Monday, July 28, 2014

Aw, Monday!

Aw Monday is a blog hop of photos that make you say, AW -  If you have a blog, come on and join!!  And whether you do or don't, stop by the participating blogs and tell them how much you like the photos!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Honorable Bee

"The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors, but because she labors for others."       Saint John Chrysostom

  I was asked recently if I had any photographs of bees.  I knew I had a couple of good ones I liked, but I really thought I had more.  Then I remembered how hard it is to photography these very busy, very fast creatures.  Here is what I have:   

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

California Adventure

I just returned home from five days in Sunny California.  I visited the Temecula wine country, a fair and art show, the beach (but of course!) and endless shopping.  It's beautiful down there, but I'm glad to be home in the Pacific Northwest!
Gerber daisies at the corner flower shop

The corner flower shop in Belmont Shores

Looking out onto the vineyards in Temecula from one of the wedding sites at the South Coast Winery and Spa

The front of the South Coast Winery and Spa Resort

Taking a walk on Huntington Pier

A view from the window of the plane - HOME (Mt. Hood)

Home is where the cat is.  (This is one of four)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Super Moon 2014

The super moon is when the moon is closest to the earth, therefore appearing much larger than normal.  Last night we had a super moon.  My camera was not being cooperative so I didn't get the shots I was after, but here is what I got.

 Click here to learn more about the Super Moon

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Photo Manipulation - Civil War Reenactment

I pride myself on the fact that I don't "photoshop" my images (I don't even own photoshop!).  I will do some manipulation in the digital darkroom - things like adjusting the exposure, changing the white balance - or making a color photo black and white.  I recently visited a civil war reenactment and did some minor changes to make them look more like they came from that era -  Here are some of them:


      So, what do you think?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Time Flies!

I've really neglected this blog - putting a lot of focus on the 365 day project and Pleasures of the NW.  I'll be trying to keep this one up too - at least a couple of times a week.  

Seems like time really does fly these days.  I work full time, am in my last term of course work before I begin my Master's thesis, and I'm trying to keep up with three blogs.  What was I thinking?  But here I am, plugging away at it.  


This last weekend we went hiking with my grandson in Silver Falls Park - And I mean HIKING!  Almost four miles around waterfalls (one full mile was ALL UP hill - my old body barely made it!).  But it was worth the blisters from wearing the wrong shoes - and here are some photos to prove it!  

South Falls


There were salmon berries everywhere!