Family, History and Love

Wanda and I have been discussing, of late, the need to set down in writing some portion of our family history so that in the future our children and grandchildren will have the stories and tales of our lives direct from the source. The technophile that I am, I choose to do this online so that the what we write will be accessible and available for comment to our wider family (though I reserve the right to moderate those comments).

To that end, I have repurposed this blog. In coming posts, we will endeavor to provide an abridged story of our life (hey, everyone has their secrets). We're writing this for our children and their children and those that come later so elements of these tales will be familiar only to our family,

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Winter Play

We had quite a bit of snow in the are this week (Tuesday and Wednesday), so I took a bit of time to do some photography outside. Usually, I drive up the Skyline up in the West Hills and do some landscape photography, but I was feeling under the weather, so I stuck to my back yard. Fortunately, I had a willing model and a lens I wanted to test. So here’s a shot for your enjoyment:

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Weekend at Home

Oregon Country Fair 2006The weekend has been fairly low-key, mainly work on the house and watching a few movies. The weather hasn’t been very cooperative for photography lately, at least the outdoor photography that I prefer, so instead I spent some time on and on the photography-on-the-net forums helping out new photographers with their problems.

I did spend a little time scanning photographs from the past and getting them properly digitized and retouched. It’s an enormous project, but the process of scanning and retouching is somewhat soothing. I’ll post a few of those later when I see what looks best and is appropriate for sharing. After 30 years of photography, I have quite a lot of photos to scan and share.

For example, this photography is from the Oregon Country Fair in the summer of 2006. The fair is a great place for photography with so many people dressued up in bright costumes. I have been trying to more landscape, scenic and nature photography, but people photography still is my first and best love.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Beginning the New Year

I have no resolutions, but I hope that I have some determinations. The 2nd half of last year saw much tension at work, some minor health problems, and some personal issues that needed to be resolved. As a result, I didn’t so much in the way of creative endeavors - writing, photography, or otherwise. I did get to photograph the Portland Pirate Festival in October, but I skipped the Shrewsbury Ren Faire in September, Orycon in November, and most of the holiday parties. New Year’s Eve was spent quietly at home watching movies. Over the next several entries, I intend to catch up on the 2nd part of of last year, and I hope to establish a rhythm for updating this journal in the new year