<![CDATA[STUDIO_TULLIS - Blog]]>Wed, 13 Jan 2021 11:56:09 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Flashback 2020]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMThttp://richardtullis.com/blog/flashback-2020
Well, what a year 2020 turned out to be.
I became re-interested in manipulating photos, so spent some of the colder wetter days doing just that. There were so many I thought I'd only pick a few favorites.
Nature walks became a good way to social distance with friends in the great outdoor and we opted outside as much as possible. Between out neighborhood walks we explored two Nature reserves with some frequency Karen's fascination with birds rubbed off on me.
Jackson Bottom Wetland Preserve:
www.jacksonbottom.org 
Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge:
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Tualatin_River/WildlifeAndHabitat/
Twenty-twenty gave me time to appreciate our smaller neighbors. 
You might want to check out my pots on:
https://www.inaturalist.org/people/r_tullis2
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<![CDATA[Barry Lopez 1945-2020]]>Sun, 27 Dec 2020 22:18:53 GMThttp://richardtullis.com/blog/barry-lopez-1945-2020
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Barry Lopez studying up on the Galapagos Islands while onboard the Beagle 3. Richard Tullis Photography 1991
Karen and I had the great pleasure to spend a fascinating and enjoyable journey with Barry Lopez and Conger Beasley Jr. (1940-2016) in the summer of 1991 exploring and scuba diving in the Galapagos Island archipelago. We couldn't have gotten luckier if Darwin had been our guide.
We were just married and on our honeymoon. A great adventure through the eco-tour company Inca Floats. Our intimate group spent two weeks exploring both the archipelago and the oceans below. Each night we while we sleep the crew navigated us to the new destination.
​These guys were both amazing sources of knowledge and a joy travel with. Thank you for memories of a lifetime. We will miss you both as you live in our memories in pictures and your writing.
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<![CDATA[Winter has arrived, Sun shines after heavy rain.]]>Thu, 24 Dec 2020 02:37:34 GMThttp://richardtullis.com/blog/winter-has-arrived-sun-shines-after-heavy-rain
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Jupiter and Saturn
Tonight we caught the remains of the Christmas star, Jupiter and Saturn departing their alignment.
Earlier today we had a fun adventure, including a swollen Tualitin river and loopy drive through the northern Willamette Valley looking for a water fowl walk and finally a chilly clear night to look at the stars and moon.
Happy Holidays. Peace, Love and Joy to all.
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<![CDATA[Fungi Found]]>Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMThttp://richardtullis.com/blog/fungi-found
A small random collection of pictures of fungi and the places they grow. The mushrooms we see are the fruiting bodies of main organism, mycelia. What a lovely way to spend a day in the forest, discovery of these beautiful species.
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<![CDATA[Happy winter Solstice]]>Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:22:14 GMThttp://richardtullis.com/blog/happy-winter-solstice
These photos I took in 1980 sum up 2020 well enough. Bleak with a hint of danger.
Our heart felt best wishes to you all.
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<![CDATA[Museum Education]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMThttp://richardtullis.com/blog/museum-education
Some old negatives, travels of the past, marbles in museums. Enjoy.
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<![CDATA[My Father's passing]]>Sat, 12 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMThttp://richardtullis.com/blog/my-fathers-passing
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Richard and Garner Tullis, circa 1973 photographer unknown.
A year has passed since my father lost his battle with life.
​Today would have been his 81st birthday.
As a child, I admired, even revered my father. I followed his lead, learned his craft and walked in his foot steps.
As a teen and young adult I was employed in his studios, fine tuned my craft, honed my skills and learned by being thrown into the deep end time and time again by my dad.

​Where ever you are now, happy birthday Dad.
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<![CDATA[Beaver moon, last full moon in November]]>Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:50:50 GMThttp://richardtullis.com/blog/beaver-moon-last-full-moon-in-november
Welcome to December 2020.
Time of change, autumn is well under way as the last leaves leave deciduous trees, the summer garden has faded. Migration, hibernation or simply preparing for the chilly wet winter ahead, the critters here are busy.
Looking hopefully to 2021, a panacea for this pandemic, or at least something to make us as humans safer from covid’s hunger.
Have a little howl at the waning gibbous moon tonight, next full moon 12/29/2020.
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<![CDATA[Thanks Given Each and Every Day]]>Thu, 26 Nov 2020 18:00:37 GMThttp://richardtullis.com/blog/thanks
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<![CDATA[Air traffic control]]>Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:00:00 GMThttp://richardtullis.com/blog/air-traffic-control
Happy Thanksgiving. These geese escaped dinner service. Have a safe holiday. I suspect our friend Pam may have had a hand in keeping them safe. 
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