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