ISO 200, 75mm, f/6.3, 1/400 sec.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
My very favorite part of my job is photographing students. Normally, I work mostly with faculty and administration and I don't see many students. But the photography puts me right in their faces.
Today I photographed a few students from our CAMP program. All of these guys rocked the camera. Here are just two of the portraits, but honestly, I did not have a bad one in the bunch.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
ISO 200, 200mm, f/7.1, 1/1000 sec
I had never heard of Silken Windhounds before my friend Jeff told me about them.
Oh my, they are drop dead gorgeous, slightly smaller than a greyhound, fluffy, lovable and beautiful to watch on the lure course.
Thanks Jeff, I'm smitten.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Meet Joe and Pepper. Pepper is part of the fabulous front-end team at our vet clinic and asked if I would do family pictures for them.
I asked them today how they met, and I love their story. They met in the Navy, on a ship. That was 15 years ago.
They waited 13 years for this little gem, Ashtyn. She is absolutely adorable.
We met at Deepwood Estate this morning for family pictures. I don't know about them, but I had a blast.
We walked our way through the garden and into the woods.
Pepper, Ashtyn and Joe, you rocked my day. Thank you.
And a special shout out to Karen, thanks for assisting.
Friday, June 24, 2011
I didn't haul my butt at of bed at 3 am this morning for this.
I was after this,
My friend Jeff called and asked if I wanted to go up and shoot the balloon lauching at the Tigard Festival this morning.
It sounded like a great idea until the alarm went off.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
ISO 200, 105mm, f/6.3, 1/1000 sec
Her name was Mrs. Washenfelder, she taught English Lit my senior year. She was famous for her reading of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. The underclass were always told that she foamed at the mouth when she recited the poem.
I personally don't remember that happening, but then again, my senior year in high school was back in..., nope, I'm not gonna date myself.
This crow spends a lot of time on the acre and every time I see him I think of Mrs. Washenfelder, English Lit and "Quoth the raven, 'nevermore'"
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
ISO 3200, 105mm, f/4.0, 1/20 sec
When I was down by the river a few weeks ago, I got lucky.
Normally the Willamette Queen is docked without her lights on. That night just as I was setting up, I heard her whistle. She was going down stream.
Since I was there to shoot the twilight, I was still there when she was coming back.
Woo hoo, jackpot!
Monday, June 20, 2011
ISO 200, 105mm, f/6.3, 1/60 sec
Calla lillies are probably my favorite flower. I love the simplicity of the blossom and the gentle curves.
Years ago, my father-in-law planted this in our garden. When I moved in with Karen, I dug it up and brought it with me.
This plant is a survivor and so forgiving. I'm a terrible gardener. I never water, never feed and never ever weed. It's a target for slugs and yet, when I looked out the window this evening, it had two perfect blossoms.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
This is how my daughter celebrates running 26.2 miles on a Sunday morning. Just for the record, she didn't get those running genes from me, just the good looks.
As if running the Portland Marathon last year was not enough, Holly decided that she was going to run the Vancouver Marathon this year.
This is Holly and her friend Emma rounding the corner at mile 26. Emma hopped in at mile 21 to help her keep pace. What a friend.
Apparently just finishing 26.2 miles is not enough, you gotta beat your own personal record. She did.
No marathon runner should ever be without a cheer leading squad. BFF Lauren, Mile 21 pace pal Emma, Holly, and hubby Joe
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
ISO 200, 100mm macro, f/2.8, 1/400 sec and 1/500 sec
During the yard patrol last night I had to stop by two of the the fruit trees see how they were coming. Since we had a brutally cold and wet spring, I'm happy to announce we're still going to have some fruit.
The plums are about the size of walnuts. There are very few bing cherries (my favorites), but they are about half way to picking. It's gonna be me against the birds here in a few weeks.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
ISO 100, 85mm, f/4.0, 1/500 sec
When we adopted Joey seven years ago, he was afraid of his own shadow. Humans were even worse. It took him four years to work up the courage to allow us to scratch his ears.
Now, he noses right in and pushes other dogs out of the way just to get his ears scratched. To say the least, his progress has been amazing to watch over the years.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
ISO 200, 80mm, f/8.0, 1/100 sec
We made a fast trip to Portland today and just as we approached Salem, on the west side of the interstate I noticed field after field of iris in bloom. The color was amazing.
I had a pretty good idea about how to get back there and immediately followed the signs to Schreiner's Iris Gardens. I was not expecting what we walked in to. The color from the fields were amazing, the color in the display gardens were ... I have no words.
Sadly, today was the last day they were open, but they are definitely on my calendar for next year.
ISO 200, 35mm, f/8.0, 1/80 sec
There must have been acres of display gardens. Each row different. I could not believe how beautiful it was.
I've only lived here for 20 years, how did I miss this?
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
ISO 1000, 100mm, f/3.2, 1/50 sec
When work becomes chaotic, the first thought that exits my brain is housework. I've learned that no matter what, it will always be there so it just makes sense to take care of everything else first.
Sitting in the middle of the kitchen table are my beautiful daisies, wilted. They really look kinda cool past their prime.
Guess that means I can put off housework for another week or two.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
ISO 800, 105mm, f/4.0, 1/80 sec
This weeks Project 52 was, well, to put it mildly... way out of my element.
"You have been asked to do a set of images for a Hair Salon. They will supply the subject, and you will shoot the hair styles / styling. The images will be printed quite large for the salon walls and you will be given photo credit for the images."
Saturday, June 4, 2011
ISO 800, 55mm, f/4.0, 1/80 sec
We were invited over to some friends house for dinner tonight, (OMG, the food totally rocked). We were enjoying the after dinner conversation when Jeremiah landed in his grand dad's lap.
I looked across the table and saw the massive yet gentle hands wrapped around the tiny baby. In a rude sort of fashion I demanded he hold that pose and ran to get my camera.
So worth it, even if they never invite us again.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
ISO 640, 67mm, f/4.5, 1/125 sec
Eyewear with flair. Salem has this great boutique frame shop, Glance. We wandered into the store this evening and these sunglasses were sitting on the shelf.
They are not for me, but I am oh so jealous of the person who can pull them off. I loved them.