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
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
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
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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, http://tinyurl.com/4wplly.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
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
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
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
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: http://tinyurl.com/6n23th