Posts tagged john brandt
Guest photographer John Brandt caught this cool (and cold) scene in Wilderness Park recently. His description:
Taken at the pond on the east end of Wilderness Park. The pond is an old gravel extraction barrow pit. I was told it had been operated by one of the Staytons. I think his name was Cliff but that could be wrong.
The things you learn, eh? Thanks, John!
Guest photographer John Brandt captured this lovely bit of Stayton on a wet day. The gravel path on the left leads back (behind the camera) to Riverfront Park. Thanks, John!
Yesterday, I posted a photo by Jeff Shultz showing a building on 2nd Ave. with a recently removed side structure. I lamented not having photographed it before it was torn down.
Fortunately, guest photographer John Brandt has a picture of it, so here it is for today’s post. You can see how rickety it was. Frankly, it’s surprising it lasted as long as it did.
Be sure to click on the image to go to its Flickr page, where John’s posted a fair bit of interesting information about the building. Thanks, John!
Guest photographer John Brandt sent along this image taken by his friend Diane of a tree in her yard on Pine St. which had been struck by lightning a few days ago. It’s remarkable how the lightning tore a line right down the tree.
Nature is fascinating. Thanks, John and Diane. Much appreciated. Click on the image to see it on John’s Flickr page.
Guest photographer John Brandt brings us a bit of history today, by way of a photo by the late Stayton historian Ernst Lau. His description:
I think this photo was taken in the 60′s by Stayton teacher, writer, historian, photographer, opera fan, builder, printer, electrician and washing machine repairman Ernst Lau. His family found it among his things and gave it to me. In those days he carried a monster view camera around with him and hiked and climbed much of the Central Cascades region with his dog Fido. I think this might have been taken on Coffin Mountain and that might be the lookout there in the distance. To connect it to the Stayton area, Coffin is located in the upper North Santiam drainage.
I wish I could have met Mr. Lau. From what I know of him, he was a heck of a guy. Thanks, John.
Guest photographer John Brandt found these hanging birdseed feeders on the trees along a path at Pioneer Park. He was wondering about them…
These things are hanging from most of the trees lining everybody’s favorite walkway in Pioneer Park. My source for bird lore says our birds don’t like the red things in these bird cookies anyway. I’m thinking of taking a nibble myself just to see for myself. I do applaud the impulse however…
I don’t have the foggiest idea of how to properly feed birds. I’ve looked it up in the past and just ended up confused. Interesting subject. Thanks, John!
The other day, I threatened to put up a photo of the backside of a building of which I’d posted a couple of photos (Watch Your Step and Destination). Well, frequent guest photographer John Brandt came through on that front — okay, the back and side of the building right next to it (all part of the same structure, I think), technically — and it’s awesome.
Click on the photo to be taken to John’s Flickr photo page for info on the tile used on the building. Thanks, John!