Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Birds Continued...


Stellar Jay

Downy Woodpecker

Golden-Crowned Sparrow

House Sparrow

Monday, September 28, 2009

Canon Beach.

These photos are about a year and a half old, but I thought I'd share them with you anyway. They were taken at Canon Beach down in Oregon.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Photography Quotes

“ Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

“ Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. – Matt Hardy

“ Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment. – Elliott Erwitt

 “ Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. – Imogen Cunningham

“ You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. – William Albert Allard

“ Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop. – Ansel Adams

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This mornings sun

A frog - I almost stepped on him last night, I took this photo in the dark...

I took these photos last night just before dark.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I know today is the very first day of Fall, but here in Lyman Washington it feels like the first day of Summer! As of this moment it is about 82 degrees. It's interesting because this past few days hasn't been particularly that warm. Anyways, I didn't really have a chance to take any photos today, but here is a poem to brighten this beautiful day.

Ode To Autumn -

by John Keats

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
Drows'd with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,--
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.