A Touch of Color

A bit of color goes a long way and in these five photographs I added what I felt to be just enough for the subjects to stand out. Photographed near the college town of Eugene, Oregon and out on the Oregon Coast at Coos Bay my objective was to come away with interesting images, colorizing… Continue reading A Touch of Color

A bit of color goes a long way and in these five photographs I added what I felt to be just enough for the subjects to stand out. Photographed near the college town of Eugene, Oregon and out on the Oregon Coast at Coos Bay my objective was to come away with interesting images, colorizing…… Continue reading A Touch of Color

Colorize: to cause to appear in color.

Colorizing photographs has been around for at least 100 years for me a fraction of this time dating back to the 1990’s when I worked at photo lab in Southern California. Part of the printing process was to touch up color photographs with dust spots this is were it all began for me; soon I…… Continue reading Colorize: to cause to appear in color.

A Drain Revisit

Looking northwest, Steam train passes over trestle in lower left corner, covered bridge obscured by smoke.

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Vanished Line

With some free time one Thursday last December, 2019 I pack the camera and drive the Scion to no planned destination ending up along Main St., Springfield, Oregon. Traveling through the downtown core looking for photographic opportunities a causal glance into an open yet, fenced-in, area I observe a grand object rare to the West… Continue reading Vanished Line

With some free time one Thursday last December, 2019 I pack the camera and drive the Scion to no planned destination ending up along Main St., Springfield, Oregon. Traveling through the downtown core looking for photographic opportunities a causal glance into an open yet, fenced-in, area I observe a grand object rare to the West…… Continue reading Vanished Line

Encounter of the First Kind

Driving back-roads of Florence, Oregon an object in an open, yet fenced-in area catches my attention. Parking the Scion nearby I go in for a closer look discovering at the foot of a hill and tree line a scoreboard rusting from Pacific Northwest weather and salted ocean air, in faded, black words FLORENCE KIWANiS, no… Continue reading Encounter of the First Kind

Driving back-roads of Florence, Oregon an object in an open, yet fenced-in area catches my attention. Parking the Scion nearby I go in for a closer look discovering at the foot of a hill and tree line a scoreboard rusting from Pacific Northwest weather and salted ocean air, in faded, black words FLORENCE KIWANiS, no…… Continue reading Encounter of the First Kind

Onioned Domed Cupola

Dawson Park's Gazebo December 2019Click image for larger view As the crowning point on the Hill Building, built in 1890 by Charles Hill Albina's first mayor on the corner of NE Russell St and N Williams Ave in Portland, Oregon's NE, the onion shaped dome was styled after the Taj Mahal in India which was… Continue reading Onioned Domed Cupola

Dawson Park’s Gazebo December 2019Click image for larger view As the crowning point on the Hill Building, built in 1890 by Charles Hill Albina’s first mayor on the corner of NE Russell St and N Williams Ave in Portland, Oregon’s NE, the onion shaped dome was styled after the Taj Mahal in India which was…… Continue reading Onioned Domed Cupola

Oddly Placed

About one mile north of Albany, Oregon off exit 235 from Interstate 5 stands an unusual figure one I was surprised to see no flags flying given the current heady times we are in. As I drive throughout the Willamette Valley my photographic eye wanders about and occasionally spots a scene to record such was… Continue reading Oddly Placed

About one mile north of Albany, Oregon off exit 235 from Interstate 5 stands an unusual figure one I was surprised to see no flags flying given the current heady times we are in. As I drive throughout the Willamette Valley my photographic eye wanders about and occasionally spots a scene to record such was…… Continue reading Oddly Placed

Landmark Murder

In 1862 a few miles east of where I snapped these pictures today a murder took place, the body found in a creek. There were two parties involved A and B, B killing A for his money and girl. Apparently, A had worked hard saved up about $500, a great sum in 1862 dollars, and… Continue reading Landmark Murder

In 1862 a few miles east of where I snapped these pictures today a murder took place, the body found in a creek. There were two parties involved A and B, B killing A for his money and girl. Apparently, A had worked hard saved up about $500, a great sum in 1862 dollars, and…… Continue reading Landmark Murder

While out and about today…

Leaburg, Oregon. Get off the highway, relax in this one-room motetl no amenities, one low rate, and surrounded by acres and acres and acres of wooded land.

Leaburg, Oregon. Get off the highway, relax in this one-room motetl no amenities, one low rate, and surrounded by acres and acres and acres of wooded land.

The Last of Three Stops: Scottsburg, Oregon

ladies and gentlemen from all walks of life boarded a paddlewheel steamer plying westward

ladies and gentlemen from all walks of life boarded a paddlewheel steamer plying westward

Elkton, Oregon

On any given day drivers blast through towns on their to someplace my self included however,

On any given day drivers blast through towns on their to someplace my self included however,