Chuck Martin caught this lovely sunrise over the pond area behind the park and ride at the north end of Stayton, along Cascade Highway. I’ve been down to this area several times, but I’ve never made it at sunrise. If only sunrise happened later in the day. Thanks, Chuck!
The ongoing construction at the elementary school (where it faces 3rd Ave.) seems to be moving along nicely. I last posted a photo of it almost a month ago, and it looks markedly different than it did then. I think it’s scheduled to be completed in January (I could also be wrong). I’m sure everyone will be happy once it’s completed.
I am very happy guest photographer Denny Barnes kicked my backside with his fantastic moon photo from the lunar eclipse two nights ago (here’s mine).
I see someone else was up in the wee hours of the morning. You did great with your eclipse shots. There is so much contrast when the moon is only partly eclipsed it hard to get both the light and dark color and I had a lot of trouble with my lens fogging over all the time. Anyway, I’ll send some shot I got.
I love that he captured several stars in the shot, too. Click on the thumbnails below to see two more shots from Denny.
I hadn’t intended to be awake during the eclipse early this morning, but for once, I was happy to wake up in the middle of the night. This is obviously not the sharpest image — I’d probably need a telescope attachment for that — but it could be worse. In fact, I’ve done worse.
I also took a picture of the full moon (click on the thumbnail at right) last night, since it was so very bright. It’s a lot sharper as a result. Both of these images are heavily cropped. It’s pretty amazing what a camera is capable of picking up of an object 238,900 miles away.
I noticed the other day the Red Apple Lounge on 2nd Ave. has a new color scheme. And by “new,” I mean it could have changed sometime in the last two or three years and I am just now noticing it, or it could have been last week. I have no idea. But it used to be much different. So I took a picture of one of the side doors. The colors are a bold choice, and certainly grabs one’s attention. Eventually.