Monday, July 29, 2013

Inspiration is often as close as the front yard. These July Berries caught my eye, then with a little Photoshop magic...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Garden of the Gods

During our visit to Colorado Springs, Colorado we visited Garden of the Gods. It is a spectacular sight. It was a beautifully sunny day with snow on the ground.
While on vacation in the Caribbean, at St. Lucia I was taking a photo of this wall. As this woman walked by with her man, I noticed that her towel, tan and clothing would enhance the image I was attempting to capture. She agreed to lean against the wall. The shots without her, were just plain.

Back Yard Humming Bird

With several failed attempts to attract humming birds with purchased nectars, I decided to make my own. The home made nectar did the job, bringing several birds to our yard.

Young, Loud & Cool

This boy, floating over the sand, was having fun with his parents on the beach. His expression of joy in his young life caught my attention with a resultant shot from the hip.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Majestic in flight

These three eagle pictures were taken when Teri and I were visiting Birch Bay and staying at the Sandcastle Inn.  That is a very relaxing bay and we always look forward to seeing the eagles.


Bald Eagles at Birch Bay, Washington

Pond in the old golf course.

While looking for an eagle nest with fledglings, I came across this pond in an abandoned golf course.

Old Columbia River Highway

Columbia River Highway

I love the old Columbia River Highway with it's dense foilage and beauty.

Frog does the Dew

While working out in the garden on a hot day, this little green frog hopped over to enjoy the cool of my soda. The frog stayed put each time I picked up the can for a drink, letting me place it back next to her, snuggling back up to it. Once the can was empty and warmed, she hopped away, having had a cool respite.

Portland under the big blue.

A few months ago I took a photo of Portland on a cloudy day.  It is beautiful whether cloudy or sunny and this shot gives the contrast of a blue sky day.