Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Road Trip

A beautiful scene on I-90 in eastern Washington.

Oh how I miss a good road trip in the car. After four days of shooting hundreds of shoes, bags, balls and apparel in a makeshift studio at Nike, while the rest of Portland was basking in a blast of warm sunny days, I got in my pickup truck on Monday evening and started my road trip to Montana for work. My first shoot was in Seattle on Tuesday morning. Now after a spending the night in a cheap hotel in Idaho, I am heading towards my old stopping grounds in Montana for another shoot. Here are some shots from along the long, winding, and often too straight roads. All the of the shots were done with my iPhone and then processed with an iPhone application called Camera Bag. No Photoshop used here.

Ah, just in time! I-90, eastern Washington.

Morning art outside my cheap hotel in Tacoma, WA.

Afternoon coffee stop at Snoqualmie Pass, WA, right off I-90.

Driving I-5 north of Portland in Washington. The day started out warm and sunny. Go figure!

Seattle has a lot of overpasses.

And a lot of tunnels.

Driving towards Snoqualmie Pass, WA on I-90. Brrrrrrr!

Getting the call for fast food.

Nice to have a good neighbor along for the ride.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Big Red Car

I don't want to bore people with pictures of my daughter Leah, but I could not resist posting these shots from yesterday's trip to a local community center. They have a kid's play room, well actually it is an auditorium loaded with toy cars, a slide, and other various things to keep kids occupied and parents chasing them around. The more you can get your kid to be active during the day, the better they sleep, and so shall you. Leah is a big fan of The Wiggles, which are a group of four blokes from Australia in different colored shirts singing silly songs. They have this goofy "Big Red Car" that they drive around Sydney and sing songs about it. So Leah was really excited when she found the "Toot, Toot, Chugga, Chugga, Big Red Car." Here is a link to the song that my wife Susan and I have heard over hundred times now, and we sometimes wake up in the morning with it playing in our heads. Ah, the joys of parenthood.

The Wiggles Big Red Car

Leah practicing driving the family turbo charged Subaru. I am glad sixteen is a few years away.