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New Years Peace Lily

Peace Lily Meditation Guess what’s blooming in the studio right now?

I’ve been watching this little Peace Lily bud for a couple weeks now. It was on New Year’s day is when I first found this bud. I was actually photographing another Peace Lily flower on the other side of the plant. This bud was just emerging from the leaf stalk that it comes from. Since then I’ve been watching it emerge from the leaves of its plant.

The other day, while I’m sitting at my computer editing images, I saw this scene come to light. This little meditation figure is on the window sill behind the Peace Lily bud. Throw in a little tea light, and it’s kind of a cool image. I barely had to get up from my chair. Perfect, given the political activities of this month?

I hope your day is filled with a little bit of peace and a whole lot of Love. And perhaps this post will contribute to that in some love filled way?

To check out more images check out this link – New Year Peace Lily

Peace

~V

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Random Images – Seattle

Here are some random images from a visit up to Seattle a while ago.

Of course every photographer that visits Seattle has to find the obligatory image of the Public Market sign. I found it easily enough, and since everyone does eventually find this sign and takes a picture of it, I tried not to. I really did try not to get a image, but I ended up taking one regardless. It’s so present and kind of in a cool spot, I couldn’t resist.

I’d like to know more about the statue of the guy with the lamp, but couldn’t find anything out online about it? Even though in this image I have him standing upright, it’s mounted sideways on a wall, in a staircase at the Pike Place Market, very unusual. If you know anything about this statue please leave a comment.

And then one thing great about Seattle is the fish. Oh man, do they have a lot of fish. Speaking of obligatory images, there’s also the image of the guys at the market throwing the fish back and forth for the enjoyment of the market patrons. I tried to get a good image, but it didn’t work out this time. It happens so fast, next time I visit, I’ll try again. In the mean time, enjoy these image and please share with your friends.

Peace

~V

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Hawthorne Bridge Full Moon

Here’s a great example on how images can be manipulated now a days! Not complaining about it, just find it fascinating the creations that can be found out on the Internet.

The first image is the original image I created one night out on the Downtown Portland, OR Waterfront. It was taken the night before the big Super Moon this past Summer. That night I also found an up close image of just the moon, which can be found in a previous post – Supermoon in Portland, Oregon. Or, at least, as close as I can get right now, with my 300mm zoom lens.

So, the Moon can be seen from this particular perspective, but I wasn’t happy with it’s size in the first image, so, in a short session of Post-Production I super-imposed the up close Moon into this image directly over the original Moon position and found a much more dramatic image. What do you think? Which image do you like better?

Peace

~V

 

 

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Vertigo

The Rose Festival has been happening annually in Portland, OR for over 100 years. It’s a two week celebration of a flower that has probably made Portland famous. Complete with the Starlight Parade to start things off and the Grand Floral Parade to wrap things up. The CityFair on the Tom McCall Waterfront Park along The Willamette river runs for two weeks and presents a great opportunity for any photographer to develop their city skyline photo abilities.

I love the festival, I look forward to it every year. This year I was fortunate to have been able to get Downtown and create digital images this year. It’s been a fairly busy year.

I also had fun photographing this ride called Vertigo. I stumbled upon taking the images of this ride as I was standing on the Morison Bridge. I originally started taking pictures while on the Burnside Bridge. Then moved over to the Morrison on my way home. I wasn’t going to stop on the Morrison Bridge at first, but then decided to at least ride by and see what I can find.

This ride, Vertigo, was right next to the bridge while I was taking pictures of the festival goer’s and the other rides. At one point I “accidentally” pointed my camera up while the Vertigo ride was spinning and saw the opportunity for some great images. This is what I got. I now wish I’d have gone down to the base of this ride & pointed my camera directly up while it was spinning. Well, perhaps I can try that next time? My apologies if you’re getting dizzy while checking these images out. I hope you like them anyway, as always, comments and likes are appreciated.

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Peace

~V

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The Days are Getting Longer!

Daylight Saving begins on Sunday, Mar 11th! As we move further into the light of the season, the days will get longer, the nights shorter. I saw cherry blossoms on a tree in the park the other day. I also saw my first Rhododendron flowers the other day. Beautiful yellow crocuses line the sidewalk along my neighbors house. Daffodils will start popping up their yellow heads, mimicking the sun as it’s presence warms things up a little more. I wanted to share some images of light I’ve taken over the previous Winter while working on my Sunrise Series. Sunrise Series? You may be asking yourself? Well you’ll be seeing those images coming up on my blog soon too. In the meantime enjoy these images of light to tide you over. If you want to see more great images, be sure to visit my Facebook Page. You’ll get to enjoy a lot more great images.

Peace

~V

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Post 6a – Happy 4th of July!

In recognition of 236th birthday of the US as we currently know it, I want to submit some images I’ve created in year’s past of the fireworks display that takes place in Downtown Portland, OR every year. This is a great celebration on the waterfront of Portland. The annual Waterfront Blues Festival is going on over the 4th of July weekend, and huge 3 – 4 day music festival that benefits the Oregon Food Bank. Tons of people line both sides of the Willamette River, in some places even closing nearby bridges because the parking is atrocious and people just stop on the bridge during the show. Might be a good idea so people don’t drive off the bridge due to the distraction of the fireworks. Unfortunately, these are small images because it appears that I’ve lost, or misplace, the originals, but they should still be displayed here on my blog in such a way so that you can view them properly. I hope you like them as much as I do, please feel free to leave comments, and I hope you have a great, and safe, 4th of July celebration.

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