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.
Yellow flowers can be difficult to capture properly, as the color can bleed and it’s easy to have them become over saturated. I’m no photography expert, but I’ve found if I underexpose the photo a little, it helps retain the proper color on the flower. I did that with this image, and it made the flower look like a spotlight.
Nature walk time! Guest photographer Denny Barnes went out with his dog, Reggie, into the hills not far outside of Stayton. He took several beautiful photos of various flowers, plus a little bunny. His description:
Reggie the dog and I took a hike into the hills today and noticed everything is coming alive. The trees are blooming, the wildflowers are blooming and even the bunnies are blooming..LOL I had to save a little cotton-tail baby that Reggie thought would make an excellent meal. I took a couple pictures of him and told him to go hide better so Reggie couldn’t find him. Grabbed some shots of the wildflowers also. Anyway, that’s how our day went.
Click on the thumbnails below to see each photo. Thanks, Denny!
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).