So, there was a field. And it had dandelions in it. So I took a picture. And now I’m posting it here. Yay.
That’s what my readers (hi, Mom!) have come to expect from this blog — in depth, detailed information.
It was a fairly boring photo of pretty routine buildings, so I processed it to make it more interesting. The picture at right is another view of the building from across a field. I didn’t do the processing thing with this photo — I figured the sky and field made up for it.
I was out the other night with the ol’ tripod, and decided to take a picture of the cannery from the far side of the parking lot across the street from the fairly large (or long, at least) buildings which make up the cannery.
If I’d been using my brain, I would have done a long exposure to capture more of the smoke coming out of the building. But, see, I try to avoid using my brain… don’t want it to wear out before I’m through with it, you know.
As promised yesterday, today I’m posting some photos I took at the Bird & Hat Inn, a beautiful bed & breakfast on 3rd Ave.
The Inn was part of the garden tour I attended on Sunday, so I took the opportunity to take some photos of both the inside and the outside of the house. The photos on the left in the mosaic above were taken inside. Since the house was built in 1907 and still retains the historic feel of that era, I thought digitally aging the photos to be appropriate. And I just felt like it.
The photo on the right, of course, is the Bird & Hat Inn itself. I also posted a photo of the place last year.
You can see bigger versions of the photos above and a lot of flowers and various other things on my Flickr photoset of the garden tour, plus I’ve keyworded some of the photos I know were taken at the Inn. Several more were, but I’m having trouble remembering which flowers were taken where.
I didn’t get to all the homes on the tour this year, unfortunately… maybe next year.
Thanks to all the folks who put on the tour who provided information and were so nice in general. If you’re in the Stayton area, or just feel like supporting a good cause, check out the site for the Brown House, the restoration for which the tour was raising funds.
Yesterday I attended part of the 8th annual garden tour held by the Santiam Heritage Foundation as a fund raising event for the Charles And Martha Brown House (see my post about the Brown House open house held last month).
As usual, I ended up focusing on the small things instead of the overall views of each garden I visited. It’s not my fault there were so many pretty flowers. My macro lens wouldn’t let me do anything else.
I’ve created a Flickr photoset with part of the photos I took. I’ll be adding more later today.
Tomorrow’s post will focus on some of the sights at one of the gardens at the Bird & Hat Inn on 3rd Ave… more flowers, photos from inside the historic house, and more.
I took the above just after I took yesterday’s photo, about an hour after sunset. Both photos used 30 second exposures to get the various colors still visible in the sky, since full dark hadn’t yet set in.
There’s a new neighborhood just off of 10th Ave. which has some gorgeous homes. I’d hadn’t been through it before a couple of nights ago, so I decided to skulk about a bit with my camera and tripod.
Of the homes I saw, the one above completely captured my attention. I liked the Stayton water tower on the right in the background, too.
Yesterday I posted a couple of photos from the Stro’s Wednesday Nite Cruise-In which took place a couple of nights ago at the local A&W restaurant. Since there were so many pretty cars, I thought I’d post another photo or two for today’s post.
I’ve also uploaded several more photos to my Flickr photoset of the event, so please give that a glance if you’re interested in pretty cars, or parts of pretty cars.