I thought this house on Mountain Dr. looked rather pretty a few nights ago, so here’s a picture of this house on Mountain Dr. looking rather pretty.
A call for guest photographers!
This week’s weather is supposed to be pretty bad, which means I likely will be unable to go out and take pictures. So if anyone has any photos of the Stayton area they would like to share, I would love you forever. Please see the Contribute a Photo page for details. If you have any trouble with the form, please email the photo and other details to me at celinechamberlingmailcom. Thank you!
The Gardner House Cafe on 3rd Ave. was looking pretty and festive a couple of nights ago. It’s hard to believe it’s already time for Christmas lights. Anyone want to come over to my house and put my decorations out?
Guest photographer Melissa caught this lovely moonrise over a pond on Cascade Highway recently. Her description:
I took this photo somewhere close to a month ago now after coming home from work. The sun was setting as the moon was rising and it was just stunning. I hurried home and managed to stop at the Park and Ride to try to capture a few shots before the sun had completely set. The scenery had changed very much in that short amount of time but it was still beautiful out. As I was looking out over the water I noticed a family of nutria waking up and enjoying their moonlight “morning” swim. You can see one had been swimming through the reflection of the moon in the water.
This little guy or gal was hanging out by my patio door last night, underneath the light. It’s probably a cross/garden spider, as most of the ones I see in my yard seem to be of that variety.
In case you were wondering, I’ve named him/her George. All spiders are named George. It’s a thing.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes captured some very, very cool natural fireworks a couple of nights ago. His description:
I’ve been wanting to try my luck at shooting lightning. Last night I got my chance and did manage to catch a few. Missed as many as I got trying to find the right setting for my camera. I now know where to set it so next time I’ll do better.
I’m extremely jealous, as I’ve never captured lightning myself. Be sure to click on the two thumbnails below to see more of the lightning. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes captured this gorgeous sky shot, and I’m jealous. His description:
The air was very clear tonight (September 1st), good for shooting the milky way. This is a 50 second timing so I’m getting some star streak and city light but not too bad.
It’s beautiful. Thanks, Denny!
I went to see a movie at the Star Cinema movie theater on 3rd Ave. last night, so I took the opportunity to take a couple of pictures of the vintage neon sign on the building.
This is just a small portion of the sign — I’ve posted more views (both day and night) of the building over the years.