The gr8ful grind: February 2006

Let go of anger; It's an acid that eats away the delicate layers of your happiness

The reverse side has also its reverse side

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I was walking to dinner last weekas I was in Salem, OR, for a workshop and found this alley. I thought the perspective was good enough for a photo, but I especially thought it interesting someone had grown vines across it in such a way. February 23, 2006.

Monday, February 27, 2006

A study on impermanence. Sedona, AZ, September, 2005.

Friday, February 24, 2006

The train trestle at sunset. Madras, OR. February 16, 2006.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Still working with the new features I discovered within my Mac software. This is a photo of the coffee table in my living room taken this past weekend and then softened with the graphcs software. Click on it to see the full size. What do you think?

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

This is another attempt using the hidden features I recently discovered on my new Mac. In this one, I stitched together 3 photos taken from the balcony of my hotel in Sedona this past September. These shots were taken at sunset. Although the f-stop settings could have been different, especially in the middle pic, I think the software does a really smooth job of stitching them all together. Again, this is another one of those pics best seen at its full size by clickin on the photo.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

About two months ago I made the switch from PC to a Mac. I'm absolutely delighted with the change. And it seems I'm always finding new, cool things about this Mac of mine. Over the weekend I downloaded a magazine (yes, you can do that with Macs through a special program) that showed me a couple of hidden graphics programs within the main software. Among them was a "zoom action" feature. This photo I took of apples a few months ago is my first effort.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Moon over the Three Sisters at sunrise. (Click on the photo to see the full sized version) Madras, OR, February 19, 2006.

Friday, February 17, 2006

I got a new telephoto zoom lens earlier this week and yesterday was my first chance to use it. I went up to the top of the hill behind my house and took this shot of Mt. Jefferson. Madras, OR, February 16, 2006.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

A study in textures, colors and shapes. (Best seen at full size, just click on photo) Bend, OR., January, 2006.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A slice of Americana in the heartland. Madras, OR, February 5, 2006.

The Wisdom of Lin Jensen

Compassion is the gift of oneself, the willingness to show up, to bear witness, to be with others. It's not about mistakes or about being right or wrong. It's better than that.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The eyes have it. Bend, OR, February 11, 2006.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Winter sunlight filters down through the forest to spotlight a deciduous tree in the heart of Portland's Japanese Garden. February 12, 2006.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Sometimes nature and man can combine to make some nice and interesting patterns. Bend, OR, January, 2005.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

A covered bridge spans the McKenzie River east of Eugene, OR. What this country needs is more covered bridges. December, 2005.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Along the Deschutes River at Pioneer Park. Bend, OR. February 7, 2006.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I was driving around this weekend and found this shot of Mt. Jefferson framed by an empty shed. It works better at full size, so just click on the photo to see that. Metolius, OR, February 5, 2006.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Lake Billy Chinook with Mt. Jefferson in the background. About 20 minutes from my house. Near Culver, OR, February 5, 2006.

Friday, February 03, 2006

A watering hole in the high Cascades before the snows hit. November, 2005.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Yet another one in my Sedona series. A friend I made along the Schnebly Hill hike. September, 2005.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

One of the stairwells in the historic old Grand Hotel in Jermone, AZ. September, 2005.