From our Mother's Day hike with the family in Forest Park. This stone cabin ruin is usually our turning around point. I decided to use the old camera layer along with a blur layer.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
We are getting into the next phase of blooming dogwood in the Pacific Northwest. These dogwood trees flower all summer. The flowers are fresh right now--newly bloomed. They get looking pretty ragged looking by late July. Ah, Oregon!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It was rainy and misty yesterday on our walk. I was lucky to photograph this bronze colored snail just before Maggie scared it and it shrank into a much smaller posture. Snapseed is the post processing app I find the most helpful and it made this little snail into a more fascinating image, I think. With Snapseed I was able to crop and rotate, add a grunge layer, adjust white balance and levels, add sharpening, burn the shell hot-spot, and add vignetting plus a frame. Whew! A very handy app for lazy photographers like me who are coming to hate cranking up Photoshop for art making. You can see my original photo below for comparison.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Found a 1940 Hudson Pickup truck parked in our neighborhood. Quite rusty. This is the emblem above the bumper. You can see trees reflecting in the pitted chrome. I would love to have had a straighter on shot than this but another car was pulled up touching the Hudson's bumper so I had to settle for the long-arm reach-in shot. Alas. Still, with some post-production in Snapseed and close cropping, the photo turned out kind of beautiful.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
We had wonderful light inside the restaurant at The Farmer's Feast Cinco De Mayo Dinner last Sunday at 3 Square Grill restaurant. The dishes, prepared by Chef Kathryn LaSusa Yeomans, were SO tasty and eye appealing they were destined for capturing on my iPhone.
Here you see Kathryn's morel mushroom tamales along with Tamworth Heritage Pork smothered in green chilli mole sauce and sprinkled with elder flowers. Yum, yum!! Yum!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Last Sunday at the Canby Spring Fair, I felt awestruck by this exquisite leaf. I have no idea what plant name belongs here. I just loved this leaf and this plant and the sun lighting up the universe in it. Ah.....