Saturday, May 3, 2014

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Decaying House in Northern Oregon...

I decided to post some images of a decaying house in northern Oregon. The dynamic range and colour reproduction of the Fujifilm system helped here. Almost all the images in this post were taken handheld with the new XF 10-24mm f/4R OIS zoom, all but the very last one, showing a different exterior view of the house with the XF 23mm f/1.4R lens.

This house is on Highway 206, northwest of Condon, Oregon. I had taken a few photos there, many years ago on film still (I believe) and every subsequent time I had driven by, it was either almost dark, overcast with a dreary sky or I was simply in too much of a rush to stop. This time I finally decided to pull over and take some photos inside and out. The first time I had stopped there those many years ago, I recall the house still being in much better shape inside. Now the floors, walls and ceilings have many gaping holes everywhere, there are piles of dirt inside the former living room and while there isn't all that much graffiti, there are generous swaths of coloured paint splatter on the floor and walls. Click on each image to open a larger version in a new window...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Southwest 2014 - Third Week...

I am now back from my 3 week trip to the US desert Southwest and am starting to work through all of my images now. However, I thought I would post some highlights from my third week of photography as well, to complete my trio of brief trip overview galleries. The last week of shooting has photos from Death Valley National Park in California and several locations in Oregon, as mentioned in the image gallery notes. The above image was taken on Highway 207, north of Mitchell, Oregon. I have a few short, somewhat interesting videos and time-lapse sequences I may post here in the near future as well.

Gallery: Southwest 2014 - Third Week