Shots And Thoughts From An Ordinary Guy.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Just a random shot today...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Street Walk Seattle

Some night shots from a photo walk I did in Seattle tonight... enjoy!


Fountain 2

Fountain 3

Space Needle

I know this one is a bit out of focus, but I had just a second to respond...



Where does it all seem to go?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Upside Down Dog

Champs studio shot :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


My shot today is from downtown Portland during an "Anti-Wells Fargo Bank" rally that I encountered.

Taken with my cell phone...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Miss you already

Today I share a picture of Orange. He was born 15 1/2 years ago on my sons bed... we had to put him down due to a large tumor in his colon.

I have to say... he was a very cool cat.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Emma...

The photo says 8... however, Lori just informed me that she is only seven. Ooops!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Last Night's Snow...

Well, the snow came a falling! We finally got the snow that was predicted for this week. And just like Portland... it is almost melted away already. Here is a shot from my side door last night.

Have a great day.

Night Snow

More pictures added...

12 hours later...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


A picture of a bunch of grass at night with a flashlight...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Portland At Night

Here is another Cell Phone Shot. This one is Portland across the Willamette River. I did a bit of post processing to crop and get the "orange" out.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It Snowed

I was able to capture an image of our 2012 blizzard before it melts...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Trees In Uniform

Sometimes coming up with a title is the most difficult part of the post... Thanks Lori for your help :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Vapor Trail

Sometimes finding a good shot is as simple as looking up...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Three Rings Of Marriage

I saw this while out on a "date" with Lori... I thought it was pretty funny. Have a great day.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Free Stylin'

A shot of Grayson yesterday compliments of his Grandpa Bruce... Thanks Bruce for the awesome shot and an even better experience!

Emma - Zoom Blurred

One really nice benefit with having pets is the fact that you don't have to ask to take their picture. I have "experimented" on my pets for a long time and they never want any credit, ask to see the picture, or need to sign a release form. They just sit there and look cute.

Today I tried to capture a zoom blur with Emma, my Mini Australian Shepherd.

It turned out pretty good... So here's to more practice.

Have a great day!

Emma - Zoom Blurred

Big Yella!

The Big Yellow Locomotive...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Yellow DROPS!

Yellow DROPS!
Grayson and I had so much fun a few days ago with red water drops we had to do it again... So here is today's... Yellow DROPS!

Friday, January 6, 2012

My Mistakes...

When I was going through the folder today of "drops" from a couple of days ago I was deciding on the one or two shots that I would keep and then trash the rest. Since images take up a bit of file space on my computer I have made it a point to throw out the ones I know I will never do any thing with.

In the process I decided to do a quick manipulation to a few "rejects" from my drop shot.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Super Size - Day 4

After a little trial and error today I was able to achieve this...


Here it is again with a little Gimp processing...


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Super Size - Day 3

Today I kept with the theme... I titled it "Super Size Me"

Super Size Me

And as many of you know, I am not a huge football fan. However, since the Oregon Ducks did such a great job representing in the Rose Bowl yesterday I thought it fitting to share a picture I took this afternoon while down in Eugene.

Go Ducks!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Super Size - Day 2

Ok, so I am having a difficult time with this project. I decided to make this a theme based month and the theme is "Super Size."

Unfortunately I have been unable to get it going. Not enough time to stop and think through the shots. So here is the closest I could come up with today.

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year! A New Start...

Well, I didn't start out 2012 as I had anticipated. Often I think one thing will occur in life and another comes to pass. Oh, well... I am not going to complain. I had hoped to start this year off with a theme. However, due to other things taking place in our life today I was unable to take a shot related to the theme.

Today was Testimony Sunday at church. What a wonderful way for us to start the New Year. Several people were able to share with the body what the Lord has done and continues to do in their lives. Austin was one of those chosen to share.

Today's pictures are of Austin and Pastor Doug Snow... He has been a huge influence in Austin's life and I thought starting out 2012 with this shot would be an excellent way to bring in the new year.

Austin leaves tomorrow for Missionary Training at Potter's Field Ministries and will be heading over seas in a couple of months. God has done an amazing work in his life and we are so blessed  to be a part of it...