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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! 🙂







Polaroid to Glass Plate

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , on April 25, 2009 by davidputman

After playing around with some polaroid transfers (which I still haven’t scanned) I thought about what would happen if you stuck a negative into the daylab instead of a slide. Obviously the image that came out was a negative, but heres the cool part. I took the negative polaroid, and did a normal emulsion lift but instead of transferring the image onto paper like you would usually do, I stuck it on a 5×7 piece of cut glass! So now I basically have a glass plate with my polaroid emulsion on it, and the next step will be to take it into the darkroom and put it in an enlarger to see what kind of prints I can get. But for now, here’s the plates I made today 🙂

all the plates



Daylab Creations round 1

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , on April 8, 2009 by davidputman

Just got a daylab slide printer the other day from my wonderful friend Jennifer, here’s the first round of images! Still trying to get the hang of the color controls on it, but so far I’m thrilled with the results. Some of these are cross processed Kodak Gold 200 (color neg. film) and some are older and new slide film.  Enjoy!!

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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


Posted in Photography with tags , , , on December 26, 2008 by davidputman

Again, just playing around at home, since my car doesn’t like the snow and I’ve been stuck at home. Tried a little zoom panning on a light in our kitchen, I like how it turned out actually, next I’ll have to try it with a model in the shot 🙂


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

Fort Worden Round 2

Posted in Photography with tags , , , on December 11, 2008 by davidputman

Went back to the fort today, mostly just to scout out where to shoot and get more info from the park rangers, like how its going to cost $100 to get a permit to shoot there! Damn, but it’ll be worth it, oh yes, it will. But back to today, shot a couple more texture shots, enjoy!