Astoria Column in the Fog and the Runaway Child

After photographing the Astoria-Megler Bridge, we drove to the Astoria Column. We had no expectations of a view.  The column itself was hidden in a thick fog.  There was a grassy hill that looked like it was out of a story book.  My youngest tested the waters and explored it a little bit so decided to … Continue reading Astoria Column in the Fog and the Runaway Child

History Demolition

It makes me sad that these old building will very soon disappear.  Gasco Building(1913), and Centennial Mill (1910) both built around the same time, both in the process of being demolished.  It seems they could not be saved.  Most physical things disappear eventually.  Everything is vulnerable to the forces of nature, not matter how hard … Continue reading History Demolition

Spider in My Window

Yesterday, a spider made a home of our bathroom window.  For two days, we have watched her spin her web, wait, eat little flies.  My daughter has named her "Snapshot." I have enjoyed photographing her.  Spiders are amazing creatures.  They spin art for a home which provides food and safety; a web that glistens in the sun and … Continue reading Spider in My Window

Invisible Light at the Cemetery

Seeing the world of peace and the afterlife in Infrared. I used to visit a cemetery regularly as a teen.  I found peacefulness there and reverence in most people who were there with me.  It was an escape, a res bit, an oasis, a place to find quiet.  This is not "the cemetery" of my … Continue reading Invisible Light at the Cemetery

Spooky Oregon City Paper Mill Site

There is something about abandoned buildings.  I have in the past, avoided them, because they disturb me. The emotion is strong.  I avoided buying a home a few years ago that was near an old steel foundry.  They give off a strong creepy vibe. Danger. Heartlessness. Industry. Mystery. Death. Toxicity. Not in my backyard. Now, … Continue reading Spooky Oregon City Paper Mill Site