Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Jesse Biesanz was in Lithia Park the other day demonstrating his skills as a master Frisbee juggler. He's able to keep 4 (or is it 5?) of the plastic discs airborne at a time. Jesse has been the subject of this blog on an earlier occasion describing his artistry as a stonemason. He also teaches classes in the meditative art of rock stacking.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Wildfires throughout Oregon and Northern California have continued to impact our air quality for over a month now. In an previous photo I posted, the morning sun appeared as a red ball suspended over the horizon. These two bicyclers riding by are another illustration of how bad the air has been - people wearing masks is not an uncommon sight. Despite their wary expressions at a stranger taking their picture, I was able to introduce myself to the couple, Jamshed and Brittany, who graciously and happily assented to being part of this blog.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Yesterday I was fortunate enough to try out one of the more recent Sony full-frame cameras, thanks to the generosity of renowned local photographer extraordinaire Chris Briscoe. Chris lent me his Sony A7ll with a 24-70mm Zeiss lens for a day of shooting. The first subject(s) to catch my eye was this group of volunteers chopping and sawing logs at the Jackson County Fuel Committee (JCFC) lot on Valley View Road. Donated fallen trees are converted into firewood for low-income residents to provide them with heat during the winter months. Basically a year-round operation, the wood is collected and stockpiled for distribution when needed, again entirely volunteer and private-donation driven. http://jcfuel.weebly.com/about.html
Check out Chris Briscoe's amazing portfolio of work at http://chrisbriscoe.com/ Thanks, Chris!
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
At the Schneider Museum of Art on the Southern Oregon University campus, an exhibition of work by the artist Chuck Close is on display. The extensive collection of portraits from the Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Family Foundation is on loan to the museum until September 5th.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Smoke from wildfires in Southern Oregon and Northern California has been filling the Rogue Valley over the past week. That's not unusual this time of year, but drought conditions have resulted in more numerous and longer-burning fires this summer. The air quality has been fluctuating between "unhealthy" and "very unhealthy" while containment of the blazes doesn't seem likely in the near future. I'm reminded of my younger days living in and breathing Los Angeles smog.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
My wife and I drove down to Southern California last week via Highway 395 which runs along the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Here are some iphone images I shot along the way.
The Lone Pedestrian in all of Bridgeport, California
Mono Lake - which straddles the California-Nevada border.
The June Lake Loop Road
The Alabama Hills with Mt. Whitney in the background.