Sunday, April 20, 2014

this was shot in the evening hence the black background. i was using an extension tube that make the zoom lens more like a macro lens. i shot about 150 shots to get this. i was waiting until the bird was inside an imaginary box that was the focal length and point of focus. got many blank, half a bird, completely out of focus type shots. but i was blessed with this one.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Ansel Adams has a picture taken of the rising moon over the dessert. it appears to be taken at night. the shot i am told was actually shot during the day and with his darkroom magic made it look like a night shot. with that in mind here is a rising moon shot over the siletz estuary taken this evening an hour and a half before sunset.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

for this evenings shot i decided to head to fishing rock. thought i was dressed warmly enough with a longsleved shirt and a hoodie, wrong. i bet the wind on the headland was blowing 40+ and it was cold. got some great shots, me thinks. here is the first one. pretty sweet. oh, one the new changes i am looking at is checking where the neutral grey point is, and adjusting that at the beginning of my workflow. this puts a better balance on things and i don't have to fight what colors i see and add much to the image. a little change, a big difference. Steve

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


i was in depoe bay this morning and had a few minutes so i stopped at smuggles cove for a shot. there is nothing like filling my lungs with cool salt air.
spring is here, the daffodils are about done and the narcissus are right behind them with the tulips

Monday, April 7, 2014


this was shot yesterday at boiler bay looking north to cascade head. the weather was changing with a front pushing on in.

Friday, March 28, 2014

i was on my way south the other day and was a little early for an appointment so i took the slow way over the hill. stopped at one of the many view points and shot this, rocky creek falling into the ocean.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


had to go to the valley a few weeks ago and shot this at the basket slough. it's an area that is a wildlife refuge mainly used this time of the year by to feed geese.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

i was in newport with an hour to kill so i stopped by one of the view points and shot this, nye to agate beach lighthouse.

Friday, March 21, 2014

another of tim's fish this is an angel fish that looks like she has just returned from the salon have her lips botoxed and colored. what a beautiful angel fish, what lines!!


cousin tim needed a couple of shots of his latest band members this is Saxabonefish  

cousin tim needed a couple of shots of his latest band member this is Stratafish. he plays a statacaster and has all the chops need to be a lead guitarist. he is looking for a band.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

rushed down to the bay feeling like i needed to capture some light. this is out in the marsh at low tide.

Friday, February 21, 2014


here is a shot from the beach on the north side of devils punch bowl. in camera club i am learning to have something in the foreground of an image. the term used is near/far. i was looking through my images and didn't see much of this in the past, so i am beginning to look for these angles to incorporate this idea in my images.

Monday, February 17, 2014


this is an old snag at the top of the hill over looking the ocean. i have taken this shot before. it was the first image i shot when i got my first nikon camera several years ago. i figured it was time to shoot it again. i like this one more than the other. i shows i have learned something over the years.

i have been away for a while posting to national geo. i have a hash tag of #sjp to view my images on there sight. i am coming back here and will be posting on my blog more consistantly. this was taken during one of our winter storms in early january

Saturday, November 16, 2013


there were taken from the light house that at one time guided ships across the yaquina river bar into newport harbor.
a shot looking out at our field with rising ground fog.
this is the yaquina river as it passes under the bay bridge on it's way to the ocean.