Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Looking Back At The Band

I love taking photos while I'm marching in the parade.  I'm in the front row so it's fun to take photos looking back at the band.  While we're marching and playing, I hold my trumpet with one hand and hold the camera up over my head with the other.  After many years of doing this I think I've gotten pretty good at it!

2010 Rose Parade

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stop Marching!

Once again, Jay is stopping the band.  We found out later there was this motorcycle drill team ahead of us that was doing some stuff which stopped the entire parade.  I'm sure it was cool but I hope they won't be back.  No offense to them but lots of stopping never makes for a fun parade, at least for us.

2010 Rose Parade

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Car Roses

Some lovely roses on one of the cars in the parade that someone special was sitting in.  I really liked the brightness of the roses against the dark car.

2010 Rose Parade

Friday, June 18, 2010

Turning a Corner

This was the last corner in the parade.  I thought it might look cool to take a pic as we were marching around it.  It came out a little dark so I played around with it in Lightroom.  :)

2010 Rose Parade

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rose Parade Panorama's

While we started crossing the Burnside bridge and were marching (slowly), I took several photos quickly then stitched them in Photoshop CS5. I think they came out pretty good, I especially like the first one.  :)

2010 Rose Parade

2010 Rose Parade

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rose Head

Sue had these cool flowers in her hair for the Rose Parade.  I thought they were cool, but the photo came out a little blurry.  So I tried to be a little artistic with it.

2010 Rose Parade

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bands Play Now!

In the Rose Parade are many high school marching bands, all being judged.  Close to the judges they have a big sign to let the directors know the band needs to start playing.  Mary grabbed it and started running through the band with it.  I tried to move WITH her as she was running when I took the pic.  turned out just how I expected - everything else is blurry except her!  Nice when it works right! :)

2010 Rose Parade

Monday, June 14, 2010

Made In Oregon Sign

Here's another pic of this sign I took Saturday during the parade.  I wish the For Lease sign wasn't there, oh well, still love this sign!

2010 Rose Parade

Friday, June 11, 2010

Salmon Fountain again

Here's another shot I took of this cool fountain.

Salmon Fountain

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cute Doggie

This dog was sooooo cute!  He'd run into the water, get all wet, shake off, then lay down and relax.  He was having a good time!

OMT Waterfront Concert

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Salmon Fountain

Our band played a concert in front of this cool fountain.  While waiting to get started, I walked around looking for things to photograph.  I liked this, but then took it into Lightroom trying to give it a fake HDR look.  I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  Maybe a little over the top in color and stuff, not so real looking, but I still like it.  :)

OMT Waterfront Concert

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Microwave Tower

While waiting for the parade to start I saw this huge microwave tower on top of a building.  I liked how it looked against the clouds.  A little processing in Lightroom to bring out some of the detail.

Microwave Tower

Monday, June 07, 2010


Over the weekend I was busy playing a concert at the waterfront and marching in a parade.  It was great fun and fantastic weather!  While waiting for the concert to begin I was taking photos when I saw this drawbridge.  I thought it was cool how the two tower framed everything.  I then did some processing in Lightroom.  I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  :)

OMT Waterfront Concert

Friday, June 04, 2010

Bird on the Feeder

We get a lot of birds at the feeder hanging in our tree.  It's really cool to watch them all and take photos of them.  Here I just put it on burst mode and fired away because they were moving around so much.  Some turned out good, like this one.  :)

Bird at the Feeder

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Morning Fog

On the way to Florence for the Rhody Parade I took this photo out the window of the bus.  I really liked the look of the fog on the hills in the morning. Those pillars are in a river that is between us and the house.  Too bad it's a little blurry. :(

Morning Fog

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

2006 Rose Parade

Another photo from the 2006 Rose Parade. Here we are crossing a bridge heading into downtown Portland. It was one of the few times we didn't get rained on for this parade. ;)


Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Made In Oregon

I took the 3-day weekend off to relax, rest, try to get over this stupid cold, clean, and play with the family. It was a great weekend and now I'm back!

I took this photo in 2006 while marching in the Rose Festival Parade. A lot of people take photos of the parade from the sidelines. I like to offer a perspective from the parade. This is one of my favorite signs downtown, really cool. During Christmas they turn the reindeer's nose red. :)