Last year was my first time to the Pendleton Round Up and I had fun taking photos from the stands. One of the photos I took, I entered it (and a couple others) in the Let'er Buck Photo Contest. The super exciting part is that the one photo won the contest! So, this year I got to attend the rodeo and Happy Canyon with my husband, John. It was John's first time to the Round Up and for my second time I got to have media credentials, which meant I got to go to a platform right next to the chutes! I hope you enjoy the moments of excitement I captured. There was saddle bronc riding, Indian relay races, bull riding, barrel racing, and wild cow milking, plus the Native American dancing in the park area.
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In June I relocated from Gresham to Salem, not just because it was in the path of totality for the eclipse, well, it was definitely a perk. I could have watched it from my own front yard, but instead my husband and I left in the morning hours (to bypass potential traffic) to spend the day at my family's farm near Brooks and Gervais.
It was a wonderful day spent with family and I didn't want to stress out about getting the perfect photo of the eclipse. I never bought a filter, instead I made a pinhole viewer. But with my photography loving cousins, we created two filters from one pair of eclipse glasses, a scissors, paper plates, and electrical tape. With our DIY photography filters I captured a couple images of the eclipse and then with no filter, I captured totality. I didn't have a specialty lens for this, I just used my 24-105mm L Canon lens with manual settings and focus set to infinity.
One of the things I love about living near the Gateway to the Gorge is the easy access to all the hikes. Since the Columbia River has spent eons eroding away the basalt rock to create the never-ending beauty of the Columbia River Gorge is laced with countless waterfalls.
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