It’s been a hectically busy spring, and I’m not sure it’s slowing down. Since “a picture is worth a thousand words” I thought I would post some of my favorite pictures from the fairly recent past. My DH and I took a photography class in March (only 2 sessions; don’t expect much) and for an assignment we were to choose 3 of our favorite pictures and send them by email…then the class got to dissect them for what worked and what didn’t.
[Let’s face it: the purpose of my photography is to remember the fun that I’m having while I’m having it, which means that it has to be quick and not too technical. I know some about apertures and f stops, but when someone is blowing out the candles at the birthday party, who has the time? I do fantasize about having grown up in a slightly different direction and being a photographer for National Geographic, but then I’d always be thinking about f stops….But can you imagine traveling the world to take pictures and then getting paid for it? Oh, my. In heaven, I will.]
So I thought I could make up for my long absence by showing some pretty pictures. Forget what the class said about them. I am keeping them as favorites because of the joy of the memory, how I saw it in the first place. I am captioning them at the bottom.
Tunis, Wrought Iron
Portland, Tram at OHSU
Palo Alto, California, Stanford U. Memorial Quad
Road’s End, Oregon coast
Waterfall, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Beach Bubbles, OR
Magnificent Flying Machine, Eastern WA
Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA
Columbia Gorge Hotel grounds
Sylvia Beach Hotel, Newport, OR
Garden in Long Beach, WA
near Proxy Falls, OR
Sorry; you probably wish I said the 1,000 words. I have way more favorites than these, though. Could have been worse.
I notice that conspicuously missing from my pictures are people. That does not mean that people are not my favorites. They are. Really. It’s just that they fuss so when you want to take their picture.
I am heading out in a couple days for a road trip to Chicago with my dad. He is going to his 65th college class reunion and then we will have a couple days with my sister in the Rockies. I expect I will have many more favorite pictures to show you when I get back! A tout a l’heure!