Saturday, August 20, 2011

A is for Opening

Yesterday was World Photography Day. I sort of missed it.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

They grow on vines

No known uses other than as a bittering agent and preservative for beer.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Hotel Oregon Stairs

Creepy murals all around. This sort of thing was also seen at McMenamins Edgefield.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Cherry VW Rabbit

Bob, your Rabbit could still be running!!

(seen in Redding)

Antique Clock

Seen in a clock museum in Eugene. Reminds me of one my grandparents had.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Sundial Bridge

Sundial Bridge in Redding, California. Around 4:30pm, on a very hot day about two weeks ago.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

On the road

Somewhere between Pacific City and Mcminnville, Oregon. Probably on Nestucca River Road.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Rogue Public House, Astoria, Oregon

This is probably my favorite shot from our recent trip. Ironically, I almost threw it away because the original was pretty flat in terms of lighting and color. But after looking at it a second time, I decided that there was sufficient contrast to bring out some details.

My camera is set up to save both a jpeg version and a raw version of every shot. My usual approach is to look just at the jpegs, and only use the raw files if I think an image needs a lot of post processing, and I want a little more dynamic range than can normally be stored in a jpeg.

So I pulled up the raw file, did some dodging and burning, and pushed the "auto" button a few times.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Cape Kiwanda

View from the Pelican Pub in Pacific City, Oregon.

The Pelican Pub had the best food and the most interesting beer of the pubs we visited on the trip. They had a particular seasonal beer called "Ankle Buster" which I particularly liked -- an English style pale ale, but fermented with a Belgian yeast. It tasted kind of like a cross between Firestone Walker DBA and New Belgium Abbey.