Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Hiking date: September 12, 2019 We’ve had a very wet beginning of September here in Portland. Last Thursday when it was just overcast we wanted to go out for a walk somewhere other than our neighborhood where I walk at least 4 days a week and Carla walks all 7. But then we didn’t want… Continue reading Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Olympic Rain Forest

Date: May 30, 2019 We woke up to another beautiful, sunny day; we had homemade granola with yogurt and fruit for breakfast and were soon ready for our adventure. Carla and Linda found a tour of the rain forest and old homesteads around Lake Quinault. The small bus picked us up – along with about… Continue reading Olympic Rain Forest

Trip to Washington and B.C.: Lake Quinault

Trip date: May 29, 2019 Last Fall we visited Carla’s high school friends Kate, Don, Marie, and Brian. Both couples have places on the road to Yosemite and we got to stay with Kate and Don meaning we had a short trip to the National Park every day. This year we invited them up to… Continue reading Trip to Washington and B.C.: Lake Quinault

MattK Fresh Start Course – Week 3

Post Date: January 31, 2019 I’m really enjoying this course from Matt Kloskowski; it has me thinking about my photos in new ways – which is exactly what I was hoping for. If you aren’t aware of MattK I urge you to visit his website; along with paid courses he has tons of free stuff… Continue reading MattK Fresh Start Course – Week 3

MattK Fresh Start Course – Week 2

Post Date: January 27, 2019 Week 2 of the Matt Klowkowski Fresh Start Course taught us to learn our equipment better by taking comparison shots and examining them in LightRoom, PhotoShop, On1, or whatever. Comparison ideas were raw v jpeg images; ISO tests; Auto v Manual Focus among others. The underlying message is to not… Continue reading MattK Fresh Start Course – Week 2