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I love to explore our world and share my mind’s eye view of it with others.
I am very fortunate to live in a beautiful corner of the planet. The Pacific Northwest is a visual playground with scenic coastlines, wild streams, majestic peaks, and lush landscapes. The towering waterfalls and stunning vistas of the Columbia River Gorge are practically in my back yard and among my favorite destinations. Sports are one of my favorite things to capture, especially action sports like longboarding, triathalons and auto racing.
I’m surrounded by wonderful people, places, and things. It is my pleasure to share my vision of them with you.
I am available for commissioned work including event, concert, wedding, and specified landscape assignments. Contact me via email for details.

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Brian D. Kroll • Portland, Oregon USA


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Cruising Home

Cruising Home

Lensbaby shot in the final corner during Satuday afternoon eliminations at the 2014 IDF Maryhill Festival of Speed in Goldendale, WA.

This week’s Image of the Week is a third consecutive from the recent Maryhill Festival of Speed. Saturday afternoon I spent some time shooting with the Lensbaby; Cruising Home was my favorite of those captures.

Shooting action with the manual focus Lensbaby is a bit of a hit and miss proposition. The combination of no autofocus and a small focus sweet spot means you have to trigger the shutter when the action is in a very specific area of the frame. This means a fairly high proportion of the captured images head straight for the scrap heap, but when they hit they can become an instant favorite. I was set up on the inside of the final corner for a run on Saturday afternoon to experiment and see what I could get. This was my favorite of the group and one of three that made my Best of Maryhill gallery.

All of the Open and Women’s eliminations and selected other images are now in the 2014 Maryhill Festival of Speed galleries on the site! More will come as I process.

Technical Specs:

  • JPEG image with Nikon D7000 @ 100 ISO
  • Lensbaby Composer @ 50mm
  • 1/250th of a Second @ ƒ/4
  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 @ 16:40
  • Maryhill Loops Road, Goldendale, Washington, USA
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