Thursday, December 25, 2008


Overwhelmed, originally uploaded by Whateverthing.

This was our street, three days ago, at the peak of the PDX Snowpoalypse. We are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Portland _will_ be snow-free one day.

[ listening to: We Shall Overcome ]

Friday, November 14, 2008

Impression 1 & 2

Impression 1 & 2, originally uploaded by Whateverthing.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Now Showing

-= Now Showing =-, originally uploaded by Whateverthing.

Academy Theater, SE Portland, OR
A film-based image, taken with my SLR Canon AE-1.
f/3.5 | 1/30 sec | ASA 200 | 28mm

I haven't been shooting much lately. But last night I finished a roll of film when I decided to jump out of my car and have a go at this neon. When I got the negatives back, I saw that I started the roll back in July. This roll was a test for a couple of new-old lenses I bought back then -- most of the roll with a Canon FD 28mm f/3.5 lens, a few shots with a Canon 135mm.

See it bigger...

Monday, October 27, 2008

The passage between

The passage between, originally uploaded by Whateverthing.

This is the cover art we put together for the CD. I was pretty pleased to see it come together.

Another shot...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Night Lights, Night Life

Night Lights, Night Life, originally uploaded by Whateverthing.

From the archives. View Large On Black.

I've been sitting on this one for a while. It's an alternate take, a different framing of this shot. The sidewalk trees out front of this place are wrapped in small white lights, and I like the way they go together with the sign.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Train Yard with Yellow Stripes

~ on expired Kodak Gold 100
with my fabulous plastic Viv wide-angle ~

Monday, October 06, 2008

Space Wheel

Space Wheel, originally uploaded by Whateverthing.

Memorial Day weekend visit to Seattle. This was from a roll of slide film -- I think the first I've ever shot. I over-exposed almost the whole roll, from slightly to severely. I'm not sure how that happened.

I took the last two shots on the roll this night in Seattle. The Needle here is over exposed too, but it actually worked in the context of the whole scene. I think it was about a 10- or 12-second exposure.

Just after finishing this shot, I met these folks.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Windows on the Floor

Windows on the Floor, originally uploaded by Whateverthing.

~ on expired Kodak Gold 100
with my fabulous plastic Viv wide-angle ~

View Larger

Friday, March 28, 2008

Rust and Decay

Rust and Decay, originally uploaded by Whateverthing.

A revisit to this industrial neighborhood.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Swing Boy, SuperSampleStyle

Swing Boy, SuperSampleStyle, originally uploaded by Whateverthing.

I like the concept behind the Lomo SuperSampler. But I'm cheap. So rather than buy one, I came up with this scheme to get a similar effect using multi-shot mode on our digital point-n-shoot.

Frozen Multnomah Falls

Frozen Multnomah Falls detail

I work a few miles from Multnomah Falls, but expected that I would not get a chance to go during daylight hours to see them frozen. I was so happy when the manager announced an impromptu field trip on an afternoon the office was slow.

On the first pic above, to get a wide-angle effect (without a wide-angle lens), I stitched together a few shots into this vertical scene.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Through a Glass, Dimly

Through a Glass, Dimly, originally uploaded by Whateverthing.

From inside OMSI, upstairs
near the Science Playground.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Rock Concert Movement - Ready Go

We went to see the Blue Man Group at the Rose Garden for my son's birthday. It was a super-fun show. We were in really back-row seats, but it wasn't a problem -- except that, even with camera zoom, it didn't give me any real close-up shots of the stage. So I went for the crowd/atmosphere shots instead.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Happines is Spinning

Happines is Spinning, originally uploaded by Whateverthing.

Columbia Park
North Portland