Thursday, January 15, 2009

Losing My Marbles

I tried putting marbles on the back porch for one of my photography assignments.  I had to take it on the film camera in black and white, but I also took some on my digital camera.  Then I just dumped the the whole bag of marbles on the kitchen table and took some more pictures.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

More Photography

Photo class is motivating me to take more pictures.  Yesterday Dad and I drove to several spots to look around and take pictures.  I brought both my digital SLR and Dad's AE-1, a manual 35mm SLR.  Shooting in film has definitely shown me how much of a crutch digital can be.  I kept catching myself glancing at the back of the 35mm camera after I took a picture expecting to see what I had taken.
Some of the pics on the digital SLR looked pretty good, so I'll post them up here.  Don't know how the film pics did yet--I'll have to wait till I develop them.  
This is down at the Columbia River near port of Camas/Washougal.  When we were there before there was a pretty wide beach.  This time the water level was high enough that beach was almost entirely gone. 
The river was very still, and the reflection on its surface was pretty.
We also went to Lacamas Lake.  There's a nice trail there that takes you next to the water.  
It's nice that at least some things like ivy, moss, and ferns stay green year long. 

This is the view from the path across the water to the north shore of the lake.

It was a lot of fun just to get out and hunt around for something interesting to shoot some pictures of.  Hopefully I'll do it more often now.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Was it just a dream or did it really look like that two weeks ago?

I found these pictures on my camera that I took on Christmas Day.
This is this the view from the windows on the back side of the house. 
And here's another chickadee pic.  They're just so cute.  I like the snowy background, too. 

Monday, January 5, 2009

Still here

If any of you happen to check this blog often, my apologies for not posting more often.  And no, it's not because I'm too busy, I just can't always think of things I want to blog about.  Christmas break officially ended for me today with my first college photography class.  It's black and white film photography, which will be new for me.  Maybe I'll still find a way to get some samples posted on here, even though it's not digital.