Tuesday, November 27, 2007

One Foot, Two Foot

I got my cast off my right foot yesterday! This was my first walk without the boot. The going is slow, but at least I am walking.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Professor Harold Hill

This is a good shot I took last night at my grandson's school performance. Titled, The Music Man Junior, the half hour presentation of the combined 5th Grade classes was staged with a few sketches and songs from the legendary musical. It's purpose was to give the students an experience with stagecraft and to acquaint them with the historical time period and music. The handsome and clever boy in the center leading the music, Professor Harold Hill, is my grandson, Zack.

I was inside with flourescent gym lighting. I had to shoot at 400ISO to get good shutter speeds. Still the color was off a bit and it had a very grainy look. It took quite a bit of work in PSE4 to make this more presentable. This is the first shot I used the Smart Blur filter following a long email discussion in my online photo group. I've never known how to get more of the "pro" look before. It does seem to knock down the edges a bit. Don't know if I achieved the pro look as other photogs do it, but the finished photo looks better to me than the one I started with.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Spingwater Trail

Been trying to get a good drive by shot of Oaks Bottom in this spot for about a month. This drive-by technique is mostly luck. This one I finally got the look I've been trying to get.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Road Shot

Another drive-by with not much blur. I have actually been trying for some time to capture this road shot on SE Milwaukie Blvd. I've been trying to capture the tunnel look these big maple trees create over this section of roadway.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Another photo from before Abbi's ceremony.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Abbi's Baptism

My granddaughter was baptized in her church last night. I got to take photos before the occasion and there was a perfect location for sidelight on the back stairway of the building. I'm not very good with Photoshop so the skin tones look a little dark to me but I did the best I could to tone down the highlights given everyone was dressed in white.

Friday, November 2, 2007


We went to a play at Portland Center For The Performing Arts. This is the skylight in the entry. Cool! Lucky I had my P&S wrapped up in my purse.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Artichoke Heart

From dinner prep. I've never cut the top off artichokes previous to cooking them before today. When I saw this, I had to make a pic!