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Pat Kight
Works at Oregon Sea Grant
Lives in Albany, OR
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Too Loud
Theme: Sound
#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Al Chris

We sat a little too close to the speakers for the Curtis Salgado band at last weekend's balloon festival ...
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I wish I had brought my earplugs just looking at this! Great sound one.
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Evidently it's #nationaldogday ... and while I'm more of a cat person, this wee Pomeranian/Shih Tzu mix we met at last weekend's balloon festival deserves a little loooove. He was so sweet-tempered and calm, given the crowd and the noise!
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that lil fox-faced sweetie pie!!
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Aglow
for +Levi Moore's   #12rulesproject15 on the August theme of Color.

Hot-air balloons light up the night during our little town's annual Art and Air Festival. (BTW, Lightroom's spot-removal tool does a great job of cloning out the glowing screens of other people's smartphone cams...)
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Always glad to run into another Albany resident, +Benjamin Roche!
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Reveals are finally over for the last edition of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt (this one got delayed for a variety of good reasons), so I figured it's time to share my album.

I've got a thing for miniature worlds, ever since reading Mary Norton's "Borrowers" books as a kid, and I've been collecting HO-gauge railroad figures for some time. This Hunt proved the inspiration I needed to take them out to play, and I had a blast dreaming up interpretations of the Hunt themes, then creating and shooting them. My favorite Hunt to date, and I guess it showed, because I got more love from my fellow Scavengers (and the judges!) than ever before.

I give you: The Tiny People. With rather less Photoshop/compositing than you might imagine...
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Awesome album and work +Pat Kight​! Congratulations! 😉
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mojiboots!!!
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Honey Bear (Week 33)
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Since 2002, volunteers in my little town have been working to build a carousel. They've logged more than 150,000 hours of painstaking hand-carving and painting more than 50 gorgeous, detailed, whimsical animals, and restoring the  historic 1909 Dentzel Carousel Corporation mechanism that will power the thing. The carving studio is open to the public, free, and cameras are welcomed...
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John, I'm sll about the stool at what looks like a carving station! 😄
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Week 32 - Beating the Heat
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Kids enjoying the swimming hole at Silver Creek Falls State Park...
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yes it is a wonderful nature it is like therapy when weather is hot , it is God grace .  
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Week 35 - Baby Bee
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This seems to be a mandatory shot for everyone who owns a SmartFor2. It really is just that small!
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Week 34 - Empurpled
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+Pat Kight OMG! Really??? lol 
Mine used Clairol and had me apply it.
I  was born a towhead and have Nordic blonde hair with super pale skin. I always wanted black hair. So, back in the day I dyed my hair black and adjusted my makeup for the "Snow White" look. Was great for a very short time. Once I washed the hair it turned mouse-grey since the old dyes were not very stable. I went back to blonde. . .  lol 
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Into the Woods
(17 - Curves)
#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery (on hiatus) +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Al Chris
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Nice curvy path +Pat Kight 
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Love that face.
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Work
Occupation
I work with words, pictures and invisible electrical particles to make cool things and communicate ideas.
Skills
My secret superpower: I can take a 10-page research paper, boil it down to 250 words and make it both interesting and accurate.
Employment
  • Oregon Sea Grant
    Web | Words | Photos, 1993 - present
  • The Oregonian
    reporter, 1987 - 1993
  • Various clients
    freelance writer/editor/photographer, 1985 - 1993
  • Corvallis Gazette-Times
    reporter, 1978 - 1985
  • Associated Press, Detroit
    reporter, 1976 - 1978
  • Sault Ste Marie Evening News
    reporter, 1973 - 1976
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Birthday
December 3, 1949
Other names
kightp, Jezebel
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If you think I'm "that Pat Kight," I probably am.
Introduction
"... a Molotov cocktail-throwing Brenda Starr." - my old college adviser, with delight, on seeing me for the first time since 1974.

When people ask "what do you do?" my profession isn't the first thing that springs to mind. I do ... all kinds of things.

Things that interest me: live theater, photography, knitting, communication technology, the Internet as a force for change, Web accessibility, communicating science, cooking, gardening, the localvore movement, liberal politics, feminism, ebooks, speculative fiction, geeks, creativity, craft, intelligence, beauty, compassion, peace, living lightly on this earth.

I'm "following" a lot of people I don't actually know on G+ simply because they have interesting things to say. If you're among them, please don't feel obligated to add me to your circles (although you're welcomed, if you want to). 

If you encircle me, don't take it personally if I don't reciprocate. Thanks largely to photography circle-sharing, I keep hitting the 5000-person max G+ sets on how many people we can encircle, and when that happens, I can't add more till I find time to do some house-cleaning.  

I try to sort what I post according to who might be interested in it, although all my photography posts (the bulk of what I share) are public. Special interests that (mostly) get posted to select circles include:
  • Knitting and yarn-crack
  • Theater 
  • Cooking  and eating well. NOT about dieting/weight-loss.
  • Politics 
My politics are decidedly left of center, and while I welcome intelligent, respectful conversation with people of other persuasions, I'm not interested in demagoguery of any stripe. In particular, if you are any brand of religionist bent on saving or converting me, someone who believes Fox has the only "true" news on television, a Tea-Partier or a raving Libertarian, do us both a favor and don't encircle me. Life's too short to argue with people being Wrong On The Internet. Unless it involves snark.
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Currently
Albany, OR
Previously
Corvallis, OR - Detroit, MI - Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Roseville, CA - Kincheloe AFB, MI - Sargeant Bluff, IA - Dyess AFB, TX - Abilene, TX - Itazuke AFB, Japan - Montgomery, AL - Harmon AFB, Newfoundland - Long Beach, CA - Houston, TX