As many of you know, I participate in a photography project called Words to Shoot By. Every couple of weeks we shoot three new photos (in any format) interpreting a word. We had a special post today that had our normal crew plus 16 guests! I have to say, it’s one of the most beautiful posts I have seen in a while.

Below are the three images I contributed for today’s post. Our word was water. I made these images with my Olympus OM-2n, 50mm 1.8 lens, and Kodak Ektar 100 film at the end of August while boating across the ever gorgeous Redfish Lake in Idaho. Such a lovely place.


This was a really fun one to shoot for! Now go check out everybody else’s!

summery bits

happy friday, folks!

Here are three fun things that I hope you enjoy!

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We are spending the day at KAH-NEE-TA tomorrow! I am looking forward to spending some time in and around their pool. I’ve never stayed there but it looks like fun! :-D


I love Flickr. Honestly, I’m a bit addicted. One of the things that I love to do to get inspired is peruse MY FLICKR FAVORITES (AND OTHER PEOPLES TOO). I love how they change with the season. If you need an escape, you can live vicariously through some of my contacts vacations. How sweet is that?


Did you know that Marilyn Monroe wrote poems? I didn’t either but there is a new book out of them. Find out more about it over on BRAIN PICKINGS and read a couple of them while you’re there. Fascinating!

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I hope you have a lovely summer weekend! Thanks for visiting!

Included in this post are some scenes from last summer, taken at my grandparents house. { photos made with my Olympus OM-2n 35mm film camera }

flickr friend meet-up

Earlier this month, I spent an evening with some Flickr friends, wandering about industrial Southeast Portland and shooting some instant film (well, we shot whatever we felt like really). We got lucky with some gorgeous light and may have partaken in a bit of trespassing (in the name of art, of course). We had a blast and ended the evening with some cocktails and a bit of food. Here’s the evening from my POV. You can also see it in KIM‘s blog post HERE.

I am working on taking more people photos so I made a point to take portraits of everyone in the group. You can find links to there flickrstreams under their portraits.

I took this opportunity to shoot a lot of instant film, including some that I am less familiar with since I had some POLAROID EXPERTS in the group. I choose to shoot IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT PX 70 in my Polaroid 600 since all my recent shots with it in my SX-70 were blowing out. I figured that the faster speed of the camera might work better. I was right but, unfortunately, had some bad pod issues. I think it’s the batch, since it’s happened to multiple packs that I bought at the same time. I am including them anyway cause I think they turned out kinda cool. You will notice I left the borders on them. The rest of the shots are borderless.

The other two films I shot with were IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT PZ 600 UV+ and Fujifilm FP-100c, both of which I totally adore and highly recommend.

It’s time for the photos to speak for themselves. Here they are, in the order that I took them.





Industrial SE Portland | July 6, 2012 | Polaroid Colorpack II, Polaroid Spectra & Polaroid 600 with Fuji FP-100c, PZ 600 UV+ & PX 70 Color Shade (respectively)

december first


Here are a couple of shots from my last roll through the adorable Balda Juwella.

Hey look, I got a bit of focus happening! Yay! It’s like a miracle.

These were taken towards the end of summer (can’t you tell by the light? it’s so different now). The first shot was out at McIver Park on the Clackamas River {the Morrow family reunion!} and the second or last one is take just outside of Bend from Pine Butte.

Just felt like saying hello today. This week is flying by.

Can you believe it is December already? I’m still in shock. But, here we are.

Hello December! Let’s try not to go by too fast now, ok?

aw shucks!

I know I said I would have a surprise Friday along with a rodeo post but I somehow thought yesterday was Wednesday when I wrote it and I am not quite ready. So Monday! Let’s meet back here and do this thing. K?

How cute is this dog?! I just loved his outfit.

While I am here, can I get a hell yeah for the weekend? Have a nice one, folks!

out of a rock

Hi folks,

I’m trying out a new look here on the blog. I’ve been wanting to move to a white template for a while but had trouble finding the right one. I am still tinkering with this one a bit so there maybe be more updates. I guess you could say it’s under construction. Let me know what you think!

Here are a couple of shots from my day with Steph Parke back in July. We stopped a lot as we traversed the coast. This time we stopped just to take shots of this tree growing out of a rock.

There were some ladies there making paintings of the scene. While I felt like it was too forward to take a photo of their canvases, I had no problem asking to take a photo of their tools.

I love painter’s palettes. They tell lovely stories.

Well, friends, I will be back here on friday with that Rodeo post I have been promising you. And possibly a bit of exciting news to share?! See you then. Thanks for stopping by!


To see more photos from this day, click on the tag my day with Steph Parke below.

fenced in

A couple of shots that I took through a fence while in Pendleton last weekend. I still owe you a rodeo post… check back here next week!

I haven’t felt like shooting much since we got back. I’m hoping this is just a short term funk. Maybe the weekend will help.

Happy Friday, folks!

Pendleton, OR | September 17, 2011 | Olympus OM-2n