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 Let me paint your portrait with this camera

Another great open house at North Coast Seed Building this year. This time I made some portraits for the willing, and summarily turned seventeen of the photos into paintings. Thanks for coming down! The 17 images are in the gallery.

 Solar Decay

This year’s excursion into the arid Eastern Oregon wastelands farmlands was a great success; more images to come. The general effects of Wind and Solar decay on the old homesteads and ghost towns is both haunting and beautiful. The effect in this one image was actually a technical error, but I really enjoy what happened.

 Silver Falls Field Trip

Earlier last month I got the chance to join my son’s third grade class on an overnight field trip to Silver Falls, OR. We had a great time hiking, sharing ghost stories, making S’mores, flying kites, looking for planets and stars in the night sky, … you know, all the that typically awesome third-grade stuff. Today is the last day of school for his class and their awesome teacher, Ms. Henning, who’s moving on to greener pastures as well. Thank you all for a great time! 21 more images to look through in the gallery.

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Beach sand and strong wind shapes things quite nicely. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1kSwE2p

140216The SS Shasta River Queen©2014KennethBenjaminReed The SS Shasta (River Queen)The River Queen was moored along the banks of the Willamette river in downtown Portland for decades. She’s now moored on the Columbia, in a ghostly sort of way. More information at evergreenfleet.com:

Radio call letters: WH6754
Built: San Francisco, CA, 1922.
Length: 216′ 7″
Beam: 63′ 8″
Draft: 12′
Speed: 13 knots
Horsepower: 1200
Propulsion: Steam
Autos: 55  Passengers: 468  Gross Tonnage: 919
Name Translation: Shasta is taken from the mountain of the same name in northern California.
This is actually four images stitched together; a larger version is available at www.flickr.com/photos/youloveben.
 #493   Headbutt

Yep, that’s me. Headbutting a gate. But… a large tree actually did the damage. I’m just posing. Photo by Peter Kim.