Collin J Örthner – Photographer

August 30, 2013

Sweet CG!!

Filed under: Hi Res, Lightning, Nature, Night, Sigma DP3 Merrill, Sigma DP3M, Skyscape, Storms — collin j örthner @ 7:46 am

Immediately south of Red Deer looking straight west at 9:51pm MST, Aug.28th, 2013.

I was about to give up on this little storm. A fair bit of lightning, but I kept missing the strikes, or I might only capture a bit of one. It had appeared to be over with no further strikes, but I kept thinking maybe one more, and kept at it. This was literally the last strike from the storm. So thankful to get to witness this awesome power and capturing an image like this is a huge bonus!

CG = Cloud—>Ground



[Sigma DP3 Merrill]



August 28, 2013

Window Into The Past

Filed under: Abstract, Documentary, Hand of Man, Hi Res, Night, Sigma DP1 Merrill, Sigma DP1M, Travel — collin j örthner @ 8:35 pm

While strolling through downtown Portland we came across an antique shop with a fantastic window display showing off a few of their gems. It became an immediate need for me to make an image. With the sun already having set and some street lights on already I needed to turn up the ISO a bit on my camera (what a luxury!) and made this image handheld as I did’t have my tripod with me. That is how we operated for the most part in Portland, drive around trying to find someplace to park and then simply wonder around  with no real goal in mind other than to see what makes Portland tick.



[Sigma DP1 Merrill]



Sun-Oka Beach

Filed under: Hand of Man, People, Sigma DP3 Merrill, Sigma DP3M, Square, Travel, Water — collin j örthner @ 7:32 am

Sunny Okanagan is my highly educated guess for the shortened name Sun-Oka! Took me forever to figure that out too……. 😉 Well the picture lives up to the description anyway. The colours of the umbrella drew me in and the I noticed her beach chair matches too. Looks to me like she is having a great holiday. As I am getting out my camera to make the image a tiny cloud formed allowing for a sky that isn’t just an ordinary blue.  Nice.



[Sigma DP3 Merrill]



August 26, 2013

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Filed under: Hi Res, Nature, Rocks, Sigma DP1 Merrill, Sigma DP1M, Travel, Water — collin j örthner @ 12:00 pm

Situated along the Columbia River Gorge just east of Portland you can view a spectacular falls – Multnomah Falls. It is the highest waterfall in Oregon at 189m (620′). I made this image from the footbridge built in 1914 that crosses over the creek above the lower falls. There were so many tourists it was almost impossible to get the shot. I would love to visit again in fall when the tour buses  would be mostly gone and the colours along the gorge would be stunning!



[Sigma DP1M]



August 7, 2013

You Go This Way and I’ll Go That

Filed under: Black & White, E-M5, m4/3, Nature, Panasonic X 12-35mm f/2.8, Trees — collin j örthner @ 10:46 pm



[Olympus E-M5, Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8]



August 4, 2013

Limited Edition Folio

Filed under: Uncategorized — collin j örthner @ 1:24 pm

I am very pleased to announce the release of my first limited edition folio! This folio, in an edition of 6, is being released in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Summer Village of Gull Lake, AB. It consists of 4 original prints printed by myself on heavyweight Hahnemühle rag paper, and enclosed in a custom handmade case made by Octavia Press in Calgary and embossed GL / 100. Each print is signed and numbered. I have included a signed and numbered colophon and the edition begins with a printed poem by Duncan Campbell Scott.

Please contact me at for more information.








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