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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Black and White Wednesday - Gingerbread through the Trees

I've always been fond of shooting in black and white manual mode, so I'm excited to have found Black and White Wednesday. To me, images come across more dramatic in bl/wh, and the lack of color really brings the focal point into the spotlight.

A couple of weeks ago I took several shots of this old Victorian home, which sits near St. John's, a smaller 'town' in Portland, Oregon. It drips with gingerbread trim and other architectural details. I'm sure this house has historical significance, but of all the photos I took I neglected to take one of the signage out front. All I know for sure is that this house is rented out for weddings.

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This is my first time taking part in B/W Wednesday.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Barn Charm #84

It's that time again....Another Monday, another barn.

This is an old snap and shoot film photo that I took many years ago (played with a bit in PSE). I don't remember where this barn is, and have no idea whether or not it still stands, but I like to think (and hope) that it still serves as a reminder of a gentler, more peaceful time.

View other barns at Bluff Area Daily.

Thanks for looking, and have a great week!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Photo - Supermoon 2012

We weren't sure we'd get a chance to see it with as much cloud coverage as we had all day, but it finally made an appearance. Just like last year though, the clouds didn't move out until the moon was well into the nighttime sky. Still, it was impressive in its brightness.

This years photo isn't as good as the one of last years moon (perhaps that's the perfectionist in me), and there were other things I could have done to get a better shot, but I was tired of shooting. lol

Ever since I was a teenager I've called overly bright moonlit nights horse back riding moons, because when I was a kid, I often rode my horse after dark with only the light of the moon to guide us. Some of my fondest memories are of me, my horse, and my dog Bo, out on those nighttime excursions.

How about you....Did you get a chance to see the moon last night?

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