Minus tides are amazing times to explore the northern Oregon coast.
In April I discovered my little follie of a nest had been taken over by a couple of American robins (Turdus migratorius). The original nest was a wire basket I'd made with a cue ball left over from the old studio billiard table. It's in a low boxwood, pruned to emulate a tree I remember from Dr. Seuss books my little brothers read.
Here is the journey in pictures. Starting with the first egg, then two and then four, back to two (not clear on what happened to missing eggs) continuing through just before they fledged the nest.
My imagination is having great fun imagining new life into old images. I've been busily digitizing many old negatives. Images I'd never gotten the chance to print, proof or enjoy as a full time printmaker, paper maker and collaborator with artists. Blending old and new, what a great way to explore the power of computer editing.
Enjoy the ride. I certainly am, and allergies be damned.
One of my covid inspired creative projects is to go through old negatives and digitize them for my archive.
Along the way I'm finding old portraits that need an up date or two, maybe perhaps a fantasy twist.
Sometimes my mind gets a little screwy with all the many options, so in those cases I follow the path of least resistance and carry on.
This week I explore digital drawing techniques of my old favorite flowerpower series. I'm starting on paper so I get a line quality I like, then shoot the simple drawing with my iPhone and up load it to my drawing app.
I've been playing around with my images making composite photos for some time. It started in the early eighties with double exposures in the darkroom and has morphed over the course of my digital career. Yesterday my dear friend Jenny sent me an image of her and said have at it. Check out the gallery after the break for additional composites I've done recently.
We are making the most of dry days and warmer temperatures.
I'm fortunate to have Karen with me on most of the bird walks I do, I shoot pictures and she identifies the species and in turn educates me as to what was seen. Enjoy what we have discovered on our winter walks.
Way back in June of 2016 Karen and I took a road trip to discover the covered bridges of Oregon. It was the furthest south on I-5 we'd traveled since moving to Oregon. What a fun adventure full of history and wonder.
Enjoy these pictures.
Photography has been an important part of my expression since high school.