My first hike in Oregon (unless you consider the walk to Multnomah Falls from the parking lot a hike) was to Mirror Lake, in the Mt Hood National Forest. This hike doesn't stop there though, the trail keeps going beyond the lake. The final destination is a mountain called Tom, Dick and Harry.Read More
I'd been thinking about this for a long time. It was not a decision about money (the camera itself is $35), but a matter of having yet another camera at home. I already had enough... but the Holga didn't stop tempting me.Read More
This was the hardest thing I've ever done. By far. This hike is no joke.Read More
This is the first of a new series of posts, pretty similar to something I was doing a while ago when this blog was hosted on Medium. I'll be uploading the "contact sheets" (they are actually scans, but don't tell anyone) of every roll I shoot, I'll talk about how I took the photos, problems I ran into, and what not.Read More
Angel's Rest is one of the most popular hikes near Portland for very good reasons. It's not only just 25 minutes away from where I live, it also has amazing views from the top and it's a decent but not strenuous workout to get up there.Read More
It took moving 5,397 miles away from my hometown for me to discover nature. It's not that there isn't beautiful outdoors over there, I just wasn't interested. I also used to wake up really late in the morning.Read More
As you may remember, three months ago I made the decision of switching to film as my main photography medium. I purchased a [Bronica SQ-Ai] on Ebay and I've been using it since then. **90 days** and **44 rolls** of 120 film later, I think I'm ready to write down some thoughts about this process.Read More
My first time hiking Dog Mountain, and I was carrying 25 pounds of camera gear. Probably not the best idea, but I had to train for harder hikes coming up pretty, pretty soon.Read More
I get very excited every time I come back from a hike to a breathtaking place. And there are plenty in Oregon! But this one... I don't think I'm overreacting, or am I?Read More
Last week, out of ideas of where to go or what to shoot, I remembered the moon would be full soon. I had only shot the moon a few times before, so I thought it could be a cool thing to try to capture on film.Read More
I'm still getting familiar with [my new Bronica](https://aows.co/blog/my-new-camera-bronica-sq-ai), so I've been looking for all kind of light situations to get to know it as much as I can. I also have a few new lenses to try!Read More
A few weeks ago, we went on a road trip through Washington, from the most northwestern point to the desert on the southeast. I didn't touch the photos I took for weeks, trying to get a fresh new look at them and hopefully come up with a better selection of pictures.
But it's about to time to publish them, and this past weekend I uploaded a few of them to the "archive". Check these new albums:
After weeks of researching, and visiting used gear sites a few times a day, I was finally able to get what is now my new camera: a Bronica SQ-Ai.Read More
This is one of the photos I'd been wanting to make for a while. It required specific conditions (fog), so even though I knew I'd eventually get it, I had no idea when this was going to happen.Read More
Wasco County might not be what you first think of when Oregon comes to mind, but I absolutely love shooting there: the windmills, the vast landscape, the canyons, the rolling hills, the solitude...
This is the first collection I publish on this website, you can see the first 13 photos from Wasco County here. I still have to work on a few more and I'm planning on going back there soon, so this collection will grow up.
I'll also be posting this collection on my Instagram account this week, you can follow along over there if you prefer.
The Merced River is famous for its course through Yosemite Valley, but the road along its waters (one of the many that lead to the National Park) is almost as beautiful.Read More