Golden Hour is my favorite. The light does things that you just don’t see any other time of day.
There’s a brief window between seasons in Oregon- at the beginning of summer where the wild grasses grow really quickly and green. It doesn’t last long though as the summer heat dries them out turning everything brittle and brown. This is my favorite time of year.
I haven't posted a desktop image in quite awhile, but the basic drill is this- Click on the link under the image for the size you want. Then, either right click or long press on the image that loads to save it to your device.
Here's a little repost of one of my favorite holiday desktop images from 3 years ago. I made it when I was just a couple months into my first 365 project. There's a Retina desktop version and a mobile one too.
I haven't posted a Wallpaper set in awhile, but I've been using this one on my Mac for a few weeks and figured I'd better share. You may have noticed that I posted a film image from this same location a couple weeks ago.
This image was made at the Ho'okipa lookout on the North Shore of Maui.
In case you forgot, just click on the link you would like to download just below the photo. You can then either right click, or press and hold on the image to save it.
Right as I was putting the kids to bed, I happened to look out the window and notice the orange glow of the sun starting to descend. My wife was gracious enough to let me slip out of the house and I brought both a digital and a film camera. I took exposures 30 and 31 on the roll so I should have some images to share in the next couple weeks. For right now though, here's one that I really love.
One thing worth mentioning is that the time and the unknown are what kept me from really pursuing photography earlier. As I've mentioned before here on the site, I have owned quite a few film cameras. I mostly just treated them like a point and shoot. I didn't write down the settings I'd used or read books about Aperture, ISO and Shutter speed.
It's really too bad I didn't and yet, there's something that- at least for me- has made it accessible:
The freedom to fail.
I can take as many photos as I want and it doesn't cost me more money or time. I can try things I may never have attempted when I only had 36 chances. In fact, you could say that I've kind of gone crazy- taking many versions of each shot learning how to get the camera to do exactly what I want.
One thing that's been fun over the last few weeks has been the intentionality and the limited nature of the 36 exposures shooting with film. This time around I'm documenting every shot with an iPhone app called Pocket Light Meter.You just hold it up to the scene, choose a setting or two and then it gives you a suggestion for the third. Once you've got it composed, you click a button and it saves a snapshot with your settings and the scene to your iPhone camera roll.
I have already noticed that shooting with film has made me more intentional about how I compose and shoot with digital.
I'm so glad there's always something new to learn!
Ok, so I posted this one yesterday, but I just had to put up desktop versions. Just click the links below the picture and then right click on the image after it loads to save it. On an iPhone or iPad, tap and hold to save.
I wasn't planning on getting up early again this morning, but I woke up at 6 sharp and there was no fog when I pulled back the curtain to peek outside. No view of Mt Hood, which is usually front and center from this viewpoint, but the fog and the cloud layer lit up really nicely for a good 20 minutes.
Just click on one of the links below the image for a full-size desktop or iPad image.
Edit- I uploaded a new version of the large image this morning as the older one had a glitchy artifact on the right hand side.