My digital SLR camera, a Nikon D50, is able to detect infrared light. Using an infrared filter, I can take photographs of that light. Since infrared radiation is put out by heated objects, the resulting images tend to show the trees and grass brightly, but water and the sky is dark.
Heliotrope Ridge is one of many beautiful hikes in the North Cascades in Washington.
Northwest Washington gets a fair amount of rain, and that means lots of green.
People are creative. People are weird.
While out and about in any of the cities where I’ve lived recently, I’ve encountered quirky or unexpected sights. Sometimes, I have encountered these while a camera was handy.
A few years ago, we adopted a beautiful sable cat. He was already named Dante, and we liked the name, so we kept it.
I’m not sure why it is, but I associate the name ‘Dante’ with something slightly sinister. It’s probably because of the association with The Divine Comedy combined with another D-name, Damien, from The Omen.)
We’ve lived in a spectrum of climates over the last five years. At one extreme, we have the arid brown of Bend. At the other, we have the lush green of Bellingham. I think the feel of each climate is reflected in the color palettes of the following photos.
For the twelfth day of Halloween, I’m posting some of my photo-manipulations. All of these were done in Photoshop, and all include stock photos from others. These images are posted on deviantArt.com.
For the sixth day of Halloween…
A few months ago we moved to Medford, about fifteen miles north of Ashland. Naturally, I’ve been meaning to check out the cemeteries here but, being the procrastinator I am, I had not done so — until yesterday.
The silly thing is there’s a cemetery near here that I drive by nearly any time I’m out and about. I’m not talking about the Siskiyou Memorial Park* that I can easily see from the street (and which doesn’t interest me so much because, well, it’s a memorial park.) No, I’m talking about the Eastwood Cemetery.
Forlorn. What a great word! It even looks cool.
I’m sad that I’ve been neglecting Random Says. I could make excuses, like I’ve been distracted with moving, or I’ve been setting up a new improv blog. Instead, here are five random things: