Three Climates – The Coast

Here’s the second section! About a month ago I made my way out to the very tip of Washington with a few friends and of course brought my camera! Keeping the same theme as the first section, these are a little on the experimental side as well.

Starting with some panorama action!
Starting with some panorama action!

All of the panoramas that I’ve been posting lately have been built in a program that I’m quickly coming to love. It’s called Hugin. It’s taken a little figuring out for working through some of the tricky aspects, but I now I’ve finally got my feet under me so this one will be moot quality wise by the next time I shoot for one. If anyone is interested in Hugin, it’s a free open source program that you can find HERE!

From an evening fire on the beach.
From an evening fire on the beach.
Deleting color channels can have nice results.
Deleting color channels can have nice results.
While not the best photo (it was too bright out), it was the coolest thing along off the highway. So over the guard rail I went to make a memory.
While not the best photo (it was too bright out), it was the coolest thing along off the highway. So over the guard rail I went to make a memory.
From spending a day relaxing and sun burning on the tide flats.
From spending a day relaxing and sun burning on the tide flats.

 

 

 

 

 

Three Climates – The Forest

Over the past few weeks I’ve managed to get out and about quite a bit. On these outings of work and play, I’ve managed to spend time hiking in the mountains, swimming on the coast, and walking through the flats of eastern Washington. So, starting with the forrest since that’s the closest to home. Here are the photos from said adventures!

This is the still mostly frozen Heather Lake. This is a panorama comprised of 43 separate photos!
This is the still mostly frozen Heather Lake. This is a panorama comprised of 43 separate photos! If you click though it you can see a lot of snow melt waterfalls.
Quite a few days in the mountains have been extremely foggy with the ground warming and thawing.
Quite a few days in the mountains have been extremely foggy with the ground warming and thawing.
15 1/4 second exposures of a river to make a .gif move!
15 1/4 second exposures of a river to make a .gif move!
And finally, out in the forest, if you keep your eyes open, maybe you can find the tree covered in signs of love
And finally, out in the forest, if you keep your eyes open, maybe you can find the tree covered in signs of love

Retouching things from college and 1000+ follows

Just kidding! I wiped my old college website in preference to having a link leading here! What finally spurred on this decision was the fact that I’m out of business cards. I did just recently find some older ones that linked back to my original website though. So, now with this little change, I can use those cards and I’m no longer out!

Here's what the link/splash page looks like now!
Here’s what the link/splash page looks like now!

1000+ Follows!

I told myself that I would include a little about myself once I hit 100 follows. Then 500, then 800. And now at 1000, I’m finally putting in a little snipet. I normally try to keep things fairly objective as far as only letting certain aspects of myself show through. This is because I want to be able to make work that is strong enough on its own that it doesn’t need a personality behind it because it has a life of its own. Constantly seeking this is what gets me motivated everyday.
More than anything else, I hate feeling useless. So I spend everyday trying to get better. I love learning, creating, helping, and building skills. I’ll probably stay this way until I’m useful in every situation. Ever.
Other facts. As seen from the above section, I can be a bit of a penny pincher (see: cheap ass), especially when I can think of a way around it. At the other side of that, for things that I’m going to keep, tools, tattoos, etc, I would rather pay more and get something too last. I grew up with my dad’s saying, “Do it right, do it once.”
With that in mind, I draw quite a bit away from the computer. With this, I tend to draw everything more than once. Repeating the same thing until I like what I get.

The one on the right is pretty much how I've seen myself since childhood.
The one on the right is pretty much how I’ve seen myself since childhood.

The ones on the right are plastisol paint pens. They’re pretty much the most fun ever. And they don’t bleed through paper at all!

Other than that, I’m 24, I’ve worked in a print shop, helped start a screen printing shop, an art store, a bicycle shop, microsoft, oodles of festivals, vending at baseball games, and lots of freelance. I’m currently doing mostly freelance production assistant, grip, and video playback work. Also, I’m working weekends at the bicycle shop down the street to have financial padding. I ride my bike about every other day. I’ve grown up on the beach so I know how to catch most sealife by hand.

And to finish it up, I currently have a twisty mustache because it makes me giggle when I see it in mirrors.

Space Movers Infomercial!

This is a completely rebuilt version of the Space Movers animated .gif. I wanted to see how many different programs and thing I could integrate. The audio was just kind of plopped on there, mostly because I know very little about the audio side of things. That is my roommate Jake jake jake reading off the whole info panel as it slides by. And the song is K/Half Noise by Mum.

 

More motion stuff to come!

The programs involved were as follows,

After Effects CS6, Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, Premier Pro CS6, Hugin, Audition CS6, Flash CS6

The Rocking Portrait Test

My good friend Kali was kind enough to both pose for me and let me use her camera to begin to flesh out an idea that’s been rattling around for a little while! I would love to do this with a third camera do create a larger smoother rocking effect.

I used to love anything that was done with lenticular printing and want to recreate that effect digitally
I used to love anything that was done with lenticular printing and want to recreate that effect digitally

With that out of the way, I’ve been busy with life lately. It’s been the first bit of warm weather that we’ve seen outside of a few odd days in since some time in October. That being said, I’ve been shooting a lot of time lapse lately with the nice weather, gone camping everywhere from the ocean to the desserts, and have been illustrating often as well, so there’s plenty to come!

Long Exposure Time Lapse

As a test this .gif is made up of long exposure time lapse. Which naturally means, that I was sitting in one spot for a very long time. The exposure time for each frame was 3 minutes and 45 seconds.

To get this I hiked the Saddle in Wenatchee just before midnight.
To get this I hiked the Saddle in Wenatchee just before midnight.

The stars are a little difficult to see, but they can only get better from here! I’m sure that I’ll shoot plenty of these over the summer!