New England Camera Club Conference…

Recently, Eileen, Dan Sands and I went to the conference held on the UMass campus in Amherst, Ma.. Three days filled with workshops, photo ops, and a chance to be with other photographers. We had the opportunity to attend several workshops including those by Ed Heaton (a FB friend), Andre Gallant and other wonderful presenters.

Here are some of the images from that weekend.

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The Palouse: The Car Farm and other vehicles…


Last year, on the Barclay/Sniffin Photography Workshop to the Palouse, we had the opportunity to stop and shoot at The Car Farm. The Car Farm is a multi-acred farm property that is overflowing with old cars of every vintage and in every condition possible.

For me, this was the highlight of the tour. I know, the landscapes are spectacular in the Palouse (another blog)  but The Car Farm is a place I could return to over and over again, but, unfortunately the owners have decided to not allow visitors to shoot there any longer. Not sure why, but I know this time, IT WAS NOT ANYTHING I DID OR SAID!


The Sedans…

The First SUV?…

Grills, emblems and other hardware…

The Red Cadillac…

The trucks…

The Volkswagens…

and The Kissing Punch Buggies…

Other vehicles we found outside The Car Farm…

The Palouse: The Perkins House, Colfax, Wa….

Last year I attended a photography workshop in The Palouse, Wa.,  led by noted photographers (and my friends)  John Barclay and Dan Sniffin.  For me, one of the highlights of the trip was our special access to The Perkins House.

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The Perkins House, located on Perkins Avenue, is a meticulously restored Victorian home built in 1886. The original owner was James Perkins, a leading pioneer citizen and the founder of Colfax. The Perkins family occupied the home until 1968, by which time it was sadly dilapidated and slated for demolition. In 1970, the Whitman County Historical Society assumed ownership and began restoring the house, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Behind the house is a log cabin,built in 1870, where Perkins lived for sixteen years. This cabin is the oldest standing structure in Whitman County.

Shaniko, Oregon: A living ghost town…

Last year, I attended two workshops led by two wonderful photographers John Barclay and Dan Sniffin. (JB paid me to say that, Dan IS a wonderful photographer).  We started in the Palouse area of  Washington and finished the second workshop along the beautiful coast of Oregon. In between the two workshops, Joe Farrell and I worked our way to Bandon, Or., stopping to shoot waterfalls along the Colombia River and then, when we accidentally stopped for gas in Shaniko, Or.,  we discovered this  ghost town with some great images to shoot (at least we thought so).

I will post more images from Shaniko as time allows me but I started working on one image that I found intriguing and pleasing to the eye. I came up with three variations of the scene and was hoping for some feedback (positive and negative).

Fire truck...B&W with color...

Fire truck in color...

Fire truck in B&W

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