Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Shhhhhh, I dont want to say it to loudly

That I'm doing good that is.
Life with Rheumatoid Disease is challenging to say the least, some days I feel great, in fact I can feel great for days, weeks or months, then all of a sudden, I am not doing so well, having a flare, and that can knock me down for just as long as having good days, it all just depends on many factors such as, weather, mood, stress level just to name a few.
For me, Winter is when I do the worst, the cold and wet that is prevalent here in the Pacific Northwest really gets to me, which is why I don't get out to do much photography in the winter months.
Spring, Fall and Summer are the best for me, when I feel the best.
Anyway, I've  been doing pretty good this summer, only a couple or three flares, but those quickly got better with some  rest. I've been able to get out with the camera more this summer than I have in the last 2 years, and I hope to be able to keep this up through the winter, however I'm not going to hold my breath. 

I got out last week, I was out around the Damascus area Wednesday last week to see my folks, then after I was done I went out towards Boring and shot an old shed I'd had my eye on for a while, but every time I went by there I never had my camera with me, well this time I did, and I finally got the shot.
I also ventured up to the old pioneer cemetery in Damascus, and a few rodeo horses that are currently being boarded near Molalla.
I truely hope ya'll enjoy the pictures.








Monday, July 10, 2017

Well, That Was A Long Break

I didnt intend it to be that long LOL, I just had nothing going on, not getting out at all for the last 2 years.

However this year thats changed, Ive shot around 1,000 photos this year and that is huge considering this time last year I had shot maybe 100 frames.

My health is much better this year thereby letting me get out more with the camera.  I went to the Tulip Festival this year, out to Mosier and a Pow-Wow this year, also went down to the Oregon Coast for the 4th of July this year, which was a first for Rob and I, and while Rob Couldn't handle the flash and noise of the fireworks, we still enjoyed ourselves and was able to relax.
Here is a sample of what Ive shot so far this year.
















Monday, December 14, 2015

2016 Project





Good Afternoon!
I hope everyone is having a decent Monday, I am  just staying home curled up in my recliner today, it’s dreary and rainy here .
I also am working on starting a photo series around the first of the year, a friend of mine is going to work with me on it, it will be about homeless veterans, my friend is a free lance photographer and works as a social worker for the VA. So he knows where these guys hang out and how to interact with them..
I am looking forward to this but I know it’s going to take a lot of mental strength to do this as well as a lot of energy, I am fortunate that my partner on this project understands and wants to work with me on this project and wants to do it at my convenience, on the days I’m feeling up to it.
Hoping this project turns out successful, and hopefully I’ll get my name out there and perhaps get a little more work.
This is going to be a first for me, I’m more into landscape photography, but I figure it’s good to branch out, shake things up a bit, stretch beyond my comfort zone.
My RA isn’t stopping me from my photography, however it’s opening me up to other forms of photography, challenging my creativity, and pushing me to keep the juices flowing, yes it takes a lot of energy, and I tend to over do it alot, but I have so much fun doing it, however with this project, it’s not going to be “Fun”, it’s going to be emotional, gut wrenching, disgusting even, and is going to take more mental and physical, emotional energy than anyone can imagine.
Anyway, that is what is up for me as of the first of the year, and the working title at the moment is “The Forgotten Ones.”.
I’ll keep y’all up to date on how the project is going as I get into it.


Sassy.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hellooooooo!
Man, I'm really bad at keeping up with this here blog, but not much is really going on around here.
I've been out with the camera a few times this summer, ut not near as much as I wanted to, We've had a really hot and very dangerously dry summer here in the Pacific Northwest, and then of course there is the RA.
However I have changed up the meds, now on Embrel for the RA and having alot of hope that this will be the one to help me the most.
I also have has 2 of my photos published on a RA website, was not expecting that, but one of my FB followers who is also a contributor to RAHealth Chronic Life Club asked me to submit a couple of photos for their October series about our Creative Outlets. so I submitted 2 of this years  best photos, never expecting to even have one published, let alone both of them.
Amyway, Fall has arrived here in Oregon, I am going to try this week to get out and get some fall pictures around the Molalla area, and I will do my best at keeping this up to date. 
Oh yeah, here are the two photos that were published.

Lower Butte Creek Falls. Santiam Natl. Forest.

Smith Rock State Park. Central Oregon.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Wow, I am sorry for not keeping this up to date, yikes. Just been really busy. Life in general has kept me busy plus we moved on the 1st of May.
Now to catch up. I've been out a few times this year since the last post, hubby and I have been taking in some hikes around the area and even went out to Central Oregon for Mothers day where we hiked around Smith Rock State Park   located on Terrebonne, Oregon between Madras and Redmond. Had a wonderful time hiking around the park, didn't over do it all that much, and actually felt really good.

Anyway here are a few pics I've shot since my last post.

Rural Clackamas County

Tulip Festival Woodburn Oregon


Old steam tractor, Tulip Festival.


Quiet Contemplation.

Into The Backwoods

Little Zig Zag River


Upper North Falls, Silver Falls State Park. Silverton, Oregon

North falls

Winter Falls

Lower South Falls

Smith Rock State Park.








Willamette River, clackamas County Oregon



Singer Falls. Oregon City, Oregon

Willlamette falls, Oregon City, Oregon

More of Willamette falls.

Plaque at the Official End Of The Oregon Trail. Abernathy Green, Oregon City, Oregon