Category Archives: Landscape
Last Friday I had to run a few errands downtown, so I took my camera along with me. With 90 minutes on the meter (the most this particular spot would allow) and two place I had to hit, I had time to snap a few photos of things that caught my eye.
Keeping his eye on the game!
I know. . .I know. . .It’s a bit early to be talking about Spring, but with the beautiful weather we’ve been having in Portland lately, I couldn’t help myself! Here are just a few of the buds and sprouts that I had the chance to photograph in my backyard yesterday.
Sometimes you notice scenes while traveling that you can’t help BUT stop and enjoy. While traveling back to Portland from Spokane, not too far off the highway, I noticed a few horses enjoying the late afternoon sun. Even though it had already been a long day, and I was looking forward to five-or-so hours on the road, I could not resist the opportunity to grab a few photos of these beauties. So, one exit later, a bit of backtracking, and a mile or two down a dirt road, here is the scene I had the opportunity to enjoy while on my way home.
Last week I took a trip through Eastern Oregon and Boise. My friend Alan told me of an abandoned cement factory in Lime, Oregon (basically in the middle of nowhere midway between La Grande, OR and Boise, ID). Luckily, the facility is right off the highway, so I decided to stop and take some photos on my way home. It was definitely erie to wonder through the rubble and abandoned homes alone; hopefully these convey that feeling! (I must admit I was grateful to have my dog with me for some sort of company!)
A couple of weeks ago, I had to travel to Idaho. I’ve made this drive several times in the past year, and the two things that I look forward to during the drive are the tree farm off I-84 in Oregon, and the wheat fields on the border of Washington and Idaho.
I noticed this tree farm the first time I traveled east on I-84 and have been fascinated by it ever since. The huge plots of trees in perfect rows, just appears so out of place to me. I grew up (and still love) hiking and exploring, so seeing a forest of trees in nothing new. However, seeing trees growing in such uniformity, all lined up in nearly perfect rows, catches my eye every trip.
I’ve photographed the wheat fields before and I am always amazed at how much the landscape changes from season to season; from the green of the growing season to the gold of the harvest. For a guy from southern California, now in Portland, the rolling, golden fields are still a novelty that I enjoy and look forward to each trip.