Hug Point – Oregon Coast



Here is my latest post up on Pinhole Obscura about a beach on the Oregon Coast with an interesting history.

Originally posted on Pinhole Obscura:

Hug Point is a beautiful beach on the Oregon Coast with a bit of interesting history. Because of it’s name, it has become a popular, romantic spot for couples to exchange wedding vows. However, it is called Hug Point for very different reasons.

When the tide is low enough one can see, and walk on, the old highway. Yes, you read that right.

Before highway 101, the coastal highway was the beach and at this particular section, travelers had to wait until a low tide to “hug” the cliff to get around it. Unfortunately low tide didn’t guarantee a stagecoach (or car later on) from getting stuck.  At some point someone decided (it is unknown who it was) to blast into the cliff to create a one-lane section of road, making it easier to vehicles to travel around the cliff.

It’s fascinating to look at old photos of this place – it…

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Into the wild purple yonder


Into the wild purple yonder

Today’s photoblog image was taken near my house at the local park. I walk by this scene everyday and I’ve photographed it many times. I love the way the two Douglas Firs frame the entrance to the forested area behind them. I’ve actually taken this path many times, as well, and there is something kind of spooky about it. These two trees and this path feel like the beginning of an adventure to me.

Geeky Bits
Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Lomochrome Purple
Exposure time: 1 minute

13 seconds of bliss


13 seconds of bliss

It’s a new month and the perfect time to start a new focus for my photo blog. I’ll get back to self portraits at another time, perhaps. For now, here is a pinhole photo of daisies for you. I took this on a walk home from work in May. It is not often that I take a detour through the park, but I did on this day. And then I rested next to the creek while I made this photo. It was a relaxing 13 seconds.

This was shot with Lomo Purple. I am really liking this film the more I use it. I will share more Lomo Purple pinhole shots with you in later posts.

Geeky bits:
Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Lomo Purple
Exposure time: 13 seconds

The truth is behind the kale and yogurt


The truth is behind the kale and yogurt.

Today’s photoblog was inspired by something a friend said on Facebook a couple of years ago. It was an observation about Facebook being the equivalent of opening up the refrigerator and staring blankly into it looking for something to satisfy a hunger that can’t be satiated with food.

I couldn’t agree more with that metaphor. You will never find what you are really looking for in the fridge. Or Facebook.


Geeky bits:
Camera: Zero 2000
Film: Ektar 100
Exposure time: 8 minutes 24 seconds

Pinhole Mayhem! March outing at the Tulip Festival


Once a month for the past year I have been going on a pinhole adventure with two fabulous ladies who are also passionately interested in pinhole photography: Gretchen and Donna (and do go check out their extraordinary Flickr streams!). I realized that I don’t blog about my pinhole adventures with them! I am going to change that. Starting today.

We call ourselves Pinhole Mayhem. For reasons I can’t remember. I think it’s our band name. or something?

Anyway, here are photos from our March outing. We went to the Tulip Festival in Woodburn.

We started out at the Fred Meyer in Wilsonville where I grabbed a coffee. Gretchen had the idea to open up the shutter of her pinhole camera and “go shopping.” I thought it sounded fun, so I did it too. Here I am shopping in the booze aisle.


the Fred Meyers employees didn’t look at me weirdly AT ALL.

afterwards we went to Wooden Shoe Tulip farm – in between torrential downpours, luckily. We spent a couple hours tiptoeing through the tulips.

Tulip Festival

Blushing Girl

Ghosts in the tulip field

Ghosts in the Tulip Field.

And here is our group portrait for the month:

Pinhole Mayhem

for some reason we didn’t bring the masks with us this time.

And we often cap the outing with lunch. This is my new favorite shirt to wear when I do pinhole self portraits.


For all of these photos I used my Zero 2000 and Ektar film. You see more from our adventures on my Flickr.





Today’s photoblog is a self portrait I took last month with the fabulous Terrapin Bijou using Lomo Purple film. I don’t know why, but I like this image. It kind of evokes a general feeling about work that I’ve been feeling these past few weeks. It’s not necessarily a bad feeling at all, just a tired feeling. I’ve been very busy getting ready for the Summer Reading Program and it’s exhausting. I have so many blog posts half written it’s not even funny. But there is always time for a photo post! And, apparently, there is time for a pinhole photo at work.


Geeky bits
Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Exposure: 6 minutes 53 seconds
Film: Lomo Purple (exposed at 100 ASA)
Development: C-41 at Blue Moon Camera And Machine.