Thursday, 9 December 2010


Blizzard, originally uploaded by

Time for the next blizzard to hit Aachen

Monday, 15 November 2010

Crater Lake Trip - 29

Crater Lake Trip - 29, originally uploaded by

Crater Lake was born from the remains of Mount Mazama which was a super volcano thousands of years ago until it erupted leaving a 6 mile wide crater which eventually filled up with water to be what it is today.

If you ever find the opportunity to visit this awesome location for yourself you MUST do it, it was without a doubt the highlight of all the daytrips I put together during my 3 month stay in Oregon this year.

Friday, 29 October 2010

The Point Of Intersection

It's what I would personally class as an impossible task to venture into concourse B or C in Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and not take a walk down into the amazing underground corridor which connects the concourses together.

The lights, lines and smiles on the faces of the travellers who pass through this tunnel make it a true gem for the weary traveller.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Portland at Night

Portland at Night - 3, originally uploaded by

Tonight I took a trip into Portland with one of the local guys from the customer who's also into photography, it made finding cool spots to shoot from a whole lot easier.

Cheers Kent if you find your way here! :)

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Punch Bowl Of The Devil

Punch Bowl Of The Devil, originally uploaded by

The Devils Punchbowl was scheduled to be only the midway point of my daytrip, but the weather rolled in clouds and rain so quickly (you can see the blue sky in the previous shots which were taken only a short time before).

The tide was giving the rocks a real battering once the weather turned bad, so much so that I had a chuckle at the rather aptly named "Cape Foulweather" as I started the drive home again.

Cannon Beach Coastline

Cannon Beach Coastline, originally uploaded by

As I walked the mile or two back from Haystack Rock to where I had packed the car the sun was doing such a great job of lighting up the morning mist that so often covers the Oregon coastline that it was just too good an opportunity to miss.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Lincoln City Beach Fun

Lincoln City Beach Fun, originally uploaded by

One of the most fun shots from todays travels down to the Devil's Punch Bowl, this was taken in Lincoln City where they were have a beach clean-up event and had lots of awesome kites flying to grab the kids attention.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Go With The Flow

Go With The Flow, originally uploaded by

The small stream which runs from the base of Wahkeena falls gave the perfect opportunity to play with the ND filter I had brought with me for the day in anticipation of the waterfalls I planned to visit.

Wahkeena Falls

Wahkeena Falls, originally uploaded by

The final stop of the original dayplan was Wahkeena Falls which are located only a stones throw from the famous Multnomah Falls on the South shore of the Columbia River which splits the American states of Oregon and Washington.

Getting the cool flow of the water alongside the greens and browns of the mossy cliffs meant using an ND8 filter but also hanging around until just before dusk to get the perfect natural light for such a shot.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Mount Bachelor from Sparks Lake

As I stood on the grass to the edge of Sparks Lake looking towards the North West side of Mount Bachelor I couldn't help but notice the colour in the green grassy field and the awesome blue sky - the funny thing was it reminded me a lot of the original Windows XP desktop that would appear when you first installed it.

Such a nice place to just sit and watch the world go by from, and it's no wonder the late Ray Atkeson (Oregon's first officially recognised photographer laureate wanted to have a memorial placed at the side of the lake.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Deschutes National Park

Deschutes National Park, originally uploaded by

My favourite shot from todays daytrip to Deschutes National Park.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Crater Lake (Discovery Point)

I couldn't head to bed without uploading at least one shot showing Crater Lake in all it's glory.

This shot was taken from Discovery Point during my exploration of this amazing state park today.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Jump Mount St Helens (Day 2)

I wasn't too happy with my jump shot from the first day I spent visiting Mount St Helens, so I set myself the task of shooting a much better image during day 2.

Definitely achieved what I set out to do, and even managed to frame the shot quite well to include the volcano too.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Nature Will Always Find A Way

While walking around the beach at Hug Point this single tiny plant was found to be growing through the rocks which lie over the entire top section of the beach - how it's managed to grow there is a question only mother nature can answer as there is nothing surrounding it but a few feet deep of rocks and around 500 metres of stones on either side of it.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

A View From Space

A View From Space, originally uploaded by

Ever wondered how cool the pics would be if you were able to shoot from space?

And more importantly how would you geotag them?

Monday, 5 July 2010

English Sunset

English Sunset, originally uploaded by

During the drive this evening from the Port of Dover to Cambridge in England the sunset was a sight to behold, unfortunately I was kinda in a rush to get to my hotel before midnight too so I

Friday, 11 June 2010

Attention Aachen - Incoming!!!

The sky in Aachen last night just after sunset was a sight to behold, for around 20mins we were treated to all manners and shades of orange, red and pink.

If that wasn't enough the high temperature and humidity level made things even nicer by supplying what has to be the brightest rainbow I've ever laid my eyes on, through the camera it looked like a rocket was about to hit the local church you can see in the distance.

As quickly as it arrived, it was gone again...

Sunday, 30 May 2010

South Falls Waterfall (Silver Falls, Oregon)

As a taster for the images from Silver Falls State Park which will follow next week once I'm home in Germany again here's a shot of the South Falls waterfall taken today.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

The Road To The North

The Road To The North, originally uploaded by

The sky was simply awesome as we stopped a hop, skip & jump from Score Bay on the Isle of Skye, the colours and texture could captivate your eyes for hours.

Meanwhile this lucky little sheep enjoys munching on some grass before heading for a nap.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Stand Alone

Stand Alone, originally uploaded by

When you get to the Isle of Lewis most people can't wait to see the standing stones at Callanish (Calanais), yes they're impressive and being there as the sun drops over the horizon is something rather special - BUT of all the stones there this one which sits off to the left of all the others was my personal favourite.

As all the other tourists who visited the stones jostled for position around the main group of stones I could happily shoot away to my hearts content with this one.

Just something really cool about how it stands there with two stones embedded in the grass surveying the landscape behind it.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

View From Fairy Glen

View From Fairy Glen, originally uploaded by

This view is what awaits the intreped adventurer who is willing to climb to the top of the hills known as Fairy Glen on the Isle of Skye.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Looking East From The Quiraing

This shot is taken from the top of the Quiraing looking East towards the mainland of Scotland.

The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead, originally uploaded by

A shot of my Monaro sitting in a layby on our drive North to the Isle of Skye from Glasgow.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Solitary Purple

Solitary Purple, originally uploaded by

A shot of a single purple egg which Mireille's mum had hanging from a plant in their house.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Makoto Driving The Porsche 930 Turbo

The series of panning shots I have of the 930 Turbo on the move are simply awesome, most definitely one of my favourite panning shoots to date, if you were to meet my colleague Makoto who's driving you could still see the massive smile when we talk about that day.

Here you can see Makoto behind the wheel while I've taken over the passenger seat in Ron's Carerra which we used as the camera car for these rolling shots.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Score Bay, Isle of Skye

Score Bay, Isle of Skye, originally uploaded by

With us having our holiday in May booked on the Isle of Skye, this time with my mum and Mireille's mum and dad it's got me planning the daily adventures we're going to get up to.

As you can imagine it's got me looking through the images we've taken around the island in the last few years to finalise the plans.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Loch Ahmastar Reflections

You all know what it's like - outside is cold, wet, windy - lets just use the word "horrible".

It's times like this that get you thinking about warmer times, in my case today it took me back to the Isle of Lewis one of the islands which makes up Scotlands Outer Hebrides where Mireille and myself spent our summer holiday last year.

I revisited the folder of images from Lewis and decided to re-process a few of them for fun - this capture of the sky and clouds reflections on the almost mirror-like surface of Loch Ahmastar.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Little Highland Frog

Little Highland Frog, originally uploaded by

This little guy would have happily gone about his daily business without ever being photographed had he not moved while I was lining up a shot somewhere near Gascarnoch Dam in Scotland on our way towards Ullapool after leaving the Isle of Skye.

Shot is straight from cam with only a 50% crop used to give him a little more of the frame than the original uncropped image would have.

This was at full zoom of the R1 and with this little guy only being around 2cm in length I was actually amazed to get such a clear shot of him.