This looks almost like a painting, but isn’t. It’s a photo I took at Lake Mead, Nevada. Reflection of a boathouse in the water.
The theme for this week’s Photo Hunt is purple. I remembered that I’d taken a few shots during the fall of 2007 that might fit the bill and when I looked I discovered this one. Then I realized I’d posted it here at the Think Tank before. Ah well… I like it, so it’s getting used again, but I realize it’s a re-posting party foul. What’s a girl to do?
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Ok… So the theme for the Photo Hunt this week is triangle. I’m struggling with it. The first one I considered was a shot I took recently while out to dinner with friends at a pizza place. Triangles of pizza slices all over the place in that shot. But I wasn’t totally satisfied with it, even though it made me laugh. I’m ending up with this… though it’s not a true triangle in the sense that it’s really more like a cone, but hey… from the side it looks triangle-ish. So… here you have Mt. Hood, at sunset, taken near PDX, with a plane landing. Technically you could say the plane also has a couple of triangles, with blunted edges, if you could the wings and tail wings. I know… I’m stretching it.
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This weeks theme for the hunt is Stripes. Usually I just include one photo and call it good, but this week I’m going to post a few photos I found that fit. Why? Well… because I couldn’t pick just one.
We went on a cruise and I loved this long row of lounge chairs. This was taken before the ship actually set sail which is why they’re empty. Normally they’d be pretty packed with peeps getting a tan, reading, relaxing, napping… you name it.
This is the little guy, Weston, with the Ref. He’s really not a huge toy guy. He loves to play chuck it, to have the ball thrown for him, to chew on his bully stix, and to be loved on. Strangely he loved this guy and chewed, pulled, and gnawed at him until all his stuffing was gone.
We went on a little road trip a year or so ago and this was taken while driving Hwy 101 from California, through the Redwoods, to Oregon. We hadn’t planned going this way, but were forced to as the Siskiyous were snowed in and I-5 was briefly closed. It ended up being a great drive, though it rained and rained and rained. We saw some cool elk, stood next to huge grand trees, and spent a lot of time cracking up by the little mister’s (Weston’s) expressions.
Here she is, the little girly, Riley. She’s looking cute and small here. Must have had a recent haircut. She’s due for another. I think she’s going to look pretty cute. But then, I always think she looks really cute.
Lastly… here’s one taken during our recent road trip down to San Jose to see family. That’s me, in the side view, taking the shot.
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The theme for this week’s Photo Hunt is hands. I looked through the ol’ archives and found this one, taken in December, 2008, with my iPhone camera. We were working on our most recent rental project and this is the clean the paint out of the brush technique that seemed to work best. I used a funky camera setting with the phone to get this shot. I kind of like it.
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This week’s theme for the photo hunt… yellow. I decided not to go for the flower shot, which would’ve been super obvious since I have tons of those, and instead put up a shot I took on a September morning. Sun coming up, nice yellowish glow. I was out on the Columbia River fishing for salmon with a friend who keeps trying to “get me into a fish”. He didn’t. I didn’t catch one. But really, who cares. Man… it can be beautiful out there.
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Today’s Photo Hunt theme is four. This isn’t very imaginative, but I’m going for the number four, as in four books in this stack. I know, I know… not very witty, but what can you expect from a sick girl.
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The theme for the week is Nautical. I took this one in Newport Bay at the Marina there. It’s something I always love to do when we head over to Newport… cruise the docks, take some photos, check out the fishing fleet. The name of this lady is the Helen McCol.
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This week’s hunt is all about bridges. I have taken, recently, to walking along the Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland, Oregon. It’s a great place to take the dogs for a walk. One of Portland’s nicknames is bridgetown. 10 bridges cross the Willamette and Columbia Rivers within city limits. Pretty impressive. The Hawthorne, pictured here, is one of my favorites.
I haven’t been in the hunt for awhile now. Too busy with life stuff I guess to be at the computer much more than to just load photos onto flickr, blog a word or two, and then get up to do other things. In the interim I’ve been through the holidays, had three feet of snow at the house, had no power during those times on three separate occasions… the last time it took the power guys 5 days to fix it and that was because they couldn’t get up the road until the snow plows made it out here. I live in the woods, it took them awhile, but actually it was faster than I thought it might be. I’ve also finished work on the rental project we were up to. It’s our second. It was a bear. Much more work than expected. Means that since October I’ve basically had two jobs. My day job, and then the night and weekend job of painting and mudding and taping and hammering and the like. It’s over now. Woo Hoo! And it’s rented. Now, thanks goodness, it’s sort of life returning to normal… LOL Whatever that is.
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The theme for this week’s photo hunt is lazy. I searched through my shots for the summer and found this one. What a great lazy way to spend a Sunday morning. Reading the paper and then taking a nap. Weston skipped the paper reading and went straight to the nap.
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The theme for the week is sad. I was looking through some recent shots and found this one. This flower looked sad to me. Or maybe it’s just that summer was ending and that was sad. I’ve recovered now and am fully into autumn so it’s all good. Like this shot though.
My apologies for not playing the last several weeks. Summer will do that to a person. Seems we were busy busy busy. Especially since getting our new little girl. Scroll down for some candid shots of her. She’s beautiful.
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The theme for this week’s photo hunt is wrinkled. I took this one in April of this year. It’s a close up of my brother, he’s younger, 20 months younger, so that should tell you that I have more wrinkles than he does. I’m always taking strange photos. This one was taken as we waited with friends to get into a great breakfast place, called Gravy, on Mississippi Avenue. Their specialty is… yep, you guessed it, gravy. I think my bro looks good here. You can’t see all of him, but if you did you’d say he looked good too. He’s a stud. Notice the wrinkles are mostly smile lines. It’s a genetic thing… we all smile. All the time. It’s sickening.
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The theme for this week’s hunt is colorful. I was perusing some of the flower pictures I’ve taken and came across this one, a particular favorite of mine. I love the bright orange and green in this. I like it so much in fact that I just made it my header photo. And, a little confession, I posted this already… as my July 25 photo on my photoblog, image – ination.
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This week’s theme for the hunt is Dark. I took this one in December last year at The Grotto. The candlelight was beautiful and was even more so after dark. Really lovely.
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This week’s theme for the Photo Hunt is clouds. I’m going to do something I’ve never done… I’m going to post more than one photo. Why you ask? I can’t decide which one to use, so you’re getting to see all the candidates.
Taken in February 2006, in the air over Tampa Bay, Florida. There were tornado warnings going on all day. We had to wait in the airport for seven hours before we were allowed to take off and even then there were black clouds and lightening happening all around. Pretty scary, but beautiful.
Taken in June 2008 at English Bay, Vancouver, Canada. We were in Stanley Park. Gorgeous park and some great photo opportunities.
Taken in January 2008 at Lake Mead, Nevada. The sunsets in Nevada can be breathtaking, especially when air force jets have made trails that catch the light.
Taken in September 2007 at Morecambe Bay, Britain. This bay is famous because at low tide you can walk the 11 miles across, with a guide. There’s quicksand, hence the need for the guide.
Taken in July 2007 at Quabbin Reservoir, Massachusetts. Central Massachusetts is beautiful.
Taken in July 2007 at Davis Lake, Oregon. This was one of the coolest cloud formations I’d ever seen. Hat, stack of pancakes, uh… you name it. Just very cool looking. Karen actually spotted it and then I shot it.