February 2019 Phlog: Countryside Photo Ramble by John Ritchie

Last month I went on a ramble through the countryside with a couple photographer friends, looking for interesting images. I found myself concentrating mostly on patterns, shapes and colors rather than scenery. Here are some of the things I investigated.

October 2018 Phlog: Central Oregon Colors by John Ritchie

I took a couple trips to Central Oregon in mid-October to visit with friends and Color was the theme of my photography! We hit the Painted Hills at sunset, and the South Santiam River was exploding with fall colors!

Photos Phlogged, September 2018 by John Ritchie

It’s been almost 6 months since we got back from Japan so maybe it’s time I posted some photographs from the trip.

We were there for only two weeks which was not long enough. During that time I shot almost 1800 photos. When I got back, I deleted about 1/2 of them, leaving me with nearly 1000 photographs. Many (most) of those are tourist photos - documenting something we did or saw. But I skimmed several off the top that are artistically interesting, and those are the ones I show here. These are the artistic keepers of the trip.

You can view more photos from Japan here. But these are the best ones

Photos Phlogged, August 2018 by John Ritchie

I can't believe it's been more than one year since I phlogged my last photos!  I've been in a productivity slump it's true, but it's not like I've taken no photographs at all in that time.  There has been a couple big photographic events since then: we got a wonderful cat, so there's always cat photographs, and we went to Japan, which yielded 100s of photos.

But those are phlog topics for later.  This month's phlog is the result of a street photo walkabout I did with my friend Mike in Salem.  It was great to wander around with a camera and I'm pretty happy with the results.  I made several candid people photos and captured a flavor of Salem.