Archive for August, 2016

First Look Photo: Caption This

August 31, 2016

I took this picture of a squirrel yesterday, and thought it needed a funny caption, but instead of me having all the fun, I thought it would be even more fun if you all came up with the caption.

Good luck, and enjoy the challenge.

 

back off

Photo Friday: Cityscape Sunset

August 26, 2016

I know sunset pictures are regarded as cliché, but there’s a reason for that.  You can have two people stand two miles apart, taking a shot at the same moment, and get two very different sunset shots.  No two sunsets are exactly the same, especially when you add in the element of clouds.

I decided to embrace the cliché with today’s photo.  It was taken off my balcony, with the Portland skyline, and the sun right behind it.

Portland Sunset

First Look Photo: Something Squirrelly

August 24, 2016

I felt like doing a photo with a humorous side.  Last week, on my way home, I was passing by the house with all the bird feeders.  This time, however, there was something hanging out from under one of the squirrel guards.  Somehow, and it’s still a mystery, a squirrel had gotten past the defenses, and inside the guard.

This scene had me laughing, so I thought I would share it today.

Squirell Guard Owned

Photo Friday: Time of the Monarchs

August 19, 2016

Every year the monarch butterflies gather in late Summer to early Fall preparing to make their journey South.  This journey is amazing.  The migration North takes three generations to make the distance while the journey South is only one generation.  This is a trip I would love to take for a magazine; to photograph the extra large monarchs in Mexico.

Today’s photograph is one of the first I’ve seen this season.  It’s a male, and it landed to rest up in the 20 mph winds it was fighting through.

Magestic Monarchy

First Look Photo: Something to Crow About.

August 17, 2016

I thought only one photograph per week wasn’t getting enough exposure for my images, especially with the amount of photographs I take per week.

This week, my first look is of a crow who is looking at me.

curious crow

Photo Friday: The Web Exposed

August 12, 2016

Spider webs are all around us, some are hard to see, and others are easy.  Foggy days have the tendency to expose all spider webs, and the intricacies of their design.

Yesterday morning, on my way home, the fog was just beginning to lift, and I saw some beautiful webs, like today’s photo.  This web was attached to an iron fence right outside of work, and I couldn’t resist the beauty of the droplets on each strand.

Spider web 2

Photo Friday: To Bee

August 5, 2016

This week I was out shooting for my school assignments, when I happened on some cone flowers that were buzzing with bumble bees.  With my love of shooting close ups, I couldn’t resist the opportunity.  It wasn’t part of my school assignment, but you take the shots as they come.

Bumble Bee