Monday, September 28, 2015

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday #39

Another year is winding down...I always feel that when obvious signs of fall are everywhere.  One thing I've discovered in the years I've been serious about my photography is that there is great beauty in the death and decay of plants and structures.  Such is certainly the case with the giant sunflowers which bloomed so beautifully in a corner of my back yard.  Now they exhibit a different kind of beauty, one I've chosen to share on Kent Weakley's P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Another Black and White Weekend (Friday)

It's been awhile since I've done a black and white image.  In the past week, I've been playing with white pumpkins, white gerbera daisies, and a $4 white pitcher...they work well in black and white, so I'm joining The Weekend in Black and White.

Monday, September 21, 2015

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday #38

I love aspens...there are different varieties, but I especially love the ones with white bark.  In the past several years, I have taken many photos of one small stand of aspens about 15 miles out in the country.  I try to visit them each season to record the latest look.  Now they are just beginning to turn color and were especially beautiful when the sun was low in the sky.   I'm adding another image to Kent Weakley's P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday for Week 38, continuing to build the photo book I'll have printed in January.

Monday, September 14, 2015

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday #37

When we go to "the big city" of Portland, we have to drive almost the width of the state.  Most of our trip is on I-84, which runs through the Columbia River Gorge.   The river divides the states of Oregon and Washington.  Before the interstate, there was Highway 30, which took a convoluted route through the Gorge.  It climbed high above the river, twisting and turning.  Now, much of that route is maintained as a historic highway, with traditional white guardrails on the sides (visible at lower right).  One high point of the route is Rowena Crest, which affords amazing views of the Columbia, both east and west.  One of those views is my choice for Kent Weakley's P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday this week.  This particular view is looking back at the way we had come, a view travelers can see only from the old highway "on top."

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sunflowers and Burlap

I bought some beautiful big sunflowers at the grocery store, but just didn't spend much time photographing them.  They are so pretty combined with burlap.