We may be officially into Autumn (and a few rainy days), but guest photographer Maryann Nielson brings us some sunshine to remind us of summer. Thanks, Maryann!
I’m not sure how obvious it is from the photo (click on it to see it larger), but there are a lot of birds in the branches of this tree. I count at least twelve or thirteen. I tried to get closer shots of them, but they were pretty far away, and I was behind a fence. I have no idea what kind of birds they are, as usual.
This was taken along the path by the wetland area off of Sunrise Dr.
Guest photographer Jim Mullholand captured this beautiful sunset last night. We’ve had a lot of smoke in the air from area wildfires for the last few days, and yesterday was especially bad. But I’m glad we can still find the beauty in such a situation. Jim’s description:
Smoke from the Estacada fire creates a colorful sunset over the smokey valley.
Thank you, Jim! It’s gorgeous. Be sure to click on the thumbnail at right to see another view of the sunset.
I seem to be on a run of green stuff in recent days days, so here’s another one. This is a from a random tree at Pioneer Park.
A plea for guest photographers!
I haven’t been feeling well this past week, and haven’t had the opportunity to go out and take pictures (which, unfortunately, means no appropriate image on this anniversary of 9/11). I could really use the help of guest photographers, so if you’re interested, please let me know. See the Contribute a Photo page for details. Thank you!
This photo as a story. Well, not the photo itself, but how it came to be. My telephoto lens died recently when I was shooting a sunset image. I couldn’t afford to replace it, so I figured I’d do without for a while until I could. But last night, some very special people surprised me by having a package delivered to me. That package contained a new telephoto lens, one much nicer than the one I had before. I had no idea they were doing it, and I am still floored they would be so generous and kind.
I think they prefer to remain nameless, but they are amazing people, from The United States and Canada. And I am proud to call them my friends.
So, today’s photo is one of the first shot with my new lens.