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Important Work for the World by Chris Jordan, Film Maker and Photographer

Posted in Announcements, documentary, Film, movies, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2013 by Tim McGuire Images

“The birds on Midway are like messengers, the canary in the coal mine. When the canary dies, the miners don’t run over and try to save the canary— they receive the message that bird just gave its life delivering, and then act quickly to save themselves”

MIDWAY : trailer : a film by Chris Jordan from Midway on Vimeo.

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A cool shot from a recent portrait session

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2013 by Tim McGuire Images

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Camp Muir Hike, Mt Rainier National Park

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2012 by Tim McGuire Images

On July 18th, 2012 two friends and I did a day hike to Camp Muir, the main south side base camp on Mt Rainier. Coming from Seattle that means you’re going from sea level to 10,000 feet in a few hours. It’s a challenging day hike starting at Paradise Lodge (5000 feet) and hiking 10 miles round trip and up 5000 feet of elevation… and then down 5000 feet. Overall it was a great day which made for some nice photos and a great workout. Enjoy!

Thanks to my fellow hikers, Jenna Forty and Will Kamin for putting up with all my picture taking. It was the only way for me to slow them down so I could keep up.

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Autumn Trail Running Shoot at St Edwards State Park

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

Last month I did a test shoot with sports and fitness model, Corey Wise (Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited) at Saint Edwards State Park between Kenmore and Kirkland, Washington along the shores of Lake Washington. We got a few choice pieces of clothing from The North Face store in downtown Seattle to include in our shoot along with those items we already had.

The leaves and colors were great and the weather cooperated with some filtered sunlight. The short days at this time of year shut us down a little earlier than we wanted (it just got too dark to capture the action) but overall it was a great shoot! Corey’s friend Ryan, an accomplished distance runner also came along and added a second runner in some of the shots.

In this edited grouping of shots I’ve added an affect using Adobe Lightroom 3 that some might call a bleach bypass look. It’s roughly based on an old film technique / look where the developing lab would skip a bleaching process on color film. It’s kind of a cross between a black and white image and a color image. I also added  some vignetting which I feel lends itself to this bleach bypass look. Tell me what you think.

HUMAN NATURE Connections – Whitewater River Kayaking with Christie and Drew

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

For the fourth entry in my HUMAN NATURE Connections Project I’d like to introduce Christie Glissmeyer and Drew Eastman, both are whitewater river kayakers and they are a newly engaged couple who live in Hood River, Oregon.  When Christie first heard about my project through her talent agent at Sports and Lifestyle Unlimited she wrote the following to me to describe how she connects with nature.

“I’m a kayaker, and I connect with the the natural environment through water. I ride the river currents, cascading through deep mossy gorges and dense forests of the Pacific Northwest. I’m immersed in thundering waves, navigating through the chaos of rapids and plunging over falls. My perfect moment is pushing away from shore and floating towards the horizon line of a waterfall. The world falls away it’s just me and the river, tumbling through the mist into a crystal clear pool below. For an instant it’s dark, cold, and eerily calm. Then I resurface, gasp for a breath of air and look up to see the powerful wall of water towering above me.”

We met to make some photographs at the top of Snoqualmie Pass at a stretch of the South fork of the Snoqualmie river they call “Fall in the Wall”.  It is a 1/4 to 1/2 mile stretch of river that is only run-able when the mountain runoff is high enough, usually late Winter and Spring.  This year, with all the snow pack it was still good to go in mid July. These are some of the photos we made on two runs down the river. I was trying to capture the feeling Christie described in her initial note to me. There will be a short video including some GoPro video footage shot from the front of Christie’s kayak coming soon!

See more images here on my Facebook site.

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , on June 8, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

The winds have welcomed you with softness

The sun has blessed you with it’s warm hands

You have flown so high and so well

That God has joined you in laughter

and sent you gently back into the loving arms of mother earth.


The above blessing often comes with a champagne toast after a flight in a hot air balloon. I’d aways wanted to see the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and finally got to see it last October. It is a great event full of fun and an air of excitement as more than 600 balloons take off while the sun rises above the Sandia Mountains.

Here is a link to more photos on my website.

http://bit.ly/lzaC9P

Popular Flickr Photos

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

I posted a little series of pics to Flickr recently and they are getting a surprising amount of traffic. The pictures are a short series I took while out at Long Beach, Washington while checking out the International Kite Flying Contest / Festival.  This old guy had at least one kite attached to his belt and another one or two in his hands.  He was totally into what he was doing.

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