Saturday, November 14, 2015

House in Autumn

Autumn in Beaverton
The wind is howling but no rain yet as of this morning, so I raked as much leaves as I can, but it seems it is like a losing battle with the wind that always constantly blowing my piles of leaves, nonetheless I got my green trash bin full of leaves this morning. I also clean the drainage on both sides of the street. When I almost done I notice my one of my neighbors house “calling” me to take pictures, so I did, the result is a beautiful fall color. I enjoy it, it says the season of leaves.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Autumn in the City Park

Portland City Park
I passed by this city park two days ago, but I did not have my small camera around my neck. So this morning, I brought the camera hoping that it is not raining and the sun is in hiding. I got my wish. I took a “short” break from work and walk a few blocks to retrace my previous route. Because of a warm October, most of the leaves are still on the trees with a few exceptions. The forecast for tomorrow is heavy rain, so I am glad that I captured these last leaves.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Double Exposure - a reflection through window displays

Woodburn Outlet Mall
A friend at work suggested “double exposure” as an experiment, so when we went to Woodburn Outlet Mall, I brought my small camera as to not attract the security guard and ask me a whole bunch of questions as to why I was shooting the window displays. There is just one problem! Woodburn Outlet Mall is an outdoor mall, thus all the display windows are double panes, so most reflection images are double, sometimes it gives a strange effects. You might be totally dislike or on the other hand intrigue about these images. It is just an experiment, next time I try to take indoor mall during the holidays.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Columbia Gorge in the rain

Storm as seen from the Vista House
On a blistery Sunday we brave ourselves to seek pictures of Columbia Gorge in the rainstorm, the lighting is almost perfect, sometimes it gets so dark so we have to compensate the exposure while trying to capture the essence of the rainy weather, most of the time we had a good break in between the storms, it is raining hard while we were driving, so be it. Here’s the result. It is November after all in the Northwest.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Al's Garden - display of Halloween and Christmas

Photo by Pokie
Our good friend suggested that we should go to Al’s Garden because it has a good display of the holiday theme as well as Halloween. After our morning walk at the Summerlake Park in Tigard, we drove west to Al’s Garden. It was a photographer’s paradise in my opinion. One theme of the holidays from left to right and not to mention the Halloween display since it was exactly one week before the wet Halloween. No trick or treat goblins that we could find that very night.

Summerlake Park - Tigard

My brand new retirement bench
This Summerlake Park is even closer than the Commonwealth Lake Park from our house, we have a tendency to ignore and not paying enough attention any park that is closer to our domicile, so one Saturday early morning we decided to take pictures of the lake, I believe the sunrise at that time was 7:39 AM but it is too bad that the sun was too shy to show its face, it was a cold morning undeniably but very tranquil. We made one round, the path is paved and it is indeed a nice park to do our morning walk.