All posts for the month September, 2009
A sign of Fall is not always something you can take a photograph of, such as how suddenly your fingers are freezing in the morning when it was just 70F the day before, or the equal amounts of daylight and darkness. You can take a picture of being able to see your breath, but it’s not exactly easy to time it just right.
Fall officially started last Tuesday, but this tree was already starting to turn for the last few weeks!
Gold! The Chantrelle mushroom usually comes out in September and October, after some of the fall rains have come. This year they’re a bit early, but not a moment too soon in our opinion! They’re delicious!
Dogs posing for a quick picture. They love getting to explore when we go mushroom picking.
Some of the Chantrelles all sauteed in butter. Mmmm!
Brr! It’s freezing! Some people I know would consider forty something to be summer…
This last picture is more about the color than the actual bird and that one actually landed twenty feet from me. As you can see from the color of the cones on the fir trees in the background, the sun has a beautiful reddish tint that only seems to come when there’s smoke from a forest fire, or in fall sunrises. It’s simply beautiful. The bird is a Pileated Woodpecker (known to some as a Shaggy-headed Woodpecker.
This week’s challenge is anything that runs on fuel and seats at least two people, aka mechanical transportation. Every vehicle that we have other than the new Chevy Colorado, is an Int, so it’s kind of going to be an Internation fest…
1974 International Harvester ¾ ton pickup.
The main truck, a 1975 ¾ ton pickup. Random fact of the day #845: ’75 was the last year that International made pickups.
1948 International tandem axle flatbed.
Picking up a load of hay.
One of the semis loaded with stage equipment for Keith’s show in Portland on Friday night. The concert was great!!! I didn’t see the front of the truck, so I don’t know what it is. Probably a Kenworth.
Keith Urban is back in Portland tomorrow night! It’s been a long two years since he was last in town and I’m thrilled to go see him again. Never a dull moment at a Keith show, that is for sure!
His opening act is Little Big Town; I like a lot of their music, but have never seen them in concert, so I’m excited to see what kind of show they put on.
And, what’s even better, I’ll have pictures to show for it! My first concert, in 2007, we didn’t have the digita camera yet, so no pictures.
This challenge is a little different from the others – the rule of thirds. Instead having a certain subject to shoot, this is a type of shooting. Instead of centering the subject, you shoot the picture with the subject in the left, right, bottom, or top of the viewfinder.
I didn’t get too many pictures with all the rain that’s been pouring down on us lately, but I did get these.