Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008


So much color!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Herons Have Arrived

It is nesting time for the Great Blue Heron and there is a nesting area on my way in to school. This is hand held but I am going to continue to try and get something from the tripod and better quality.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Spring is here for sure.......

A nice study of a daffodil.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Crocus 4

I did a little Photoshop to this one, moving the two left flowers closer to those on the right then cropped. I like it. Another dark moody crocus shot.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Train (cars)

Out and about in Lebanon and we saw these. I thought "let's see......."


How do you choose one image from 236? You just do.......

(Note that it is hard to spell "Lacrosse" at 2am after seeing only one game.)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

More Crocus

Another Crocus. Great little flowers and the first of the season. I hear there are many still in snow! We got flowers. :-)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I really like how this turned out even though it was not my vision. I guess you never know what will be in focus and not. More crocus to follow......

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Put Out to Pasture

An old silo that has gone unused for many years. I have always thought this would be interesting. Perhaps better lighting........

Monday, February 18, 2008

Five Droplets

Can you guess what this is or how big the water droplets are? This is an extreme close-up of a rose petal with 5 droplets of water the size of a pin head and smaller. I was checking out some new stuff.  :-)

For the technically inclined, 2X converter, 24mm extension tube, 50mm lens, +4, +2 & +1 macro filters, all in that order. It is about 2:1 magnification.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

William Discovers "Down Hill" on his Bike

Technically, this is 11 images. But I combined them into one gif, so it is fine. If you look close he takes his feet off the pedals and flies down this driveway. Also note his tongue. Fun for sure.

***Click on the picture if it does not move***

Click here for the How-To.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

New Cameras to Liquidate

Thirty cameras & a bunch of lenses. More than I would have liked are not working, but that is part of the risk. This Nikon is nice though......

Friday, February 15, 2008

Little birdie

This was taken this morning (400mm). I think this bird will be moving in. He was flying back and forth for quite a while between the house and a couple trees. Once, and I missed the shot, his mate was with him.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cyndy Home Maker

Snickerdoodle time!!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Crocus (v3)

Crocus again?! Yup! I like them and they are different every day. Still waiting for the purple flowers to make an appearance. (Not done yet!)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Crocus (v2)

More yellow Crocus, this time monochrome, coming up out of the earth. I like how they force their way through, regardless!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A New Captian is Made!

William got to pilot his first boat solo today. It was a bit choppy, waves crashing over the bow. But he made it to port.

River Pano-2

Forgot to post yesterday, but it is from yesterday. So here it is....

A panorama from the east side of the Willamette looking at down town Portland. The streak on the right is a MAX train. Cool!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Fight! Fight!

I know, I am late with this entry but it was taken in a timely manner and it is being posted ASAP.

Pretty much all the action at the hockey game tonight summed up in this photo. I don't like the pink ice but it was for a cancer fund raising.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Crocus are Up!

The first one of the season in my travels. A very pretty yellow. Expect more as the blossom opens and of various colors when they come up.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Long Day

At the end of his day, watching one of his favorite movies. William.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A lens.....

Not of any real interest, but I took this today in the cause for selling it. It is a good still life!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Deer in the woods

Rolled up on these (three total, one not shown) this morning after they had woke but not yet got up. First time I had seen a deer in bed! This is the only shot I could get as it was only dawn, slow lens and hand held. Oh well. the fun was in seeing them!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Secret World Around Us

Too many to choose from so I choose three.

Late entry

I took this in time and was applying finishing touches before midnight, so *it is* in time....... only 4 minutes late. PeeWee, AKA Raven, with the background photoshopped.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Just a weed

Nothing more......just a weed.