Foto Friday – Evening Grosbeak Coming in for a Snack

Foto Friday – Evening Grosbeak Coming in for a Snack

Yes, I know I posted a couple of Evening Grosbeaks in conversation last week. But I couldn’t resist showing you this photo. I like the sense of movement - capturing this bird in action. And there’s more to see here. Look at the shapes - the triangles of the wings and...

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Foto Friday – Evening Grosbeaks Having a Conversation

Foto Friday – Evening Grosbeaks Having a Conversation

The one on the left seems to be taken aback by what his friend is saying. Ha These two were a surprise for me. Evening Grosbeaks had never come to my yard before these two arrived. I was thrilled. They are beautiful birds with their striking, well-defined colors.

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Foto Friday – Tulip Time in Portland

Foto Friday – Tulip Time in Portland

On a walk this morning, I feasted on tulip eye candy. They are everywhere. I chose to post this lovely duotone. I couldn’t resist making a photo of the contrasting colors - yellow and red against a blue background.

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Foto Friday – Window Light

Foto Friday – Window Light

I was doing an exercise with light coming in from a window. I decided to capture the shadows from the blinds falling across a green bottle. As you can guess, I was going for a film noir look. I especially like that everything is a bit off kilter, on a diagonal.

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Foto Friday – Looks Like Nova Scotia

Foto Friday – Looks Like Nova Scotia

On a walk along the Columbia River with my friend, Margy Robinson, we saw this beautiful setting, and we both thought the same thing, ‘looks like Nova Scotia’. I was delighted by light, which was just right to capture the clouds in the blue sky reflected in the water....

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Foto Friday – Beauty in Imperfection

Foto Friday – Beauty in Imperfection

While doing a study of color, I decided to let nature be my guide. I went with pastels and filled the frame with it. I like the shapes and especially the tiny sprout peeking out from its mom. This is not a perfect blossom. It won’t win any flower contests. But I like...

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Foto Friday – Noir-ish Austerity

Foto Friday – Noir-ish Austerity

I wasn’t sure about posting this photo today nor about how you would respond to it. There are several reasons why I like it. The austerity is the first thing that grabs me. And, of course, the black and white, the negative space, and the silhouette are all aspects I...

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Foto Friday – Birds in the Snow

Foto Friday – Birds in the Snow

This morning in my yard I captured a Golden-Crowned Sparrow and an Oregon Junco, a couple of the many birds scratching for food during a rare Portland snow storm. I especially like the blurry, dreamy pastels created by the falling snow.

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