Archives for August 2008

Reflecting Back On WWPW

What a great day for the first ever Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk in Portland, OR, no rain and temps hoovering around pleasant all morning; I arrived at the starting point early excited to meet the 56 eager participants who had signed up.  Everyone had come prepared with fresh batteries, empty CF cards and tons of enthusiasm.   At the end of our walk as we gathered at our final destination, the Rock Bottom Brewery, there were smiles all around and you could hear the oohs and ahhs (chimping sounds) as everyone reviewed their images.  I want to extend a personal thanks to Scott for dreaming this event up and for all the great folks who came and made it a successful day.

Worldwide Photo Walk This Saturday

That’s right, it’s already time for the first ever worldwide Photo Walk sponsored by our frineds at NAPP to celbrate the release of Scott Kelby’s new book “Lightroom For Digital Photographers”.  Interest has been very high…and how!  The Portland Photo Walk filled in the first 48 hours of being announced.  There are over 230 cities worldwide with 7297 participants worldwide.  I’m very excited to be leading such an enthusiastic group through some of Portland’s great landmarks…beginning with a view of the city from the Eastside Esplanade.

We’ll the cross the Hawthorne bridge and head into the heart of the city where we will see some classic Portland landmarks like city hall.

Our own Portlandia…

Soaring buildings…

Local charachters…

To abstract reflections everywhere you turn.

The possibilities are endless and I can’t wait to see the creativity come to life in fifty photographers images as we find treasures in the nooks and crannies of our own city.

Images captured with Nikon D700, AF-S 14-24mm, AF-S 24-70mm, AF-S 70-300mm on Lexar Digital Media

Disembarking In Honolulu

I awoke to the sounds of our ship coming into port in Honolulu.  The early morning light was bouncing off the buildings creating reflectoions that glowed.

With a free day before flying home we headed straight to Pearl Harbor.  It was a very sobering experience to hear the stories of the tragedies on that fateful date of Dec 7, 1941.

A moment of silence at the memorial wall.

We ended our tour of Pearl Harbor with a visit to the Missouri.

Images captured with Nikon D700, AF-S 70-300 (1st image), AF-S 14-24mm on Lexar Digital Media

Cruising The Na Pali Coast

As we departed Kauai we headed up the Na Pali Coast.  It was an amazing sight to behold as the earth thrust from the sea to sear thousands of feet into the air, jagged fins lit with late afternoon light.

After making one pass the captain turned the ship around and cruised right back down the coast, treating us to a Na Pali Coast sunset..

And for the finale, a rainbow showered our pixels with a Hawaiian rainbow.

Images captured with Nikon D700, AF-S 24-70mm (1st image), AF-S 70-300, on Lexar Digital Media