As a born-and-raised Pacific Northwesterner living in the eco-friendly bastion that is Portland, Oregon you learn pretty quickly that recycling is a big deal. So when a neighboring tree was cut down, I channelled my inner hippy and got to thinking of ways to reuse and pay tribute to the magnificent tree and make a cool photo out of it's leftovers.
Thus, the backyard lumberjack was born.
Using the Sun, an AlienBee B800 with a softbox, a Canon Speedlite 580 EX II and one VERY excited pup, we turned the backyard into our own little studio:
All that's left now is to chop up the wood, buy some s'mores materials, and the Summer camping prep is complete!