Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Another Christmas Card

More from Holiday Open Studio

Monday, December 21, 2009


I have been working in Open Studio. We are concentrating on holiday paintings and cards.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter Scene

Painted with Corel Painter 11 from a photograph of the creek. The elk was added in from another photograph.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Stored for Winter

This is Indian Mary Park in out on the Rogue River.
Each winter the tables are stacked to prevent water standing one them.
I like the colorful image it made.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Taken at Wildlife Images

Monday, November 30, 2009

Hell Gate Canyon

The wild and scenic Rogue River in the late afternoon
with heavy shadows and golden light on the trees

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Taking Flight

Snow Geese - Ross Geese Hybrid flying in the late afternoon sun.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Snowgeese - Ross Geese Hybrids

Millions of these geese overwinter in the Kalamth National Wildlife Reserve

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

First Snow

Fish Lake, OR off HWY 140 between Medford and Klamath Falls.

Located at 4600 ft. at the foot of Mt McLaughlin (9495ft)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Driving into the Sunset

Lower Klamath Federal Wildlife Reguge, CA
For a larger view:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Black Necked Stilt

Photo taken at the Tule Lake Wildlife Refuge in Northern California.
We just missed some really great birds who had just left and were too early for the eagles.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunset at the Lower Kalamath Reserve

A friend and I went down into California yesterday to Tule Lake
and the Lower Kalamath Reserve.
Last night we saw the most dazzling sunset I think I have ever seen.
The colors were dazzling and almost blinding at their peak.
The pointy mountain is Mount Shasta.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Autumn in Sportsman Park

Took this in the beginning of the fall color season.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Downtown Grants Pass, OR

Early Hudson's Bay Company hunters and trappers, following the Siskiyou Trail, passed through the site beginning in the 1820s. In the late 1840s, settlers (mostly American) following the Applegate Trail began traveling through the area on their way to the Willamette Valley. The name was selected to honor General U.S. Grant's success at Vicksburg and a post office was established on March 22, 1865. The city of Grants Pass was incorporated in 1887, a year after it had become the county seat.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Grecian Pillar

This is one of the pillars at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California.

I have a new gallery at http://marciafasy.smugmug.com/

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Getty Villa

From my recent trip to California. I had been to the Villa years ago but it has been completely renovated. There were many interesting exhibits as well as the beautiful building it's self.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Kienlen-Harbeck Building, Grants Pass, OR

Called the Kienlen-Harbeck Building, built in 1900 and served as the Oregon Hotel.
Mr. H. Walters operated his first saloon out of the motel, the Oregon Saloon.
It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
It is now a gift shop.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Harvest Time

The world record pumpkin recorded this year weighted in at 1,725 pounds

Pumpkins are believed to have originated in Central America. Seeds from related plants have been found in Mexico, dating back over 7000 years to 5500 B.C.

Native American Indians used pumpkin as a staple in their diets centuries before the pilgrims landed. When white settlers arrived, they saw the pumpkins grown by the Indians. Pumpkin soon became a staple in their diets, too. They also brought seeds back to Europe, where they quickly became popular. Just like today, early settlers used pumpkins in a wide variety of recipes, from desserts to stews and soups. In addition to cooking with pumpkins, they also dried the shells and cut strips to weave into mats.

Early settlers made pumpkin pie by filling a hollowed out shell with milk, honey and spices, then baking it.Whether they learned this from Native Americans is not known.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Leafy Dragon Fish

Much like the seahorse, the leafy sea dragon's name is derived from its resemblance to another creature.
While not large by sea monster standards, they are slightly larger than most sea horses, growing to about 30cm .
They feed on plankton and small crustaceans.
It is a little hard to see as he blends in with the plants. He is the white creature.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


On a recent trip to Los Angeles, I explored the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.
Taking photos was quite a problem since it was dark and what light there was was backlit.
I will be posting only a few photos as most were too blurry to share.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Damsel Fish

Photographed at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Stopped by the park today to check out the color.
We had some rain and wind this week but so far the colors are still good.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This fella was inside a cage at the Long Beach Aquarium.
I was pleased to be able to focus on him through the wires.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Santa Monica Pier at Sunset

It has been a while since I posted here because I was in California visiting with my daughters.
We had a wonderful time. The last evening the fog cleared and I was able to shoot this photo.

The Ferris Wheel was installed last year.
It is state of the art.
The computerized light show changes every 30 seconds.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Maple Leaves

More autumn color from Lithia Park.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Walk in the Park

This was the first color of the season about one week ago.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wood Ducks

We went on a little outing to Lithia Park in Ashaland OR looking for fall colors. The color hadn't changed very much but we had a great time and also found some good things to photograph.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Collage showing our boat (when it was still a race boat) and some of the places we visited in our 11 years of cruising the Pacific. This was done in Painter 11 for my Open Studio assignment.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Spiderweb Glistening in the Sun

I was driving up the road the other morning and I saw this spiderweb glistening in the sun. I came home and got my camera and took this shot.

It is an HDR shot.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Another from the Saturday Market

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hippy Musician

A street musician at the Saturday Market

Friday, October 2, 2009


Pepper Display at the Eugene Saturday Market

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dahlias for Sale

Photographed at the Eugene Saturday Market

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Butterflies are Flying Flowers Collage

This collage was painted in Corel Painter. It consists of 22 layers and several textures.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Last Sunflower

Summer is over and fall is here.....so vividly portrayed by this sunflower.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lensbaby but Different

Today I inserted the f5.6 ring in place of the f4 ring. Up until now I have been practicing focusing without bending the lens. So today I took some unbent shots and then tried some bent ones. This bending thing is a whole new ballgame. Practice, practice, practice!

The idea of the Lensbaby is to select the part of the image you want to be in focus and bend the lens so that will happen. You want sharp focus at the point of interest and a smeary effect in the rest of the image.

Fall Crocus
f5.6 Unbent

Poison Oak
f5.6 Bent

Forrest Floor
f5.6 Bent

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Can you Believe it?

One more Lensbaby shot! This is a hardy hibiscus.
I think I am getting better at this.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Still trying the Lensbaby.

Friday, September 18, 2009

More Lensbaby

I will probably bore you a while longer while teaching myself to use this lens.
The sooner I learn to use it well the sooner I can move on to other lenses.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lensbaby Rose

The Lensbaby Composer is a manual focus selective focus lens. You simply tilt the lens to a desired angle and then focus with a manual focusing ring.

I have had it quite a while but really haven't experimented much. This week I am taking photos only with this lens so that I might understand how to use it.

This is the first photo that was even near what I was trying to capture.

This type of photo doesn't appeal to everyone so don't be surprised if you don't like it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Weed and Old Wood

This is the same location as the previous photo. I liked the grain of the wood and the perspective and contrast of the weed.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Old Unused Barn

I finally got out yesterday after my last two surgeries.
This is on of the interesting buildings I found.
This is an HDR image - 3 exposures combined in Photmatix

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Flame

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

In my Kitchen Garden Window

Glass x 5

This represents glass in 5 ways. glass vases, glass wind charm, glass dolphin, glass shelf and glass window

BIG news today
Canon announced a new Dgital DSLR camera - the long awaited Canon EOS 7D.

Read about it here:


Sunday, August 30, 2009


This is a 3 image HDR toned image. I was trying a new HDR program called HDR Photo Studio.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


A visitor on my screen door

I may not be able to post for a few days as I am having eye/nose surgery tomorrow.
Wish me luck!

I do want to thank everyone who follows my blog.
Your feedback is very encouraging and means so much to me.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cobalt Blue and Daffodils Too

Painted with Photoshop and Painter