one day I drove down this road, my eye spies, I stop to investigate. walking up to this gate I halt and strain for a better look. under these humming lines of power and technology... in the far back corner of this field something stuck out just beyond the poles of technology... looking as if… Continue reading roadside discovery

Off Highway 58 in Dexter, Oregon the bright neon sign atop the roof calls to locals and those tourists traveling through like Aztec Gold...

and now for something completely, completely, completely different...with lumix camera with leica lense secure in hand I ventured out into the world yesterday in search of light, subject , and scene. the following is just a portion of what i found at Skinner Butte park along the Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon; aside from the… Continue reading the annual plummet

taking my camera with me to work has paid off dividends countless and the pictures below are exceptions. the first and last photos are taken around fort Vancouver in Vancouver, Washington and those in-between in my new hometown eugene, Oregon, eugene, not only the home of the college football team the Oregon ducks, but also… Continue reading man-made objects

flora and surroundings

now that I live in eugene, Oregon I find the best way  to get the lay of a new land is to sling camera over the shoulder and get lost, I mean what better way to find yourself, eh? eugene is built on the lumber and agricultural industries the former not so much today however,…… Continue reading flora and surroundings

Canadian Rockies

a few seasons ago a friend and I traveled to canmore, alberta west of calgary, at the foot of the majestic canadian rockies, and in the bow valley where, due to glacial runoff, rivers and lakes run in turquoise.  canmore, a coal mining town for 80 plus years suffered decline in the 1970’s but with…… Continue reading Canadian Rockies

Forward to the Hinterland, Part 1

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan my hometown and the jumping off point for the Pykonen Family (there are six of us:  Mom and Dad, Sister Linda, Brothers David and Tad and myself) vacations to visit Dad’s relatives each August from 1959 through 1974 to the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Incorporated…… Continue reading Forward to the Hinterland, Part 1

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