Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Heceta Head Lighthouse on the central Oregon coast. The fog was rolling in on Thursday afternoon which made the lighthouse not visible and the keeper's house barely visible. Both of these structures are probably two of the most photographed landmarks on the Oregon coast.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Sandy Creek bridge built in 1921. I wonder how many early automobiles and horse-drawn buggies have crossed over this one.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
(Garibaldi Pier - Tillamook Bay, OR)
I seem to be drawn to this pier. I've posted a few photos of it and here's one more. I'm waiting for the just the right sunset to hit it on this side though. Returning to favorite spots for the right lighting can be both challenging and fun.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Isn't God's creation wonderful?!!
Friday, June 18, 2010
It got a little intense at one point. Apparently they don't like to share.
Not everyone was caught up in the foray.
This guy actually looks board.
I've learned some things in the last few days while trying to capture photos of these birds.
- Shoot in AV mode. I usually shoot in manual mode but with AV there's far less to be concerned about.
- Things happen fast so use at least the minimum shutter speed matched to the focal length of the lens.
- While photographing birds in RAW+JPEG, a 2 GB card fills up pretty fast.
- I deleted a lot of photos from this shoot. (I think I took too many.)
- Use manual focus instead of auto. This allows for better composition. Also the auto focus makes too much noise.
- Speaking of noise... don't let your big curious Bullmastiff walk in behind you while in your photo blind. She can be noisy.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Towhees are one of my favorites!
This hummingbird stopped for a break to catch his breath.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
(Garibaldi Pier - Tillamook Bay)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The sun was low on the horizon and shining through the front of the restaurant. I thought the shadow on the wall was interesting. Despite the fact that you don't see anyone else in the place the food was great and the portions were big. We walked out of there feeling like Dos Rocas!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
The grapes look immature at this point but that will hopefully change soon. Last month was one of the wettest months of May we've had on record. The forecast for June looks wet too. Hopefully the vineyards will get some warm dry weather soon.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The reality is, work always gets done in due time. Family time, though, slips away too fast and we don't get those moments back. Taking regular time to relax and to especially be with family is important. So important it should be a priority.