Posts Tagged ‘portland’

Special Edition Photo: Eclipse

August 21, 2017

Here is the current level of the eclipse in Portland.  I just thought it would be interesting.

Eclipse

Photo Friday: Night Skyline

July 7, 2017

The good thing about cityscapes is the different angles, and lighting makes each shot unique.

Portland Skyline

First Look Photo: In with a Bang.

July 5, 2017

I love photographing firework shows, and July 4th is the ideal day.  In the past I have been scheduled to work, or weather conditions weren’t accommodating, but this year was perfect, so I headed out.

Fire works 4

First Look Photo: Another Angle

April 12, 2017

The Portland Headlight is the most photographed in the world.  The challenge of the headlight is to take a different shot.  This week I went to Fort Williams before the sun rise.  I found this view with a tree that I found pleasant.

PHL with Tree

First Look Photo: The Odd Duck

March 22, 2017

I found this white duck among other ducks yesterday.  I thought it was just another type of duck, but the closer I looked at the markings, especially on the head, and after looking at my book, I realized it was a white female mallard duck.  It’s a rare sighting to be sure, but albinos happen in most species, and it’s still fun to see.

The Odd Duck

Photo Friday: Cloudy Landscape

March 3, 2017

I just love how the clouds have a touch of color from the morning sun.

morning-clouds-2

First Look Photo: Got Milk?

February 8, 2017

I took today’s photo for a school assignment.  The idea was to Make the bottle, and glass stand out from the background.  The phrase that came to mind, when I saw the assignment, was “A touch of class in a glass.”

dark-background-ha1

Photo Friday: Homeless

January 20, 2017

I was watching an interview with a famous photographer, and something he said just clicked with me.  “Our purpose as photographers is not to change the world, but to draw attention to it.”  How can those with the ability to make effective changes in the world ever make those changes without knowing where the problem is.  Whether you’re a nature photographer, or a photojournalist in a war zone, you are out in the world inspiring others into action to make a better world.

Now, that’s enough of the soap box speech.  On to today’s photograph.  Recently, while out on the streets of Portland, I noticed a woman sitting on the sidewalk, holding a sign about being homeless.  People were walking around her, trying to avoid eye contact.  In this shot, I chose not to show her face so I can show the background, and to give it an “any city” feel.  This is a scene that is played out in every city across the country, and in the rest of the world.  I would go so far as to say this is a timeless problem.

homeless

First Look Photo: Indivisible

January 18, 2017

I don’t subscribe to any political parties, and I like to hear both sides of any argument before I make my mind up on any issue, but I do enjoy any opportunity to take photographs.

This past Sunday was a rally about stopping the repeal of Obama care, and I attended the Portland Maine rally.  There were speakers, such as Chellie Pingri;  Our congressional representative.  We also had our senator, and a local business man who talked about his wonderful experience with Obama care. I’m not going to bore you with any more political junk, as this is not a political blog.

I’m all about the picture, and letting the image speak for itself.  Out of 63 images I took at the event, only 9 stood out.  Out of those 9 today’s image best portrayed the mood, and message of the day.  I made it black and white to remove all the distracting colors going on around her.

person-with-a-cause

First Look Photo: Winter Tourists

January 11, 2017

I was on a street photography walk, yesterday, and was asked to take a photo of two girls from New York.  They were visiting Portland for a few days, and wanted a picture of both of them.  When I saw a painting on the wall, of a nice mountain scene.  I asked to take their picture, and used the painting.  Instead of a city picture, it looked like they were getting ready to ski.

Out of all the shots I took, I like this the best.

tourists-from-new-york