Saturday, December 31, 2011

San Joaquín Sunrise, Ecuador.


San Joaquín Sunrise, Ecuador.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

A long exposure sunrise in the Ecuadorian Andes, from an early morning hike.

Happy new year everyone!

~dr

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Battery point lighthouse, California.


Battery point lighthouse, California.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Sunset, Battery Point lighthouse, Crescent City, California.

~dr

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hibiscus Spider, Ecuador


Hibiscus Spider, Ecuador
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

I found this little guy on a hibiscus flower near Vilcabamba, Ecuador. He played games with me for some time. After about an hour of putting myself in back-breaking positions in the early morning, "he" became still enough to pull off a quick photograph. This spider was about the same width as an American .25 cent piece.

~dr

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sunset in the San Joaquin, Ecuador.


Sunset in the San Joaquin, Ecuador.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Sunset and 163.0 second exposure in the Andes mountains, Ecuador.

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." - Oscar Wilde

~dr

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Landscape Now II Show - Douglas Remington

http://photos.oregonlive.com/photogallery/2011/11/landscape_now_ii_show_-_dougla.html

Landscape Now II Show - Douglas Remington - Ethereal


Wednesday, November 30, 2011 3:03 PM
By Walters Cultural Arts Center OregonLive.com

Follow The Walters Cultural Arts Center at 527 East Main Street in Hillsboro will host its monthly First Tuesday art exhibit and reception on December 6, 2011 from 6 – 8 p.m. Landscape Now II will feature work from several exceptional regional landscape artists (including this photograph by Douglas Remington) in the upstairs gallery, and West Along the Tualatin from the Westside Quilters Guild on the lower level. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will served by Claeys Catering. Exhibits will be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. starting December 6, 2011. Admission is free and the show will run through January 31, 2012

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The ego and the artist.

If the ego has difficulties with anything, facts have got to be on top of that list. Artist tend to have fantastic egos and therefore would be wise to fully understand what facts are. ~dr

The Serpent Tree. Japanese maple 蛇の木 Portland Oregon.


The Serpent Tree. Japanese maple 蛇の木 Portland Oregon.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

蛇の木 The Serpent Tree.

This is the famous maple tree at the Portland Japanese garden. It's an older photo I recently got around to processing. I never intended to post because so many have a photo of it. However, after revisiting the photo I think the light and atmosphere are unique enough to share, and I really like it now.

http://www.ethereallight.com/

~dr

Monday, November 28, 2011

Memory of Paradise.

"Soon the child’s clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions and abstractions. Simple free being becomes encrusted with the burdensome armor of the ego. Not until years later does an instinct come that a vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. The sun glints through the pines, and the heart is pierced in a moment of beauty and strange pain, like a memory of paradise. After that day… we become seekers." - Peter Matthiessen

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Alpenglow aflame


Alpenglow aflame
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Mt. Jefferson and alpenglow sunrise reflection. This isn't true alpenglow. Real alpenglow occurs before sunrise or after sunset at higher altitudes.

Cheers!

~dr

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Black and white dream, San Joaquin, Ecuador


Black and white dream, San Joaquin, Ecuador
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Puffy white clouds dance in the mottled light of the San Joaquin valley.

This is one of several images I made on this fine morning. I was visiting my friend, Mohan, in Loja province of Ecuador. There are trails right from his house. I got up at 4:30 in the morning and started hiking up in the Andes in the dark. It can be kind of spooky out there, your headlamp lights up all kinds of creatures eyeballs staring at you. You have to be mindful of fer-de-lance snakes (which will kill you), Ocelots, Banditos (yes robbers!) and a host of other dangers. I climbed about three thousand feet (started at five thousand). The weather was so perfect. I didn't even need a shirt. In addition to this image I was rewarded with quite the light show, which I will share in the near future.

Cheers!

~dr

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Twisted.


Twisted.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

An autumn Japanese maple (no it's not the famous one everyone is familiar with).

~dr

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Solitude, amidst the maples


My Solitude, amidst the maples
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Sunstar amidst the maples, My front yard, Portland, Oregon.

Just shot this photo this evening. I'm fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. I live within Portland city limits and yet, I have privacy, not counting the deer and other wild animals, but they are part of my solitude.

~dr

The all together


The all together
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Ferns in the Gifford Pinchot National forest, Washington, wave goodbye to their vine mape friends for the winter.


~dr

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Autumn at lower Lewis falls.


Autumn at lower Lewis falls.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Autumn mossy boulder and Lower Lewis Falls.

Is it still waterfall Wednesday? ;)

I know this is a popular waterfall to photograph, but today I felt, what the hell, might as well join the club. This falls would be even more popular if it weren't pourly marked roads, being out in the boonies between Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams, and you didn't have to drive down a pothole filled gravel road, repel down a slippery rock face with only a flimsy rope, and the fact you are going to fall in the drink while wading out in the icy cold river to get a view similar than this :D

It was all worth getting wet and bruised in the end, for I also came home with 2.6 pounds of Chanterelle mushrooms! That's going to make a great dinner tomorrow night! :)

I got a bunch more comps in the area, but chose my first image to post.

Cheers!

~dr

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunset in the Andes 2


Sunset in the Andes 2
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

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somewhere between Catamayo and Loja in the Andes.

~dr

Friday, October 14, 2011

Autumn at the Wenatchee


Autumn at the Wenatchee
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Autumn at the Wenatchee river near Leavenworth Washington. The sky is a bit blown out at the top left in this panorama; that's what I got for being to lazy to use an nd grad, such as life...

I promise I will post some Ecuador photos soon. I have been so busy, I got to find time to finish processing. A bunch of other stuff going on in my life such as adjusting to some changes and writing a book...

~dr

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sunset in the Andes, Ecuadorian style.


Sunset in the Andes, Ecuadorian style.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Sorry I have been absent from your streams (from mine as well). Some bad things happened to me and had to get better. More about that on my next post.

This is the very first photo I made in my recent trip to Ecuador. I was traveling on a dangerous mountain road (they pretty much all) somewhere between Catamayo and Loja in the Andes, and there was no shoulder to pull over, but did in spite. Somehow I managed to pull this one off though. I got a couple more of this great light show not far from this spot as well.
All for now. Hope all is well.

~dr

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Max


Max
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, on acid.


San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, on acid.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Not really a photograph anymore, but every once in a while, ya got to mix things up a bit! :~)

~dr

Friday, August 12, 2011

bee fly


bee fly
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Bee fly, Bombylius major.

~dr

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Angel Wings


Angel Wings
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Alpine lake in the Elkhorns.

This location was about 5 minutes from my camp. I got set up and realized I left my ND grads at camp, but didn't want to risk the 10 minutes round trip. So I thought I'd just bracket and later manually blend to keep the sky from blowing out. Turns out I only needed one image, the histogram looked good. While processing, I just used a minus exposure graduation for the sky and everything stayed relatively in check :)

~dr

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

rainbow over oak tree grove, Oregon


rainbow over oak tree grove, Oregon
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

The second time I have captured a rainbow over my favorite oak tree grove in Washington county, Oregon.

~dr

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Serenity, Mt. Bachelor, and Sparks Lake.


Serenity, Mt. Bachelor, and Sparks Lake.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

The third and final image of the series. I went wider on this one and went for a very long exposure (253 sec @f16) to get the clouds and light nice and silky.

Cheers!

~dr

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Magic and Mt. Bachelor V "2"


Magic and Mt. Bachelor V "2"
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Sometimes I do things backwards, I can't explain it, it just is. So anyways. This is actually the first photo a took, so the previous upload was the second. I just processed that one first. This one is a bit cooler color balance. Let me know whish one you like better! :)

Cheers!

~dr

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Magic and Mt. Bachelor, Oregon


Magic and Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington (away) Ethereal Light™

So, Tuesday I headed out for a combination of camping, relaxing, and road tripping. I headed out to eastern Oregon to a place special to me, but I never got good light. Just your typical blue sky. Wednesday eve I was able to get a cell signal and checked weather report for the Bend area. Thunderstorms; It's on! Time to pack up and head to Sparks lake. I have got some killer shots from this place before, and so has a lot of other great shooters out there. And it seems that South Sister and Broken-top mountains get the majority of the focus. I never felt however that I got the killer shot of Bachelor, so I focused my attention to the, "great white breast."

I only got maybe an hour of sleep last night, but at 4:20 am I was awoken to distant sounds of thunder. I ran out of my tent, to see these killer thunder clouds building up to the S.W. of Bachelor. I found where I wanted to set up, and just as I got my camera and comp some killer lightning lit off those sweet clouds like the fourth of july before I could capture it! Dammit I thought! Oh well, I knew however, when sunrise comes, those clouds are going to turn into a blissful magic light show. I was not disappointed, and I hope you are not as well. It was a very peaceful and serene setting, and feel to the morning.

I shot some wider views and some really longs exposures to mix it up, however this was my first exposure and my fav thus far.

~dr

Monday, July 4, 2011

The serpent and the sun star.


The serpent and the sun star.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

I recently (early June) had a close encounter with a rattlesnake (not my first). I was enjoying a window of sunshine by a creek in one of my favorite places in the world. Rattlesnakes are not aggressive creatures (despite Hollywood portraying them as such), they are like anything else that feels threatened in some way. They react. I was in rattlesnake country. AND I KNEW IT. I did have a tourniquet and what-not just in case, as always - however. I let my guard down. I am to blame. I was in "HIS" territory (we forget that sometimes). How would you react if someone broke into YOUR home?

I have had so many "close calls" in life. I must say, these incidents are no coincidences, nor are they to be feared by either you or your loved ones. They are a necessary element in your development. They happen for reasons. We often let our emotions cloud our judgments, and I am no exception. Emotions, because they do cloud our judgments, they can control us, or let others manipulate us through known emotional reactions - I digress.

So anyways. I was walking on an off trail location in one of the remotest parts of eastern Oregon (and the lower 48 states). There is no cell phone signals and the only radio signals you can pick up are several AM radio stations that play Rush Limbaugh, and Glen Beck on an endless 24/7 loupe; thank gawd for the freedom of turning it off and embracing the sound of silence! Bottom line; There is no one out there to help you! So, I "always" watch every step I take out there, except this one time. Yup. He was big and threw 2/3rds of his body at me. Dead center and between my legs. My legs somehow managed to go left and right and my pelvic region went backwards and my arms went left and right and I found myself balanced over his body while his spent energy lay right in front and below me; I just about browned my shorts! It felt like some other invisible entity made my body and mind react this fast, I couldn't have, it seems. There is no explanation. If there wasn't an outside force that had power to temporary possession of my physical form I would have fangs and venom somewhere in my being, and that would had been beyond very bad! Whatever the case, I ended up not being harmed and have renewed my carefulness at the same time!

Normally, rattlers such as the great basin species don't get very large in Oregon, but with all the rain we have had there has made more food for them; mice and other unfortunate entities to be found in their swollen bellies and are larger this year than most.

This guy was a magnificent looking creature. As he slithered away he never stopped rattling his tail. It was quite loud and I could hear it for some distance.

Have a happy 4th and don't blow yourselves up with the fireworks!

~dr

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Setting sun, Elkhorn mountains oregon.


Setting sun, Elkhorn mountains oregon.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

"Truth is a pathless land . Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, nor through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation, and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection. Man has built in himself images as a sense of security - religious, political, personal. These manifest as symbols, ideas, beliefs. The burden of these dominates man's thinking, relationships and his daily life. These are the causes of our problems for they divide man from man in every relationship." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waikato River, New Zealand, Aotearoa.


Waikato River, New Zealand, Aotearoa.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

I foolishly didn't use a nd grad on the one, so the sky is almost blown out, but not quite according to the histogram.

Huka Falls mark the spot where the longest river in NZ, the Waikato is slammed with full force into a narrow chasm, which makes a dramatic 10m drop into a surging pool. The sound of the water from these falls is so powerful! the waikato drains into Lake Taupo, With a surface area of 616 square kilometres (238 sq mi), it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand, and the second largest freshwater lake by surface area in geopolitical Oceania after Lake Murray (Papua New Guinea).
Lake Taupo has a perimeter of approximately 193 kilometres, a deepest point of 186 metres. It is drained by the Waikato River (New Zealand's longest river), while its main tributaries are the Waitahanui River, the Tongariro River, and the Tauranga Taupo River. It is a noted trout fishery with stocks of introduced brown trout and rainbow trout.

~dr

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The inner world of an African Violet.


The inner world of an African Violet.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

I shot this with a Zeiss 135mm lens extended 70mm from camera body with mirror locked up. I used natural light with a single soft-white fill reflector. I played around with different depths of field, all the way from f1.7 to f22 and settled on f8. The flower measures one inch across. The inner part of the flower including the stamen looks like candy to me!

~dr

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Old friends, Jordan Valley, Oregon


Old friends, Jordan Valley, Oregon
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

He leans toward her, she leans over him in comfort. Together they have struggled together and have weathered many storms, yet they stand together in solidarity.

~dr

Friday, June 10, 2011

Storm over Fort Rock, Oregon.


Storm over Fort Rock, Oregon.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

I shot this black and white last week on a road trip in eastern Oregon. It was super windy and cold. Much of SE Oregon had flood issues.

~dr

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Light, and its secrets.


Light, and its secrets.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Nehalem river and sunstar, near the Oregon coast.

Light, what is it? As photographers it is in our interest to know it. But do we? Without light we have nothing, and light literally is EVERYTHING. It is all that there is. The speed of light is assumed to travel at 186, 400 miles per second. However light only seems to travel, it is but an illusion of wave motion. Waves of light do not travel. They reproduce each other from wave field to wave field of space. The planes of zero curvature which bound all wave fields act as mirrors to reflect light from one field to another. This process makes an appearance of light as traveling, which is illusion.

The sunlight we feel upon our being is not light from the Sun. The light and heat which appear to come from the sun have never left the Sun. What really is happening is that the Sun is reproducing its own condition on earth by extending the reproductions out through space (which is intensely cold while in space) into ever enlarging wave fields until those reproductions begin to converge again toward our center of gravity into smaller wave fields. The light we see and the heat we feel are reliant wholly upon the ability of the wave fields to reproduce the heat and light, and that capability is conditioned upon the amount of moisture in the atmosphere.

In the future I will share more knowledge as to WHY light IS everything, well almost everything; it's source is more important.

All for now.

~dr

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sahasrara


Sahasrara
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

The 7th chakra. Seastack and sunstar, Oregon coast.

~dr

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A place for lovers, Oregon coast.


A place for lovers, Oregon coast.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Ah, yes, kick back with a bottle of Mead, and share it with someone special here :)

~dr

Monday, May 23, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ever changing.


Ever changing.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Zephyr Cove, Lake Tahoe, California.

I dedicate this one to my friend, GRM, who is going through a bit of a tough time, which I can certainly relate (as most of us can, from time to time) to.

~dr

Monday, May 16, 2011

Reminiscences...


Reminiscences...
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

...scattered and fragmented.

Friday, May 13, 2011

A reflection of the "familiar."


A reflection of the "familiar."
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Sometimes we forget about what's immediately around us, and pack up and leave somewhere for a new photographic experience. It is good to take the effort to see deeper in that what we are familiar with. In essence, this photographic philosophy transfers into our personal relationships; many of which fail because we forget to take a similar notice.

Nothing to dramatic here but I shot this less than a week ago in a field next to my backyard near the Portland west hills. It had rained hard earlier in the day and I just noticed the interesting line and reflection of the fresh mud puddle and went for it. Wide angle, long exposure, and all that mumbo-jumbo.

Have a great weekend my friends!

~dr

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Point Reyes shipwreck, Inverness, California.


Point Reyes shipwreck, Inverness, California.
There is no scarcity of pictures of this once proud boat; especially vulgar color hdr's ;) - so I hope you like it in monochrome instead.
~dr




24mm + polarizer. Single exposure. 1/20 sec @ f16

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wind-blown Balsam Root, Columbia River Gorge.


Wind-blown Balsam Root, Columbia River Gorge.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

It was so windy out here this morning that I didn't think it was possible to pull off a single photograph (and the ticks didn't make things easy either!). I had to boost my iso up to 400. Rarely will I shoot faster than 100, but I had no choice. When shooting in these condition, you just have to keep pulling the trigger and hope you get a slight break in the gust. I actually like the mix of some moving flowers and some still ones in this scene, it adds to the feeling of motion. All in all not a very good year for wildflowers in the gorge.

16mm, 1/30 sec @ f16.

~dr

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A field of dreams.


A field of dreams.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Mexican gold poppies, Point Reyes, California. This image was tough to make, not just because of the windy conditions but because of some other crap I was going through. In the end, this image puts a smile on my face. It's difficult to not be happy with a field of poppies and an electric blue sky void of polution.

~dr

Picton Harbor, Aotearoa, New Zealand.


Picton Harbor, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mt. Shasta, California, and lenticular clouds.


Mt. Shasta, California, and lenticular clouds.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

The last photo of my spring, Cali road trip. First time I have ever gotten a successful image from interstate 5. Mt. Shasta, California and lenticular clouds. It was very windy filming this. Shot it resting my camera on a fencepost.

~dr

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A new light


A new light
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Along the way in my Spring Cali Road trip I found myself in Lake Tahoe. I have never been there before. There was still a lot of snow, but the sky was looking really romantic. This photo was one from original scouting scenes of the day. I really wanted to shoot the Banzai rock area. It was tough to find to say the least. To make things worse I was relying on GPS coordinates from some guy who wrote a blog how to find it with HIS "GPS coordinates." That GPS coordinate wanted to take me 18 miles away from there! Not good! Luckily, I had a back-up GPS provided by, Lisa Feidler, days before. OK, now strike two. Obviously this is not working. I had other "back-ups" however. I had my pose (Lisa Fiedler - live on google earth via my iPhone) , Little M, Rich Capture, Jim Patterson, and I think JaveFoto was helping as well - via Little M as my interpreter) on the horn helping me throughout the little escapade. Success guaranteed, right? Noper! :( I spent hours on this little adventure. I eventually figured out where it was. However, the snow was so thick, and it ate-up the only possible pulling out place within walking distance. In fact it was too dangerous to hike up the road a mile, for you were sure to get hit by one of many carefree drivers in Tahoe.


Plan 2. Eat at a local restaurant, which consisted of nasty catfish tacos that I could only stomach a couple of bites of, and then back to my original location. I got there about an hour and a half before sunset. The icy-blue sky had perfect puffy clouds dancing in her bosom, and I was certain to get my dramatic sky, right? Well, I had a homemade beer to wash the bad taste out of my mouth - and this famished northwest photographer had time to kill, uh huh! Alright fast forward an hour of home brew heaven, I got my gear ready and hiked down to the rocky shore only to see my precious clouds vanish into lake Tahoe thin air! Dammit! I thought, well, I'll just get a little closer comp and hope they come back. As I scrambled upon the snow ridden boulders I soon fell through the snow up to my little chinny chin chin! Luckily had a tripod in hand that I kept above my head and that allowed me to pull myself outta that snow drift and eventually crawl my way to my disappearing sunset resting place. I made several monochrome shots, and then waited for the sun to crest. The Remington fantasy la la land sunset never happened, so I shifted creative gears and decided on a high-key long exposure image.

We often pre-visualize what it is that we hope to get, which is good practice, but when it does not happen, we should be prepared to work in a different manner; often times we get something even better. I'm not convinced this image is better than I hoped for, but I am satisfied with it. More importantly. I am satisfied with the whole experience. If we, as photographers and artist, get tooooo - wrapped up in making the image we hoped for, we often to fail to recognize what is much MUCH BIGGER that the image itself. No image, no matter how grand it can be, will ever replace the experiences along the way of making it. If we get too serious with it, we miss the true lessons of life that are to guide us along our evolutionary journey.

~dr

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Alabama Hills, California B+W


Alabama Hills, California B+W
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Alabama Hills in monochrome.

~dr

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hello, it's me again!


Hello, it's me again!
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Thanks for all the flickrmail asking for more photos of the man behind the camera. In general I don't care for most photos of myself. But I will post some here and it will be a long time before I do it again, lol!

Some things about myself you might not know. Let's see. I was raised on a farm in western Oregon. Have always been into the arts my whole life. I play guitar. I used to have an exclusive contract with an old large west coast art gallery where I was replacing a prominent landscape photographer. I left that contract early on bad terms. So those missing years of me are because of that. Never ever sign an exclusive contract for a period of time. All promises of marketing your work will not be carried out!

I've also been used as a photographic forensic expert for the state of Oregon. I was a jeweler (yes ladies, diamonds are a huge scam!) and a bladesmith at one time, however I gave those arts up to focus on my photography and school. I'm in a 7 year philosophical and natural sciences school (5 years into it).

Let's see what else? Im the creator of  http://www.traditionalmead.com/ and teach fermentation sciences on a regular basis. I nearly died of cancer when I was a child, and have had several close calls out in the wilderness. But here I am stronger than ever. I think that's it for now. Cheers! ~dr

Monday, April 25, 2011

Squeaky! :)


Squeaky! :)
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Hi everyone, say hello to my kitty cat, Squeaky :) She's like a little puppy dog. Squeaky follows me around everywhere. She wakes me up if im late for work, knows when I am sick... Pretty funny, like she's a little human being as well.

~dr

Saturday, April 23, 2011

what is "fine art?"

Art is not to be defined by its creator. It is for the viewer to define if she or he must. There is no such thing as "fine art." That is not an expression a genuine professional would use.

~dr

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Here comes the Sun! Alabama Hills.


Here comes the Sun! Alabama Hills.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Minutes later (from my previous photo) I had forgoten about the chilly morning I was shooting in. Ahhhh, to soak up the magical warmth...

~dr

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Alpine glow and the Alabama hills, Eastern Sierras.


Alpine glow and the Alabama hills, Eastern Sierras.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

Well, I didn't get the clouds for the dramatic sunrise sky I was hoping for, but that's photography - and I just don't Photoshop in fake skies like many do. The alpine glow was really nice however! :)

~dr

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Illumination.


Illumination.
Originally uploaded by Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light™

I finally achieved enlightenment! ;)

My Cousin snapped this shot of me and my headlamp at a recent trip in Joshua Tree NP.

~dr