Sunday, March 25, 2007

As you may have noticed, I'm taking a break. I'll be back as soon as I can.

Monday, March 19, 2007


I love the color of the water here. It amazes me how the ocean can be so many different colors at different times.


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Unknown object

I have no idea what this is. I found it in a field with several other big rusty pieces of metal.

old metal

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Playing With Daisies

I Just had a few minutes to grab a shot this afternoon so I went out to the yard and picked a small daisy. I haven't used my macro lens for awhile so stuck the daisy stem in a hole in my fence to get a few close up shots. The flower head is about a half inch across.

I decided to try something I have heard others talk about but have never tried myself. I reversed the lens on my camera, holding it in place while shooting. You can get an attachment that will hold the lens in place but I don't have one.

I didn't use a tripod and trying to hold the lens in place and focus was quite a challenge so the images aren't sharp but I was amazed at how much closer you can get using this method.


And then, of course, I had to play with them in Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop.


I used another daisy with a little pink on it for this extra close shot.

daisy close

I'll be trying this experiment again.

Monday, March 5, 2007


I had to dig through my archives again. I don't think its been posted on my blog before though.


Friday, March 2, 2007

One Two Punch

This is a fun series from the friends wedding I shot awhile back. This is Amber and Steve. You have to look at it full size to see the expression on Amber's face. She really didn't sock him the way it looks :)

One, Two, Punch

Thursday, March 1, 2007

The Spawning

The Spawning

I stopped by a river to get a shot of a sunset. I forgot the sunset when
I saw the Chinook Salmon spawning so close to shore. These Salmon always
return to their place of birth to spawn and this poor hen was banged up
from her trecherous journey from the Pacific Ocean to this spot 100 miles
up the Umpqua river in Douglas County Oregon. Chinook Salmon die after
they spawn. This graceful lady has finished her life's task. Her eggs
are buried in a gravel nest beneath her, the male has fertilized them
and gone his own way... and she is waiting to die.

I love the mosaic look caused by the water movement.