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

Monday, August 24, 2009

Old Church

This is the oldest church in the small lumber town of Glendale, OR

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bell Tower

This is a view of an old bell tower which was used to call the volunteer firemen to fight a fire.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wild Black Eye Susan

Photographed along the Sundial Bride in Redding, CA

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pine Cone

Yesterday's word was pine so here is my pine cone.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sunny Valley Covered Bridge

This bridge was rehabilitated a couple of years ago. It is still in daily use.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More Sumi-e

Still learning the brushes and trying for better sumi-e like paintings

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sumi-e Bamboo

Trying David's new Zen Watercolor Brushes in Painter.

Monday, August 17, 2009


The word of the day in my Creative Women in Digital Photography group was TACKY. I think this is the tackiest thing you could imagine. It is a very often seen thing in rural Oregon where zoning is largely ignored.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Emerald Bay showing Vikingsholm

Vikingsholm is located at the head of Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, California. This magnificent "castle" is a unique blend of Nature's spectacular beauty and man's architectural ingenuity.

Vikingsholm, situated majestically among towering pines and cedars, was built as a summer home by Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight in 1929.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Back from a little trip

The atmosphere was very hazy due to a fire at Lassen National Park but I was able to get a few shots of Lake Tahoe. This is from the lookout at Emerald Bay.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Friday, August 7, 2009

My Maternal Grandmother

Watercolor painted as young woman

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Little Helper

All ready to work!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Old Mning Cart

This old cart in Golden is left from the gold mining days in the 1800's.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Table Rock Moountain

Today I was in Medford to meet up with my granddaugher before she boarded her flight to Fresno
I shot this HDR shot of the mountain for a wonderful group.
I hope you like it too.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Golden, the Ghost Town, Revisited

Today in Golden I met a professional photographer who is planning a workshop in Golden in September.
We met online in the Infrared Photography group. Today we met in person.
We had a wonderful time photographing and getting to know each other.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

More Clouds

HDR Image

These are the same clouds as in the previous post.
The sun was setting and the sky darkened to red.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Backlit Trees with Unusual Clouds

We had some strange weather this evening.
Thunderstorms were predicted and there were some in the area but all we got was clouds.