Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Walking Home--The View From Eileen's Garden

Took this yesterday walking home in the rain from the bus stop. I was attracted to the green carpet laid down by the fallen maple blossoms on the sidewalk in front of our house. Further, I loved the tunnel like view from my neighbor's gorgeous, calming, inspiring garden.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Pink House With Cherry Blossoms

Just at sunset Hugh and I went over Sellwood for dinner. Across the street from the restaurant I spotted an amazing Queen Anne built in 1893 with even more amazing cherry trees in bloom in the front yard. We chatted with the owners briefly when they saw us admiring their home. They had a cute but tired three-year-old son. The little boy lovingly shared with me a handful of cherry blossoms while I was photographing. A very lovely interaction. And the house and blossoms--breathaking!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dude And His T

Took this about a week ago on a walk around the neighborhood just at dusk. This guy was stopped and was drawing quite a crowd of appreciative onlookers. This is his street Model T. He was in absolute heaven answering questions and showing everyone all his work that kept this thing sputtering and running. The driver said it would ride 70mph on the freeway from all his substitutions. He cranked it for us several times, explaining how he keeps from breaking his thumb; he showed off his dash and controls; he demonstrated proper Model T shifting; he let a little girl sit in the driver's seat and blow the horn. Hugh and I had great fun talking to him and sharing enthusiasm for his ride. When he drove away he left a fair sized puddle of oil near the curb. What fun!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tree And Full Moon

My first collage effort. This combines four different images. The cat's eyes are in there several times.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Front Of The Front

This is a photo from last fall. I updated it with an equalize filter for an entry in the monthly photo group assignment so I thought I'd post it here as well. This is the leading edge of a storm front that moved across the Willamette Valley. I was lucky enough to be in a big parking lot with my camera and lots of space to capture the storm edge.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Staccato Gelato

Went to the neighborhood gelato shop the last warm night before the rain. It was jammed, of course. Something about cold weather makes me not in the mood for walking in the rain to get gelato. But give me a hot spring day....well, you know.
This wan an impromptu shot taken from the doorway. I like the three layers of color, blue, orange, blue. Complementary colors! Also, I tried to show everyone in the foreground turned toward the woman scooping gelato at the left. And then their eyes following to the opposite hand where she will put the scoop of gelato. I'm not sure I like the way it turned out but you gotta go with the best you got on any given day.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

East West

First post back on eblogger for my dailyeye photo blog. This is also my f irst week in school at East West College. This training will prepare me for taking the Oregon state board exams to become a massage therapist again. Here is an early morning shot of the school facade. Kinda cool building.