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It’s been a while since I last posted a photo of the Jordan Bridge — and by “a while” I mean a few weeks — so here’s another, because I know everyone in the entire world was just waiting for it. But at least this one is from a different angle than last time, which makes it completely different.
Some of you know of my camera’s recent trip to the shop to have its shutter problems fixed. I am happy to report it came back home yesterday, and appears to be in full working order. I want to thank all the guest photographers who helped me fill the last two weeks with some awesome photos. I still have two or three yet to post, in fact. But since I took my camera out for a spin yesterday, I figured I’d post one of the photos I took.
Well, four photos, actually. I couldn’t decide on just one. This dog was having the time of his life chasing after a rather large stick in water beside the Jordan Bridge at Pioneer Park. Did you know it’s hard to get a clear photo of a dog splashing around in the water? It is. I gave it my best shot, though.
Click on the thumbnails below to see more of the dog. He’s adorable.
This is why I love spring — it’s so danged colorful. The bright pink trees in front of the Jordan Bridge at Pioneer Park couldn’t have been prettier yesterday.
I took a similar photo last year, but from further back along the path.
Guest photographer Maryann Nielson captured this gorgeous scene of the Jordan Bridge at Pioneer Park surrounded by hoar frost. So pretty. Thanks, Maryann!
We have a brand new guest photographer today! Maryann Nielson sent this beautiful image of some frost-covered trees during a morning walk at Pioneer Park. Thank you, Maryann!
I wandered around Pioneer Park and Wilderness Park and took a bunch of pictures, most of which I’d sooner forget. Technically, this photo is messed up — blown highlights and the subject’s a bit blurry. But she was sitting rather far away, and I shot this handheld with a less-than-stellar 300mm lens.
I loved the setting she chose to sit and write. It made me wonder what she was writing about… was it a letter, or maybe a poem inspired by her surroundings? Or maybe it was a shopping list. Whatever it was, I can’t think of a better place to do it.
Awesome local person and sometimes guest photographer John Brandt suggested my next photo series should be of Stayton-area parks. So I thought, hey, I’ll do each of them as panoramas! So I went out today and took some panorama shots. When I got home, I started up the software to put those shots together and my computer had a good chuckle and said, “no.” After many issues with freezing and restarting and curse words and random other things, I finally wrangled this panorama of Pioneer Park. I wanted it to be a higher quality, since it’s a panorama, but my computer wasn’t having any of that. I mean, sure, this was 40 images all stitched together, but still.. okay, I see the computer’s point.
Boy, I sure used the word ‘panorama’ a lot in the previous paragraph. Panorama, panorama, and also panorama.
Click on the image to see it larger. This park has my favorite Stayton landmark, the Stayton-Jordan Covered Bridge over on the left side, a playground, a whole bunch of trees, and a bunch of other green stuff.
This isn’t the photo I had intended to post for today. The one I wanted — a panorama of Pioneer Park — didn’t work out as planned. I’ll try that one again soon. Instead, here are some trees at the park. I like trees.