Foto Friday – An Osprey, Minimalism, and Negative Space

Foto Friday – An Osprey, Minimalism, and Negative Space

On an outing to a wetlands near Portland, with my friend Simon Mrkusic, I saw quite a bit of wildlife, including many species of birds and turtles. At one point during our excursion, we quietly stood still watching an osprey soaring overhead. I was taken in by the...

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Foto Friday – The Rule of Odds

Foto Friday – The Rule of Odds

Three birds high up at the top of a tree against a blue sky. Why is this something I would want to capture. Not only is it pleasing to the eye, it follows the rule of odds in photography. Now, what is this rule and why does it matter? Well, it's to make things...

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Foto Friday – The Story of an Artist in the Rain

Foto Friday – The Story of an Artist in the Rain

I almost missed him. I was looking at the reflections in the pond and wondering if this scene would make an interesting photo. It was raining, so the drops on the water were creating a lovely pattern. Then I noticed the guy sitting under his umbrella. He blended into...

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Foto Friday – Columbia River Scene

Foto Friday – Columbia River Scene

On a walk along the Columbia River one morning, I saw beautiful snow covered Mt. Hood (Wy'east original Native American name). The red roof of the boat house stands out in contrast to the blue and white of the rest of the scene. Without the building the scene would...

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Foto Friday – Nature Creates Art

Foto Friday – Nature Creates Art

On a walk with my dog yesterday morning this beautiful composition grabbed my eye. Leave it to nature to come up with the perfect work of art. The shapes and swirls of the fungi are offset by the green moss on the circular stump. I'm sure my friend Gail Gredler can...

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Foto Friday – Merganser Swimming Through Reflections

Foto Friday – Merganser Swimming Through Reflections

This female Merganser caught my eye as she swam by at a fast clip through Whitaker Pond. I was captivated by the lovely reflections, not only of the duck itself, but also by the trees along the shore. You would never know from this photo that this pond is in the midst...

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Foto Friday – Sandhill Cranes Fly Overhead

Foto Friday – Sandhill Cranes Fly Overhead

This week I decided to show you another photo I made while on my outing at the wetlands. (Remember the kestrel from last week?) Here, I  present you with a photo of sandhill cranes flying directly overhead through the fog. What I like about this is that it's...

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Foto Friday – Nature Paints a Picture

Foto Friday – Nature Paints a Picture

Last week I showed you a painterly photo in which I added effects to a scene of ducks taking flight. This week I present you with a Kestrel in mid-flight as he swoops down from his perch. The only effects you see here have been created by natural fog. I love fog and...

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Foto Friday – A Painterly Display

Foto Friday – A Painterly Display

I captured this scene of ducks taking flight a couple of months ago.. I like that the birds are still close to the surface of the water. It creates a fun action photo with a lot of splashing as the birds take off. I decided to do something I don't usually do with my...

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