Well, not me, exactly. I don’t fly. But these birds sure do. I don’t know if they’re geese or ducks or possibly alien creatures masquerading as birds, but they’re pretty. I took this at Riverfront Park in nearby Salem last weekend.
Here’s a shot of the front of the Oregon State Capitol Building in nearby Salem, with the gold Pioneer dude standing on top like a cake decoration. I confess to digitally removing the tops of some parking peters at the very bottom of the shot, because they looked silly down there. I hope they aren’t offended.
My friend Norman Beer took today’s image of hundreds of blue ribbons tied to a tree outside of the Oregon State Capitol Building in nearby Salem. It’s actually two images merged into one, using a double-exposure feature on his camera. The flag above the tree is actually several yard away from the tree itself. It seems fitting to put that above it.
Thanks to Norm for the photo and for the fun photo trip on Saturday. He and his wife will be moving here from Phoenix next month, so watch out all you Eugene folks. He’s a very talented photographer, so consider yourselves lucky to have him.
I went out yesterday for a short photo shooting trip to nearby Salem with my friend Norm. I went stopped by Riverfront Park on the Willamette River, where I caught these people zooming around on the water on their personal watercraft thing.
Shortly after that, I discovered my battery was dying and I didn’t bring a replacement, because I am a moron. We went to a camera store so I could buy another, then went over to the capitol building. I’ll post a photo from there tomorrow.
Thanks to Norm for the trip, and for letting me borrow your Canon 70-200 2.8L lens, with which I feel deeply in love, while at the same time better utterly terrified I would break it (I didn’t).
When I was at the Meet The Lambies day out near Scio last weekend, I shot this photo of a nearby barn in the rain. You can see some sheep in the foreground.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes made me a very happy camper by sending along some photos he took at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival outside Woodburn. I wasn’t able to go this year, but that’s okay, because Denny’s photos rock. His description:
Me and about 10 million other people visited Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm Sunday. Didn’t really want to go on a weekend but this was the only opportunity I’ll probably have this year. It was very-very busy with lots of people and impossible to get shots without people in them. The tulips were very pretty but some were already done. The steam tractors were running so I grabbed a few shots of them and of course the John Deere which everybody shoots. Took lots of photos and this is some of what I saw.
Click below to see his photos. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer David Nielson of StaytonEvents.com sent along this gorgeous photo of a house and field full of beautiful yellow flowers he shot north of nearby Sublimity. Thanks, Dave!