Monthly Archives: November 2012

Multnomah Falls – jigsaw puzzle style!

I have been keeping a little secret.  Ok, I have hinted just a little bit about it, and a few people already know, but now that the contracts have been signed and I actually have the check in my hands, it is time to let the cat out of the bag so to speak.  If you have followed me for any length of time there is a good chance that you have already seen this image of Multnomah Falls before, it is one of my most popular images, but now A LOT more people who have never heard of me will be getting a chance to see it, in jigsaw puzzle form.

I was contacted about a month ago with a request to license this image to be used as a jigsaw puzzle that will be sold in a lot of retail outlets not the least of which is Hallmark Stores all across America, and will be available sometime in the spring of 2013.  Not only will my name be on each and every box, but it will be on the puzzle itself, how cool is that?  This is the largest single image license deal I have ever done and I can’t begin to tell you just how excited I am about this.  Truth be told, I wanted to tell EVERYONE a few weeks ago when I signed the contract, but being the type that sort of believes in an occasional jinx, I kept it as secret as possible.

What you may not realize about this image is that I actually made it back in 2007 with a Nikon D40 using the kit lens that came with the camera.  If anyone ever tells you that it is all about gear, ignore them, you can sell images made with entry level gear, this image is proof.

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Arcadia Beach – January from my 2013 Calendar

Arcadia Beach on the Oregon coast

The image I selected for January in my 2013 wall calendar is an image I shared some time ago from Arcadia Beach on the Oregon coast.   I will not go into a great detail about this image, I have included a link to the blog post that I wrote for the image, but I did want to include something that was somewhat “iconic” after using Mt. Rainier on the cover.  I don’t think you can get much more “Pacific Northwest” than rock formations off of the Oregon coast.

I do have some good news for those that have not ordered a copy of The Pacific Northwest – as seen through the lens of Scott Wood, Lulu.com who prints the calendars for me has a discount code running until the 23rd of November.  If you use the code CHRONICLE on checkout you will save a minimum of 20% or more depending on how many calendars are ordered.  Stay tuned, more images from the calendar to come.

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Mt. Rainier – my 2013 calendar cover

Mt. Rainier from Reflection Lake

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know that my 2013 wall Calendar, The Pacific Northwest – as seen through the lens of Scott Wood, is now available.  One thing I like to do each year is a series of blog posts that sort of give some background to the images featured in the calendar.  I am starting off this year with this image of Mt. Rainier, which was featured on this blog some time ago.

I choose this image as the cover to my calendar this year for the simple reason of what could be a more iconic way to represent the amazing Pacific Northwest than with an image of majestic Mt. Rainier.  In a region with iconic view after iconic view, this one has always seemed to be at the top of the list.

I hope that you will consider picking up a copy of my calendar by clicking the link above, or over in the side bar of the blog.  It features 13 images that I have made ranging from the Palouse to the Oregon Coast.  Order one for yourself, and a couple extras as gifts, they make great “stocking stuffers” for the holidays.

Over the next week or so I will be adding more blog posts featuring the images from the calendar and giving a little background into them.

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Upper Tumwater Falls in black and white

Upper Tumwater Fall in black and white

With the ever increasing popularity of photography it is no surprise that we seem to live in a world full of post processing plugins and applications.  Fortunately for us photographers, the cream always rises to the top.  This image of Upper Tumwater Falls was processed with one of the applications that I consider the cream of the crop, Perfect Photosuite 7 from OnOne Software, and more specifically their newly released Perfect B&W.  I was a big fan of Suite 6, but they have really upped the game with Suite 7.  My biggest problem with Suite 6 was that there seemed to be a big gap in the lineup, there was no black and white application, you could do good black and whites with their other applications, but Nik’s Silver Efex Pro stayed in my stable of applications.  That all changed with Suite 7 which introduced Perfect B&W.  This post isn’t meant to be an in depth review of the new Suite 7, but I will say this, I have uninstalled Silver Efex Pro from my machine.

As for this image, this is the Upper Tumwater Falls in Tumwater, WA.  These falls are part of a series of falls that are in the shadow of the old Olympia Beer brewery.  I made this image back in May and it has just been sitting on my HD since.  I hope you enjoy the image, and I hope that you will consider taking a look at Perfect Photosuite 7.  With as much as I talk up OnOne Software, I should probably sign up to be an affiliate. :-)

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