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.

Photos Phlogged, June 2017 by John Ritchie

I submitted the following themed set of photographs to the "Seeing In Sixes II" book by LensWork Magazine.  Although I would be ecstatic if it were accepted, I'm also pretty pleased with this idea and plan to flesh it out more.  There are much more than 6 discovered beings in my house!

Discovered Beings

I discover faces in my appliances and furnishings, and once you've seen the face, the personality quickly becomes apparent.  Although these beings seldom speak, you can imagine what they'd say if they would.

I've discovered these beings in my home. Your home has them too, if you look.