Saturday, January 31, 2009


Taken today from the Oregon Pow-Wow at the fairgrounds in Salem.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pink Flower

Not a perfect image, but I like the layout.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Greenhouse Test (1)

A few of a test using my new lens. I like it so far! :-)

I may not be posting here as often as I should because I am working on another project and posting images on my Cabaret Blog. Please come over and have a look!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Riding on a Bridge

Tried to (photoshop) manipulate depth of field to give the image the look of being a miniature. Kind of worked......

Friday, January 23, 2009

First Reading

Local theater actor in his first reading of the play Cabaret.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Testing, 1...2...3...

Well, I sold my walk around workhorse lens, a Sigma 17-70. Great lens but the aperture varied from f2.8 to f4.5 when zooming and it bugged me because I always had to reset my shutter speed. I received my replacement and these are a couple of the test shots of my willing model. I purchased a Sigma 24-60 f2.8 constant aperture. Now I can zoom and know my exposure is not going to change one bit! I fear that I'll miss the 17 to 24mm range but playing around the house it is plenty wide. It is also very sharp and contrasty! Time to go out in the day and do more testing....... :=)


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What is it???

Guess what it is and you will get a *THOUSAND* points!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Friday, January 16, 2009


...for the play Cabaret at the local theater.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

On the Corner

Watching traffic in Albany, Oregon and the last of the film shots.......for now. :-)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dog Walking

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Students making their way to class.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Late for Class

"More black & white" you exclaim!? Yes! No, not a change of hart here, but a short trend that will continue for a few more days. (I hope you can survive my MonochromeMadness!)

This is not a conversion and that is not noise. This is actual black & white *F*I*L*M* with grain. Remember that? I shot a roll this week to exercise an old camera with my 16mm fisheye lens. This shot taken where I teach looking between floors. The decorations are etched glass with slogans hanging from above and illuminated with colored lights. Pretty cool really. The scary thing with film is you never know what you got until you see the prints much later!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Plaids

Back stage of the play Forever Plaid at the Albany Community Theater. A cute play about a musical group that almost made it. :-) Group cheer, thespian make-up and pre-show concentration.


Old Days

Seldom used and nearly forgotten silo, feed area & barn. I bet they were proud when it was new.....

Another version of this will appear tomorrow (1/12/9) at my monochrome blog

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009


A control handle that operates hydraulic equipment on a fishing boat.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

4th Birthday: Blowing out of the Candle

Captured with the point & shoot at the peak of the "blow out". We had a fun evening.

What did he get you ask? A new bike and p&s camera!

Puzzle Builder

Happy Birthday William!! He is 4 today.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Bridge

The last of the Newport bay bridge. A 4 image HDR. I wanted the sun and the grass to be visible so I bracketed accordingly for photoshop.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Under the Bridge

An accidental transformation of a 3 image HDR beneath the Newport bridge. I like it!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Stairway to......

....the bridge over the Newport, OR bay.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sleep, at last

Friday, January 2, 2009

Mr Rabbit

A campsite visitor.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cape Lookout

This is an interesting geological formation from 15-20 million years ago. Lava seeped up through a crack in the earth's crust. The peninsula extends straight out from the coast line about a mile.