Thursday, December 31, 2009

Justin and Emily........freezing!

Here they are on their wedding day! Perfect!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Always excited about life.....Christmas,,,,,,graduation...? Who knows.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Emma, April, 2008

Emma showing off her ballet moves! Cute.

Tilt Shift?

My bass guitar shot with my homemade tiltshift lensbaby lens.
Note the extreme narrow depth of field! Much fun to be had with this.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Always a barrel of laughs..........maybe I'm losing my touch!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Redddddd hair!

Little Eve Rench. Look at all that hair! And it looks like she got all of her parents' best looks.

Monday, November 2, 2009

They ate all the pizza!

Vicky and Luke stop in just in time to finish off our dinner!
A little tonemapping if you please.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A little more........

Just can't stop this madness!!!! Reminds me so much of my misspent youth!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Playing around with photography

Been fooling around with some HDR and tonemapping. Big fun.

Here is West of Paris from the movie by the same name.

And the Heavens opened up!

Finally, the result of too many birthdays. Can't even stand the cake!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happiest of birthdays to Jon and Annie

This has been the scene for so many years sharing birthday parties. It just gets better and better.


Jon turned 34 on Sept. 19 and Annie 31 on Sept. 18. I love these two!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Endless Summer?

With these nice days, it's hard to resist riding to work on the bike.
Screaming 500cc 2-stroke! Much better gas mileage than the Jeep but I always end up putting in a few extra miles of detour. Wheeeee...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ethan's Fat Lip!

You can tell that he actually works for a living!

Photo B, through their own eyes!






These are most of the class shooting each other. We all had a lot of fun.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Alturas Labs

I always wonder exactly what is done in these very secretive labs. Today I got an inside look and it turned out to be just as mysterious as I imagined!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

NSA class reunion........Class of 2004!!

Here's the whole group of them........well, almost all. It dawns on me that Annie and Jonathan are not in this gathering. Not sure exactly why. Later, I discover that this is not Annie's class at all.
We have been invited because "they like us" I am told. (??) At any rate, they sure seem to have been busy since graduation!

Dratwood being his usual skeptical self..........nice tie, Roy.

And Shannon showing off her usual frantic self...........nice shape Shannon.
No special lens used here.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Brooke and Daniel (Dr.)

Another Happy Couple!

Well.........sort of happy...

Brooke gets happy from A&W.

Amazing. And he really is a medical doctor!

Of course, Gordon couldn't be happier. Good on ya all!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Final days at the beach...........

A few shots from the tour of the Tillammmmoooook sheesh factory.

What??? No giant vats of cottage cheese being stirred by short people?

Everyone gamely tries to get interested.

The girls even pose as cow and farmer. It's almost like Disneyland here.

The litttle girls eating ice cream......that's the real attraction.

Bea pretty much sums up everybody's reaction to the tour.
Maybe it's just too much of a good thing.

Now...........this is more like it...flying kites on the beach!!!

Chris and Kami ward off the chill on the deck. Very nice and cozy.

John and Kami inserting earplugs in preparation for ripping up the curvy roads around here.
Later Jon discovers that the master link is about to fall out of his chain. Luckily, disaster averted.

Even though we are located here in a Tsunami danger area, we really didn't get to see one.
This is actually clouds flowing over the hillside. Cool though.

Some of our neighbors have this great Dragon Kite. Takes a lot of wind but it sure looks good.
Kites are one of the major pastimes, along with walks on the beach, naps on the porch, and just staring at the waves.........waves.....waves.

Bea and Emma open a "Sand Stor" . After a while, with few takers, they switch to selling Dandelions. Not much better.

Jonathan had decided that it is all a waste of time and has settled in to a routine of grading papers and writing his thesis. "All work and no play" Whatever works!

More of our neighbors. For the last eleven years they have come to this same place and built one of these sand monsters. Every year the monster is eaten by the sea. They apparently will never learn.

We have packed all that we can for our getaway tomorrow morning. Not sure if I am ready to leave but I suppose it is just the drive that I am dreading. Lots of hard candy, really bad coffee, and weird mexican radio stations.
See you soon.

Saturday, July 18, 2009 the beach!

This fellow guards our trail down to the beach. Keeps the riff-raff out. But what is he?

Scares everybody to death.

Kami and Chris in the car for the trip to the aquarium down in Newport. Big excitement.

Kami delighted by one of the sights in the tank.

Some strange sights.

Of course, we had a chance to do a little diving ourselves.

A wonderful meal and fabulous beer at Rogue's Brewery.
I had the Smoked! Jonathan's fish and chips took my prize as the best yet in the States.

Late night on the beach.


Next day some of us try the Aviation Museum up by Tillamook. Some great planes, all in the worlds largest wooden structure, a WWII hangar for dirigibles!

Kami studies a bank of cylinders from a Spitfire.

Jon photographs some interesting detail on a small turbojet engine.

Up above the door (at about 120 feet) is the basketball hoop. Funny.

Finally back home and Bea plays with the camera. Busy day.
Very nice place here............but not quite as good as Paris.