Jason Cornell Photography: Blog https://www.jasonlcornell.com/blog en-us (C) Jason Cornell Photography jasoncornellphotography@gmail.com (Jason Cornell Photography) Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:33:00 GMT Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:33:00 GMT https://www.jasonlcornell.com/img/s/v-5/u1022767794-o420080132-50.jpg Jason Cornell Photography: Blog https://www.jasonlcornell.com/blog 120 80 Getting lost on Montana backroads https://www.jasonlcornell.com/blog/2017/6/getting-lost-on-montana-backroads I spent just over a week traveling through one of the most beautiful states, Montana.  Full of mountains and big skies.  The east side of the Rockies I found particularly interesting and scenic.  The sky stretched on for ever. The few trees were vivid against the bare landscape. The Rocky Mountains stopped abruptly on the open countryside.  I now know why they call this Big Sky Country. Montana Back RoadMontana Back RoadGetting lost on Montana back roads

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jasoncornellphotography@gmail.com (Jason Cornell Photography) backroad beautiful big country great landscape lost montana plains sky https://www.jasonlcornell.com/blog/2017/6/getting-lost-on-montana-backroads Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:33:00 GMT
Just Passing Through https://www.jasonlcornell.com/blog/2017/4/just-passing-through I have driven past this old gas station to many times to count while on my way to other adventures.  I have seen it open for business years ago providing gas and cold drinks to those in need.  Established in the late 1800's, the towns peak population of 60 was reached in the early 20th century.  When US HWY 20 was built in the 1930's, Millcan was moved to be next to the highway.  The town's population was down to just two people in 1988 when the gas station owner was murdered by a parolee who worked for him, this made the population zero.  The town has been bought and sold a few times since then and now sits empty. Millican Oregon Night SkyPassing ThroughI have driven past this old gas station to many times to count while on my way to other adventures. I have seen it open for business years ago providing gas and cold drinks to those in need. It now sits empty and in decay under the desert sky.  

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jasoncornellphotography@gmail.com (Jason Cornell Photography) Desert Galaxy Ghost Millican Night Oregon Sky Space Stars Town https://www.jasonlcornell.com/blog/2017/4/just-passing-through Sat, 01 Apr 2017 17:43:45 GMT
Fantasy Falls https://www.jasonlcornell.com/blog/2017/3/fantasy-falls I made a quick day trip to the Columbia River Gorge about a week ago.  I have not explored this area too much mainly because I was turned off by the prospect of crowded trails and hoards of people ruining my outdoor experience.  I was pleasantly surprised to find my chosen trail pretty much human free enabling me to enjoy a more natural and wild experience.  I crave this emptiness in nature.  It sets my creative side free, away from distraction and pressure and everything else.  Here is The Gorge as seen through my minds eye on a foggy and misty Saturday morning...


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jasoncornellphotography@gmail.com (Jason Cornell Photography) 8 Columbia Gorge Oregon River The Washington abstract adventure art background beautiful blue cascade cliff columbia dark dream eerie fall falls fantasy flow green hills horsetheif landscape mile mist moss mountain mystery natural nature north pacific pnw river rock stone stream tree water waterfall west wet wild wilderness https://www.jasonlcornell.com/blog/2017/3/fantasy-falls Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:08:20 GMT
Footsteps in the Desert https://www.jasonlcornell.com/blog/2017/3/footsteps-in-the-desert Footsteps in the desert. Wandering through Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley a few weeks ago. It is amazing how remote and harsh and beautiful this place is. How you really start to think about your own survival needs like water and food and ways to stay cool. The isolation for me is somewhat therapeutic as it allows for self reflection. Being comfortable with yourself and your surroundings in nature is a very uplifting experience. Where are you wandering to this weekend?

mesquite flat sand dunes foot prints death valley sunriseDesert FootprintsFootsteps in the desert. Wandering through Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley a few weeks ago. It is amazing how remote and harsh and beautiful this place is. How you really start to think about your own survival needs like water and food and ways to stay cool. The isolation for me is somewhat therapeutic as it allows for self reflection. Being comfortable with yourself and your surroundings in nature is a very uplifting experience. Where are you wandering to this weekend?

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jasoncornellphotography@gmail.com (Jason Cornell Photography) adventure arid background basin beautiful california climate curve day death desert dry dune dunes endless explore famous flat footprints form freedom golden great heat hiking hill hot landscape lines mesquite morning national nature outdoor park pattern sand sea shadow sky stovepipe sunrise sunset tourism travel usa valley wander waves wells https://www.jasonlcornell.com/blog/2017/3/footsteps-in-the-desert Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:50:40 GMT
Mojave Star Trails https://www.jasonlcornell.com/blog/2017/3/mojave-star-trails Navigating unknown desert roads under the stars. I recently took a week long trip to explore Death Valley. I find that I am naturally drawn to wide open empty spaces. I feel at home in the solitude places like this provide. A time to look inward and let my creativity loose

I drove the 12 hours from Bend, Oregon in one day just to get to the park. This shot was from my second night in Death Valley. I decided to drive out to the Joshua Tree forest on the western edge of the NP. Not a soul around!

This is a 60 image blend all shot at ISO 1250, f/2.8, 30 sec with a Rokinon 10mm on a Nikon D5300 and edited in Lightroom and Photoshop. Foreground illuminated with a head lamp and I drove back and forth a few times to light up the dirt road.

mojave desert star trailsDesert ExplorationNavigating unknown desert roads under the stars.

I had planned on taking 400 images to create longer star trails but my camera stopped at 60 for some reason. Not sure why as I had a full battery...pretty happy with the final result though.

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jasoncornellphotography@gmail.com (Jason Cornell Photography) California Joshua Tree desert explore mojave night sky star trails https://www.jasonlcornell.com/blog/2017/3/mojave-star-trails Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:47:13 GMT