Microwave Tower

Microwave Tower out in the desert near Maupin. Its actually for sale too! I just know I could somehow incorporate this as my future secret lair when I eventually take over the world.

I guess they like 'em bigger in Maupin....

Taken at a market in Maupin, the womens is on the right. Why is it bigger? I will not even begin to speculate.

More Fake Tilt Shift - Mt. St. Helens

Does it work? I'm not sure, but I am having fun with it.

Bend Harley Davidson Billboard

Camera phone image of billboard I saw while doing a sales call today. Either (A) Pranksters got to the billboard or (B) Somebody at the dealership has a strange sense of humor or (C) theres some really, really freaky stuff going down at the dealership. Pretty funny in any case.

Tilt Shift treatment on Hixson Bridge

Just for the heck of it.

More Tilt Shift Effects - Rodeo Images

More Tilt Shift Effects. Click here for tutorial.

Another Painted Hills Image

Painted Hills Unit - John Day Fossil Beds National Monument


I don't know what this is, but it seemed like it would make a cool image.


Another object I've stumbled across recently. I originally thought about removing the lines via photoshop, but for some reason, I kind of grew to like 'em.

John Deere Motor Grader

Image taken from one of the new housing developments in town. This was taken with 3 separate images taken two steps apart and then processed together using imagenomics Photomatix Pro software.

Hixon Bridge Black and White Redo

Ah, this is better. I used a gradient map combined with a channel mixer to make this a high contrast black and white that is also a lot brighter and easier to see. A much improved image I think.

Hixson Bridge at Shevlin Park, Bend

I can't decide which image I like better, the color or the black and white. What do you think?

Benham Falls

A shot I took a couple of weeks ago on a hike to the falls, we got eaten alive by mosquitos! If you go, bring some repellant.

Sheep Rock - John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

This is the view of Sheep Rock from the parking lot of the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. I stopped by there on the way home after doing some work in John Day this afternoon. There is a really, really excellent visitor center there with some really nice and helpful staff. Unfortunately I was only there for a few minutes before they closed for the day, so I did a hurried self guided tour. I definitely plan on coming back with the family for a more relaxed, longer visit to the area.