Central Oregon (part 1)

Last year I had the opportunity to travel back to Oregon, and rack up some serious miles. 5500, in fact. I spent some time in one of the less commonly travelled areas of the Pacific Northwest, Central Oregon.

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It's landscape that reminds me at times of South Australia, long endless roads and wide open pastures, in amongst barren hills and sun bleached rock. I was there in the summer, during a particularly bad wildfire season, which frequently turned the sky shades of ochre and orange, and dulled the intensity of the light. 

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And with any trip to Oregon, the John Day Fossil beds (a suspiciously boring name) is a must-do. On this particular day the skies cleared and the sun would beating down. Traditionally you'd shoot the painted hills at dusk, to capture the warm orange light, but I think it went well anyway. 

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It's times when I go through these images that I think it's high time I start offering art prints. More on that next time.

 

 

 

 

 

Huge Week

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Four year anniversary with my gorgeous fiancee, so we dropped by Fox in the Corn in Footscray, a restaurant we'd been promising to visit for the last 3 years. Pasta and craft beer for dinner. (it was 42 degrees outside)

 

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Someone in my neighbourhood dropped $420,600 minimum on this monstrosity. There's no accounting for taste. 

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First time at the dentists office in 4 years. The good news - no cavities. The bad? My teeth have been ground down to the level of a 60yr old. Swings and roundabouts. 

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It's January 22nd, but my neighbour is having none of it. Shine on you ridiculous diamond.

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The first Broadsheet shoot of the new year. An awesome craft beer and grilled sandwich joint in Brunswick. It felt good to be under the pressure of time and expectations again. And the very first opportunity to shoot with my brand new camera. -more on this soon.