BCD Going Dormant

I haven’t been keeping this blog fresh of late and I’ve resigned myself to the likelihood that this isn’t going to change anytime soon. So, I invite you to check out my Tumblr blog site, which will allow me to quickly post things that interest me several times a day, or most days.

Check it out: http://whatinterestsderek.tumblr.com

I plan to have a lot of photos, photography-related links, humor, videos, religion, culture, etc., over there. It’s not as pretty, but it’s much quicker to throw something up there than here.


Evergreen Aviation Museum!

I know it’s been a while, but I’ve got some new content to share that’s a bit different than my usual Oregon Coast stuff. Yesterday we spent the afternoon at the Evergreen Aviation Museum (home of the “Spruce Goose) in McMinnville, Oregon. Here are my photographic highlights of the day:

Overview of the building housing the famous “Spruce Goose.” That flying boat is huge!

Detail of prop and engine of a biplane.

A Sopwith Camel

Detail on an “Avenger” torpedo bomber from WWII.

P38 Lightning

Interior of a Ford Tri-Motor

F4 Phantom

SR71 Blackbird, fastest production plane ever

F4U Corsair, WWII fighter that was put to good use in the South Pacific

Now, if you’re wanting to see a few more, all of my “keepers” from the day can be found here. Please to enjoy.

A few from the last few weeks …

Again, I’ve been delinquent in posting, but here are a few from the last few weeks. Please to enjoy …

Looking south from Cape Foulweather. Yaquina Head and Lighthouse.

Also from Cape Foulweather, but “pulled back” a bit. Immediately below is Otter Crest. Yaquina Head in the distance.

From yesterday morning. Yaquina Bay, low tide.

Probably my favorite one of the last few weeks. A portion of the commercial fishing fleet in Yaquina Bay, Newport, OR, USA

Not just another Friday …


My Recent Trip to Southern California

We went to the Los Angeles area last weekend to visit family, enjoy some nicer weather, and see some stuff. Here are few pictures from the trip.

Here’s a picture of the iconic Hollywood sign, taken from Griffith Observatory. It’s nothing super special, but it did prove the worth of my new 70-20 f/2.8!

Hollywood, baby!

Here’s one that shows some of the copper Art Deco detail on the observatory building itself.

This dude was busking on Hollywood Blvd. Not only did he look cool, but he sounded pretty good, too.

“I can play this here guitar …”

Manhattan Beach, from the pier …

Manhattan Beach, CA

And here’s a 10-panel section of the Berlin Wall on Wilshire Blvd., across the street from the LACMA.

Berlin Wall Sections


An Orca Went Out to Fish …

It’s been a month since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy. However, here’s a photo I made on my way to work on March 7, 2013. It’s the F/V Orca heading out of Yaquina Bay, going under the bridge for a day of fishing.

Heading out …

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Oregon Coast

Taken this morning …

Sunrise on Yaquina Bay

Susan Cain: The power of introverts | Video on TED.com

Susan Cain: The power of introverts | Video on TED.com.

My favorite TED talk, ever. Introverts will appreciate her viewpoint; extroverts may learn about us introverts.

Lately …

It’s been a while since I posted anything here; I’ve been busy and haven’t had the opportunity to shoot much. However, I’ve got a little something to put up today. Last Sunday, my grandmother passed away. She was 96 years old and very … tired. She wasn’t in any real pain, thankfully, and had indicated that she was ready, so it wasn’t unexpected or even terribly sad. She’ll be missed, of course, but that is the way of things.

Grandma Esther, taken in 2007, when she was only 91 years old …

Last Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, we held her memorial service in her church, the Trinity Lutheran Church of  Endicott, WA. Many years ago, my grandma was the custodian at this church and I have many memories of being in that building, exploring and playing while she was dusting, buffing the floors, vacuuming, etc. I have always been intrigued with this church building, so after the dinner that the ladies of the church graciously provided after the service, I snuck out and made a few photographs of this very unique sanctuary. A relative told us that the church was built in the early 1950s. Endicott was largely settled by German immigrants, and I believe that this church building reflects that fact.

A view of the sanctuary from the balcony

Window detail

The Altar

From the back wall of the balcony

Beautiful Winter Day Here On the Central Oregon Coast!

It’s been a week since I posted anything, but I think you might enjoy this. I made this photo of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse this afternoon, about a half-hour before sunset.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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