Laura and I both have pieces hanging in the Portland Love Show at Gallery Homeland this February.  You should check it out and buy our art.  My piece is titled LOVE 2007 and is a photograph of a mixed media piece I produced.  Here is the image I reproduced as an 8×11 Archival Mat Print for the show.

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From the Love Show website:  “The Love Show is back Pad teams up with Jason Brown and Chris Haberman (Po’Boy Gallery, Peoples Gallery) and Gallery Homeland to present this years show at the Historic Ford Building.”  Over 300 Artists signed up so there should be a diverse collection of Love interpretations.  See you at the opening :-)

Saturday, February 12th, 2011
7pm-12am     Free! All-Ages!!

Gallery Homeland
2505 Southeast 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97202


Here are some of the images I captured this morning at sunrise.  I chased the light around for hours, not really in sync but close.  I did find a couple of spots I want to shoot from some other time.  So it was a successful outing.  It almost always seems to be.  :-)

Too Early


Spires III

Brain Trust


I woke early today to go out for a sunrise shoot / scouting mission.  My routine is pretty set.  The night before I plan on shooting I put my clothing in the kitchen so that I can dress there in the morning.  That way I won’t have to disturb Laura at 5:30am while I bumble about in the dark, looking for another layer to stave off the early morning chill.  I get up, give a visual inspection of the sky, looking for holes in the clouds, and then I check the internet weather report.  An hour or so before sunrise I am in my truck, heading… somewhere.  I usually don’t know where I am heading.  I take a breath and ask myself Where?  Then I head in a direction, continuing to ask Where? as I drive along, slowly honing in on where Where is.  Then it is huffing camera gear from the truck to some location worth exploring.

Today it was the Fremont Bridge from just downriver.  I found a nice spot along the Willamette to set up my tripod and shoot the sunrise.  I will usually try a spot for enough time to get my shots or until I get pulled to find another Where.  This morning the sky was cloudy but I did get a hint of pink breaking through for a short spell.  Once the clouds closed up again I headed off to my new Where?

Fremont Bridge

I headed off down river, through the industrial ports that line the Willamette, looking for Where? but not sure if I would find it again.  And then I did.  I stumbled across a group of 8 deer grazing along some train tracks.  I was able to quietly approach them and they let me take photos for about 20-30 minutes.  Very unconcerned with me and what I was up to for the most part.  Here is one of my favorites from this encounter.

AM Encounter

By 8:30am I was headed back home, quite thankful for the morning shoot and what I found when I went looking for Where?


I was down on the waterfront at sunrise today and caught this barge cutting through the glassy morning water.  Portland’s skyline reflects nicely in the cool morning light.

PDX Waterfront


Some friends turned us on to this location so we had to scout it out.  Hours off the beaten path, at sunset, we found this abandoned homestead.  Beautiful.


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