Monday, June 30, 2008

Vivid and Minty

Vivid orange and minty green--a palette for floral sentiment. (Beats me what that means. Sounded good, though.)

MORE SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION ALERT:
Congratulate me. I've sold my first photos on photrade.com and even got one photo featured in a web article (gotta scroll)! Not striking it rich yet, but it's fun trying.

Go to http://www.photrade.com/ and search for "crossmark" to check out the 50 photos available there. Prints are available all the way up to 24 X 36 (in case you wanted to wallpaper your bathroom with it). Mugs, mousepads, decks of cards, clothing--practically every tchotchke you can think of.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Old Bug

Graceful lines on an aging Volkswagon Beetle. Classic.

Makes me think of all the times we played "Slug Bug" as a kid. See a VW and you get to slug your brother in the arm while shouting "Slug Bug!" Where does this stuff get started?

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cross Country

Camper that hasn't seen the highway in awhile. With the price of gas, probably a lot of vacations will be spent camping in the back yard this summer.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Trash Bash

It's hard enough being a trash can without having your sides bashed in. Stuck in a corner. By yourself.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Cobra Portrait

Self-portrait caught in the reflection of the side-view mirror on a sleek Cobra.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Rose Skin

Roses have bloomed in nearly every front yard in Portland--The Rose City. This one seemed especially full of life, with coloring, veins and translucency like human skin.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ford Nostalgia

Insignia from an old Ford. No idea what year it is. Any car buffs what to chime in?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Reed Battlement

Castle-like architecture built into the campus of Reed College in Portland.

Big words of the day: "crene" and "merlon" are the names of the alternating high and low segments on the top of the battlement. Who knew?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Oregon Leather

Neon sign for the Oregon Leather Company in the Old Town section of Portland. Lovin' the retro.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Frozen Fountain 2

Cool drink on a summer's day. A public outdoor water fountain in Portland. Similar to this shot from last fall.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sun-Dappled Sidewalk

Sidewalk scene near NW 1st Avenue and Couch (correctly pronounced "cooch") in Portland.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Double Happiness

Actually, I have no idea if the carvings in this architectural detail have any meaning. I do remember that while we were in China, anytime we asked the meaning of some symbol, we were usually told "Double Happiness". This photo is from the Classical Chinese Garden in Portland.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Nothin' But Net

Basketball hoop at dusk. Just another sight around the neighborhood during tonight's photo walk.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No Red

Traffic signal sign approaching the Steel Bridge over the Willamette River in Portland. I didn't remove the color from the red light. That's just how the sign was. Did somebody steal the little red circle?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Can Can

Soda can on the sidewalk. Or is it a "pop" can? "Coke" can (even if it's not Coke inside it)?

What do they call it where you're from?

(For those of you wondering why this didn't post yesterday, blame Blogger. Sometimes gives me fits when it comes to uploading photos.)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Canary Corvette

Smooth lines of a canary-colored Corvette on NW 7th Avenue in Portland.

Oh yeah? But can it haul four kids, two carseats, two bikes, and a lifetime supply of Cheerios hidden down in the seat cushions?

Friday, June 6, 2008

Long Dreary Walk

Lone man walks the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River in Portland on a blustery day. (That's "wil-LAM-et", not "will-a-MET" for all non-Portlanders. Gotta stay hip with the lingo.)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Faerie Bed

Magical white flower in delicate bloom. Classical Chinese Garden, Portland.

(Anyone know what kind of flower this is? Looks sort of like an iris to me. Do they come in white?)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

Mini and the Red Door

A Mini Cooper from down the street.

Don't look at the red door.

DO NOT look at the RED DOOR.

Did you look?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Dual Harleys

Couple of Harley-Davidson motorcycles sittin' outside a warehouse. His and hers?