Today’s Word Press photo challenge is Seasons. We can use photography to illustrate a weather season, season in our life, or however we choose to show a season. Since our winter was relatively mild, and currently, the temperatures are downright spring-like, I’ve chosen to show the winter season through the dazzling sunsets. Since returning west from Boston, I am once again able to enjoy stunning sunrises and sunsets on my commute to and from work, without worrying about missing brake lights ahead of me. It’s been a welcome change. While the Boston area also has stunning sunrises and sunsets, I have chosen to show you some from my home in Eastern Oregon. Winter is the time when we have more clouds, making the morning and evening even more beautiful.


Sunset, Ontario, Oregon, Feb. 11, 2016.


Sunset over Rimrock, Adrian, Oregon, Feb. 11, 2016

The latter image was made from my front yard. We have an amazing view, particularly in the evenings. The two images were made less than 30 minutes apart, approximately 22 miles north/south.

Back home, shooting sports

One of my favorite things about returning home to Eastern Oregon is having the ability to root the local kids on in their sporting and cultural activities. Before I left, I (with my camera) was a fixture at the local schools’ events, and kids knew to check my Facebook page before the night was over, in hopes of catching a glimpse of themselves in action. More than four years away, though, has caused my list of followers to dwindle, and has made my trigger finger slightly less reliable. It also has made it so, since missing them grow up, I know very few of the kids anymore. I’ll get there, but these days, it seems I know the referees better than the players. Over the past month, I’ve shot several basketball games, and, in the spirit of getting back to my blog, thought I’d share some of my favorites.