Thursday, December 31, 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

and auld lang syne ?


For auld lang syne, my jo,

for auld lang syne,

we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,

for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp !

and surely I’ll be mine !

And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,

for auld lang syne.


We twa hae run about the braes,

and pu’d the gowans fine ;

But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot,

sin auld lang syne.


We twa hae paidl’d i' the burn,

frae morning sun till dine ;

But seas between us braid hae roar’d

sin auld lang syne.


And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere !

and gie's a hand o’ thine !

And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,

for auld lang syne.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Another found photo from the vault.  Seattle around 2007.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I recently was able to restore a hard drive where I had stored a lot of scans of photographs.  I liked this panoramic shot of the grand canyon I took back in 2001.

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Christmas Story.
"Out of the kitchen came my mother, flushed and sparkly-eyed, bearing two wineglasses filled with the special Walgren drugstore vintage that my Old Man especially favored.  Christmas had officially begun.  As they sipped their wine we plunged into the cornucopia, quivering with desire and the ectasy of unbridled avarice."   Jean Shepherd.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Some of my favorite photographs taken in 2009.

Included for the first year some color work and some work done with a digital camera.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Faces in the crowd.

Another photograph taken from the McGovern / Anti-War rally in Portland in 72'.  Negative I never bothered to print at the time but seems more interesting 37 years later.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I took a picture of this sign last Spring that wasn't very good and then when they painted over it later during the Summer I was a bit depressed that I had missed an opportunity to take a better picture.  I found a negative taken a year or two earlier that I had forgotten about taken with I believe my 24mm Nikkor lens on Agfa 100 film so the grain was much tighter and the image more detailed.  So I feel better now.
Another blast from the past.  Don't know where I took this picture or even why.  It is obviously back in the 70's and looks like it was taken from inside a car what with the side mirror at the bottom.  Across the street I see a Holgate Bus so this must be in Portland.  I can barely make out a backwards movie marquee in the rear veiw mirror.  This was one of those images that looked better in negative form.  I liked the shape of the front side panel of what loks like a Buick on the left, the picture within the picture of the rear view mirror, and the "Casual Labor Office".

Monday, December 07, 2009

Picture taken in downtown Portland October 1972 during a McGovern for President and anti-war rally.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Christmas at the Lloyd Center 1973

Saturday, December 05, 2009

I found this little jewel the other day at my favorite downtown book store for a couple bucks.  Quite a bit of text but not very many good photographs.  It was more of pamplet published a few months after the storm that happened on October 12, 1962.  I was 9 at the time and have very vivid memories but unfortunately no one bothered to take out the camera and snap some pictures.  Our home then was surrounded by trees and we fled there to stay at my Grandparents place climbing over downed trees to get to the car.  My father parked the car facing west, and the wind was coming from the South and he had trouble opening the door on the drivers side.  I can still see him swearing at the car door, his over coat blowing up over his head while I sat in the still silence of our old Ford Fairlane thinking the world was coming to an end.

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