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Lilacs in Bloom

This is outside the office. I know they won't last terribly much longer, but I love seeing and smelling them.

A simple phone shot, but at least it's something. Seems that I haven't taken any photos in so long.
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Beautiful!
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Collaboration II

A while back I share a photo with a frame that my middle daughter had drawn. This time I'm sharing one that was made by my oldest, the photo, of course, was taken  by me.

I have a few other frame options to choose from now. It's pretty fun to pair something I created with something they created. Definitely more to come.
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...very cute :)
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No time to write much, gotta run.


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Well its a bit self explanatory ..... For some people that is 
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Tower Falls

I posted the monochrome version of this shot for the #FiveDayBlackAndWhiteChallenge, but +Cynthia Hardie requested to see the color version.

Here it is, nothing too exciting. As I had said on the other post, I didn't take my tripod to viewing area, and it was getting dark. I still think it turned out okay despite all that.
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I love the gorgeous waterfall and wonderful point of view!!  It's my pleasure to share your amazing photo to the +Landscape Photography page!  Check out all the great photos there including yours!!  
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Don't bother me, I'm eating.

Well, +Wendy Chase, it's Day 5 for the #FiveDayBlackAndWhiteChallenge. I made it, woohoo. I decided to go with an animal theme today. This little guy was peacefully snacking away, and very likely taking in the view of Mt. Rushmore as well.

So, on this fifth day, I challenge: +Paul Deatherage
Good luck.
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Nice one!  They are so cute!
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The Office

This is the building where I'm currently spending my days. Somewhere on the 2nd floor is where I sit.

I was thinking that the in-phone HDR really over saturated the grass, but then I looked at the non-HDR version and it was almost the same. Gotta love spring time in Oregon.
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Wait, that doesn't look like the enchanted place.
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Now this is spring

Started a new job today, and I captured this on my lunch break. Cherry trees are about perfect now, and won't last much longer. I really wish I had my real camera, but I don't want to tote it the 6 blocks from my parking spot. Watcha gonna do? 
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+Craig Pifer I can remember you and I going back at night time to do long exposures on that mall. Lunchtime has too many people on the mall.
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Collaboration

So, my daughter, the artist, has been drawing frames on paper lately, and then drawing a picture to go in the frame. Last night I had her do a frame, but not the picture inside. After scanning the image in, I used it to frame a recent photo of her. It might not be the best pairing, but I like how the pink swirls match her jacket.

I really think that I need to have her do some more, who agrees with me? Of course, after seeing this, all the children think they have to do their own versions.
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The Standoff

You're all thinking about it, I know you are. It's just impossible to ignore the elephant rhino in the room road.

I'm sad to say that I've taken less than 50 photos so far this year, but this is one of them. The family headed down to Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon on the 1st.

Our standoff with the rhinos (yes, plural) lasted over half an hour. After this one move on, we continued down the road to only be held up by the 2nd rhino. It was just a bit of a waiting game, even if my wife did think we were going to get charged by one of them.

Anyhow, have a great day.
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Hoy, stay were you are ive got a horn on?.
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Climbing On Up

Seriously, if you were able to look closely on the right side, near the base of the tower, there is a climber preparing for the ascent, or perhaps assisting another climber.

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming

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My nails aren't dry yet.

+Kenneth Kruse I'm going with an animal them for Day 5 of the #FiveDayBlackAndWhiteChallenge.

I know of a few places that one can find prairie dogs, including Devils Tower National Monument, where this shot was taken. You can also find them in Badlands National Park and a the Battle of Little Bighorn National Monument. I'm sure there are many other places as well.

The last person that I'll challenge for this is: +Greg Vaughn 
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+Craig Pifer , With a little Photoshop,  this would have been a great Franken-gopher for Halloween! 
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Husband, Father, Photographer.
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Born in California, raised in Illinois, educated in Texas, I'm now living in Oregon.

First and foremost I'm a husband and a father. My passion is photography. I have shot a number of weddings and portraits, as well as a plethora of other subjects. I'm been taking photos for more than half my life (of course, my 9 year old can say that too.) For 10+ years I worked for a local camera store chain in various positions such as sales clerk, store manager, and processing lab manager. Now I'm trying to concentrate on my photography as a business and hopeful source of income while otherwise dealing with unemployment.

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Big Sandy, TX - Bloomington, IL - Gibson City, IL - Windsor, IL
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I normally like Red Robin, and my family has eaten there on several occasions. Last night we decided to go again. I went inside to see how long the wait would be, as it was obviously quite busy. I entered the restaurant and stood near their little station, whatever it's called, while they were calling out a few parties. I was there for several minutes and absolutely no one acknowledged me in any way. The final straw was when another lady walked in, and within 15 seconds someone was asking her for her name to add it to the list. We didn't eat there because, apparently, I'm invisible and the staff couldn't be bothered enough to find out that there was a party of 5 wanting to eat. For what it's worth, this is not the first time this has happened, although it has been quite some time. Will we be back? Most likely. Am I upset at their extreme lack of customer service and common courtesy? Absolutely.
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Food is decent, but definitely not great. Wait times are a bit much, especially since it was a Thursday night and really not too busy. How long are we supposed to wait for them to bring the bill anyway? Certainly not a go to place when we're wondering what is for dinner.
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