Water Drops

So after a year of taking a photo every day, everybody’s been asking me “what’s next?” I swore I wouldn’t do it again, but some of my awesome photography friends peer pressured me into joining them in a 52 week project (a photo a week). We’re in week 3 and this week’s theme was “water drops.” This is a shot I took this evening of the condensation on the inside of the automatic watering bottle we have for our pets. I back-lit the drops by bouncing my flash into a blue blanket, giving them the blue cast.

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Girls Basketball

And here are some shots of the girls basketball teams that I photographed at the Portland Rose Garden over the holidays:

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Boys Basketball

Over the holidays I had the chance to photograph a youth basketball tournament.  It was pretty cool to be able to shoot on the floor of Portland’s Rose Garden where the Portland Trailblazers play! Here are some shots of the boys basketball teams.

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Oregon Capitol

Oregon’s capitol building in Salem, Oregon has been through some troubled times.  In fact, this is Oregon’s third capitol building – the first two were destroyed by fires. The current building was completed in 1938, and it hasn’t been without its share of catastrophe — an earthquake caused serious damage to the Capitol Dome in 1993 and another fire caused the Governor to evacuate a number of his offices in 2008.  Here is a photo of Oregon’s Capitol at twilight.

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Mount Hood

Mt Hood has received quite a bit of snow lately, and I’ve had a couple of recent opportunities to photograph this big hill in my backyard!.I grabbed this image as I drove into Boring, Oregon on 282nd just at sunset.  The light was amazing – not only producing a beautiful “alpenglow” on the snow-covered flanks of the Mountain, but it was also lighting the church and the community in the valley below. I quickly pulled over — making my wife wait in the car while I jumped across the street with my camera!

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