Archive for outdoors

An upcoming film about an adventurer from Seattle who circumnavigated the Earth.

Posted in Announcements with tags , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2014 by Tim McGuire Images

Castaway With Purpose – Trailer #1 from Castaway With Purpose on Vimeo.

Trailer and introductory video for the upcoming documentary, “Castaway With Purpose”. For more information, please visit http://www.castawaywithpurpose.com.

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.

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.

Nature Photos From Red Rocks National Conservation Area, Nevada

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

Last month I spent two days hiking the canyons of Red Rocks National Conservation area outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Here are a few images made on those hikes.

What a spectacular place! Enjoy.

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.

HUMAN NATURE CONNECTIONS – This is “Just Sage”

Posted in Creative Process, Creativity, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

This is Sage who responded to my initial “call out” for people to work with on my HUMAN NATURE CONNECTIONS project.  Sage wrote to me, “I am a avid stilt walker (both pegs & bio mechanical) and enjoy cross country stilting. I recently experienced a stilting adventure in Tillamook, Oregon where I stilted in, over, and around natures obstacles along the outer coastline on my bio mechanicals…the experience was very rewarding physically as well as spiritually”.

I thought the idea offered a very different  (kind of zany) slant on what most people would envision when reading my initial blog post.  I must admit this included myself. So after meeting Sage, who just happened to be living across the street from me, I decided to go with it and see what we could come up. I think we made some unique and interesting photographs showing one persons unique connection with nature.

We shot these photos on various trails in the Quinault rain forest near Lake Quinault in the southwest part of the Olympic peninsula in Washington state.

Thanks for sharing your nature connection with us, Sage!

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You can also see these on my Behance Network page too. Check it out.