Happy Father’s Day!

Nothing surpasses the joy of being a father. I feel blessed having three girls call me father and quite frightened to think that someday they may all get married. On this day, set aside to honor father's and the contributions they make in the lives of their children, I wish…

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OMSIOPOLIS! Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Distinguished humans and humanoids alike were in attendance at the annual Oregon Museum of Science and Industry black-tie fundraiser OMSIOPOLIS. Donations helped fund OMSI's Inspire a Child Program. A veritable who's who among Portland were in attendance. The theme this year was robots in honor of the featured exhibit Robots+Us…

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My Life. My Card.

Children are truly one of God's greatest gifts to us mere mortals. Yes, they can be challenging, but there are moments that are, well...priceless. For instance, take the current American Express, My life My card, ad campaign. There are a number of these ads running in national magazines featuring celebrities.…

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Widmer Brothers ’06 NW Red Ale – World’s Best Beer?

Widmer Brothers '06 Northwest Red Ale A moderately strong, dark red ale. The generous use of citrusy hops provides a tangible but not excessive bitterness that ultimately erodes into a candy-like malty sweetness and quick finish. Caramel and chocolate malts provide complexity, an enticing color, and subtle dark malt flavors.…

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Meet Mr. Bowman

James is one of my oldest and dearest friends. It's only fitting that I post this today as he celebrates his birthday. I met James as I was traveling through college, both of us studying photography. Over the years, he's stood with me through many major life events and our…

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Hustle and Flow

While I don't have any new images to share, I did watch a movie (big surprise) called Hustle and Flow. I found the line that just reached out and grabbed me. I'm not a big rap music fan, but the storyline is about the struggle of an artist, wanting his…

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Cinematic Wisdom

Movies are one of my passions. I watch them to study the lighting and cinematography of masters. To be inspired and entertained. Movies are a great experience. How many movies have I watched? You really don't want to know! For a long time, I've tried to find the best way…

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Dreaming of Natural Light

Every day I seem to get a mailbox full of magazines. This time of year, there are a lot of lists about the "Best of 2005" including photography books. This one caught my eye simply because of the cover. It's a book on the work of Richard Avedon. What caught…

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Family Resemblance in Vintage Photo

Recently, my father asked me to archive a bit of family history. He presented me with a large 16x20 image of my great-great grandfather, Sylvester. He's had this picture hanging on his wall for years. It's close to 100 years old and is showing signs of aging. There are watermarks…

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A Fascination with Clouds

For the longest time, I've been fascinated by clouds and some of the best clouds are in Seattle. There is just something about that city which brings out the best clouds. The only place I've ever seen with better clouds is Santa Fe, New Mexico. What is it about clouds?…

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