August 2013 Archives
In early July our granddaughter celebrated her 8th birthday. We took her around to some of her favorite places in Portland. Click photos to enlarge them.
Comfy but spiffy shoes for the day.
Gift of a tasty birthday tortilla at the Farmers Market.
Looking for a new dress.
Shopping for art supplies.
The end of a fun day,
The same cranes-against-a-dramatic-sky photos as yesterday, but now converted to monotone and treated with the warm tone settings in Lightroom as used by Brooks Jensen in LensWork. I'm not usually a fan of sepia-like toning, but this is somehow different, and I like it. Click photos to enlarge them.
From the exhibit Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul: "Around AD 600, ash from a volcanic eruption buried the village of Joya de Cerén, in El Salvador." Here are a couple of details from the wall of a hut that was excavated. Click photos to enlarge them.
Full moon rising behind buildings in downtown Saint Paul. This was taken with a Canon G15 with full digital zoom, then cropped heavily (probably 10-15% of original area) in post processing. Hence the dismal technical quality. But I think the image has some interest because of the puzzling juxtapositions. (click to enlarge)
Last night was the opening of "Studio Sessions", an exhibit at the Minnesota Museum of American Art of photos I had taken in the 1970s of artists working in their studios, along with examples of their work. At the opening, I took photos of some of the artists with their photographs and the piece they put in the exhibition. I'll be posting those photos over the next few days. Click photos to enlarge them.
The Cedar-Riverside murals near the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota, which I've been posting for the past several days, are brightly painted and kept up by the Somali community that lives there. Some of the University of Minnesota symbols on the Washington Avenue Bridge leading to the West Bank, however, don't show an equivalent pride.
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The golden light of late afternoon and early evening is often thought to be the best for landscape and other scenic photography. In some cases, however, this light can be duplicated simply by tweaking the white balance in the camera or in post-processing. As in this example: tweaked version on top, original below. Both nice. Click photos to enlarge them.
A picture that I posted yesterday in color, redone here in a dark black and white and cropped to a longer aspect ratio to emphasize my sense of the somber nature of the scene with the abandoned framework and the dark, reflective water. On the Willamette River near Newberg, Oregon.
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