Member Since: October 9, 04
See The Light
Still on the Oregon Coast...
While looking at lighthouses from the outside can be great fun but to really appreciate them you have to go inside. All but a few of the lighthouses in Oregon offer tours for a small fee. In many cases you can even get up into the lens room. It is worth climbing the stairs.
The thumbnail and this first image is looking up into the lens at the Umpqua River Lighthouse. It is one of the few with both red and clear glass. It is also one of the largest lenses.
South of the Umpqua House you will find the Cape Blanco house. The lens is smaller and all clear glass. This shot shows the standard two bulb fixture in use today. If a bulb was to burn out it switches to the other bulb on it's own.
Up the coast near Newport you will find the Yaquina Head lighthouse. This is a must see. Not so much for the lens but for the house itself. It is open for self guided tours and furnished in period furnishings. If you like "old stuff" you will love this lighthouse.
Last one... Yaquina Bay lighthouse is also near Newport and worth the visit.
Great weather for storm watching coming to a coast near you. Get out and take some pictures. If you aren't there you don't get to see it.
My lizard is bigger than...
.... your lizard.
Sorry couldn't help it (grin). I found this guy laying out getting a little sun down in Valley Of Fire, Nevada. If you ever go to Vegas and get tired of the rat race wander out there. It's about an hour from town and well worth the trip.
Port Of Newport... Newport, Oregon
Something different from me. I don't shoot just critters.
These were taken in Newport, Oregon. It is the home of the largest fishing fleet in Oregon.
Some of the boats and the highway 101 bridge
More of the fleet with blue sky this time.
Unloading the catch. Check out the guy in the kayak.
The bow cleat with the most rust award.
As the fog rolls in.
Close encounter with the critters.
Here are a few off the wall shots taken while photographing critters.
The thumbnail is my wife petting one of the squirrels while it eats sunflower seeds out of a plastic lid from a yogurt container.
Wife took this one of me shooting hummingbirds with a canon. Come to think of it I shoot everything with a canon.
My wife feeding the zoo of small critters.
And one more that she took of me with one of the squirrels eating out of my shirt pocket.
Clear Lake Critters
While on my annual fall trek to Clear Lake this year I managed go get a few shots of some of the local residents with my 10D and the long zoom lens.
The Stellar Jay was asking... Do you still have peanuts in your pocket?
This guy was asking... Where are the sunflower seeds?
They are a heck of a lot of fun to feed and they store the seeds in their dens for the winter.
Mike And this one kept saying... You only brought 3 pounds this year?
Just found this site the other day and thought I'd contribute a few shots.
The four of these are Rufous Hummingbirds taken at the feeder on my back deck.
Camera: Canon 10D
Lens: Sigma 70-300 Zoom
Enjoy... I'll dig around and see what else I can come up with.