Saturday, January 28, 2017

Ecola State Park & Neahkahnie Mountain

This Saturday Emily and I headed to the coast with Leo for a hike and to do some filming and flying practice with the Mavic Pro.  The rain held off and I got some great footage over Canon Beach from Ecola State Park as well as some wonderful orbiting shots from the top of Neahkahnie Mountain.  Read on.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Daddy Daughter Dance 2017

This weekend I flew to Fort Wayne, IN to surprise my daughter Ellie for her School Daddy-Daughter Dance.  Weeks ago she had told me over text she had something to ask me but then she never worked up the courage to actually do it, probably thinking I wouldn’t be able to come.  Unbeknownst her, Nicolette and I had been planning my visit for a few weeks and she had no idea.  Read on…

Monday, January 16, 2017

Oak Island with Leo

Having felt incredibly guilty for not bringing Leo up to Mt. Hood on Saturday we made it a priority to get him out into the snow on Sunday, heading out to the Oak Island Trails on nearby Sauvie Island.  I grabbed my tele lens and Mavic to get some shots of the wildlife as well as the island covered in snow to practice flying.  Read on.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Glade and Alpine Trail Ski on Mount Hood

Emily and I had a great day up on Mt. Hood skinning up the Glade Trail and down the Alpine Trail between Government Camp and Timberline Lodge.  We left Leo home because we thought it would be too much for him but it was a mistake as the weather was great and he would have made it just fine.  Emily and I didn’t buy season passes this year which was unfortunate as it was an epic winter on Mt. Hood and ‘Govy’ was buried!  It was a beautiful, sunny day and we were able to skin up in t-shirts.  I got some great aerial shots of the mountain and skiers on the slopes of Timberline as well as some shots tracking Emily as she skied down before I was out of batteries.  Great day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Snowpacalypse 2017

This past September marked 10 years I have been living in Oregon and never have I seen so much snow fall in the valley before.  I stuck a ruler on our table outback and it measured just under a foot of snow overnight!  What a great time to have a hot tub!  Read on…

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Holm Wedding

This weekend Emily and I headed down to Corvallis for the much anticipated wedding of Chris Holm (Best Man in my wedding) and Paris Edwards.  The plan was to stay with Jason and Jenn on Friday night after their dinner for out of town gets as well as after their wedding Saturday night.  I brought all my camera gear down but left my drone at home as the weather looked too sketchy to fly… man was that an understatement.  Read on…