Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Irony






















The visual hit me while on a bus leaving NYC with only my iPhone handy.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Walk This Way






















Looking back on the walkway down to one of the many falls.  Old Columbia River Hwy.  July.  2008.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Loner

















I never realized, until yesterday, how much I enjoy daffodils.  March.  2010.  Alexandria, VA.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Holy Cow






















Old Town Alexandria.  King Street. March.  2010.  The first sign is my favorite.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lonely Street

















My old street back in Washington.  I love the clouds in this shot just after dusk.  Sometime in 2007.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Honeybee Referee























Awnings of a storefront on the main strip in Seaside, Oregon.  July.  2008.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Together

















On a bridge at sunset over a waterfall outside of Portland, Oregon. Summer 2008.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Three and Smoke

















Financial District.  Jersey City, New Jersey.  View from our room at the Hyatt.  January.  2010.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Winter Wonderland






















Yard next to a culvert after the record snowfall.  Alexandria, VA.  February. 2010.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Save the Wall






















From "Sollie 17" by Edward and Nancy Kienholz.  One of the many pieces at the Smithsonian's Reynolds Center's "Modern and Contemporary Art" exhibit.  A moving piece, which is described here.  It made me think of my days in a college dorm, though never as dreary a reality as the one depicted by the Keinholz couple.
Smithsonian American Art Museum.  Washington, DC.  January 2010. iPhone photo.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quaint

















I loved the lighting in this room in the old house my relatives have in Eastern Oregon.  They had several rooms ready and waiting for guests at any time.  The room is peaceful but has a certain character of yesteryear.  It's been a long time since I've seen a rocking chair sitting beside a lonesome window.  Perhaps it's a rural thing.  Perhaps it's a gesture of relaxation from years ago and there only because of the generation from which my relatives came.  Either way, I found it all to be very charming in its simplicity.
Near Wallowa, OR.  September 2008.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Beachfront Ghost Town

















Seaside isn't really a ghost town, but when I saw this volleyball all I could think of was the action that was going on here at one time but is not longer.  July.  2008.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chucks

















If I had been consciously aware of the similarity of placement between the two leaves and my feet, I would have chosen to mimic the leaves with my feet.  I'm not sure why I love this photo so much, but I tend to use it often as an identifying avatar/image for things I do online.  It's me without actually identifying myself.
Oregon state scenic viewpoint sponsored by the Portland Women's Forum.  July 2008.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sunrise on the Hudson






















Watching the sun rise from our hotel room in Jersey City.  January 2010.  Each visit I take North, I always seem to default to staying on the NJ side so that I can have these wonderful views of NYC.  The NYC skyline of the lower Manhattan area still takes my breath away.  When I've got the green to toss, I'll pick a place where I can look down on Manhattan from above--I'm sure that'll leave me breathless even longer.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Trapped






















Filling up my gas take a few weeks back I was surprised by this fellow when I checked to see my running total.  iPhone.  Winter 2010.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Empty

















Old wooden chairs on the porch of my relatives Eastern Oregon estate.  September 2008.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Woof!

 















One of my most favorite shots I've ever captured.  Look at those happy faces!
Seaside, OR.  July 2008.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Barn

 















This old barn sits adjacent to the property that some of my extended family own just outside of Wallowa, OR.  They used to own the barn until they were too old to maintain it.  If I remember correctly, the barn was personally built by my uncle (by marriage).  This shot was taken in September of 2008. (Click on the picture for the full-size image.)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Missing Home

















The last year I lived in Portland, OR I used to drive up the old Columbia Highway and stop to take photos of the beautiful scenery.  This was shot was taken in July 2008 at the bottom of one of the many falls along the drive.  (Click on the picture for the full-sized image.)