Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ferris Wheel (re-edit)

I haven't been going out and taking many pictures lately because I can't find new places to go to. It's frustrating and that's why I'm really looking forward to moving in a couple of months. We do have a trip planned in a couple of weeks near Ocean Shores (which I have been to many times) but hopefully it will get me out of my photo funk!

Without new pictures to edit, I have going back and re-editing old stuff. This is of a ferris wheel I took last month. The first edit can be found here: http://myprojectthreesixtyfive.blogspot.com/search/label/ferris

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Mossy Oak

I'm not sure that this tree is actually an oak tree, but I needed a title and it sounded good. I went on a field trip with my son's 3rd grade class to the Wildlife Refuge in Ridgefield a couple of weeks ago. I'm not the type of parent to do those kinds of things typically, because honestly other people's children annoy me. I promised Ashton that I would go though. It was a pretty cool place but couldn't fully appreciate it so I plan to go back to walk the trails, enjoy the nature and try to photograph the wildlife that were all scared off by loud, obnoxious kids. There was this HUGE, beautiful, tree that I didn't have the luxury of time to spend photographing it. I was only able to pause for a second as we were walking away to get 3 bracketed exposures of just this shot.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Indian Trade Shop and Dispensary

My Credit Union is having it's annual photo contest again this month. (Last year I won with my Olympic National Park photo). No pressure this year, right? The theme has always been the Great Northwest, but they changed it this year to "New Perspective". I guess they were tired of all the waterfall and beach pictures, because now they are looking for something that shows our spirit or culture. The deadline to submit is May 31st and I didn't submit a picture until yesterday. I think it was my best one suited for the theme and after I sent it in, I had two people from marketing comment how great a picture it was. That hasn't happened - ever. I was a little hesitant to send in a portrait layout photo because the calendars are usually done in landscape, but I figured if they liked my pic enough, it wouldn't matter. The clouds are what  make the picture.

This is of the Indian Trading Shop and Dispensary at Fort Vancouver - which was the Hudson's Bay Company (fur trading) headquarters for Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia.

Friday, May 13, 2011


I haven't posted in awhile so I looked back through my old pictures and picked this one. It's an old Theatre sign in downtown Portland - kinda cool.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Briz Loan and Guitar

The other day I wanted to take some pictures of the sunset near the waterfront and on my way I drove past Briz Loan & Guitar and saw this huge guitar on the side of their building. It was hard to get a good picture of it because it had a big Plaid Pantry sign right underneath it, so I cropped it out of the picture. I love the bright orange of the guitar against all the different textures of the brick wall.