Monday, February 18, 2008

My Day Trip

Lea and the girls have been in Eugene the last 4 days. I've been forced to feed myself and clean up after myself . On the fourth day, logic prevailed and I knew that the less time I spent in the house, the smaller the mess would be for me to clean up. I went to bed knowing that I wanted to go photograph something. I just didn't know what or where. I googled the heck out of the Seattle area then found the blog of Jan Klier a member of Flickr and realized one of the most popular scenic attractions in the area was less than an hour away. Off I went to Snoqualmie Falls. The trip was faster than I had anticipated. I loaded all my gear onto my back and headed over the bridge to check it out. It really is beautiful. I knew there must have been a better angle to see it so I started to hike down. Not too bad a hike on the say down but I knew it wasn't going to be as fun on the way back up. I was right. Hmm, could be time to start working out. I think my physical condition is somehow less than inspiring when it comes to steep vertical inclines while carrying 60 pounds of gear on my back. What the heck, I got some good shots. Made it worthwhile :)

An unexpected surprise that Jan's blog mentioned too was finding a slew of old, rusty train engines. They were all fenced in with no access to get close but I was like a kid in a candy store. Years of weather have created the most amazing textures and colors of rust and crackled paint on the iron horses. Absolutely amazing. I must have walked up and down the row 5 times taking pictures as the light hit certain spots in different ways. I would love..absolutely love to gain access inside the fence to do a portrait session with someone some day. There were limitless photographic opportunities to say the least.

I edited about 1/3 of the pics so I'm posting a few now. I'll be sure to post more within the next couple of days. Be sure to scroll down to the car pic. There are some really good ones of it I'll be posting later too.

Let me know what you think!

1 comment:

Cory Parris said...

Beautiful work. You should make a habit of carrying 60 pounds of stuff around - it seems to pay off!