While I was on the playa of the Alvord Desert this crazy storm came in just after I got my yetti shots. Instead of opening my shutter and creating the standard lightening photos I decided why not shoot video. After all my 5D mark II creates amazing video so why not use it. This video has been slowed down to 25% and made small so that it works on the web but still pretty cool to watch.
Shortly after filming this video I started to wonder why Matt and I were not getting rained on. Then sure enough Matt comes racing back to the van saying that he can hear the rain. It was the loudest I have ever hear rain, it was coming down hard! We raced to get all the crap back in the van and rush out of there. My tires were spinning on the wet playa and I thought we were going to get stuck out there for sure. Finally after racing around looking for the exit we found it. Scary...
Friday, June 26, 2009
So I recently took a trip to the Alvord Desert located in SE Oregon. I am working on a Character Series so I brought a yetti suit. My good friend Matt Brush who is also a photographer was kind enough to wear the suit on many occasions. The yetti shots you see with the baby were taken at Smith Rock, Oregon. That was my good friend Josh and his baby Torryn.
I have decided to make this Character Series into an art show, I just have to figure out where that is going to be. If anyone has some suggestions please let me know.
BTW, make sure to click on the yetti to view a slide show of some of the character images. Not all of these will be included in my art show.