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Draw the dog you want, not the dog you have. We also don’t have a dog. I spent most of this day working on a drawing project rather than running around taking photos of real dogs. Apologies for potato resolution of the potato dog. You should enjoy Patao_dog. We call him Potato-dog.  


Second day in Eugene, wandering our AirBnB’s property I happen to come across this tiny house hanging in a tree. It made me think about our own tiny house, the Cozy Cottage in which we were guests of the weekend, and how small of a house a bird needs to be “happy” as much as a bird can be happy. There was additional evidence that this house had some recent visitors, and I think it was something flying in or out of it that really Continue reading →

Project 2017×365: 90 Days Down

I’m now 90 days, 3 months, or a quarter of 2017 into my self-imposed 2017×365 Photography Challenge. I’ve challenged myself to take at least one photo with the intent of improving my technique. Why am I doing this? These 365 days of “intentional” shooting with specific ideas and techniques being practiced should help develop my skills as a photographer and hopefully make my photos more engaging, meaningful, and “professional”. I desire to have my photos be considered more than a casual snapshot. Although I may take many Continue reading →


I just wanted to get something to drink from the fridge, but here I find a camera staring back at me. Maybe it’s the CIA? GoPro Hero Black 5. Fisheye is Fun.


My daily photography project is really helping me see light, angles, composition, and color all in a new angle. I used to be rather afraid of color. I always felt that my eyes didn’t quite see the world in the same as everyone else, but as I finally dipped into painting with acrylics, watercolors, and the lights in photography, the world has gradually become a more colorful and interesting place.  A hallway or nook suddenly becomes more interesting with the right mood lighting, camera angle, Continue reading →


“Just working on my bike in this dramatically lit corner. Don’t you do maintenance like this too?” Special thanks to TheBrianHanley for being my model and allowing the bike to nearly fall on his face. This was a really fun exercise in skewed perspective and putting an interesting scene to use. It’s also one of the few times I’ve asked someone to model specifically for a photo. Fun times!


Drive-thru birding at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. We stayed inside the car the entire time, but was saw so many birds during this visit. Now that I have a 600mm lens, I can finally zoom in and get an eye-full of all the avian glory. Literally, thousands of birds, mostly waterfowl but also included dozens of hawks, eagles, kestrels, red-wing blackbirds, and many others I was unable to identify. Two of the most interesting-to-me birds we saw today were a pair of Bald Eagles, which were Continue reading →