Monthly Archives: August 2015

The People of NxNW2015

I have shared a number of images from my NxNW2015 expedition to the Palouse in early June.  What you might not know is that NxNW started back in 2012 when 5 online photographers got together in Oregon for a weekend of photography, friendship and beer drinking.  The original group of NxNW photographers were Dave Wilson, Jim Nix, Justin Balog, Jacob Lucas and myself.  In the years since the original trip to Oregon the group has grown and gone to a different location each year.  There were 10 of us on this years trip to the Palouse and four of the original 5.

Even though the locations of each years NxNW might be what brings this group photographers together, I would argue that the reason why we do it is the friendships that have been built over the years.

I wanted to take a few minutes on my blog today to share some of the images of the people that were on the NxNW2015 expedition.  Most of these are just snapshots that I made along the way, a number of them are iPhone shots at that, and I have to confess that I didn’t actually grab shots of everyone while on the trip, but thanks to Dave and Justin letting me share a couple of their images from the trip, everyone will be represented in this post. :-)

NxNW2015 Group Picture

NxNW2015 Group Picture – Photo courtesy of Dave Wilson

Damned Unicorn


Jacob And His Phone





Justin Weber House




Up until now I have been posting these shots without comment, but I think that the final 3 actually needs just a bit of explanation.  There were actually 3 of us on this trip who where named Scott.  Scott Wyden Kivowitz, Scott Starks and myself.  To add to it, Dave Wilson is from Scotland so we ultimately had 3 Scotts and a Scot.  Justin decided that he had to capture an image of that.  The final two images of this post are titled “Three Scotts” and “Three Scotts and a Scot” and it wasn’t until a little later that I realized that I had actually captured an image of just two Scotts.


Scott Wyden Kivowitz taking a picture of Scott Starks


Three Scotts – photo courtesy of Justin Balog


Three Scotts and a Scot – photo courtesy of Justin Balog

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Touching Down

Lightning touching down just beyond a house in Northern Arizona

Lightning touching down just beyond a house in Northern Arizona

For todays blog post I am going back to my recent storm chasing trip to Arizona and more specifically the trip I made to Northern Arizona.  This image was from the first stop we made on the trip and it also the one time that I really wish I would have had more than one camera.  Lightning was touching down in almost a 180 degree view from where we were when I made this image.

I made quite a few lightning images from this location, and will be sharing more, but this is one that really jumped out to me when I imported them.  While the lightning didn’t actually strike the house you see in the frame, the alignment was just perfect.

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Orange Boats

Little Orange Boats

Orange Boats

Just a quick blog post to share an image I made during a recent photowalk around Percival Landing in downtown Olympia.

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