Shots And Thoughts From An Ordinary Guy.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lauren - 20 Already!

I know it is a bit late... however, it doesn't make it any less beautiful.

I love you sweetheart!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Meet Nick...

Nick - Stranger 02/100

Meet Nick. He is my stranger number 2... I was driving in downtown this morning on my way to a project and I saw this guy repelling down the side of a building. My first assumption was window washer. I have never shot a guy on a building so this was an opportunity.

Nick isn't a window washer, rather he is a building inspector. He has been repelling off of and inspecting the side of buildings for almost nine years. So now the obvious question... Are you a rock climber? No, was his response. He has never been nor has he a desire to be one. He just repels from buildings. Since he had twenty more drops to do today I respected his time and know little more than that. He was more than willing to have his picture taken for the project.

Thanks Nick for being number two...

This picture is #02 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Store Closing


I saw this sign in the window of a store downtown. I like the reflection and the contrast...



Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Self Portrait

Is it narcissistic to post a picture on your own blog of yourself? Maybe it is. I think in five years this is the first one so maybe it is ok...

Have an amazing day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Worn Out

A tired commuter...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

UP Stack

A picture I took a few days back... It is of the historic Union Pacific Smoke Stack.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Proud Grandpa

Pastor Doug and his beautiful boy!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


An old railroad passenger car abandoned near OMSI in SE Portland.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012


While on a photo walk today I encountered Allen. He is a retired youth counselor from Portland and loves riding on trains...

Thanks for the photo op!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

What Am I? Number 3

Here is another "What Am I?" Shot...

Post your thoughts in the comments...

Have a great day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

What Am I? - Number 2

Another "What Am I" Shot...

Any guesses?

Feel free to leave a comment if you have an idea what this might be.

A Birthday Pic

Here is a shot of Grayson and Lori at Grayson's birthday dinner at Olive Garden.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bored Monkey

Today I spotted our pet sock monkey... He was obviously quite bored since he was just staring out the office window.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Neighbors - SE Portland Fire

After dropping Grayson of at school today I decided to follow the sound of sirens. About a mile from my house there was a house fire and I was able to capture some shots. I actually had my camera with me so I took several shots which I will be posting at a later date.

I couldn't resist this one however. The two women are taking pictures with their iPhone and the gentleman on the right has come to lend a hand... Not sure the tiny fire extinguisher will due for this 3 alarm fire!

Have a great day...

House Fire SE Portland - February 07, 2012


On my way home from work tonight I was listening to my scanner. There was a man who beat his girlfriend and was armed and walking down the street. And of course I had to check out the action... I arrived before the police did and was able to get into position to take a couple shots.

Unfortunately I only had my cell phone... Here is a shot from tonight.

Now see all the exciting things you day workers miss!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

What Am I

Ok, any guesses as to what this shot is?

Friday, February 3, 2012


Our lonely boy. Now that our other cat has passed away we are finding this guy hanging around inside a bit more... This is "Junior."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Went to Freshman orientation with Grayson this evening. Can you guess by the image where?

Have a great day!