I took the above shot near where Fern Ridge Rd. meets Highway 22. It’s scenes like this that make me forget the mess snow and ice makes for driving and the like, because nature is just so darned pretty.
Be sure to visit Ronda’s web site for more of her photography.
For more contributions from Ronda and others to Stayton Daily Photo, check out the guest photographers section.
Photos are copyright © Ronda Faught. All rights reserved. Do not copy or reproduce in any way without permission of photographer.
We had a fair bit (for us) of snow yesterday. At my house, we had roughly 2.5 to 3 inches. So that means a snow picture from me today, and one or two very nifty shots from a guest photographer tomorrow. And maybe more from me after that, depending on how long the snow sticks around. Or if I can’t find anything else to post.
I’ve posted a photo or two (okay, three) of the neon sign on the Star Cinema before, but it’s so cool, I’m doing it again. The flag behind the sign is at the police station, which sits right next door to the Star.
I really need to go back at night when it’s lit and take more photos. I shall do that someday soon, when it’s not so cold at night.
Other photos I’ve posted of the Star:
Earlier this month I posted a photo of some hills outside of Stayton which can be seen from town. I wasn’t very happy with the photo, as it was somewhat blurry and the color was all wrong. I had cropped out the trees in the lower part of the photo because they came out very dark.
So I decided to reshoot the photo, this time using a tripod, a polarizing filter (to get the color right), and a different lens. It’s basically the same view, but the results are fairly different.
For those who care, I took this on a small street just off of the east end of E. Santiam St.
The above photo of water cascading down some rocks was taken near a bridge in front of South Falls. You can spot such mini-waterfalls (or whatever they’re called) in various locations around the park.
We also came across some very cool (ha!) icicles near Upper North Falls. My pictures of them didn’t turn out all that great, but my friend Steve captured a very nice one. Check out his photo: Nature’s Ice Sculpture.
When we first arrived and walked towards South Falls, we came upon five black-tailed deer. I tried my darnedest to get photos of them, but it kind of dark and I had to use a telephoto lens without a tripod… that equals blurry. This photo of a youngster is the best of the bunch.
Tomorrow I think I’ll post one more photo from the park before I move on to other things.
Upper North Falls is an adorable waterfall, and very different from the first two. It’s shorter, wider, and extremely cute. I wanted to take it home and put it in my yard. It wouldn’t actually fit in my yard, mind you, but let’s not let reality get in the way of things.
I’ll be posting a non-waterfall photo from the park tomorrow, and maybe one more after that.
Today’s image continues our mini-tour of a few of the waterfalls at Silver Falls State Park (see also: South Falls), which is about 17 miles from Stayton. This is North Falls, taken from an observation point some ways away. It’s truly a beautiful setting, with the tall trees surrounding the falls.
Tomorrow I’ll post a photo of Upper North Falls. Stay tuned.
P.S. Thanks for the kind comments on yesterday’s photo. I very much appreciate it.
(See also: color version of photo)
I went on a day trip yesterday with my friend Steve to Silver Fall State Park, which is about 17 miles from Stayton. The both of us lugged our camera equipment around and saw three of the waterfalls at the park. That means you’re going to be seeing waterfalls for the next few days.
Today’s photo is of South Falls, an awesome waterfall which has a walking path that goes directly behind it. I took said path and promptly felt like I’d just taken a very cold shower. I didn’t get any decent photos from back there, though. Too much water spray on the lens.
As a side note, I freely admit I stole my black and white processing technique from Steve’s amazing shot of South Falls. Go check his out while you’re here.