Fall is Here!

I can’t remember the last time I pulled out my camera just to shoot for fun. Actually, I can, because my last shoot was still on the memory card and it was from spring! I love fall. It’s my favorite season by far and I love capturing the colors, so yesterday, not only did I…

Goodbye, Portland Summer

I love the change of seasons, the transitions. Once we’re full into a season, I’m whining about how I’m ready for the next one. It’s just more fun that way. I took these shots a few weeks ago, just when I was ready to tell summer to fuck off and welcome in fall with gusto.

Spring Brings the Cherry Blossoms

Warm weather comes late to spring in Portland, but I do love the colorful bursts that are the Cherry Blossoms here. This tree is in our front yard and I’ve been wanting to photograph it for weeks now. I finally drug out the ol’ manual DSLR today and, while I totally forgot to adjust my…

Snow is A-Foot!

Last week, while on vacation in California, it snowed a foot or so in Portland, Oregon, which caused quite the kerfuffle in trying to get home. Regardless! I did manage to take a few shots once I’d recovered from the travel. I had to.I mean, rules are rules. We had some very impressive icicles and,…

LACMA: Modern Art Love

Yesterday, you saw my favorite part of LACMA, the Urban Light installation, now see some of my favorite shots of architecture and art throughout the rest of the museum. Of course, this is only a small sampling. You should definitely go if you have a chance and see the Warhols, the Pollocks, the Lichtensteins, etc….

Urban Light

I’ve shot this place numerous times and my favorite thing about it is that there’s always a new way to see it, from the light due to the time of day or to the weather to the many angles or if there are crowds or not. I can always find a new way of finding a gorgeous shot.

Portland So White…

…Because of snow! Yuk Yuk! It’s also funny because they are lots of white people here. Careful or you’ll miss us blending into the snowy landscape. Just look for the red Starbucks cups. Okay! Okay, enough bad humor. It snowed yesterday for the second time in a week, which is rare for rainy Portland. And,…

Views from Astoria

While in Astoria, Oregon a few weekends past, we went up to the Astoria column and these are the views from the base and top of the column. Simply gorgeous! //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Port of Astoria

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Astoria Megler Bridge

I love bridges. I love the architecture and design and the engineering which I don’t understand. I love their utilitarian beauty. This beaute is between Astoria, OR and Washington and on of my faves. PS still playing with that lens here 🙂 //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Long Beach, Washington

This is a gorgeous, quiet beach which you can drive right on to! Pretty cool and, as you can imagine, my favorite thing to do is walk long stretches taking photos. The trick is keeping my windswept hair out of the frame!

Rain Drops on Windows

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My Neighborhood

This post is a bit of playtime for me. A friend lent me a wide-angle lens for my Olympus to try (with the intent to sell) and this was the first time I tried it out, just walking around my neighborhood. What do you think? Should I buy it? More photos with that lens coming…

Almost Christmas Snow

It snowed hard in Portland last week (just past Christmas) for just a few hours and then promptly turned to icy slush, being Portland. But I was able to get out and take a walk in the fat flakes and get some shots of the snow and ice. I like that it doesn’t snow in…

Cherry Tree

I’m pretty sure this beauty is a Cherry Tree, but please, smart people, correct me if not. You can find these trees all over Portland in varying shades of pink and white, blossoms exploding all over the place, raining pastel onto the streets, roofs, and cars. It’s one of my favorite things about this city….

Raindrops on Portland

We had an unusually sunny winter and spring has marched in with some much-needed rain (despite how much we’ve all enjoyed the sunshine). These are all around my yard and house, taken with a few different lenses. Enjoy!   As a reminder, if you like my work and want to see more, you can find…

Japanese Maple

This gorgeous tree is in our front yard and has just begun to leaf and the shock of red I see when I get home every day is just lovely to see. I shot this series with two different lenses, a fixed macro lens and a digital zoom lens. I thought I’d prefer the results…

In My Backyard

Portland is confused and thinks it’s spring already and has been blooming like crazy! These shots are of a tree in my backyard. I went out there in the early evening and the light was just scrumptious. You can see the light changing through the shots and it was almost gone by the end. It…

Saturday Morning

It’s been unseasonably sunny quite a bit lately and makes waking up to the light in my house this morning too gorgeous to resist.

Around Downtown Portland

I don’t always take photos of flowers and cats. Sometimes I love me some architecture and a clear winter day in downtown Portland is especially lovely. The light gradients in some of these shots absolutely slays me.