned out across Oregon to make pictures of this incredible state as part of the Dayshoot +30 photography project. The intention was to create a ‘visual time capsule’ for the Oregon Historical Society much as photographers did on July 15, 1983. I raced around a little bit and explored […]


Post Pickathon 2013

Post Pickathon 2013

The writer Pete Brook posed a question last year at Pickathon for a Wired.com story: What makes a good music photograph? I’m quoted in the story, and yet, a year later and another Pickathon in the books, I still don’t know the answer. But last weekend, as I scurried around and split my time making pictures, managing […]


T-Model Ford

T-Model Ford

My boys call each other Chicken Head sometimes when they’re arguing. I don’t really know if it’s an insult or not, so I let it slide. It could be worse. Their choice of words always reminds me of seeing blues man T-Model Ford work the crowd into a trance as he howled an extended version […]


Mount Lemmon

Mount Lemmon

Leo and I were off exploring last week when it snowed in Tucson. We wandered through the university campus, dodging stunned and amazed phone-wielding students as they communicated to the world that white flakes the size of raffle tickets were falling from the sky. We passed the morning looking at Native American baskets, the W. […]


Seasonally Defective

Seasonally Defective

I checked the temperature on my phone when I finished my run: 90 degrees. Strange. It was 33 degrees when I started. At one point during the run up Council Crest, the highest point in Portland at 1,071 feet , I did catch myself daydreaming about Summer. But it was certainly not 90 degrees on […]


Cyclocross in 1859 Magazine

Cyclocross in 1859 Magazine

I usually photograph many cyclocross races throughout the fall and early winter. This year, however, I only went to two in search of images. The good people at 1859 Magazine asked me to wander the course in search of racers and fans for a spread in the January/February issue. I couldn’t resist going to Bend […]


Snapshots from the trail

Snapshots from the trail

I still carry my little Canon camera each time I run, I’ve simply neglected to post images here. This little camera has brought me more joy than I predicted. I am usually excited to head out for run on some trail or another, but coming home with an image or two lets me relive it […]


PDXCROSS – On pause

PDXCROSS - On pause

Each Monday, we’ve gotten several inquiries: Where are the pictures? It’s true, we have not updated the site with a gallery of images from the weekend’s cyclocross race as we have done the past four seasons. PDXCROSS is on hold, you might say. A few of the contributors moved away last year, a few are […]


Good Morning

Good Morning

This dog came running up the hill barking at me, shattering the quiet dawn as I shuffled past grape vines loaded with fruit. Light was pooling in the east behind Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood, the sky was clear and deep blue and black, and I was suddenly trying to find a spot, any spot, […]


Kara Goucher: Olympic effort

Kara Goucher: Olympic effort

Kara Goucher, training in Portland After photographing an athlete, a musician, a chef or anyone doing anything, really, I simply want to see them succeed. I love running and admire what long distance runners go through. So I could barely contain my excitement when I told my wife I was going to go spend the […]


Post Pickathon Post 2012

Post Pickathon Post 2012

The Barr Brothers on the Starlight Stage Here we are again. It’s been more than a week since Pickathon and I haven’t quite figured out what to say about the whole thing. It happens to me every year. But time passes and moments emerge. I was at some dear friends’ wedding the other night at […]


Pickathon 2012 – Now it begins

Pickathon 2012 - Now it begins

I’ve been watching and photographing the build up to Pickathon for the past two weeks, but it really only hit me last night that it’s about to happen. This amazing collaboration of talent will explode into action tomorrow. And though I’ve been saying “I can’t wait” for months, it’s only now that I really mean […]


Hopworks in a Can

Hopworks in a Can

Hopworks Urban Brewery Well I think it finally happened today. The sun came out. The temperature soared to 77 degrees. It felt like summer. A four pack of these 16-ouncers from Hopworks will seem all the more welcome. You’ll be able to stop by the store and grab a four pack of these brews – […]


One Small Part of One Square Mile

One Small Part of One Square Mile

This past Saturday, about 50 photographers fanned out across one square mile of downtown Portland as part of an entertaining ASMP project. The result is a collection of images that will be displayed somewhere down the line. My little quadrant was a few blocks in Southeast. I wandered, met a few folks, made some pictures. […]


Puppyville

Puppyville

This puppy thing. I thought it might be easier this time after experiencing the tiny years with a couple of boys. After all, you can put a puppy in a crate and walk away. They eat and drink when you put the bowl down. No diapers. Some mess. But no diapers. These critters can learn […]


Barred Owl

May 10, 2012. Tryon Creek State Park The owlets sat shoulder to shoulder high in a maple that swung softly in the breeze. A big lens was pointing at them or we never would have noticed. They swayed in and out of the image displayed on the camera screen of the photographer who was excited […]


A mansion and a restroom

May 1, 2012. Pittock Mansion, along the Wildwood Trail May 1, 2012. Stone House, along the Wildwood Trail Portland’s Forest Park is more than 5,000 acres of just that: forest. There are few structures within the park. So when I came upon these two historic landmarks on this morning’s run on the Wildwood Trail, I […]


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 […]


The Pace Setters

April 20, 2012. Tryon Creek State Park People ask: How far did you run? What was your pace? What was the elevation gain? How many calories did you burn? My answers are vague. I don’t know. I certainly can guess at some of this data, but mostly, I’m just happy to be out on the […]


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 […]