At the end of the year – I like this process of digging through the year’s photo shoebox and culling it to a few that I find striking. Is there a unifying theme among the group? No – not really. But for some quirky reason or another – they’ve made the list.
So (in mostly) no particular order – here are a few from the year.
Here a man at an assisted living home holds onto an ornament given to him by a six year old girl. Her church group had visited to sing Christmas carols.From the NW Art & Air Festival. Two photos – two photos of hands. Hmmm….
Another one from the NW Art & Air Festival.
My wife and daughter really enjoyed the butterfly farm. I know this particular butterfly is not quite “picture perfect” – but I really liked the contrast with this photo.
From the Philomath Classic Car Show – shot with a Lensbaby – if I recall correctly it was the Sweet 35 optic.
Coaching instructions to the Inn Keepers during rehearsal for the annual Christmas pageant.
Butterflies and flowers in the same list! This one from the Wooden Show annual tulip festival. Fun with the fisheye.
Someone quipped that this may be the most photographed tree in the world. It’s possible. This is from our afternoon at the Portland Japanese Garden. Every time I open this photo up in Lightroom – I tweak it – still trying to get the oranges / reds / yellows / greens to match the photo in my head.
I have a blog post somewhere in the Drafts folder on our afternoon at the Portland Japanese Garden – but until I dig it up and dust it off – here’s another one.
From the Oregon Special Olympics – bocce ball. I’ll be honest – I spent a few frames trying to get this one. Not sure why – but I just really wanted to catch the ball bouncing with the trailing artificial dirt springing in the air. When you’re shooting rodeo – it’s seldom a good idea to have this shot on your proof sheet. :)
It’s not often that two bull riding shots would make the list (typically it’s steer wrestling or saddle / bareback bronc …). Here’s another one from the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo.
From a family shoot this last fall – they made sure to bring their Orange and Black. A heck of a lot of fun. Go Beavers!
Some wild irises from a sunrise shoot with Jim at Finley Wildlife Refuge.Here’s Jim and Hugh walking back to the car after our last photo shoot together. We miss you, Hugh.