First Crocus

Vince Ferguson - First Crocus - Digital Image
Vince Ferguson – First Crocus – Digital Image

First Crocus I’ve seen this year! I found this wonderful flower bunch while walking down the street this morning. In fact, every year for the at least the last 3 years, this little bunch of flowers in this exact spot has been the first sign I see that signals the beginning of the Spring Flower season. Time to get my camera ready for picture taking.

Why do I take pictures of flowers? Well, first, I just like preserving as many of the amazing varieties of flowers that are out there. But, secondly, for my 2 Quote A Flower blog. if you haven’t visited yet, you should check this blog out by clicking on the link above.

In the mean time, please share with your friends, and prepare yourself for another season of flowers.

Peace

~V

Winter Iciness

The Pacific Northwest got it’s once every 5 year snow storm over the past few days. I think this is more snow that I’ve seen since I left Kansas City? It’s been very beautiful, despite it’s destructiveness. I ventured out over to Laurelhurst Park and surrounding neighborhood this morning to see what kind of images I might be able to find. Though I felt it needed to be documented, I purposely skipped over the garbage heaps and empty beer bottles left over by all the snow revelers. You know, I’m one to have a great time and enjoy these rare snow storms by sledding and skiing and just enjoying the cold, but I was always taught to clean up after myself? Not to just leave my broken toys for somebody else to clean up. It’s amazing how many people think they can just leave their popped air toys, broken down cardboard boxes, and empty cups and beer bottles for the park personnel to pick up? I was really bummed to have seen such a littered park this morning.

But I digress. I managed to find some beauty in the ice and snow. Hopefully I’ve presented some of that beauty with this post. While I found a lot of different images, the running theme today seemed to be iced branches and plants. Here are three images of a couple Magnolia Buds,  Heavenly Bamboo berries, and a tree branch sticking out of the icy pond. All covered in ice.

I hope you like this special winter post. Vote above, or like/comment below.

Peace

~V

Decadent Decay, Part 7 of 7

Vince Ferguson - Decadent Decay 07 - Digital Portrait
Vince Ferguson – Decadent Decay 07 – Digital Portrait

Decadent Decay photo session image number 7. This is the seventh part of a 7 part series of images created at Tanner Springs Park and The Fields Park in Portland, Oregon, and featuring Jenny Watson. The historic Centennial Mills provided a truly decadent background for these images.

There seems to be a little social commentary going on in this image. With the steel trunk for the “tree,” and it being tied down by stakes. Then there’s the beautifully placed halo over Jenny’s head.

I hope you like? Rate this post above, or comment below. “Likes” are always welcome. I’m trying to reach 100 followers, and 12,000 views for the year, by the end of 2013. Will you help me out? Become a follower today by clicking the “Follow” button either at the top, or the bottom, of your screen. If you like this post, share it with your friends? Thanks!

To view parts 1 – 6 – released this week – visit the appropriate link below:

Decadent Decay, Part 1

Decadent Decay, Part 2

Decadent Decay, Part 3

Decadent Decay, Part 4

Decadent Decay, Part 5

Decadent Decay, Part 6

Peace

~V

Decadent Decay, Part 6 of 7

Vince Ferguson - Decadent Decay 6(Jenny) - Digital Portrait
Vince Ferguson – Decadent Decay 6(Jenny) – Digital Portrait

Decadent Decay photo session image number 6. This is the sixth part of a 7 part series of images created at Tanner Springs Park and The Fields Park in Portland, Oregon, and featuring the elegant Jenny Watson. The historic Centennial Mills provided a truly decadent background for these images.

This is a very elegant image. I think I may have over exposed on the face a little, and the picnic table, she also may be just a little blurry, but still a very nice image.

I hope you like? Rate this post above, or comment below. “Likes” are always welcome. I’m trying to reach 100 followers, and 12,000 views for the year, by the end of 2013. Will you help me out? Become a follower today by clicking the “Follow” button either at the top, or the bottom, of your screen. If you like this post, share it with your friends? Thanks!

To view parts 1 – 5 – released this week – visit this link:

Decadent Decay, Part 1

Decadent Decay, Part 2

Decadent Decay, Part 3

Decadent Decay, Part 4

Decadent Decay, Part 5

Peace

~V

Decadent Decay, Part 5 of 7

Vince Ferguson - Decadent Decay 05 - Digital Portrait
Vince Ferguson – Decadent Decay 05 – Digital Portrait

Decadent Decay photo session image number 5. This is the fifth part of a 7 part series of images created at Tanner Springs Park and The Fields Park in Portland, Oregon, and featuring Jenny Watson. The historic Centennial Mills provided a truly decadent background for these images.

I like the soft light on her face in this image.

I hope you like? Rate this post above, or comment below. “Likes” are always welcome. I’m trying to reach 100 followers, and 12,000 views for the year, by the end of 2013. Will you help me out? Become a follower today by clicking the “Follow” button either at the top, or the bottom, of your screen. If you like this post, share it with your friends? Thanks!

To view parts 1 – 4 – released this week – visit the appropriate link below:

Decadent Decay, Part 1

Decadent Decay, Part 2

Decadent Decay, Part 3

Decadent Decay, Part 4

Peace

~V

Decadent Decay, Part 4 of 7

Vince Ferguson - Decadent Decay 04 - Digital Portrait
Vince Ferguson – Decadent Decay 04 – Digital Portrait

Decadent Decay photo session image number 4. This is the fourth part of a 7 part series of images created at Tanner Springs Park and The Fields Park in Portland, Oregon, and featuring Jenny Watson. The historic Centennial Mills provided a truly decadent background for these images.

I like the many different layers in this image. The grass (two different types) the golden trees, the building wall in the background

I hope you like? Rate this post above, or comment below. “Likes” are always welcome. I’m trying to reach 100 followers, and 12,000 views for the year, by the end of 2013. Will you help me out? Become a follower today by clicking the “Follow” button either at the top, or the bottom, of your screen. If you like this post, share it with your friends? Thanks!

To view parts 1, 2 & 3 – released this week – visit the appropriate link below:

Decadent Decay, Part 1

Decadent Decay, Part 2

Decadent Decay, Part 3

Peace

~V

Decadent Decay, Part 3 of 7

Vince Ferguson - Decadent Decay 03 - Digital Portait
Vince Ferguson – Decadent Decay 03 – Digital Portait

Decadent Decay photo session image number 3. This is the third part of a 7 part series of images created at Tanner Springs Park and The Fields Park in Portland, Oregon, and featuring Jenny Watson. The historic Centennial Mills provided a truly decadent background for these images.

For some reason I think of Hillary Clinton, when I see this image?

I hope you like? Rate this post above, or comment below. “Likes” are always welcome. I’m trying to reach 100 followers, and 12,000 views for the year, by the end of 2013. Will you help me out? Become a follower today by clicking the “Follow” button either at the top, or the bottom, of your screen. If you like this post, share it with your friends? Thanks!

To view parts 1 & 2 – released this week – visit the appropriate link below:

Decadent Decay, Part 1

Decadent Decay, Part 2

Peace

~V

Decadent Decay, Part 2 of 7

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Vince Ferguson – Decadent Decay 02 – Digital Portrait

Decadent Decay photo session image number 2. This is the second part of a 7 part series of images created at Tanner Springs Park and The Fields Park in Portland, Oregon, and featuring Jenny Watson. The historic Centennial Mills provided a truly decadent background for these images. To view part 1 – released just yesterday – visit this link – Decadent Decay, Part 1.

This image is a great representation for the illusion of photography. That bouquet weighed at least 10 lbs, Jenny struggled with it a little bit when lifted because of the weight, yet this image makes it look like the bouquet weighs only 10 oz. I love when an image presents a great illusion. I don’t care too much for the background, so one day, that’ll probably get changed.

I hope you like? Rate this post above, or comment below. “Likes” are always welcome. I’m trying to reach 100 followers, and 12,000 views for the year, by the end of 2013. Will you help me out? Become a follower today by clicking the “Follow” button either at the top, or the bottom, of your screen. If you like this post, share it with your friends? Thanks!

Peace

~V

Decadent Decay, Part 1 of 7

Vince Ferguson - Decadent Decay 1 (Jenny) - Digital Portrait
Vince Ferguson – Decadent Decay 1 (Jenny) – Digital Portrait

Decadent Decay photo session image number 1. This is the first part of a 7 part series of images created at Tanner Springs Park and The Fields Park in Portland, Oregon, and featuring Jenny Watson. The historic Centennial Mill provided a truly decadent background for these images.

This image was created in front of a large sculpture of railroad ties that lines the entire street block of this park. The sculpture was created to honor the industrial history of the area. And the rest of the park is an attempt at recreating the natural history of the area. Tanner Springs was originally and creek that ran from the West Hills into the Willamette River, in this area. In this image in particular, I like how the rust of the railroad ties matches the color of Jenny’s hair. Plus, that one raised eyes, really adds some comedic value to the image, and innocence to the subject.

I hope you like? Rate this post above, or comment below. “Likes” are always welcome. I’m trying to reach 100 followers, and 12,000 views for the year, by the end of 2013. Will you help me out? Become a follower today by clicking the “Follow” button either at the top, or the bottom, of your screen. If you like this post, share it with your friends? Thanks!

Peace

~V

Oregon Coast

These two images show a good comparison between two of the many moods of the Oregon Coast. They were both taken on the same day, within 30 minutes of each other. Each showing two very different moods. In fact, the second image, with all the gray clouds, is an image taken, facing South. The first image was taken South of the second image, about 30 minutes prior. One would think there would be more blue.

Anyway, I hope you like this week’s post? Vote in the poll above, or comment below. Likes are always welcome. Next week, I think I’ll post every day, yes, even on Thanksgiving Day, some very beautiful images from photo session held earlier this week.

Peace

~V

Duck Butt!

Vince Ferguson - Duck Butt - Digital Image
Vince Ferguson – Duck Butt – Digital Image

Seriously, that’s what this is!

I was walking by the pond in a local park, and these ducks were sticking their butt’s up at me. I thought it was cute! So, I snapped the camera out. And, Duck Butt is what you get.

Peace

~V

Weekly #Photo Challenge: #Layers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

I think both of these images are good representatives for the subject “Layers.”

Peace

~V

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