Is Social Media taking the fun out of Photography?

Is Social Media taking the fun out of Photography?

Over the past few months I have found myself wondering about the impact of Social Media on my photography and whether it is taking the fun out of photography. Like a Pavlovian Dog, I sit up and bark when I get a new follower or someone likes my post (ok, that may be a...
Being Happy

Being Happy

I recently came across a quote that I very much liked. I can’t say for sure that it was John Lennon though that was who it was attributed too. The spirit of the message certainly sounds like him and is what I was most drawn toward. “When I was 5 years old, my...
Opportunity

Opportunity

Recently, I learned there is a Great Horned Owl and her chic at Dawson Creek Park. Since we are in Beaverton, I felt the opportunity should be looked into. I arrived at the Library and wandered out in to the park. It was my first time to visit and I was surprised at...
Rare Birds

Rare Birds

In 2001 A movie starring William Hurt told a tale of an out of luck inn owner who claimed to have seen a rare bird in order to draw guests to the area. While the movie did little for me, it does describe a phenomenon that does occur. When rare birds are observed the...
Creative Bird Photography

Creative Bird Photography

A Mew Gull set against a background of a rocky intertidal area. Photographing birds is challenging and fun. I have had the pleasure of chasing after them for years. The images I get can show the bird as a specimen and, if I try hard, are aesthetically pleasing.  But...
Birding in San Miguel de Allende

Birding in San Miguel de Allende

As in all locations, birding in San Miguel de Allende varies with the seasons. We were in the area through the month of December. So, the birds we observed and photographed were in non-breeding plumage and many were of species that will migrate to the United States...
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