Posts tagged denny barnes
Guest photographer Denny Barnes has been documenting the changing landscape near his home in the hills outside of Stayton ue to logging in the area (see: Missing The Trees and Loading A Logging Truck). Today’s description:
Thought I had better get some shots of the woods I hike in before they are gone due to logging. This is a four shot pano that is typical of the logging roads I hike on. When these trees are gone I’ll have to walk about a mile further to get to the woods. They are half gone now.
Thanks, Denny, for letting us enjoy it with you, before it’s gone for good.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes lives a little bit outside of town, and he likes to take walks in the woods. The view on his walks has been changing. The most recent update:
How do you load a log truck… one log at a time. This is the logging operation on the hill north of my house about a half mile away. The photos were shot from my front yard and with a large crop they are only so-so but you’ll get the idea. They first remove and hook up the trailer, load the logs, strap the load down and then off to the mill. One section of my walk in the woods is gone now… sad.
Click on each of the thumbnails in order to see the process. Thanks, Denny.
Guest photographer takes us a bit out of town for today’s post to see this awesome, awesome plane. His description:
I know this is a wee bit out of town unless we stretch Stayton’s city limits a little north. Say all the way to Hillsboro. I just had to go and see The Liberty Foundation, Inc. B-17, Memphis Belle. It was at the Hillsboro Airport over the weekend giving tours and short flights. I would have loved to have gone on a flight but didn’t. Maybe next time. I must have taken over a hundred shots of her and will send a few your way
In 1989, N3703G was hired for use in the filming of the Memphis Belle movie in England. In July 1989 she crossed the Atlantic with another B-17 to participate in the filming of the movie. Since returning to the U.S., N3703G has continued in the paint scheme of the “Memphis Belle” and continues to fly today to honor our veterans, educate current and future generations as to the high price of freedom and to preserve our aviation heritage.
My biggest problem was deciding which photo should be used up top, because they are all great. Click on the thumbnails below to see the rest of the images. Thank you, Denny!
It’s that time of year for the mushrooms to pop out of the ground. This one looks like a Christmas Tree when it first break ground and then like an umbrella after a few days. I did some research and think this mushroom is an Amanita Pantherina. It said the taste was mild but deadly poisonous. I wonder who did the tasting. Anyway, they are pretty, about four inches across when opened up and look good enough to eat.
Click on the thumbnail to see another mushroom photo. Thanks, Denny!
I confess I had to look up the town where guest photographer Denny Barnes shot today’s photo. The town of Shedd is south of Albany, and looks great big huge enormous, and by that I mean it has paved streets. Denny’s description:
I made a trip down to Shedd to photograph the Thompson’s Flouring Mills for a web friend to use on his web site, Scenic USA. While there this guy was letting everybody know he was around. Every now and then he would let out a big gobble and strut like he was trying to impress someone or something. He was all alone so maybe he just liked getting his picture taken…
I think he is awesome. Thanks, Denny!
In other news…
I want to thank the folks who have sent me guest photos! I am working my way through the list, and will get yours up as soon as I can. I don’t have an ETA as to when I get my camera back from the shop, so I very much appreciate each submission. You guys rock.
This is a great setting by guest photographer Denny Barnes. His description:
The wild cherry, plum and a few other white flowering trees are sure pretty right now. I’m now sure what some of the trees are but this one is a wild cherry. I have several on my property plus some wild plums. It’s too bad they are all seed because what little meat they have is really good. Also have some chokecherries which taste really BAD!!! They do make good jam though.
I’m pretty sure these trees found by guest photographer Denny Barnes knew what they were doing when they grew the way they did. They were just waiting for Denny to come along and take their picture. Or maybe Denny’s just good at seeing the environment around him.
Or maybe both.
A few days ago, guest photographer Denny Barnes shared a photo of a white trillium flower, and he wondered where the pink ones were this year. He found one, and learned a bit about trillium flowers in the process:
On my walk today I did spot a pink trillium but it was starting to look a little sad. I did a little research and found out the pink ones are just white one that turn pink or purple just before they dry-up.
Very cool. Thanks, Denny!
My camera is out of commission – guest photographers needed!
My camera — the very one you guys helped me buy with some very generous donations two years ago — has decided to give up the ghost. The shutter died and needs repaired. It is still under a SquareTrade warranty, so I have to mail it back to them for the repair.
That means I’m without a camera for now. I do have some photos I’ve yet to post, and a few guest photographer submissions in the queue. I’m not sure how long I’ll be without a camera, so if anyone would like to contribute a guest photo or fifty, I would love you forever and ever and ever. Go to the Contribute A Photo page for details. Thank you!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes brings us this little beauty:
I see a few trilliums are now in bloom in the woods. There doesn’t seem to be near a many as in years past. Last year I saw a few pink ones but none so far this year. The rain has been hard on them, many are flat on the ground. Lots of other wildflowers are starting to bloom now so I’ll grab some shots of them too.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes lives in the hills outside of town, and the area where he and his dog like to walk has been changing lately. His description:
I know how you feel about your special tree being cut down. One of my favorite hikes in the wood will never be the same. The trees will be all gone. Some of it has already been logged and now they have cut in new roads to finish the job. Reggie, my dog will miss all the deer trails she would check out to see if maybe there might be one using them. Anyway, I miss the trees.
I don’t blame you, Denny. Not at all. Click on each of the thumbnails below to see more images from the logging:
Guest photographer Denny Barnes captured this view of Stayton at night. It’s a view those of us in town don’t get to see, and it’s pretty danged awesome. His description:
This is a shot of Stayton after dark on the same night I shot the comet. Lots of pretty lights with the reflection of them in the clouds. I see this sight every time I go to town after dark and never tire of it.
I wouldn’t get tired of it, either. Thanks, Denny!