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Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Crossmark Music!

Hey, photo fans.  Sorry it's been so long since I've posted.  Been busy sorting things out after my computer crash.  The good news is that I salvaged a majority of my missing photos!

Also been working on some other creative projects -- like music!  I'm finally getting around to recording some piano music I've written.

One song, "For Jason", was inspired and dedicated to a long-time friend who died of cancer just a few weeks ago.  His passing at such a young age has reminded me how important it is to do what you love with the people you love while you can.

If you're on Facebook, listen to the songs and become a fan of Crossmark Music.

You can also listen online for free at Grooveshark.


Monday, November 16, 2009


Fleur de Fence

Pointy decorative thingy on a fence.  Yes, "pointy" and "thingy" are the correct technical terms for it.


Thursday, November 12, 2009


Plant Iron

Metal ornamentation of a leaves.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Plant Fragile

A delicate plant gone to seed.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Plant Fallen

A leaf in dim light.


Monday, November 9, 2009


Plant Green

Got a plant theme going on this week.  Stay tuned.


Friday, November 6, 2009



My daughter at the beach this summer.


Thursday, November 5, 2009



Underside of a leaf.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Back Entrance

Back entrance to a mom-and-pop store near Foster and 92nd in Portland. I'm guessin' they don't use it much.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Marysville Windows

Colorful curtains at Marysville School in Portland, Oregon.


Monday, November 2, 2009



Large stones from a wall at Camp Collins near Gresham, Oregon.

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Friday, October 30, 2009


Damascus Carving

Another motif from a headstone at a small cemetery near Damascus, Oregon.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009


Orb Yellow

A not-as-gigantic-as-it-appears sphere -- a bit of playground equipment at Marysville School in southeast Portland.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Autumn Tribute

This week, a friend found out he has stage four cancer. I guess this photo is my tribute to him. Like falling leaves, his life is changing into a winter season of difficulty. But there will be a Spring.  Love you, Jason.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Through The Log

Is it a monstrous cave opening or just a hole through a log.


Monday, October 26, 2009


Ball and Stripes

There's a brand spankin' new playground at Marysville School in Portland. Bright colors abound.

(My son had to throw this ball up in front of the wall only about four times until we go the shot.)


Friday, October 23, 2009



Just a dryer vent with texture, shadow, shape and mess.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009


Marble Fleur

Decorative marble at a small, country cemetery near Damascus, Oregon.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Dusky Discs

It's not often I spy farm equipment now that we live in the city. Found this disc while out on a scenic drive in the outskirts.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Weathered Stump

A weathered tree stump on the dunes of Westport, Oregon.


Monday, October 19, 2009


Plant Tuxedo

Symmetrical plant leaves adorn a stem-neck like a green bow tie.


Friday, October 16, 2009


Viking Bell

A warning bell outside a warehouse near 17th and McLoughlin. The sign next to it says, "If this bell rings, call 9-1-1." That would be an interesting conversation.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009


Razor Loop

A loop of razor wire keeping the snoopers out of a warehouse lot.

I like to call this photo "Something My Mother Would Never Take A Picture Of".


Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Chain Proof

Here's proof that I'm not that great of a photographer. What I'm good at it post-processing. =)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009


For My Grandkids

I don't recycle for myself. I recycle for my grandkids.

(By "I", of course, I mean my wife.)


Monday, October 12, 2009


17th Street Warehouse

Went out for a drive this weekend looking for a good photo op. Found grunge heaven near 17th and McLoughlin -- an entire block of old warehouses.

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Friday, October 9, 2009


Five Stones

Wrapping up a week of beach photos from Westport, Washington.  (Which was an incredible locale, by the way--if you're into free, secluded, luxurious vacations by the ocean.)


Thursday, October 8, 2009



A visual cacophony created by the Fresnel lens at the Grays Harbor Lighthouse near Westport, Washington.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009


25 Petals

(Did you count them?)


Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Sentimental Doodle

A sentimental doodle in the sand at Westport, Washington.


Monday, October 5, 2009


Sunset Rock

Sunset at Westport, Washington.


Friday, October 2, 2009


Jackson Tower

Finishing off my monochromatic theme this week with an architectural detail from Jackson Tower near Pioneer Square in Portland.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009


Fountain Alcove

Fanciful (yet non-functional) water fountain near Washington Park's Rose Garden in Portland.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Wooden Wheel

Continuing my monochromatic theme for the week.

(And for those curious about that teal wall in yesterday's post, click here to see it in color.)

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Basement Window

Window near 36th and Hawthorne in Portland. The brick wall is actually a bright teal, but I'm in a monochromatic mood this week.

Addendum:  Here's the color version for those who are curious. Oh, and this wall is across the street from the Waffle Window -- a must visit for any Portlandians!

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Monday, September 28, 2009


Olde Tyme

Antique clock on display at Philip Foster Farm near Estacada, Oregon. (Philip Foster was one of the first settlers in Oregon.)


Friday, September 25, 2009



A boat from the wharf at Westport, Washington. I romanticize about life by the ocean, sunset walks on the beach all summer long.


Thursday, September 24, 2009


Sad Girl

Pensive pose of a girl in statue. From the Children's Museum in Salem, Oregon.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Bright and Cheap

A colorful, cheap motel along 82nd Avenue in Portland.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Steep Steps

From a lookout tower at the beach in Westport, Washington.


Monday, September 21, 2009


Rocket Fever

Space-age lines of the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington. Originally built for the 1962 World's Fair -- when space exploration was all the rage.


Friday, September 18, 2009


Sunflower Buffet

Two bees hit the jackpot.


Thursday, September 17, 2009


Life Finds A Way

Plants, like some people, find ways to thrive in less than ideal circumstances.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Humming Carved

Carved humming bird -- detail from a bench at Leach Botanical Garden in southeast Portland.

I stumbled upon the botanical garden while out for a drive, looking for a place to shoot. It's a quaint place to take a peaceful stroll -- and free to the public.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Lady of India

Colorful dancer at the India Festival held at Pioneer Square this summer.


Monday, September 14, 2009


Cafe Brick

Bricks in the afternoon sun. Taken outside the Bread and Ink Cafe on Hawthorne and 36th.


Friday, September 11, 2009


Ode to the Goat

Part of a mural at Lents Park in Portland. The singing guy, I get. But the goat?


Thursday, September 10, 2009


Adobe Window

Sunset against a textured wall (92nd and Ramona, Portland).


Wednesday, September 9, 2009


One Blue Rung

Lents Park playground in Portland.








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