Friday, May 28, 2010

Cool Plane

While waiting for the Florence Rhody Festival parade to begin this neat old bi-plane flew over. I put the camera on full digital zoom, moved with it and hoped I got a good shot. Was thrilled to find out I did! :)

Cool plane!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Looking Across the Suislaw River

On our way to Florence for the Rhody Parade I took this photo out the bus window. I really liked how the fog made everything look so peaceful and relaxing, and how calm the river was.

Looking across the Suislaw River

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

One seed too many

This bird was at our feeder so I put the camera in multi-shot mode and fired away hoping to catch him flying away. He didn't but I did get this where he apparently tried to take more seeds than would fit in his mouth. D'OH!

Bird at the Feeder

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ferris Wheel

While marching in the parade I saw this ferris wheel. It looked really cool and I quickly grabbed a photo. This turned out way better than usual, nicely framed and all! Not easy to do while you're marching and supposed to be playing! haha After looking at it I decided it could benefit from some additional processing in Lightroom. I think it turned out really good!

Rhody Parade in Florence Oregon

Monday, May 24, 2010

Very Cool Bike!

While marching in the Florence Rhody Parade this last weekend I saw this very cool bike! I'm a little upset I cut off the front wheel. I cropped it a bit and had some fun processing it in Lightroom.

Rhody Parade in Florence Oregon

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Maddie Posing

It was a really nice day. We were sitting in the front yard enjoying the sun and Maddie had her bathing suite on playing in the water. When she saw me pointing the camera at her she stuck this pose. haha

Maddie posing

Friday, May 21, 2010

Bird at the Feeder

The birds were out big time enjoying the seed we put out for them. I grabbed my camera and from inside the house, put it on full digital zoom and took some photos. I like that I caught this guy with a seed in his mouth. :)

Bird at the Feeder

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fake HDR Clouds

While sitting outside enjoying the sun I saw some cool clouds. While I was looking at them I thought they would probably be fun to play around with in Lightroom. I spent a little time trying to give them that HDR look. I really like how this one turned out! The clouds look neat, the sun looks like a Phoenix, and the stuff at the bottom has a cool look. :)

Cool Clouds

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pigeon On The Roof

There's a small group of Pigeon's that live around our neighborhood. One was nice enough to land on the roof and pose so I could take a picture. :)


Monday, May 17, 2010

Purple Flowers

We have these really pretty flowers planted around the tree in our front yard.

Flowers by our tree

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Riley & Maddie Enjoying the Sun

Saturday it was really a nice day out. I was sitting outside reading a book while Maddie was playing with a neighbor and Riley was riding his bike. Maddie came back and wanted to sit on her towel and read. Riley wanted to do the same. :)

Riley & Maddie enjoying the sun

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Our House

It was a beautiful spring afternoon and the front yard was looking good. So I took several photos and stitched them together. I like having a good looking lawn, and having the neighbors be jealous. ;)


Friday, May 14, 2010

Cool Clouds

I've been on a cloud kick lately because there have been so many cool clouds lately! Here's some more. I really like the spring green of the trees and how blue the sky is (no photo retouching done).

Cool Clouds

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Angry Clouds

The other day it was beautiful, then over about an hour the clouds rolled in, some looking VERY ominous like they were going to unload buckets of water on us any second. Fortunately we were able to get inside before the rain started. :)

Angry Clouds

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Spring Tree and Clouds

We had some good, big, puffy storm clouds the other day. I thought the tree starting to bloom in the Spring looked cool against the clouds. :)

Cool Clouds

Monday, May 10, 2010

2008 Snow Storm

Back in December of 2008 around Christmas we had the most snow I've seen since my family moved back here in 1976 (I was 13). It was great fun for the kids, a mess for everyone to drive in. Thankfully, I can easily work from home so I never went into work, just went downstairs and logged on. This meant we were able to get out with the kids and enjoy it. This is a view of our house and the street - we are at the corner of two streets which is why it looks so bent. ;) This is several photos stitched together in Photoshop.

12/17/2008 2:45pm

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Rose Garden Panorama

Before a Portland TrailBlazers game. I took these fast and didn't adjust the camera settings enough. It's a little blurry but turned out pretty good.

Rose Garden Panorama

Friday, May 07, 2010

Clouds Behind Trees

I was walking back from the train and saw this. I thought it looked cool with the trees acting as a boarder on the bottom to the big, puffy clouds in the sky. This is 2 rows of 6 photos each stitched in Photoshop CS4 (don't have CS5 - yet). I did a little manipulation in Lightroom, though not much.

Clouds behind the Trees

In this 2nd one I took the same photo from above and pulled the Clarity slider in Lightroom all the way down. I really like the effect this produced. I like both equally but for different reasons. :)

Clouds behind the Trees

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Tree ready for spring

While walking back from the train I saw this tree that hadn't bloomed yet and thought it looked cool against the blue sky.

Tree ready for spring

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Governor Hotel Renaissance Room

A very small group of the One More Time Around Again Marching Band played a little lunch gig. We met in this really cool room. I loved how warm the the lights made it look. I did enhance it a bit in Lightroom, really like how it turned out!

Governor Hotel Renaissance Room

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Hole in Proposal Rock

This is a really cool rock at Neskowin. Over on the left side (as you're looking at it from the beach) there's a nice hole in it, big enough for people to fit through. I tried to get a little different perspective on it. This never had any post processing done on it, but now that I look at it, I think it needs some. Still, I do like how it turned out. :)

Hole in Proposal Rock

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Big Cloud

I was watching the kids play and ride bikes (something I do every day after work if it's not raining) when I looked up and saw this really cool looking cloud. Just had to take a picture of it. It was cool how it ran the same direction as our street, looked like if it dropped down to the ground it would fill the street perfectly.

Big Cloud