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Highlights from the Rowe 2014 season.
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Rowe XC - Best of 2014
132 Photos - View album

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The best shots of Happy Valley Middle School Cross Country, 2014 version. 

To view or purchase all the race photos from all the division teams (Rowe, Rock Creek Middle, Alder Creek Middle, etc.) visit my new store galleries here:

http://jakeegbertphotography.shootproof.com/#12496-happy-valley  clackamas school events (xc, concer 
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HVMS XC - Best of 2014
286 Photos - View album

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Portland LDS Temple - Blue Hour
I had an occasion to accompany an exceptional group of youth to the temple this evening. While I was there I made a few captures of this beautiful building.

If you would like to purchase a beautiful print of this photo, just let me know. :)

D7100 / 20sec. / f-22 / 100 ISO / 11mm / Lightroom 

#PortlandLDSTemple   #nightphotography  
#Temple   #ldstemple  
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Portland LDS Temple - Blue Hour in Black (& White)
I had the opportunity to chaperon a fine group of young people last night on a trip to the temple. Sunset was kind of a dud, so I stuck around for a few night shots of this beautiful building.

This is my entry for the September Night Photography Challenge.

D7100 / 20sec. / f-22 / 100 ISO / 11mm / Lightroom 

‪#‎PortlandLDSTemple #SeptemberNightPhotographyChallenge   #nightphotography  
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Trillium Lake Light Show 
The talk of the local photographic community has been the potential to see an aurora at Portland latitudes due to the solar event that has been making headlines for a couple of days. Heck, it was THE lead story on CNN when I left work earlier this evening. So, I had the unique idea to drive up to Trillium Lake where I hoped I'd have a chance to see what would be for me a possible once-in-a-lifetime event. Really unique idea... when I arrived there were around 40 tripods visible along the dam side of the lake, the parking lot was full, and there were more photographers pouring in.

I soon moved down to the wooden platform by the boat ramp where there were far fewer people and where I'd have a better northern view. We were in a race against the moon which was set to rise sometime after 9:36pm and which, being "super", would likely wash out any aurora that might be visible.

I had a great time photographing Mt. Hood and the Milky Way. And I might have captured some coloration in the sky... but it was no intricate light show like many of us were hoping for. Eventually the moon washed out all the color, then it rose and bathed the whole place in light bright enough to cast shadows. 

Eventually, I headed for the parking lot and home but first I stopped at the dam again to shoot a few frames over the remaining crowds of photographers. More than half were gone already but there were many of them left and it was a noisy crowd down there. I set down my tripod at it's shortest height, aimed the camera loosely over the heads of the folks on shore and tripped a 15 second shot to test frame my composition.

About 5 seconds into that test shot I was startled to see the longest, brightest, falling meteor that I have ever seen! 50 star gazer/photographers let out an exclamation in unison. I don't think anyone missed seeing the blazing streak in the sky. Even the girls discussing the fit and style of Marcie's underthings for all to hear (Note: Marcie did not seem to be present... and sound really carried well up there tonight), paused long enough to express even more excitement at seeing this alternate heavenly body, if even for a brief moment... And, based on the groans that echoed around the lake I deduced that many people missed photographing it. (The falling star, that is. As I mentioned, I don't think Marcie was there to model her fantastic look.) Anyway, I was pretty certain that it had fallen outside of my frame, too... So, I got a little adrenaline rush when my shutter finally closed and my LCD revealed that the majority of the falling star actually had been captured!

So here it is. "The" shot of the evening. And, if you made it to the bottom of this novel, congratulations!

D7100 / 15 sec. / f-2.8 / ISO 1250 / 11mm / Lightroom (no compositing) — at Trillium Lake, Oregon
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Bridge City Blue Hour 
Did some surfing in my unedited galleries this evening and decided to try my luck at this blue hour capture from Aug 5 on the East Side Esplanade in downtown Portland. This is a 7-layer composite of the Portland Spirit cruising up the Willamette under the Burnside Bridge. I combined the layers in Photoshop and then adjusted contrast in Nik Color Effects Pro and Lightroom.

D7100 / 7X10sec / f-22 / ISO100 / 16mm
#PortlandSpirit #PDXBlueHour
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Our leg 1 runner, Tina, saw me lining up to photograph her striding gracefully past this waterfall along the 2,000 ft. descent from Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. She decided to give it a little extra kick! :)
#HTC #HoodToCoast
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Testament Falls, Camp Cooper, Tillamook County, Oregon

One of the highlights of attending girls camp with my daughters each summer is the chance to visit Testament Falls. This year I came prepared with my new wide angle lens which allowed me to capture larger views of this impressive waterfall.

Testament falls drops around 70 feet over a wall of columnar basalt and then it trickles into a jumble of moss-covered fallen Douglas fir trees and boulders.

D7100 / 3sec. / f-22 / 11mm / ISO 100 / 2-layer HDR / Photomatix / Lightroom
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Testament Falls, Camp Cooper, Tillamook County, Oregon

One of the highlights of attending girls camp with my daughters each summer is the chance to visit Testament Falls. This year I came prepared with my new wide angle lens which allowed me to capture larger views of this impressive waterfall.

Testament falls drops around 70 feet over a wall of columnar basalt and then it trickles into a jumble of moss-covered Douglas fir trees and boulders.

D7100 / 3sec. / f-22 / 11mm / ISO 100 / 2-layer HDR / Photomatix / Lightroom
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Hi there. I'm a long-time listener and finally feel like sharing one of my images with the DPE community. I'm still pretty new to sharing my own work on Google+ (I'm usually posting to my Facebook page or my website) but I enjoy seeing images from the group all the time. 

I work in finance at a manufacturing company in Portland, OR when I'm not taking pictures. I'm a long-time listener to Juan and Rick's podcast and may end up sharing a few more photos in this forum.

My two near-term DPE ambitions are to: 1 - Have Juan and Rick critique one of my photos as a weekly pic on the podcast, and 2 - To run into Alex Morely, one of the DPE celebrities who's work I admire most, and who allegedly lives here in my very own state of Oregon... I looked, but I did not see Alex at Trillium lake this evening... :)
Trillium Lake Night Shot 
My first successful shoot capturing the Milky Way... AND it was right over Mt. Hood with a perfectly clear sky and a mirror smooth lake in the foreground. It was tough choosing the first one of this series to post. I'm not sure what the folks on the other side of the lake were spotlighting but I thought it made for an interesting addition to the scene and it put this shot above some of my other captures in my estimation.

I've seen so many beautiful photos from this exact location that I was sure I'd find 15-20 photographers here tonight and I was afraid I'd have to jostle for a spot on the dam. While there were at least seven tripod toting night crawlers, counting myself, shivering on the lake shore (Who forgets to bring a jacket in July? Me!), there was no jostling at all. In fact, I met and talked with three other great people and we had a mini-workshop on shooting stars, the Milky Way, and star trails right there in the dark. I'd never recognize any of them if I saw them on the street (it was moonless and very dark, after all) but I look forward to seeing their work online!

Anyone want to see more of these shots?
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