Some of what I captured during my very first trip to New Orleans.
…sittin’ in a tree. Literally. I’ve wanted to take a portrait set inside of a hollowed out tree for a while. This weekend, thanks to a trip down to Big Basin (and a VERY patient subject), I got my chance. Although we spent about 3 hours in the park, we probably walked oh, maybe a mile. The rest of the time was spent looking for perfect pictures and trying to capture them. My kind of hike.
About two weeks back, my dad cycled from Portland to San Francisco. On his last rest day we caught up on the Embarcadero over lunch and under sunny skies. I feel really lucky to have such a healthy and happy father who can still bike circles around me. I also really like showing him off on the blog, because dad gave me my first great camera, a Nikon film SLR, way back when I was in college. It’s really cool that now I get a chance to help him out with his Canon G12. But I still cannot explain the shoes. Maybe I’ll appreciate them more when I’m older. But I doubt it.
I have always liked celebrating my birthday with a little travel. This year’s destination was Portland, Oregon. Serene planned a great weekend and wow, what a great town! Gorge-ous sights, some of the friendliest folks west of Minneapolis, great food (Pine State Biscuits is amazing…the soundtrack is even better than the food!), and unforgettable signs. Signs?? Yes, signs. I cannot imagine why I wouldn’t visit at least once a year. Loved it.