Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day 571 - Moving to a new rock •

It's time. I have sat on this WordPress site for months working up the courage to move. Blogspot has been fabulous, but I was ready for a change.

Come on over to my new digs and have a look around.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day 570 - White & Sons

ISO 100, 24mm, f/6.3, 13. sec

I have driven past this building a million times and thought I should probably stop and take a closer look. Last night we just happened to be walking by and I love how the street lights illuminated it.

The best history I can find is that it was built in 1890 by Daniel Anthony White and has stood empty since the mid-1970s.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 569 - Twister

ISO 100, 50mm, f/20, 1.6 sec

The Riverfront in Salem is hosting the Brew & Bite this week-end.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 568 - Moonlight in the Vineyard

By day I am the graphic designer for the local community college. I'm really lucky because I love what I do. I have my days when I am tearing my hair out, banging my head against a brick wall and threatening to jump from the second story window in my office...

Then, the days arrive when I smile inside and think yep, this is why I do what I do.

Our biggest event for the Foundation is coming up. It has always been Moonlight & Roses, which seriously, design wise has infinite possibilities. Mid-stream they changed the theme.

This is how I spent my evening last night.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 567 - Dee Wright Observatory

When we headed up to Dee Wright Observatory in the wee hours of the morning on Saturday, I really had not done my homework. I was even relying on Google Maps to get me there (that was not my most brilliant move of the day).

They had just opened the roads the week before because of snow-pack, and believe me, they weren't heavily traveled. The road was narrow and twisty. It was complete darkness when we arrived, so I was pretty surprised to find us in the middle of a lava field when daylight finally arrived.

The observatory was built in 1935 by the Civilian Conversation Corp. Lava from the surrounding area forms the walls of the structure. Located at the top of McKenzie Pass, the skies were clear and we were able to pick out the top of Mt. Hood, 75 miles away.

Each window is strategically placed to view one of the mountain peaks. On top of the structure is a viewing platform allowing for a 360° view of mountains.

I'm glad we went, was really beautiful, although I wasn't expecting the baron wilderness of a 1500 year lava flow.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Day 566 - Three sisters

ISO 100, 82mm, f/22, 0.3 sec.

Looking at the Three Sisters peaks from the top of McKenzie Pass.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day 565 - One person's weed...

ISO 200, 100mm macro, f/6.3, 1/125 sec

Is someone else's garden.

At least until Karen mowed the lawn.