Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sarurday's Spiders

I like the light I put on the first. (Too bad I didn't stop down a little more.) The new flashes are great!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Bridge Inspection

Toured the facility where they make these long bridge pieces today. There are about 20 of these 150 foot long by 8 feet tall pieces sitting in the yard awaiting instillation on MLK Boulevard in Portland.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Two for today.....

Track to Nowhere
Bumpy Ride1,000 points to who can name this pretty leaf & lame flower. (Not you Kelly.)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Monday, May 26, 2008

Last three from the coast for this week

Rocky creek (I think) near Cape Foul Weather

"Turning Point"
(The name of the boat heading out to sea)

Newport Bay Bridge

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Some real "Costal" photos today

Three from the day. Down on the beach there is a huge amount of "beach erosion" from a recent storm that has stripped away the sand in this area. Makes it great for rock collectors.

A Common Mir, I bleieve, from the avairary at the Newport Aquarium. (Cheated, I kmow.) :-)

Pretty flowers.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Pinewood Derby

We all did cars (guess which is mine). Angela got #1 in the consolation bracket.m The rest? Well, we were in the top 8........

Friday, May 23, 2008

From the Coast

Not the greatest, but it is the first blog entry image with my new wireless flash. Very cool to be able to get perfect flash exposures with little effort! I have another coming, exact same flash, that should make "available light photography" interesting.

I took this flower to represent the others I saw here today. They are everywhere and very colorful. I'll try to lay off of flowers the rest of the weekend. :-)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I finally have my Blue Heron

And he is awesome! (At least I think so!) Ok, could be sharper but I didn't have my tripod with me. I have been seeing this bird at the lake for about 3 weeks now. I have tried a few times to get his picture and failed. I snuck up on him today and I had the camera and lens all ready to go before I left the house. He was waiting and very patient. There are things to improve, but this is a great shot I have been trying to get for a while.

***Revised image. IT was just bugging me.***

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Scavenger Hunt, Last Day

25) Something Pink

This has been fun. Cyndy wants to do another soon, each of us shooting for our own blog. So, more to come! For me, now, back to my regular picture a day.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Day 12

23) Someone Walking their Dog

24) An Arrow

I couldn't resist!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Day 11

21) A Shadow on a Wall

22) Watermelon or Cantaloupe

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Day 10

19) Train tracks

20) Representation of a Beatles song (Pigs, White Album)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Day 9

17) A Yellow Golf Tee

18) Ice Cream

Friday, May 16, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Day 8

15) A Blue Light
(I know, more a ligt blue and many of them.)

16) A Manhole Cover
We are allowed to photoshop ONE photo and this is the one I choose. Not *exactly* what I had envisioned, but it is okay.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Day 7

13) Fortune Cookie

14) Clock Face

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Day 6

11) Pink Flamingo
(Thanks for the idea Kama!)

12) A Spelling Mistake on a Sign
Cheating I think but it was this or nothing. Not fair to ask someone who cannot spell to find a mistake at 40 mph!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Scavenger Hunt Day 5

10) A Line with at Least 4 People
This was more interesting and fun to get than I thought it would be. I walked around with my fish eye lens on at my side and pushed the button to get the shot. I was going to do a line of cars (with people in them).

9) A Beaver Logo
A small sign in the window of a lawyer's office (I think) down town Albany. I saw it as I drove by and figured why not. Then I saw the building reflection and......well, I like it much more than I should.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Scavenger Hunt (4)

7) A Purple Reflection

8) A Picture of your Own Camera

(I know, not the best but I didn't have time to do what I did and suspect tomorrow will be no better. ) :-(

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Scavenger Hunt (3)

5) Red Shoes
6) A "Flat Stanley" somewhere

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Scavenger Hunt (2)

One thing I forgot to mention before, there is no photoshop allowed other than a little cropping, sharpening or color correction. Therefore, these are unaltered.

3) A blue food
4) The number 12

Friday, May 9, 2008

A New Posting Series

The camera club I belong to is having a photo scavenger hunt for the next 2 weeks, 25 images total. That means about 2 pictures a day from the list. I have decided to make it a little more interesting and take the pictures in order of the list. It will be fun!

1) A Wooden Bridge

2) A Garden Gnome

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Just Bee

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Morning Flower

Don't know what it is, but it is nice and simple.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Hoffman Bridge

Monday, May 5, 2008

In a Rush....

....when the day lasts from 6am to 10pm. So, we get Leica, Contax, Pentax, Nikon, Kodak, Argus and Ziess.

Sunday, May 4, 2008


A lot of cool color and sky......

.....and, William and I.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Everything is Just Duckey

As far as I can tell this is a little family of ducks in a small puddle by Home Depot in Salem. I took 130 pictures of these guys and there are others I like too but I figured all 130 would be a bit much. So, enjoy mommy & baby #1, baby #2, daddy.