Saturday, November 10, 2012

Multnomah Falls, Oregon - Lower Falls

I was at work one day when I looked out the window and saw that it was an unusually sunny day for fall.  I hopped in my car and drove to Multnomah Falls. This and the next two shots are examples of my reward for the drive. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Autumn in the Garden

A few years ago, when Teri and I decided to move back to Hillsboro, we found a wonderful home with beautiful property. These shots illustrate part of what I love about this move. I have always loved the out doors and this home, while close to the city, gives a very country feel.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oregon Coast, October 17, 2012 - These 3 shots taken with iPhone 5

I often scout possible photo opportunities with my iPhone. I take test shots and go back and study them before going back for the real deal with my Canon 5D Mk II DSLR.  I like to take the shots, give it some time, and later look at them fresh. If I still like them, I go back with my camera. In this case I liked the results I got with the phone, so I did a little post camera processing using an iPad Photoshop App before posting. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Grandma T's Fantastic Disney Cruise -- Book Pages

Above are the pages of a book I put together after a Disney Cruise we went on with all of Teri's kids and their children.  Teri's step dad, Bob knew that Teri had long dreamed of taking her kids to Disneyland and more recently on a Disney cruise.  He wanted to make it happen, so he took care of it through his will, leaving her the money to take the dream vacation.  

It really was a marvelous experience with everyone from the youngest to the oldest having a great time. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pacific City, Oregon

Recently, we have been going to Pacific City, Oregon to enjoy the beach. The first of these three shots shows the popularity of this beautiful sandy beach. The others are of people receiving instructions for kite surfing before they attempt to head out to the water for the real thing. 

Astoria, Oregon

While we lived in Clatskanie, we would often to to Astoria to visit one of Teri's favorite yarn shops. While there, I walk around town enjoying the sites and weather permitting, take some pictures. These shots are examples of how picturesque the area is. 

Oregon Coast, October 2012

I wanted to do more than just record this scene, so did some post production work to give it an old time feel. 

Beautiful October evening. Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, Oregon

I never tire of taking pictures of Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach. This evening offered a nice soft sunset. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunset on Oregon Coast

The sunset was magnificant this evening. I wanted to make an image that emphasized the color blend from the deeper tones at the bottom to the cooler blue near the top. This vertical format emphasizing the sky, leaving the beach and rocks secondary seemed to be a good choice.