I enjoy walking the railroad tracks into the center of Talent, OR. One of the things that fascinates me is that no two ties look the same and with close observation they often reveal stunning designs, especially after a rainfall as the ties are drying.
I often feel that a big difference between art in a museum or gallery and that which might be sighted in a back alley is that the former was done with conscious intent and the latter just showed up over time. I love to discover these latter, "unclaimed" pieces of art wherever they appear.
"On Long Beach" was taken at Long Beach, Washington. I've returned many times during the short time I've been on Long Beach Peninsula and find different moods according to the tide, time of day and atmosphere, all of which merge in unpredictable ways.
The Washington State International Kite Festival takes place in Long Beach, WA from August 18-24. Festival preparations are already starting to show up (image taken August 15) including a tent anchored by heavy cement blocks to withstand strong winds. When the festival begins, this tent will have side flaps and there will be throngs of people milling about as well as kites in every direction. That said, I am having fun exploring the fringes before the festival begins.
I came across a wedding photo shoot in period costume at Historic Jacksonville, Oregon. While the photographer was focusing on the bride and one of the best men on the right, the groom on the left was biding his time.
Photographer and friend, Julie Bonney, invited a few of us to photograph at her shoemaking school in Ashland, OR, where we had many subjects to work with. I hadn't expected to be juxtaposing her pug with a mini boot.
I competed in pickleball at The State Games of Oregon last weekend. Much of the fun was observing some of the best pickleball players in the country including Chris Miller (above) whose speed and deft footwork were impressive.
This deteriorating door is from one of the buildings at Siskiyou County Airport in Northern California. The buildings were used from 1942-1945 and then again from 1962-1972 by The Army Air Forces and The US Air Force.
As many of you who have been following my work over the years know, I love to photograph courts and playing fields when there is no action going on. The process of drying always adds an element of design. Its quickly changing nature never fails to captivate me.