Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting two of the cutest lovebirds, Kirsten and Dillon.
The forecast called for rain, but that didn't slow down these outdoor lovers. We met at the lovely greenhouse next to the Bush House Museum. A couple minutes after we arrived, the clouds broke up and some blue sky made an appearance.
Meandering through the greenhouse and the heritage rose garden with the gazebo was full of laughter, snuggles, and kisses. I can't wait to capture all the joy and love on their wedding day.
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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At the Oregon State Fair this year there was an acrobatic equestrian performance (twice a day almost everyday!). It was Cirque Ma'Ceo. Of course I took my camera and trusty 85mm to capture the action and grace. It was such as treat to watch them perform and the trust between the performers and horses showed as true partnerships.
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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.
Meet, Freya Maria. She is one of the cutest "little" Drum Horse fillies you'll meet .... well, there might be others, but Freya will still be in the top 10. What I love about her and her dam, Derby, is that they have a special connection. Between being shy and hiding behind her mum and coming over when I'm not looking to snuff at me, she boops her soft muzzle to her mom's nose. Plus, this particular evening the sunset was amazing, giving a bright, yet soft golden glow.
This is little Electra. She is a bit of a spitfire girl, literally running in circles around her mom. Her dam, April, is quite affectionate to her little filly, often licking and grooming her while checking in between the frolics. In the last image of Electra romping, you can see the little tiny lightning bolt above her left eye.
I hope you stay awhile. This is my journal where I will talk about my paintings, processes, photography & adventures, post processing, social media, and more.