Friday, November 21, 2014

Just Passing By

The first snow of the season....early for the season, in fact....changed the landscape in the Grande Ronde Valley.  On our way to an early morning appointment, we drove by the tree I have photographed often before, and I pulled out my phone to record the scene.
Joining with TheWeekend in Black and White.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Texture Tuesday {Grateful}

Linking up with Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.  The image was edited with kk_2810 and kk_naturally.  The text was added in PicMonkey.

Project 52 2014 #47

It's a country windmill, bright and shiny in the cold (below freezing) afternoon light.   I've added a layer of Flypaper's "Sauvage Byzantine" texture.  This is my choice for Week 47 of Kent Weakley's Project 52 and Sweet Shot Tuesday.

Friday, November 14, 2014

My Favorite Ford sans Color

For at least four years, I've photographed this old Ford truck; it's on private land near the site of a now-defunct elk farm in the mountains.  I wish I could buy the truck and store it someplace where it wouldn't be at the mercy of the elements, but that's out of the question.   My goal is to photograph it in snow, and the first snow fell yesterday.  Maybe I'll have to take a drive and make that side trip soon! Joining with The Weekend in Black and White.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Project 52 2014 #46

Linking up with the 46th week of  Kent Weakley's Project 52: a beautiful 128-year-old church in morning light.

First Christian Church -- Milton-Freewater, Oregon, est. 1886

Frosty Leaf Texture

For Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday this week, I've chosen a "frosted" maple leaf that seems to be screaming that Old Man Winter is on the way.

edited with kk_revolution 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Blue Mountains in Early November

I live in a valley bordered on the west by the Blue Mountains of NE Oregon.  They are truly blue, as is evident in this photo I took from a little viewpoint on the mountain pass.  The yellow trees are Western Larch, commonly known as Tamarack, a conifer that turns yellow and drops its needles the same way deciduous trees behave in the fall.  The haze is most likely the result of burning slash piles in the forest.  I'm joining in with Madge Bloom's Weekly Top Shot.