Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Skye & Sarah's Wedding!

The final event of a busy summer! Just a quick note here with a couple pictures- I will update this more later. The wedding was held at the Davenport, arranged by Tom & Kim Olson, parents of the bride. It was a wonderful event, too many details to describe at first! A storybook beginning to a wonderful marriage of two young people who are working hard at doing life the right way!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Long hike...

I'm trying to post once a week but I haven't taken interesting photos lately, just a hike that was too long with too little to show for it!

The Cle Elum-Roslyn-Ronald area had a long history of coal mining. You can hike an old railroad bed that was converted into a trail several years ago. It' s interesting due to family history- my maternal grandfather was an electrician in a coal mine. Longer story for another blog! Anyway, if you are in the Cle Elum/Roslyn area this is one way to kill two hours and end up with sore feet! Wear stiff hiking boots or shoes because there is plenty of mid-size gravel in places. My feet were beat up by wearing running shoes.

The 2nd picture here is some old piece of equipment. It's hard to see any evidence of the old mining operations. I'll have to explore more later....

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Peaceful moments are easier to find at sunrise, even on a job site. We are starting at 5AM in Cle Elum for now, with the heat wave, so I've been able to enjoy some quiet mornings. Here's a shot of site equipment a little after sunrise. Below that is a farm at the east end of our project (shot late in the day.) I'm using a 16:9 crop ratio in iPhoto when it helps the composition. Gradually, though, I will migrate my workflow of artistic images to Adobe Bridge & Photoshop. For now iPhoto is a good basic program like Picasa when you know only basic editing tools are needed.