Monday, August 28, 2006

sorry for the absence...

I haven't had much time to be out and about taking pictures lately. I should probably get a friend to help me out with this photo journal. However this weekend I will be showing a couple of visiting Canadian friends around the area, so I'll be sure to snap quite a few pics. In the meantime, here's an oldie (but goodie). I took this picture at Lake Sacagawea in Longview on a beautiful evening this past May.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

morning view

This is the view from the back deck of the apartment I share with my two best friends. It's absolutely beautiful, and quiet. We love to sit out here in the mornings, drinking coffee and talking. As much as I love those trees and hills, I wish I could remove them from this photo so that you could see Mount St. Helens, which is just a bit further in the distance.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

a moment suspended in time

This photo was taken here in Longview. I caught what probably should have been a private moment between my friend and her boyfriend, as they stood on a log to watch the sun disappear below the horizon. They just looked so cute, I couldn't help but take a picture. In the background a South Korean cargo ship passes by as it makes its way down the Columbia River.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

first post

Taking advice from a friend, I decided to create this photo journal so that I can share captured moments in various places around the Pacific Northwest. I thought about making this a photo journal of Washington state, but as I live right on the border with Oregon - and thus visit and photograph that state frequently - I thought it would be best to include our entire region.

These two photos were taken on Thursday, August 10th at the Secret House Vineyard in Veneta, Oregon. My best friend Melanie and I drove south for three hours to see Death Cab for Cutie, one of our favorite bands, perform an outdoor show on the property. The pathway you see in the first picture led us from the road to a clearing (as shown on the right), where the stage was set up. I pointed out the sun rays coming through the trees to Melanie, and she snapped a pic with her camera. This was one of the most beautiful outdoor venues I've ever been to, second only to a venue located in the town of George, Washington (along the Columbia River Gorge). Hopefully soon I will have some pictures to share from that place. The view from the Gorge Amphitheatre is breathtaking.