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about the site...

Thanks for visiting my website! I hope you enjoy your stay and are able to find your way around without any problems.

I created this site as a project, but it turned into a different few things. First off, it is a blog; simply a place where I can write some of my scattered, random thoughts, and occasionally rant a little bit, about how the man is keeping you (and me) down.

Secondly, it has become a place where I have posted some photography, so feel free to check some of that out as well. And lastly, This site will be used as part of a a few different projects for my masters degree. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, comments, concerns during your stay: (benhelms@gmail.com)

about me...

A little about me, let’s see...Well, I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, then moved to Los Angeles for college and about halfway through that I moved out to Boston. After falling in love with New England (go Pats/Sox!), I made my way back to SoCal and got two degrees from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles, CA (a BA in English-Writing & an MS in College Counseling and Student Development). Then I moved up to Oregon and woked as a Hall Director at the University of Portland in Oregon. From there, I moved down to Mt. Shasta, California. Man, I love this place. Mountains, sun, snow, and family. What more could a man ask for?

Besides all that, I love writing, backpacking, photography, homebrewing, music (recording, composing and listening), playing/watching sports, and exploring new lands.

Category Archives: Photography

Photography

THE HEDGE

That’s right, folks…ANOTHER TIME-LAPSE!!! I know you’re excited. Hey, at least this one’s under 2 minutes. Here’s the setup: There was an ugly hedge in our front yard. We decided to take it out. Go!   Thanks again Tyler and Evan! Related Posts:Soda Creek SetupSpring Break Pics – Mostly of OliviaCreationBest Photos of 2013Photo of […]

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Spring Break Pics – Mostly of Olivia

Had a great time with the family in town this past weekend. Here are the pics…   Related Posts:It’s Been A MonthBest Photos of 2013What’s My Legacy? (Part II)What’s My Legacy? (Part I)Why Photographers SuckTHE HEDGE

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Soda Creek Setup

Soda Creek. That’s my band. This is how we set up for gigs… Related Posts:THE HEDGEBest Photos of 2013Photo of the Week (Nov. 4-8)Photo of the Week (July 1–7)Villa Viri SuperbiPhoto of the Week

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Best Photos of 2013

At first I thought it’d be a little egocentric to post my favorite photos I’ve taken this year and call it the “Best Photos of 2013,” but then I realized that my website’s called “BenHelms.com” and so I’m not exactly fooling anyone here. Somebody once told me, “The best camera, is the one you have […]

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Photo of the Week (Nov. 4-8)

_ _ _ _ Related Posts:Creative OutletsCreationBest Photos of 2013Photo of the Week (July 1–7)Photo of the WeekPhoto of the Week (August 14–20)

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God Knows What He’s Doing…Right?

I feel like we’ve been in limbo–my wife and I–for the past 4-6 months. Holy crap, it’s August? Okay, since January. Wow. It’s been a year of transitions. Come to think of it, it’s been over two years of seemingly constant and significant transitions. – May 2010: Graduate from APU with my M.S. – July […]

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Photo of the Week (July 1–7)

I went camping with my dad and brothers this past week and we had a blast! Started in Bishop at S. Lake, then over Bishop Pass and into Le Conte Canyon. From there, we went south on the John Muir Trail to just past Grouse Meadow. Then back. It was a 25-30 mile trip overall […]

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