Rhode Island Fall — Francesca’s [Guralnick] family portraits

February 13, 2012 § 5 Comments

Photos from a visit with Francesca’s family in September. All taken in Warren, Rhode Island; which was beautiful. It was my first time on the east coast, and the Fall did not disappoint, it was very beautiful. Much different from the Fall in Oregon.

Trying out digital selenium toning.


Thai skies

September 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Sunset over mountains in Hua Hin, Thailand.  It was the view from the front door of our apartment.

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Waterfalls and Elephants [Pala-U, Thailand]

September 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

So it’s officially been a week and a day since we’ve been back in the US from Thailand.  I wanted to share these photos before we left but things at work got crazy and trying to pack everything up and get our affairs in order before we left took priority.  So now I feel behind in blogging (more muay thai photos and some sky shots are coming).

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Somebody’s Grandmother — Thailand

June 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

Riding around the other day after work on a beautiful afternoon, not particularly looking for photos, but I brought my camera anyway.  I’ve seen this woman sitting before; near our house there is a small mountain, you can drive over the mountain, which is kind of a shortcut to another side of town, when you get to the other side there is a small row of little shacks [houses].  There is a young woman cooking, a man repairing motorbikes, and this woman sitting and chatting, and a lot of street dogs.  The last time I saw this woman I didn’t have my camera with me [noob].  I stopped the motorbike and chatted for a minute in Thai (until the short list of things I can say/respond to is spent) and asked her if I could take her picture, Thai people almost always say yes…  She straightened up a bit, and stared right at me.  It was cool, and I’m fairly happy with the way the photo turned out, I’ll go back.

Above: Oy sits near here home on Kao Hin Lek Fi in Hua Hin, Thailand, with some corn, sticky rice, and other vegetables.

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March 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Sweet Delicious Mexican

Upon moving to Hua Hin we’ve made a lot of friends here (which is cool, something that didn’t happen to great extent in Chachoengsao). To of those friends happen to be two Texican cousins [Hugo and Ed] that own a brand new little Mexican joint here in town.  (This might be a little dramatic, but I’m going to go ahead and say it’s the best Mexican food outside North America).  The restaurant is called Margaritas, appropriate seeing how they also have delicious margaritas.  The Thai food in Hua Hin is delicious and still the best way to go for cheap eats, but if you’re craving something different it’s nice to be able to get good food of a different variety.  And being one of my favorite types, Mexican was something I was seriously missing since leaving the states.

So these photos are all for the guys’ new menu, they asked me to shoot some for them.  Drinks and food.  Hope they make your mouth water.

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February 27, 2011 § Leave a comment


What happens when you search through old caches of photos, I liked these photos and this shoot, I wanted to post them.

An old graduation/senior photo shoot for a friend back at Oregon State.  Because of her major, and her work, she spent a lot of time in the OSU Women’s Building so we took a lot of shots in front of it.  An important building for her, and one of the older more beautiful buildings on campus.

I miss shooting on OSU’s beautiful campus.
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand

February 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

So, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.  We spent a weekend in this provence with some friends, it was the first time going back there since our OEG orientation.  The hostel we stayed at was a really nice, awesome little set of bungalows on stilts in a marsh… perfect setting.  The town of Kanchanaburi its self has an awesome feel; a small, laid back little town, that relies on tourism, but stills feels a bit like it’s off the beaten path.  A beautiful place either way.  The one full day we had, we rented motorbikes and drove about 50km north in the provence to Erawan Falls, pretty beautiful falls.  They were huge.  Plus it was freakin hot and the water felt awesome.

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