Monthly Archives: March 2004

SPRINGTIME ON THE MOON

Spring is here in Portland, and that means lots of great views of the moon in the middle of the day. Unfortunately, I missed a shot of an airliner passing within “feet” of the moon (dargh!), but the two shots below came out well. One of the moon, one of a neat cloud formation opposite the moon.

LATOURELL FALLS

Codi and I hiked up to Latourell Falls this afternoon. It was really windy, but it was nice and warm. We hiked under the falls, then all the way up to the crest of the falls – something like 1.5 miles of hiking up. Not too far, really, but it’s pretty steep so it feels like a long way. At the crest, we took photos over the edge – no fence, no guard rails; just 270 feet of open air with not so much as a twig to hold onto if you slipped. Yikes! Picture 15 below shows the size of people at the base of the falls below. Pretty far! It was really windy at the top and the gusts of wind made for a few scary moments on the edge. There were a lot of really cool plants and odd looking flowers in the forest above the falls. Pictures 11 and 12 are two examples. 152 photos in total today.







see the tiny people?

SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY

I spent a good part of the day doing genre research for a screenplay. I had to watch some scary, bloody movies. Among them: Jeepers Creepers 2, Skinned Alive and Psycho.   Skinned Alive was by far, and with no exaggeration, the worst movie I have ever seen. If anyone complains about Bennifer’s “Gigli” being a load of crap, then they should take a half hour to watch Skinned Alive. Not that the movie is only 30 mins long – it’s just that it’s so frikin bad that I guarantee that more than two-thirds of the movie will be speeding by your screen as you fast-forward and fast-forward and fast-forward in hopes of a redeeming scene, plot point, or even half a line of dialog. (Please note that you won’t find any such redeeming scenes or tidbits in the movie.)  Jeepers Creepers 2 was surprisingly fun to watch. Some expected gore, a couple token boobie scenes, but over all a very entertaining thriller. Much less blood than I prepared myself for, but lots of good, heart pounding suspense. Psycho – that’s a no brainer. Excellent story, great imagery. One of the timeless classics, for sure.