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General

Rock Creek Trail on Darth

The past couple of evenings, I’ve gone for rides on my new-to-me bike Darth. Staying closish to home, I visited Orenco park and the Rock Creek Trail.

The meadow has sure grown since 2014.

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Bicycling Photographs

Bike Detours

I like riding a bike because it’s so easy to take a quick detour. I can take a picture or two, enjoy a chilly beverage, pick handfuls of blackberries growing along the path, or just notice the view. I did all today.

May your detours be as enjoyable as mine. :-)

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Photographs

Stand Tall in June

Last December, I photographed this stand of trees as “Stand Tall.” It ended up being one of my ten favorite photographs of 2013. At the time, I said I was going to come back and photograph the same scene in different weather and at a different time of the year. Yesterday I did.

I’m not convinced I like the colorful scene better. So I tried a black and white version. Better, but I still like the December version best.

Which do you prefer?

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Photographs

My 10 Favorite Photos of 2013

Carrying a camera with me most of the time, I take a lot of pictures. I take pictures during my bicycle commute. I take pictures when I fly. I even take pictures while I wait for my flight. And I post a bunch of them.

Of the pictures I took and posted in 2013, these are nine of my favorite.

Finally, I include my favorite animated GIF from the year.

That makes an even ten. Do you have a favorite? Did I miss your favorite?

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Photographs

Friendly Cloud

After this morning’s over the top photo editing, I endeavored to share a photo with no editing other than cropping to my preferred aspect ratio.

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Photographs

Stand Tall

With today’s warmer weather,1By noon, it had warmed to freezing and headed to a high of 34° I took my better camera.2A Canon Powershot S100. I got a great deal on it last year during the week of cyber-Monday. And yes, it is a better camera than my Motorola Razr i. I wanted to retry yesterday’s shot. I think I like the perspective and framing better. Do you agree?

Now to wait for different weather or season…

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Photographs

Brisk Stand

Hillsboro’s temperature continues to be cold — today’s lunch ride was a brisk 24 degrees. Yet, with no wind, I felt warmer and faster than last Friday’s ride. Only my feet were cold, and that’s easily fixable.

On the way back, I passed through Rock Creek Trail Park and snapped another photo. I’ve been there before.

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General

Rock Creek Trail Park Bridge

Another beautiful day in Hillsboro! I took a bike ride,1Only 22 miles more until 2,000 miles on the bike this year. exploring the Rock Creek area north of Highway 26. On the way back, I traveled the same trails as last week. I aimed the camera in the opposite direction to capture the sun peering between the trees, and then went crazy2I’m getting more comfortable modifying the pictures from the original. with Google+’s photo editor to make it look a little like watercolor. I hope you like it.

How was your day?