Posts Tagged ‘tim’

Pickathon: Sixteen days in two minutes

Well it took more than sixteen days to make the pictures come together and another week of hoping the guys in Blitzen Trapper would give me the green light to use their snappy, little tune “Saturday Night.” But here it is, the time lapse project from Pickathon 2009. A big thanks to Jef Hinkle and […]


The Surfer

Leo, Jack and I went to the coast for a few days while Sara was backpacking up in Washington with our friend Natasha. I knew I had to create some kind of grand diversion for us all in order to keep the good time rolling for three days. Little did I know it was Leo […]


Pickathon Preview

Pickathon is still hours away but I’m already feeling good, as if I just had my own little festival. I got a call today letting me know that Australian musician C.W. Stoneking was indeed tucked away in a basement in Milwaukie working on tunes with an adopted brass and rhythm section. His brass was held […]


Six Nights

There were two jobs I thought about pursuing when I lived in Spain: Shepherd (but I had no dogs) or UPS delivery man. I wanted to wander through that magical landscape and daydream. This week, when I saw a square, brown truck rumble through the Central Oregon sage, the romance of driving around delivering boxes […]


No Time Like the Present

A couple of days after seeing Jason Webley open for the Avett Brothers, I knew I was in trouble. The spring air was filled with jigs, reels and slow airs being blasted at top volume. I was paying closer attention to the Felice Brothers’ and Tin Hat Trio albums. And the point of no return, […]


The things they say

My brother Steve would point to planes and say “ahn-gee” with surprise and enthusiasm. And through the twists of the tongue that children are famous for, he also started calling our grandfather “Grad.” That stuck and most everyone, including adults, called him Grad or Graddy until he died. I was apparently more into the simile. […]


Return to Mount St. Helens

Nine years ago I had two different assignments to photograph as the twentieth anniversary of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption approached. One was of a fellow, who at the time of the blast, was a young, care-free tree planter on the south side of the mountain. The whole thing was a rush for him. […]


On being three

Leo told us the other day, “I just want to stay three forever.” Life is good when you’re three. Pretty much you play a lot, eat a lot and then fall asleep about halfway through the second book. The kindness, innocence and curiosity of a three-year-old makes me smile daily. This week Leo gave me […]


Long Winter

So an entire season just slipped by since the last time I wrote. I can picture where some of the time went, but it’s really a bit of a fog. There were a few assignments, a few stock requests and the booking of some weddings for the summer. It was a season of rest and […]


Fan Appreciation Day

My first real cyclocross race ever was about one year ago at the Battle at Barlow. It rained most of the week before the race. And it rained the day of the race. The course was a soggy, muddy mess. To be quite honest, if I hadn’t already shelled out my twenty dollar enlistment fee […]


Funny People

I was just clicking through some photos from earlier this summer and spotted this little series. Within a few minutes of getting out of Big Red in Badlands National Park, I saw this familiar familial scenario unfold many times. It cracked me up. all images © Tim LaBarge 2008


pdxcross

© Tim LaBarge 2008 I went out to the Pain on the Peak race this morning with the intention of making a few pictures for our new site pdxcross. Well, the boys and I checked out the cute dog, saw a bit of the course and then it was time for a picnic under a […]


Harvest Time

© Tim LaBarge 2008 The raincoats came out this week for the children attending summer camp at Tryon Life Community Farm. It caused a pang of fear deep in my gut that summer just might be over. Like a few years ago when it started raining the first week of August and summer never really […]


Stair steps

© Tim LaBarge 2006 I saw a post on digital railroad that a magazine was looking for photos of the Grand Canyon. So I threw together a gallery from a 2006 trip with hope they’d pick one up. This picture of Leo made me laugh. I’m generally opposed to the “here’s me in front of […]


Letter to home

© Tim LaBarge 2008 The music festival Pickathon is just a few days away. It’s an amazing collection of good musicians, good people in a tranquil setting. It’s one of the highlights of the year for me. It’s one of those draining weekends where there’s so much happening, you almost need counseling to recover and […]


The Syncline

© Tim LaBarge 2008 I went for a good ride recently through a crazy network of trail known as the Syncline. The story appeared in the Travel section of the Oregonian. It’s on the Washington side of the Columbia River…and it’s spectacular. My friend Chad and I were getting geared up to set out when […]


Summer

© Tim LaBarge 2008 The past couple of days have been a pleasant blur of activity. Little Jack turned one. We celebrated that little milestone twice in the past couple days – and since the doctor gave us a ‘birth month’ instead of a ‘due date,’ we might as well celebrate several more times. © […]


On the road with Big Red

My brother-in-law Daryl and I got back recently from a little road trip. I thought I was going to be that travel blogger guy and do updates from the road. Far from it. Here I am weeks later trying to sift through photos. © Tim LaBarge 2008 Our mission was simple. Get this giant red […]


DIY, Portland

I met Julie Sabatier at an assignment for the Oregonian. Inara Verzemnieks did a nice story on the listening party she holds each month to hear her radio program “DIY, Portland” that airs on KBOO.It’s a great little show about people doing real things in their own real ways…whether it’s home birth or home brew. […]


Transition into real spring

© Tim LaBarge 2008 I was on my way back from an assignment in Hood River the other day when I entered, then emerged, from one of those crazy spring storms that packs rain, snow, ice and winds. And while there will always be more rain, there’s a warm and hopeful feeling in the air […]


Found

© Tim LaBarge 2007 Spring is here…and that means free stuff. Plenty of talk about stuff these days. My cousin sent me this link on Earth Day. Rob Finch worked on a great story about old stuff a few weeks ago. As soon as this winter weather goes away, folks will be tossing items out […]


Avetts in Portland

Scott and Seth Avett brought their raucous, rocking, folky chaos to the Crystal Ballroom on this past Thursday. Jessica Lea Mayfield opened. It’ll be nice to see her in a cool little room like the barn at this year’s Pickathon. She has an amazing voice. Two years ago at Pickathon, the Avett Brothers surprised the […]


Riding the rails

© Tim LaBarge 2008 I’m not sure what it is about the train that can lure two-year-olds in and not release them until they’re five or six. With Thomas the Tank and his buddies scattered throughout the house, real engines rumbling by ten blocks from our house and the discovery of a movie called “Ridin’ […]


Aching for a run

© Tim LaBarge 2001 My sister Elise called to tell me she’d just picked up her number and shirt for this weekend’s half-marathon in St. Louis. She told me she planned to run by herself and enjoy the scene. Last year, I did the marathon…she did the half. We were hanging out, stretching before the […]