Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jobsite wildlife

Someday I'd like to do a few sessions of serious bird & wildlife photography. It' s not like a landscape where you simply show up early or late in the day for good light. The landscape doesn't move, it's always going to be right where you left it! The birds on our jobsite have some predictable activities but I need a longer lens- a 400 or 500 to get some really good shots. And I might have to sit in one spot for a couple hours for a good shot. In the meantime I did catch a pheasant a few weeks ago and some crows with the moon in the background so I'll just include those here-

Monday, April 21, 2008

Final week in Walla Walla, i.e. College Place

The last 12 weeks have gone by fast! I'm thinking about setting up a separate blog that stores the pictures and events of the East Whitman Drive Extension project. This project converted an old onion field into a minor arterial, serving residential and commercial lots. I've worked about 20 weeks on the project. It's been fun meeting & working with the crew from Apollo Construction and the inspectors & staff of City of College Place. I wish I could have seen it to the very end but some delays have pushed it beyond my schedule. Teresa & I are heading to Hawaii for Angela's wedding next week then I go up to Wenatchee for the next inspection project.

I'll have some project wrap-up thoughts at the end of the week, here's a quick before and after from Whitman Drive- last October and last week-

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Back at work...

My long delay here was due to getting back into the inspection racket and then losing track entirely of my new adventure with blogging! Since I now have the rest of the summer lined out I feel like I can start updating this thing at least on a weekly basis. There are many family and friends that I will start inviting to this blog. I need to find out if there is a "Visitor's Book" concept that can be attached to blogs- a way for people to sign in the first time they visit?!

Anyone reading this can give me some suggestions since it's all new to me!