Archive for August 2010

A plug for the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge   Leave a comment

We’ve made two trips up to the River ‘S’ unit this week and continue to find it a peaceful and relaxing place to visit. The auto tour can provide some excellent photo ops and while watching a big old Great Blue Heron settle down in the sun yesterday we just turned off the car and sat in the quiet of wind, water, and birds. It is just an amazing place to contemplate this creation we have been put in and some of the critters we share it with.

A green heron practicing his karate kicks?

A GBH showing off his mammoth wings.

Reflections on lunch…

Perhaps a family get together?

A leisurely swim in the local pool (which appears to need some attention).

Bring some binoculars and/or a long lens for the camera. I find the sun best in the late afternoon (haven’t made it up there early in the morning yet).


Posted August 28, 2010 by norwoodphotos in Uncategorized

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Gentlemen, start your…..ah…er….lawn mowers?   Leave a comment

Wondering what to do to get a bit extra use out of that riding lawn mower? Well, here’s the answer – RACE IT!

They were kicking grass in La Center, Washington this past weekend. What a day! These folks are dead serious when it comes to getting out on the track and going fast. No less serious than any NASCAR driver I would guess. If you ever get an opportunity to watch one of these events – go. If you don’t have a blast you may at least be able to pick up some tips on speeding up that lawn mowing every weekend.

A full gallery for the day can be found on my web site at Norwood Photos. Or go directly to the race day gallery.

Summer time and the living is easy…   Leave a comment

I’ve managed a couple of leisurely walks (with the camera of course) over the past few weeks. I once read that a true photographer could find a lifetime of picture material in just short walks from home and I believe it. All of these shots were taken in the immediate Camas/Washougal/Vancouver area.

A fine walk around the Curtain Creek area produced some interesting wildlife shots….

And then a short walk down Lacamas Heritage Trail…

And again out to Steigerwald Lake…

All shot with a Canon 7D and a Canon 70-200/2.8 IS w/Canon 2X extender.

More from these locations can be found on my site at Norwood Photos.