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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

You might have seen this here already.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007


Like it? View full version. I think you'll better appreciate it.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sorry it's small.

Friday, November 30, 2007


So, do any of you ever download any of my photos?

To download them, I wouldn't advise just right clicking on the pictures on the blog and saving them there. They are just smaller versions generated by Blogger for the web page. However, clicking on a picture will take you to the original size version, which is what you probably want to download (right click, save image as). Or, you can right click on the picture on the blog and choose save link as. That should save the original image.


This is Sheri Swindell (is that spelled right?) and Hunter Ellis at their wedding this August.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Here's Things

No, it's not a picture. Sorry. ;-)

It was beautiful day here in Lostine. We have approximately six to seven inches of snow. It's snowing lightly right now.

My camera was sent to Canon today for repair since it developed a hot pixel(s). It should be back before we leave in our Christmas trip, so I can take photos on vacation! Yay! I might take my laptop with me, so I could post on vacation...

Thanks for your comments, friends. They make photography funner.

Domain Remix

Saturday, November 24, 2007


This was taken at the Joseph Canyon Overlook.

Here is the 16:10 widescreen crop.

Tell me what you think. And, you might download one of them (probably the aspect ratio correct for your screen ;-) and set it as your background. I think it looks pretty good there. How about you?

Friday, November 16, 2007

the lamppost

This was taken on Febuary 10, 2007 at the Hurleys'.

Monday, November 5, 2007

to be wide or not to be wide

As you can see, the pictures are different ratios today. One is in the traditional 4:3 ratio (the top one) and the other is in 16:10 widescreen, a favored ratio for widescreen computer displays.

I have to credit the user Express at this thread on Neowin Forums for this stuff, although I changed the formula around to convert from widescreen to 4:3.

So, here we go:

Converting 4:3 to 16:10 widescreen

your widescreen screen height (for instance, mine is 800 pixels) times the width of the 4:3 photo
now divide that number (the product) by your widescreen screen width (mine is 1280 pixels)
this number is what the new height of the photo needs to be to be to correct aspect ratio.
The widescreen ratio we're talking about is 16:10, or 1.6. Fire up your favorite editor that will allow you to do this precisely (I use the GIMP for this) and crop the height to the number you got. Your editor may show you the ratio you're getting as you crop it. However, I advise using this as a second reference and going for precise pixel values.

Converting widescreen to 4:3

I did this with a 16:9 widescreen photo my camera took (Dworshak Dock), but I think it would work for 16:10 images too.

your 4:3 screen height (for instance 1024 pixels) times the width of the widescreen photo
now divide that number (the product) by your 4:3 screen width (say 768 pixels)
this number is what the new height of the photo needs to be to be to correct aspect ratio.

Feel free to ask questions.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Flowers from the past

These are my mom's sunflowers from this summer. I used a Filtered Black and White effect in Picasa2.


December 11, 2008: This post is now not applicable. I have switched over to the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Details posted here.

Simply put, my work is available under the Free Art License.

Therefore, feel free to use my work. Please do not claim it as you own, though. If you do use it, you don't have to notify me, but I would be thrilled to know someone was using my work. =^)

A small note, however. Sometimes stuff from other people is posted here. This stuff is not released under the Free Art License unless it is so stated.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The First Gravestone

This is the gravestone of the first person ever buried in the Lostine cemetery. He died in the 1870's, I think. His name was J.S. Sherwood, I believe.

Art Poster

I made this for art class at our school. I used Picasa for making the grid, and then cropped, cut, and resized the grid with The GIMP. Check here for Matthew's poster. I recommend viewing at full size for the best look, I guess.

Monday, October 15, 2007

This is from a photo shoot in Lostine on the 13th. I will probably post some more later, so check back sometime...
I still have lots of Wallowa Lake photos I could post... sometime.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Flashback From 2005

These are some pictures I took back in 2005 with my parents' Nikon Coolpix 2500. Small (1024x768), but cool.

And yes, this is a color camera. I shot these in black and white, however.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Wallowa Lake

These are just three of the many ;-)

Enjoy, I will post more later!

By the way, should I post the photos centered or to the left, like I've been doing? What do you think?

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Is Modern Okay?

converted from 4:3 ratio to 16:10 ratio
sometime I'll do a post dealing with aspect ratio conversions... sometime

got this picture from Matthew, converted to widesrceen, did some effects, and ta-da!

from left to right: Nathaniel, Elliot, Matthew

Sunday, September 23, 2007

it happens every day

But it's still amazing, huh? Praise God for creating things like this!

The last picture is of Joseph Tollefson. All of the photos in this post we're taken on the Barretos' property in Union County yesterday. There was a birthday party there for Mrs. Bakker and Mrs. Barreto, who are both to turn 50 shortly.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I took this one this morning. It's a bit blurry, but still looks cool, I guess.

This one was taken yesterday. I liked the colors and the contrast, the fall look.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

macro anybody?

This one was taken this summer (it's still summer, ya?).

Alas, off to another week of school. Toodles!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Wedding Retouch

Here is the photo that one user requested lighted up a bit. I just used the Picasa fill light tool, so please tell me how it looks.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Spirit of the Bike Trip

Some of you readers may know of Trinity Bible Church's annual Bike Trip. I took this photo on the Bike Trip this year, and I really like it.

I chose that title because that's what it made me think of. I'm not sure exactly how it symbolized servanthood, learning, and fellowship, but it still looks cool.

Friday, September 7, 2007


I converted it to black and white and put a film grain effect on it all using Picasa2.

Looks better at full size, I think.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Though you might like this one.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Close To Home

Hannah said she wanted recent pictures. So here's one.

It was taken near Lostine (definition: beyond city limits but still close).

And, I wanted to show off this image, although it's not from a camera. I made it myself though.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Next Photo

Hello again, folks.

You're probably all wondering where that last picture is from. Here it goes: My father, brother, and I were going to hike up to Ruby Peak. That picture is from before the hike, near or at the lime quarry up there.

Now see this. This picture actually wasn't taken by me. My mom took it on our property. Pretty cool looking (and the effect gets better if you turn up the saturation).

Well, I'll try to put some more stuff on this blog, because right now it's kind of... well, plain. So, Why not spiff it up a bit? It's really a snap with Blogger.

Monday, August 27, 2007

First Photo

Well, time to get started.

Here you go.

The first photo posted here.