Baker City, High Res Eastern Oregon Scenic Winter Panoramas

Elkhorn Mountains (E) from Virtue Flat.

Winter vacation 2014. My son Lars and I created a bunch of panoramic images of the snowy mountains framing either side of Baker Valley in Eastern Oregon. Using our little point-and-shoot Canon cameras, we shot multiple exposures in horizontal sequence. Each image below is made up of 3-15 stills stitched together in Adobe Photoshop CC.

Click image to view enlarged. Right-Click image to open full-resolution in new window or save-as.


On the west side of Baker Valley, lie the Elkhorn Mountains, part of the Blue Mountains, in the northeastern part of Oregon. The highest point in the range is Rock Creek Butte, which is 9,106 feet (2,776 m) above sea level.

Far to the east, but visible from most everywhere in the Baker Valley is the Eagle Cap Wilderness, located in the Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon, within the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest. The Wilderness was established in 1940. In 1964, it was included in the National Wilderness Preservation System. At 8,560 feet, Red Mountain, is the highest peak in Baker County. Sacajawea, the highest peak in the Eagle Cap, is 9,838 feet (2,999 m) above sea level. Eagle Cap is also home of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and North America’s deepest river gorge at 7,993 feet (2,436 m).

Elkhorn-Mountains-Pano Elkhorn Mountains from Virtue Flat (E) 16530×3000

Highway-86-East-Of-Baker Logging Truck Highway 86 East of Baker (E) 10757×2952

Elkhorns-From-Oregon-Trail Elkhorn Mountains from Oregon Trail Passageway (D) 6657×2724

Elkhorns-Interpretive-Center-Zoom Elkhorn Mountains from Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (D) 20333×3266

Elkhorn-Mountains-Pano-Tight-123114 Elkhorn Mountains from Highway 30 (B) 24128×4686

Elkhorns-Pano-123114 Elkhorn Mountains from Highway 30 (B) 15274×2996

Elkhorns-3-Images-Stitched-Perspective-1231 Elkhorn Mountains from Highway 30 (B) 9588×3050

Eagle-Mountains-Pano-123114 Eagle Cap Wilderness from Highway 30 (B) 16530×3000

Eagle-Cap-Highway-30-Perspective Eagle Cap Wilderness from Highway 30 (B) 10885×3728

Elkhorns-From-Auburn-And-Railroad-Tracks Elkhorn Mountains from Auburn Street (C) 8466×2754

Eagle Cap Wilderness Eagle Cap Wilderness from Pocahontas Lane (A) 18017×3245

For a different viewing experience, I made a full-screen panorama viewer. I wish it could zoom in a little, but I couldn’t figure out how.

Elkhorn Mountains

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Skiing at Anthony Lakes on New Year’s Eve

Yes. That is a video of me skiing down Trouble Creek on New Year’s Eve at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort.


Happy New Year, everyone. Below are some scenic panoramas that my son Lars and I shot at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort and stitched together in Photoshop. Click to view larger, or right click to open the original high res image in another window.

Elkhorns-Pano-123114 Elkhorn Mountains – Home of Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort

Anthony-Lakes-chair-lift Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort – View from chair lift

Anthony-Lakes-Ski-Area-1 Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort – Top of the mountain

Anthony-Lakes-Trouble-Creek-2 Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort – Top of Trouble Creek

Anthony-Lakes-Lower-College Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort – Top of Lower College

Anthony-Lakes-Ski-Area-2 Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort – Broadway at entrance to Holiday

Anthony-Lakes-Trouble-Creek Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort – Top of Trouble Creek late in afternoon

Lars tried snowboarding.

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Minecraft Enderman Desktop + Mobile Wallpaper PSD

Took a break from Super Bowl madness at work to play some Minecraft with my sons on their new Bukkit servers. Found myself face-to-face with a menacing Enderman character and managed to snap a screenshot. I used that to create this graphic wallpaper. In three formats: Desktop, iPhone 5 and iPod Touch (iPhone 4).

Scroll down and I’ve provided links to simplified Photoshop PSDs if you want to customize for yourself. I used the Minecraft Logo Alphabet font that you can get here, and if you play Minecraft, I suggest you try the amazing Sphax PureBDcraft texture pack.

Click images to view, or right-click and “open link in new tab or window” or “save link as…” if you want to download the image to your device.

PSD Downloads

PSDDownload Desktop Wallpaper PSD 48 mb

PSDDownload iPhone 5 Wallpaper PSD 23 mb

PSDDownload iPhone 4 iPod Touch Wallpaper PSD 20 mb

Random goodness. Here’s a pretty epic Santa MVD made while I was putting lights on the Xmas tree.

Kia Soul Hamsters Animated GIFs

Here are some leftover GIFs from the Kia Soul In My Mind Music Video Challenge.

And a few wallpapers to brighten your day. Right-click and open in new window to save to your computer. Thanks to kickass creatives Sarah & Sean at DNG.


Pink & Blue Drum Wallpaper Variations

I just bought a new subscription to Photoshop CS6, opened a couple of my old wallpaper files – combined them – and created these festive, abstract pink and blue drum images. They are varying degrees of contrast and grunge so you have options to choose from.

If you wish to download the image to use as wallpaper, just right-click and open into a new window. 2560×1440 images are 2-4 mb each, so please be patient for them to load.

Radial Zoom Blur Abstract Wallpaper

I created these eighteen abstract 2560px x 1440px wallpapers with Adobe Photoshop’s radial zoom blur. You can create your own abstract wallpaper from any photo or graphic easily by downloading and installing this Photoshop Action nelsdrums radial blur.atn

Right-click the links below and choose “save link as…” to download full resolution images to use as wallpaper. They also look great zoomed in on smart phones and tablets.

Flame Painter Abstract Wallpaper

I created these fifteen colorful abstract 2560px x 1440px wallpapers with Flame Painter. Right-click the links below and choose “save link as…” to download full resolution images.

I also created nine nelsdrums custom flamepainter brushes that you can download and place into ~Username/Library/FlamePainter/Brushes I realize they just appear to be regular PNG images, but they contain all of the brush and gradient settings.

Download Flamepainter Brushes

No more training wheels

Do you remember your first time riding without training wheels? Lars did it this weekend at six years of age. And no skinned knees. What a blast!