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February 29, 2008

One person's trash is another's treasure


I got a Milwaukee Super Sawzall this week which enabled me to finally dismantle the remains of my chain link fence in the backyard that used to be a dog run. I decided to put the demolished fence parts on the curb first before hauling it all to the dump. At 4:15pm this afternoon I put a free sign by the pile and posted it on Craigslist and took Sam for a walk in the park. When we got back at 5pm every scrap, including random rusted poles and bits, was gone. Way to go Portland!

Posted by Dave at 06:32 PM

February 27, 2008


Last week for photography class we submitted images shot with the intent to explore the elements of composition. My camera lens busted over the week and so the images I shot were with my point and shoot and some are just snapshots from my ski trip, still I wanted to submit something. I have ordered a new lens which should be here Thursday, I'm excited to try it out.
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Posted by Dave at 10:06 AM

February 20, 2008

Vander Ski Weekend

I spent President's Day weekend up at Government Camp in a big house with a lot of fun people playing in the snow. Life is pretty good! It was a gorgeous weekend, with no new snow cross-country skiing was more appealing to me than downhill although I did go boarding Friday night. It was great to have a full day on the mountain and at the end of it be able to kick back at the house or Charlie's with a beer rather than driving back to Portland. Then you could have a leisurely morning but still be heading out at a reasonable time to start another adventure. Thank you Becky for organizing this getaway!
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Posted by Dave at 10:05 AM

February 18, 2008

Depth of field

Our latest homework in photography class was to play around with shallow and deep depths of field manipulated through aperture, distance to subject, and focal length of lens.
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Posted by Dave at 08:08 PM

February 07, 2008

Time and Motion Studies

Our assignment the past week in photography class was to experiment with a range of shutter speeds to capture motion, by freezing it and blurring it.
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Posted by Dave at 09:46 PM

February 02, 2008

Birthday activities

Thanks to everyone who made celebrating my birthday so wonderful. Snowboarding at SkiBowl, beer at the warming hut, party with friends.
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Posted by Dave at 03:24 PM


I've started a beginning digital photography class at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in the Pearl. Our first assignment was to bring ten images of our concept of beauty to class. I didn't get out as much as I'd hoped but here is what I came up with. Our assignment for next week is to shoot in shutter priority and experiment with freezing action, blurring motion and pan shots. I'm excited to learn more about my digital SLR and post-processing digital images.
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Posted by Dave at 12:33 PM |