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“We’re not radicals. We just love this land”

Posted in documentary, Leadership, movies, photography, Starting a movement with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2013 by Tim McGuire Images

Portraits for Mad Andersons Acoustic Trio

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2013 by Tim McGuire Images

Some Portraiture I did for Mad Andersons Trio Website and CD

Mad Andersons Trio Website

Catherine and Nolan Anderson contacted me last Fall to shoot some portraits for their CD to be released in 2013 and their new website. Catherine is also an accomplished piano instructor and another portrait from the shoot was used on her website.

Here’s a preview of the forthcoming CD cover.

Mad Andersons CD Cover Art

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.

Canadian Gas and Oil Extraction

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

While looking to get more information on the Canadian tar sands and environmental risks associated with those I came across the B.C. Tap Water Alliance. It seems the Canadian government at the very least needs to highly regulate and study what is going on in Northern B.C. before things get out of hand and we have a environmental catastrophe. It could be that we already have one in the making.

http://www.bctwa.org/home.html

http://www.bctwa.org/FrackingBC.html

I found a 58 page pdf on the hydraulic fracturing practices taking place in Northeastern British Columbia and became alarmed at what is going on up there. There is seemingly little caution being taken for the long term and short term risks from the industrialization of the once pristine and undeveloped wilderness area. There could be many downside consequences for people, water, wildlife, and the ecosystem of the area and down stream. It’s worth a skim at least, to know what is going on. I hope the Canadian people are watching this and holding these companies and their governmental agencies accountable.

Here’s the PDF report;      FrkBC-EnCanasCabin-Nov9-2010

A Great Cause and a Great Conservation Film by the iLCP (International League of Conservation Photographers)

Posted in photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2011 by Tim McGuire Images

I found this film to be very inspirational and motivational.  I also found it alarming that Canadians would allow such a risky pipeline project to go through.

SPOIL from EP Films on Vimeo.