Mile marker 34, North side of the hwy.
I found these growing on a freeway noise reduction wall off HWY 26 near the interchange with HWY 217 in Portland, Oregon. ISO – 64 1/50 second F16 The sun was quite intense at 2:30 pm. Just pointed the camera straight up and had a nice blue sky for a background.
GIMP and Raw Therapee are free photo processing software. I started with a .raw file picture from a walk in Commonwealth Lake Park and completely overdid it, I like it. Knowing the image would be super boring and took it anyways just to over manipulate it. Gaudy is good, sometimes. I’d love to have a… Continue reading A walk with GIMP
Close in flower shot using the flash are my favorite along with shooting insects and hummingbirds. ISO 100 1/320 sec F16 Shot in .raw and came off the camera only needing a crop. I like it. GIMP leaves the comment “binary comment” in EVERY export I do, silly. They should have left it blank and… Continue reading The Unknown Flower
Got to Timberline Lodge at 5:15 am and it was a 43deg F. After a few shots I sat in my vehicle, heater running full blast, and connected to the camera with my Android phone and Imaging Edge Mobile. So easy. Anchored the tripod with my laptop bag because it can get wickedly windy there.… Continue reading Mt. Hood Timberline Lodge Sunrise Sep 23, 2021
I feel fortunate to have seen Mt. Denali even just a little bit, seriously. It has been raining for weeks in the Alaska interior near Anderson and Denali Alaska this Summer 2021. We got a sunny (ish) day, LUCKY. Used a polarizing filter and found it difficult to use because my eyeglasses have an ‘auto-darkening’… Continue reading Mt. Denali (a.k.a McKinley) – August 2021
The mushrooms are beautiful and lucky for me growing next to some berries. I’m on vacation and too lazy to identify either the fungi or fruit. Seems like the only thing missing from these ‘little-world’ pics is some little people. I’ll keep looking 😉
Staying at a beautiful Air Bee Und Bee, Aspen Retreat in Anderson Alaska, about 40 miles from Mt. Denali. 55 acres of dense woodlands and wetlands is a photographer’s dream but a wet one this time because it’s raining. Thank God for indoor running water and toilets because I sure as hell wouldn’t want to… Continue reading Aspen Retreat – Anderson, Alaska -1 – August 2021