Was and is

Was and is

By |2014-08-16T12:16:59+00:00May 30th, 2014|
Every time I visit this part of Thousand Acres park near Troutdale, OR, I always enjoy the juxtaposition of being surrounded by tons of nature while being flanked by these ginormous (impressed that Chrome accepts ginormous as a properly spelled word :) ) high-tension power lines and junctions. Recently, Nicole and I took Kodak here to play around in the rain and mud puddles. It was a perfect opportunity to test out my new Sony A7r coupled with my new Sony FE 24-70/f4 lens. The articulating screen and AF made shooting at this freakishly low and odd angle super easy.

Stylization was done pretty much exclusively in Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the Nik Collection by Google. I normally steer away from adding faux dust spots/scratches to my images but I really think they lend themselves quite nicely with this particular color palette.


  1. Brian Bonham May 30, 2014 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Articulating screens keep the pants clean ;-) 

  2. piper mackay May 30, 2014 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Love the moodiness. 

  3. Laura Ockel May 30, 2014 at 11:19 am - Reply

    This is a very impressive shot!  I love the perspective and the mood of the clouds!

  4. Rubén Trejo C. May 30, 2014 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    …nice shot!

  5. David Roma May 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Thats a cracker!

  6. Paul Martin May 30, 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Saw this as an +Instagram great to see this full frame +Brian Matiash

  7. Linda J May 31, 2014 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Great shot!!

  8. nierie nemon May 31, 2014 at 7:10 am - Reply


  9. Steve Skinner May 31, 2014 at 10:58 am - Reply

    It's hard to make power lines look good but you managed to achieve that here!!

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