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February rains

February rains

It has been amazingly windy, rainy and stormy along the Oregon Coast this winter. Over the last several days we have seen constant rain, hail and wind to up around 35 mph. Earlier in the month I believe there were gusts to as much as 50 mph. Of course the ... Read More
Top 10 Images of 2016

Top 10 Images of 2016

Christmas tree on the Greens in Woodstock VT Happy New Year Everyone Every year photographer Jim Goldstein of JM Galleries has fellow photographers submit their web link for their top 10 images of the past year. There are a number of fellow photographers that go through this process of reviewing their images, each in a ... Read More
Barns of Kittitas County, WA

Barns of Kittitas County, WA

Ok, I like taking pictures of barns; old barns, German barns, Hex barns, Western barns, Mail Pouch Barns and any other unique old barn. I suppose it is because they represent a part of the historical settlement and heritage of the area and our country. They are a symbol of ... Read More
Flypaper Textures

Flypaper Textures

Being able to create images that are just a little different from all the others out there is a challenge, particularly when it comes to a subject that is so often photographed. One answer that a lot of photographers use is to add more saturation, more contrast or turn them into ... Read More
The Sony A7r Mark II

The Sony A7r Mark II

Sony A7r Mark II, Leica R 35-70mm lens with Metabones adapter Somewhere during our last fall trip to New England, I came to the realization that I really liked this camera, the Sony A7r Mark II. Now this was not a casual determination and it wasn’t one based on limited ... Read More
The Best of 2015

The Best of 2015

  Among my photography friends, we have been sharing our best images of 2015. Here is my compilation of 45 images and a hard choice at that. However, these images are really more of a story of our  travels with the images I like from those events and Oregon. The image above is the first one ... Read More
Managing One’s Web Site:

Managing One’s Web Site:

I think I am into about 10 years of managing my own web site’s, from my blog site here to several image hosting sites. In all of those years, I have never had the problems I experienced over the last year. Starting in January as some of you may recall, I had this site taken ... Read More
September Supermoon and Eclipse from Mt. St. Helens

September Supermoon and Eclipse from Mt. St. Helens

lunar eclipse and supermoon over Mt. St. Helens Thanks to one of my good friends and photography companion, Paul, brought to my attention the occurrence of a lunar eclipse and supermoon early enough to do some planning for the event. After a bunch of fretting, I decided to take the pictures from the Elk Rock ... Read More

Creating Custom Points-of-Interest (POI’s)

When I get ready for a significant photography trip, I like to do research on good photo sites from books, photographer web sites, stock agency images, blogs and travel magazines before hand and then build a custom points-of-interest (POI) file that I can load into my GPS device as well as keep in my smart ... Read More
Spitting into the Wind

Spitting into the Wind

I had trouble coming up with an appropriate title for this entry, “am I delusional” or just spitting into the wind when I don’t like Adobe’s subscription and hope that some day it may change. Actually, I had adjusted to the concept of renting Photoshop until this last round of updates to Creative Cloud 2015 ... Read More