Thursday, May 29, 2008

Orange Poppy

These have bloomed in gardens all over my neighborhood! This particular flower was perfect for photographing. When I made the photo, I had barely any wind. This allowed me to shoot at about 8.0 so I could render the delicate, papery petals sharp and clear along with good detail in the center. I wish when I snapped the shot, I'd left a little more green in the right hand corner. Ah, well. I made several images and this one had the most green.
I should know what kind of poppies these are but I don't. If you do, post me the name and I'll change the title. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ancient Birch With Swing

I love this tree! Today I tried to find a way to capture it.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Floral Bedposts

From my walk today. I've kept myeye on this for several months. Last fall it was bare. Today though, the flowers are finally starting to grow here.

Monday, May 19, 2008

North To Alaska

I"ve been making this photo in my head for about a year and a half now, ever since my friend, Sue from Los Angeles, first shared her dream with me that she wanted to take a driving photo trip to Alaska. Well, today she stopped to meet me for lunch in Portland on her way North! It felt so good to see her and catch up on the news in her life. She's packed for three month's worth of driving and photographing in her beloved truck. I feel tickled that I had my camera in my purse so I could make this actual photo after such a long time of dreaming it in my mind! Good luck and happy travels, Sue!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Golden Poppy

Another California poppy from my secret vacant lot in Central Point, Oregon

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Grade School

Another photo I took while in Southern Oregon. This is the original part of West Side School, my grade school from 2nd-6th grades. The school was closed in 1980 or 81 and was used by the US Naval Reserve until last fall when the school was reopened. Another photo of the school can be seen in the Medford Mail Tribune article here,

Monday, May 12, 2008

California Poppy In Oregon

A vacant lot near my mom's house was sporting California poppy blooms. This still tightly furled flower caught my eye.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

New Mown Hay

Another photo from my walk around my childhood neighborhood. The field next to my old school was smelling sweet of fresh cut hay. I liked the wavy rows that lead to the red roofs. (Red and green=complementary colors!) I also think it's cool that the sky is interesting with all the surly looking clouds.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

View of Roxy Ann

Visiting Mom this weekend. Took this photo, the perennial view from the front of my growing up house, near sunset. Across the way is Roxy Ann Peak and in the farther distance with its cloud cap cover, Mt McLaughlin in the Cascade range. You may have to click the photo to make it larger so you can see the mountain on the left-hand-side.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Schondecken Coffee Roasters

Really good roast. Friendly service. Our local small-town coffee roaster at 6720 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202, across from the Westmoreland Post Office.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Did Not Did Too

A shot of my grandkids having sleeve fights with each other. They asked to wear our jackets since they didn't want to bring theirs but suddenly they felt cold.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Sunset Over Willamette

This sunset reminded me of the lenticular cloud sunsets Galen Rowell loved to photograh over the Eastern Sierra. He was a particular mentor to me. Of course my sunset has limited color on this night. Ah, well.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Brooklyn Drugs Neon

Portland has a lot more neon signs than where I lived in Los Angeles. Last Friday night we were in the Brooklyn neighborhood with friends and walked past Hugh's favorite pharmacy so I got the chance to photograph the sign. Here's another shot of the same sign from a fellow nighthawk photographer: