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Posts from the ‘Summer 2012 Photos’ Category

365 Days of Photography with Day Number 19…

Day Number 19…

©365-19Early ambience reflects honey hues while the photographers tripod grows weary with a pestering leg. 

365 Days of Flash Photography, With Day Number Nineteen

Here is Day Number Nineteen… 

Adjusted19A Better Place To Play. 

Adjusted19.2 Sleep all day.

365 Days Of Great Pics Photography, #320

Here is number 320…

“Go ahead. Get a little closer. I dare ya.”

I found a hollow between two boulders, and it was filled with crawdads. Some were dead, others were still alive. I have no idea, no clue, as to why or how they had got there. It was very interesting to say the least. When I made my move for a shot, this guy flared up, clearly ready for battle. He didn’t find one with me. Hopefully he won’t face a heron, because the results might not be in his favor.

The WildWood Hotel

The WildWood Hotel. Willamina, Oregon. 

This was, and still is, the place to be. They have good grub, and you can even rest your head for the night in their historic hotel. From the sounds of it, the place is haunted, but I really didn’t pick up on that vibe from the locals. At one time, it had four different stories. The top two levels, during its earlier years, boasted brothels from time to time. When segregation was in effect, blacks and Chinese had to stay on the top levels as well. 

 Nice comfortable room where you can meet and greet your fellow neighbors, then later crash and nap on the couch.

Board games and a place to journal about your travels, and the girls you’ve met.

Is that bacon I smell?

I so want this. This is just awesome. Double Orange Soda. And man, flapper girls were hot!

Plan tomorrows adventures.


I love old hallways. Just imagining who had wondered these halls a hundred years ago, how many drunks had tripped into their rooms, and the tips all the working girls made, all while the bar bustled below. 

 “Stella Maris.”

This is the window where I had caught a floozy staring me down. She had this come hither look, it so knocked me off guard. The third level caught fire some time ago, so I’m pretty sure she moved to the second floor. 

 One of the guest rooms. The decor is pretty awesome. I’m pretty sure she, the floozy, would have led me here. Just saying.

I would like to thank the kind folks at the WildWood for the great service, awesome food, and wonderful tour. I’ll be booking a room sometime soon. If you’d like the original photos without the watermarks, just email me and I’d be more than happy to get them to you. Thanks again.

365 Days Of Great Pics Photography, #318

Here is number 318… 

Where I bathe, like a smelly hippy.

365 Days Of Great Pics Photography, #316-317

What a kick in the pants. WordPress is running like Polythene Pam this evening, a tad bit off.  

Here is number 316… 

Pigeons viewpoint. Afternoon. Downtown. Salem, Oregon. Traffic. Coffee. Controlled chaos. 


Here is number 317…

Little Suzy, not so little anymore. If I had packed along some apples, we would’ve had an instant bond. The small block house off to the left, that’s where my dad was staying. 

Boredom With Untrained Monkeys

It’s late summer. I love it, it’s like we’re right at that pre-autumn intersection. This is a great time for late evening strolls around downtown Salem. Enjoy the last of the warm evenings, because October is shaking its leaves right around the corner. While out the other night, I took a stroll by the capitol, which I’ve never done before. As a rule of thumb, I always take my camera. You know, just in case. Anything could happen. Like coming across a freak, or simply growing curious and goofing around, wondering how the capitol building might appear in all of its luster and fame at dusk, with my cameras ISO blaring at full volume. 

ISO is your cameras sensitivity to light. Higher the ISO, the more grain in your pics. Low ISO, like the normal 100, you get a prettier and crispier pic. 

This was taken just before night night time. 

The ISO was set at 25600 while a pair of chipmunks juggled pecans on top of my head. It’s very true. My shutter speed was set at 100. Aperture at 6.3. It’s very grainy, which is expected. Honestly, I kind of like it. A photo in its true form. Raw, and unedited. I even took a bath after this shot was taken.


Now here is the same scene, without high ISO. It’s set at the standard 100. This was taken with my tripod, which is currently handicapped. I’ve misplaced the mounting plate (I believe it’s in my dads car), so I had to balance the camera on top of the tripod, all while juggling a pair of squirrels in my other hand. It’s a pretty basic shot, untrained monkeys could do this. Again at dusk, but this time I left the shutter open for thirty seconds.  

It’s alright. Again, this is the raw and unedited (except for slight cropping) version.