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David VanKeuren's Photography

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Alternative view of the pond at the Portland Japanese Gardens Heavenly Falls

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:02:00 +0000

Canon EOS 6D
Canon 17-40mm F4 L @ 29mm
ISO 320
45 second exposure
10 ND filter used

Bridge at Portland Japanese Gardens

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:00:00 +0000

Canon EOS 6D
Canon 17-40mm F4 L lens @ 40mm
ISO 320
1/25th of a second

The famous Japanese Elm at the Portland Japanese Garden

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 01:35:00 +0000

Canon EOS 6D
Canon 17-40mm F4 L @ 17mm
ISO 320
1/25th of a second
Aperture at F8

Swirling leaves at Heavenly Waterfall, Portland Japanese Garden

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 22:26:00 +0000

Canon 6D
Canon 17-40mm F4 L lens @ 22mm
10 stop Neutral Density filter
ISO 50
75 second exposure
F 5.6

Abiqua Falls, Willamette Valley, OR.

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:39:00 +0000

Canon 6D
17-40mm F4 L lens
ISO 250
1 second exposure
Taken wide open at 17mm.

Moon Over Mt. Hood

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:18:00 +0000

Composite shot: Mountain was exposed for 20 seconds using a Canon EOS 6D with a 70-200mm lens at 200mm. F5.6, ISO 100. The moon was exposed for 1/125th of a second. Both images combined in Photoshop. Images taken from Sherrard Point on Larch Mountain.

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 06:51:00 +0000

This is Heceta Head Lighthouse. I took this shot about a year ago. This image was taken using a handheld Canon 6D with a 17-40mm F4 lens. The settings were at: ISO 200, F8 @ 1/640 sec. The lens was nearly fully extended to 40mm. This is an extreme crop of the original shot, but the full frame of the 6D allows me to really dig into the image and give me more options for cropping. Even though it was a bright and beautiful day, I bumped up the ISO a bit so that I could get a faster shutter speed and help eliminate the possibility of blurriness in the image. Image edited in photoshop, red filter cranked way up, some sharpening added as well.

Some shots from the Oregon International Airshow

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 02:45:00 +0000

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Self Portrait - July 2016

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 01:07:00 +0000

Shot with an iPhone.

Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:18:00 +0000

Went down to Cape Blanco this past weekend. I had expected to get some remarkable shots of the area and really wanted to get some shots of the lighthouse at dusk and at night. However, the weather did not want to cooperate. Near constant rain throughout the weekend prevented me from getting out and creating the images I had in mind. However, there was a brief clearing in the weather for Saturday afternoon and I snapped a few shots of the lighthouse. For this shot I used my trusty Canon 6D with my 17-40mm F4 "L" series lens. I also used a circular polarizer mounted to my lens with an additional 10 stop neutral density filter in front of that. I really wanted to capture the effect of the wind on the grasses and clouds and I achieved an rather nice capture of that. I at first groused to myself a little bit when the gentlemen in the photo wandered into my shot, but I realized that I rather like his presence there, taking in the view of the ocean and the lighthouse. He also lends a needed sense of scale to the building as well. I shot this at ISO 50 @ F14 for 25 seconds. The lens was set to a focal length of 32mm. Once I got it into photoshop, I corrected the slight keystoning effect on the lighthouse to make it look 'correct' (as opposed to wide on the bottom and narrow at the top. I then separated the foreground, including the lighthouse, and adjusted the curves to brighten it up a little. I also added a little bit of dehaze filter, and bumped up the saturation a bit as well.

Mt. St. Helens and Milky Way 1:57 a.m. July 3rd, 2016

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 22:15:00 +0000

Taken from the Loowit Viewpoint on the way to Johnston Ridge.
Canon 6D
Rokinon 14mm F2.8
ISO 3200, 30 sec. exposure at F2.8

This was a tough one for me. I had to setup quickly to get shots between rolling banks of fog that would come in suddenly, completely obscure the entire scene, then just as quickly pass through. Fortunately I snagged this shot as the last clear window of weather presented itself. I stayed until morning hoping to get a shot of the wonderful wildflowers on display with the mountain in the background, but the fog was completely socked in until at least 8 a.m. when I finally left to drive back home. 

Rowena Crest Overlooking the Columbia River Gorge

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 04:46:00 +0000

Taken at Rowena Crest near Mosier, Oregon.
Just after dawn at 07:19
Taken with a tripod mounted Canon 6D using the Canon 17-40mm F4L lens.
Lens set to 40mm. Aperture at F11.
ISO 800.
1/60th of a second.

Stormy Skies over Cannon Beach

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 07:07:00 +0000

Canon 6D
Canon 70-200mm F4L @ 73mm.
F4, 1/3200 sec, ISO 100

Hug Point Sunset

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 07:05:00 +0000

Canon 6D, Canon 17-40mm F4L @ 23mm. ISO 50. 10 stop neutral density filter used. 4 second exposure at F22.
Same specs as above shot with a 1 second exposure.

Midnight at the Bagdad, 37th and Hawthorne Ave, Portland

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 03:31:00 +0000

Canon 6D
14mm Rokinon F2.8 lens @ F8
ISO 100
10 second exposure

Barred Owl - Umpqua National Forest

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 06:22:00 +0000

I was taking photos near Whitehorse Falls in the Umpqua National Forest when I spotted this young Barred Owl sitting on a rotting log downstream from the falls. I quickly switched to my 70-200mm lens and started some shots. Fortunately, the bird stuck around while I was shooting and seemed quite bored by my presence! 

EXIF INFO: Canon EOS 6D, Canon 70-200mm F4 "L" lens @ F4. ISO 400, lens zoomed in at 200mm. -1 step exposure bias. Handheld

Milky Way Over Crater Lake

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:09:00 +0000

Two views of Crater Lake. Taken on August 7th, 2015 at 11:10 P.M. I was able to capture this shot using a tripod mounted Canon 6D with remote release. I used a Rokinon 14mm F2.8 lens. ISO 5000, exposure time was 30 seconds. F-stop was at F2.8. 

Airshow in Black and White

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:12:00 +0000

I never would have thought that airshow images would look good in black and white, however I am warming up to the look!

Vista House and Aurora

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:07:00 +0000

Okay, here's the background information on this shot. I used a Canon 6D with a Rokinon 14mm F2.8 lens. I set my camera to F2.8, set focus to infinity (this is all with the camera on a tripod), I set my ISO to 3200 and set my shutter for a 15 second exposure. When I got home I imported the image into photoshop and tweaked the contrast, saturation and structure levels just a bit to really make the colors "pop". A funny thing about this shot: As I was exposing the image, a vehicle parked on the other side of the vista house turned on his headlights and tail lights. I thought the shot was doomed! However, that motorist actually contributed to the image as his lights illuminated the inside of the building and really helped give the stained glass windows some interior illumination. If you look closely, you can see that a hand rail on the right side of the image is lit up by the red tail lights of the vehicle. Pretty cool huh? Also, for keeping track of aurora alerts, I use and also NOAAS space weather web page at**EDIT** This image is now available for purchase on my Smugmug site! Please check it out and thanks for visiting my blog!  David VanKeuren's Photography [...]

Vista House at Night

Sun, 10 May 2015 00:38:00 +0000

Canon 6D
Rokinon 14mm F2.8 lens @ F2.8
ISO 1600, 20 second exposure.

I changed the color temperature in Adobe RAW from 3700 to 3000 to give it a 'colder' look. I used Nik Effects Viveza filters in Photoshop to kick up the contrast, sharpness and saturation. I used Nik effects dfine filter to control noise on the structure. However, I did not use it on the background sky.

Palouse Falls at Dusk

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:32:00 +0000

Palouse Falls State Park, Washington.
Taken on March 21st, 2015

Willamette Falls Oregon Hyperlapse.

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:16:00 +0000

Willamette Falls "Hyperlapse"

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Yesterday I tried out, for the first time, what is becoming commonly referred to as a "Hyperlapse". Basically, its a timelapse with camera movement worked into it. I took a series of 244 shots over a period of 70 minutes yesterday. Adjusted the images globally in Adobe Lightroom, exported the shots to Adobe After Effects and generated this movie as a result. There were a few mistakes made, mostly to do with keeping the camera level as I transitioned from the higher north side of the bridge I was on to the the lower south side. However, as this was a first time effort, I shouldn't be as hard on myself as I tend to be. I learned a lot of things about the process and I am considering furthering this technique with additional landmarks around the Oregon City area and eventually releasing a short 7-10 minute film. Technical information: Shot with a tripod mounted Canon 6D, 17-40mm F4L lens @ F4. Shot in aperture priority mode in order to preserve a consistent depth of field throughout the shot. Remote release used throughout the process.

Quality prints are now available!

Thu, 01 Jan 2015 22:20:00 +0000

Hey guys, Dave here. I just wanted to point you towards my brand spanking new site hosted by Smugmug. Once there, you can select and have printed, any of the images you see there and have them delivered right to your door. Pretty cool, eh? Click on the blue link to get to there. Please, feel free to offer and opinions or feedback on what you think. Also, I'm just starting out on putting up only the very best images on the smugmug site. If you have any particular requests, however, let me know and I will get it put up on and available for ordering. Also, any custom orders (i.e. poster type format), can be created for you as well!

M/V Kittitas

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:06:00 +0000

Canon Eos 50D
ISO 200
70-200mm F4L lens racked to 145mm
1/1250 second exposure.
Hand Held.
Taken at the ferry dock in Mukilteo, WA.