Inside The Bend Brew Daddy Calendar... Silver Moon Brewing


December 12, 2014

Now that the 2015 Bend Brew Daddy Calendar is printed and released, I thought it would be fun to write about some of the experiences I've had in getting these shots captured. During the next few posts, I'll be talking about some of the images in the calendar. First up... Silver Moon Brewing

With the award winning Get Sum Pale Ale as the subject and inspiration for the July calendar photo, My wife Lisa and I took a day trip on our anniversary (also my birthday) to Smith Rock State Park. This place is truly magical and otherworldly! It's a place that makes you feel small, yet part of the beauty. The perfect backdrop for a motivational brew like Silver Moon's Get Sum.

My good friend Dustin at Silver Moon had set me up with some climbing gear, to make the shot feel more real. Even though this daddy is afraid (very) of heights, the props made it look like I was climbing a big rock while enjoying a 22oz. bomber of liquid gold! While Lisa was setting up shots for me, I was snapping pics left and right, while sometimes fearing for my life! I sometimes get a queasy feeling when I'm up that high, and there's sharp rocks below.

After our beautiful hike back to the car, we felt a sense of accomplishment. And when we got home to process the photos,  3 stood out as potential calendar shots, but one in particular (photo at the top) was THE shot, as you can plainly see 2 rock climbers in the background! Below are the outtakes from the day. 

Thanks to Silver Moon Brewing for the opportunity to feature them in my calendar. Also, thanks to my friend Dustin for the use of the climbing equipment that I was too afraid to use! :)

Stay tuned for more Inside the Bend Brew Daddy Calendar! 

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