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Posted in Uncategorized on October 13, 2009 by davidputman

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Go Fast, Turn Left!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 3, 2009 by davidputman

I went to a off road race a couple weeks ago sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association; haven’t been to one in a long time but it was still loads of fun! I used to go to these almost every other weekend with my dad when we had our race truck, but he had some shoulder issues which prevented him from racing, and I just didn’t have the time to keep racing while in school, so we wound up selling it.

Took a few images throughout the weekend, but really didn’t have much time to shoot as we were running the barrel course. For everyone who doesn’t know how barrel racing works, I’ll give a quick explanation. It is very similar to barrel racing on horses; there are 3 barrels set up in a triangle, and the racer starts in a gate lined up with the center barrel:


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Starting Gate

The object is to make a full circle around each barrel and make it back into the gate as fast as possible, hence the title “Go fast, turn left!”

Anyway, here are a few pictures from the race, enjoy! 🙂







Infrared Test

Posted in Uncategorized on July 24, 2009 by davidputman

Went over to Moses Lake a few weeks ago (Eastern Washington) to play with some infrared film (Rollei IR400) in the sand dunes. I want to to a “real” shoot with this film in the near future in the sand dunes, but had to play with it a little first to see how it would react, and I am glad I did because the effect was not what I had in mind! Still have some more experiments to do before I can do a shoot with this film, but I got some advice on how to shoot it from my friend Dave Harms, so now I am going to try shooting it at ISO 25 instead of the rated speed of ISO 400. Here are a few examples that my good friends Sarah and Yukari  were nice enough to model for! 😉










Hassy Test

Posted in Uncategorized on May 31, 2009 by davidputman

A local photographer who I recently assisted was VERY generous and let me take his Hasselblad 500c kit out for a week to play around with some of his different lenses. Here are some of the results, a few of these have already seen the darkroom but I need to spend some time in there and make some nice prints… but for now the scans will do. Hopefully I will be able to save up some money and buy a couple of the lenses from him soon! 🙂













Quilcene, WA

Posted in Photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 19, 2009 by davidputman

Took another short road trip yesterday over to the other side of the water, sooo nice to get away from the city for awhile! Here’s a sample, one of the few digital shots I took (most of the rest are polaroids.) Hopefully I’ll get to scan them tomorrow… Enjoy! 

the light

snowy hdr

Posted in Photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 19, 2008 by davidputman

Playing outside in the snow, thought the lights looked pretty cool. Turned it into an hdr to make the lights in the snow not blow out and to bring some detail back. 

snowy hdr