Monday, June 29, 2009

Downtown Hood River, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River

On a gorgeous day, June 28th 2009! I love it here and am absolutely blown away every time I go outside. This photo is shot from Highway 14 in White Salmon, Washington.

First sunset from our deck (Time-Lapse)

First sunset from our deck (Time-Lapse) from blaine franger on Vimeo.

This is a little time-lapse clip of a sunset, viewed from the deck of our new house. It's not the most interesting clip ever but it's a little sentimental to me because it was the first sunset I witnessed at our place. :)

The deck is one of my favorite features of the house and I'm sure there will be a lot more of these coming in the future.

Please excuse the abrupt ending... I don't even attempt editing films!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Been busy, forgot I had a blog!

It's been a while since my last update! I basically forgot I had a blog! Oops.
The big news in our life is that we bought our first house! If you are my facebook friend you probably know this already but thought I'd share it with my blog followers too, if any are left! :)
Here are a few pics I'll post here, but check out the full tour at the gallery here (you don't need facebook to view it)-

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Lightning over Hood River and the Gorge

We've had a few days of cool weather in Hood River that was screaming lightning storm, but in the end, it was just a big tease! Lightning is rare in this part of the state and it's one of my favorite things to shoot, so if there is even a possibility of it, I'm out there no questions asked.
This was 2 nights ago when I cruised my dirtbike up to a good viewpoint and was hoping to get Mt. Hood with some lightning, but there wasn't any striking around it. There was a few bolts far off over the hills of Washington, so this is the only decent shot I got.

What you see in the shot is the Westside of Hood River Oregon on the bottom right, then the Columbia River with the Hood River Toll Bridge going to the towns of Bingen and White Salmon, Washington.

Camping at Kingsley

A few nights ago we did a quick night of camping at good ol' Kingsley Reservoir in the hills of Hood River. Kingsley is known as the spot where high schoolers go to party, and also where the hicks hangout to 4x4, good times. Luckily we had a nice quiet evening up there almost alone.
Our friend Amos had his sister and brother in law in town from Oklahoma and they were great people... we all hope to climb a mountain or two together in the future.

Anyway I didn't shoot much, but here are a few shots I took between eating sausage dogs and drinking Busch beer, in true Kingsley fashion. :)

Morning after, we all look mucho cansado (very tired).

Friday, June 05, 2009

Mt. Hood and Lost Lake

Shot a few nights ago...