Guest photographer Maryann Nielson took some adorable photos of mama and baby mallard ducks she took from the Florence St. bridge. So much cute! Thanks, Maryann. 🙂
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Guest photographer Maryann Nielson caught this beautiful scene at the pedestrian Bridge off of Florence St. So peaceful. She also mentioned there’s a fence going in near the bridge, on the private property being developed. I’m not happy to know that fence go up, but I know it’s the property owner’s right to do so. Still, it makes me sad. That’s such a beautiful area, and I hate to see it spoiled.
I shamelessly stole this off of guest photographer John Brandt’s Flickr page, because his shot of the path back to Riverfront Park is so pretty. Okay, technically John gave me permission to use any of his Flickr photos, but whatever. Thanks, John!
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We didn’t get much rain or snow these last two seasons, and it’s really starting to show around here. Guest photographer Denny Barnes went to Detroit Lake, a popular recreation spot up the Santiam Canyon, and found very low water levels. His description:
I heard Detroit Lake was very low this year and it is. The lake should be full by now but with little snow run-off they could not fill it and it could get lower before summer is over. Looks like it won’t be much of a recreational lake this year. All the boat docks are high and dry with no boat launch areas. It looked to be about 40 foot below normal at the dam.
Thanks, Denny. I don’t like seeing the low water, but I am definitely grateful for the photos. Click below to see more of the images.
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).
This little bird was hanging out on a rock near the boat launch (see yesterday’s photo) at the Santiam River a few days ago.