Sunday, February 28, 2010

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All February album on Picasa. The subjects ebbed and flowed; there seems to be more variety and more closeups this month.

The most recent slideshow is here.


The tsunami that wasn't. I can tell you unflinchingly that I knew it would be just like it was. Not because I am psychic, but because I am a geologist who has completed all the coursework for a PhD in a tectonics/seismological focus. The seismotectonics were not the type that could produce a tsunami this far away. I worked outside on my stupid table instead of listening to the unnews.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Two Sunny Days

We've had two spectacularly beautiful days. I started building an end table I don't need. I made it to Otter Point at sunset last night and it was so amazing. I was the only one there! I don't know how I ended up with 51 images in the slide show. It was very surreal to have the power company swing through here trimming trees.


There are so many photographic opportunities... it really is the light. I can remember scrounging all around for 'shots' in Kentucky and Tennessee, but that diffuse light in the middle of the continent made it tough. Of course I didn't know that then.

Here's a case where the light and the moment was as good as it gets. Believe me, I feel lucky to be the one closing the shutter.

So, check out all the album. There's some documentary shit in here this time, but enjoy!

Friday, February 19, 2010

North By Northwest

I took this shot at LSU in Baton Rouge, June 16, 2008.

I watched the 1959 film North By Northwest for the first time last night.

Viewing it closed a loop that had been open ever since I wrote this old blog from April 2007 about Mount Rushmore and the sculptor behind it. The film was beautifully shot in Technicolor/VistaVision and much takes place on Rushmore. To pick this scene is interesting: "In an example of guerrilla filmmaking, Hitchcock used a movie camera hidden in a parked van to film Cary Grant and Adam Williams exiting their taxis and entering the building." So I guess it really is the UN building.

This scene caught my eye because LOOK! Have you ever seen the end of a set of powerlines? Turns out this is a famous and well known scene. So is the suit. I'm sure the powerlines go all the way through now. In this case, I trust wikipedia, shot on "Garces Highway (155) near the towns of Wasco and Delano, north of Bakersfield in Kern County, California." Anyway, the shots (movie & my LSU) aren't as close as I thought, so it's like art imitating art, imitating life imitating art...


It was a strange week.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gnocchi

Here's an old shot that surfaced today, a flight from Indianapolis to Evansville (1/21/08). It's unrelated to anything in this album, so let's take off!




Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Second Week of February

Gettin' behind or I am taking way too many pictures. I can't tell. There are 55 images in the slide show.

There were some great moments in since my last photo post from a week ago. Last night's party was great, as was all of today. Those pictures will appear after you've all seen these. :) It is so beautiful here in southern Oregon, I don't seem to mind the gray and rainy days when they appear. All of the images link to the whole album.



Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day 2010

Wistful and nostalgic perhaps, I am reprising two Valentine's blogs from '07 and '06; a nice chance to revisit the 'start' for me and see how my older shots look today.

I visited San Francisco to see the Loved Ones reunite. This adventure from 2/14/2007 was the first of my now characteristic travel-blogs with photographs. Things moved along in unpredictable ways once I was a performing musician. By the time I went to this show, I had played many double bills with the bass player and drummer, Mike and John. I covered that story in the older blog.

I noticed a guy who really seemed to know what he was doing with a camera. He was Michael Jang, a very groovy and accomplished photographer. That's him with the glasses to the right. Check out the videos of the Loved Ones he posted: I Could Cry and Lickin' Stick. Speaking of Lickin' Stick, I met a cool DJ that night who told me about the George Torrance original. After a short hunt, I did end up with a copy of that 45: $15.45 for two songs... on vinyl!


In checking the links for this today, I found some words of wisdom about photography from Michael himself.

a n d. . .
So here are the old blogs complete with newly enlarged photos!:

From 2007, the last 20 hours in pictures (reno_SF_reno) and
from 2006, The Loved Ones: Early 90's R&B Oakland-based band.

The reposting of these blogs comes with a funny set of feelings. My old writing style, especially from 4 years ago, is different; so much more open and 'hey look I am a dork'. The photos from '07 really aren't my best work, so it's a little tough to see them naked and enlarged. Also some of them changed a bit now that I've standardized my approach.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

All January album

The photobucket slideshows I use are buggy and slow. Worse are the ads on my end.
Free hosting = great, no recompression = great, slow weird slide shows = bad, ads and malware potential = bad.

Today, Google's new social networking Buzz appeared. I also checked out their photo hosting service called Picasa and went for it. Time permitting I'll add locations when I want to. Click below for January 2010.

Thanks to Vicki Haas for the Future Shock reference, Michael Jang for inspiriation, and if you dear reader have the time, it is fun to go through the documentary film in 5 parts on YouTube.

So, feel free to check out any of my albums at Picasa, but know that my current workflow began in November of last year. Okay, words words words words. All of my photos for the last 13 months are now easy to view in Picasa...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Otter Point

What a treasure! Alone at the edge. The sunlight was too bright for ideal photography, but enjoy!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Two beautiful days

There was rain, there was sunshine, there was a birthday, there is a 'citizen of the year.' There are flowers, there were blue skies hiding beneath clouds painted orange from the last rays of the day.
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/06/10
Greggs creek looking north, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/06/10
Zoomed alternate.
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/06/10
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/06/10
More yellow zoomy alternate.
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/06/10
Then there were Pinots... and a great conversation with an accountant.
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/06/10
2/08. Then there was a slow start and a forgotten item, a 15 mile loop through the valley, a day a the beach, a dead pelican.

And upon review, there was a first reluctance in 3.5 years...and I left some images uncropped.

Beach at Devils Backbone, alternate
Beach at Devils Backbone, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Steep descent down a rope.
Woodroof Creek at Devils Backbone, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Mussels at Devils Backbone, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Pelican, Devils Backbone, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Woodroof creek, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Fern at Woodroof creek, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Otter Point rocks, Woodroof creek beach, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Styrofoam float, Woodroof creek beach, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Stepping out of the zoom alternate.
Devils Backbone, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
It was quiet, it was loud. I was alone, I was with friends. There was beauty, there was entropy. I heard there was even a big football game.

Am I saying something, or am I saying nothing? "Do you really think it matters, Eddie?"

Then I went to town. (Powerlines alternate).
Gold Beach, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Gold Beach, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Daffodil, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/07/10
Sometimes a random thing leads to the another, then another, and suddenly, someone says what you think but haven't been able to say. This bit by Robert Crumb covers a piece of some of my photographic motivations.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sunny Friday

Some strange stuff early in this album. An unfortunate hummingbird,
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/01/10
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/01/10
Florida shells on an Oregon counter,
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/02/10
eggplant and a Jordan almond
Jordan almond & eggplant, Andrew D. Barron©2/02/10
the 'proper' way to play the 'b' part of Salt Creek on the mandolin,
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/03/10
North towards Sisters Rocks, Greggs creek in foreground.
North towards Sisters Rocks, Greggs creek in foreground, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Finally concluding with some of today's beautiful morning at Frankport. (2/5)
Sister and the edge in the rear view, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
North towards Humbug from Frankport,North towards Humbug from Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
North towards Humbug from Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
This was the first time I grabbed my geology hand lenses, nice to see this idea (below), a 7x view of some calcite veins in Otter Point formation rocks.
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
I walked to the south beach.
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©2/05/10

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