Lovely weather for ….   Leave a comment

Actually the weather has limited my photography a bit – yes, I am a fair weather photographer. Unless it’s soccer….
So I’ve taken this time (actually I believe it’s been 23 straight days of rain) to re-edit some of my older work to see if I’ve learned anything. Photoshop CS5 is a rather amazing set of tools allowing all sorts of image manipulation. Here are a couple of older shots taken on a day when the weather was actually about what it’s been lately. Not much has been done to them – cleaned up the background, and since they were shot at ISO1600 I reduced the noise a bit. Subject matter is fitting I think.

The wildlife in this area is a constant source of entertainment, and often amazement.


Posted March 24, 2011 by norwoodphotos in Uncategorized

A working landscape   Leave a comment

We have our share of fog of late. Took a quick trip out to Vancouver Lake and swung around toward the port on the way home. This image is a 3 shot pano put together in Photoshop CS5. It reminded me of the AT-AT Walkers in Star Wars.

Posted February 17, 2011 by norwoodphotos in Uncategorized

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Strange birds appearing   1 comment

Our backyard bird feeder, always a great source of viewing pleasure for us, has attracted a new type of bird…..

No less fun to watch but with a different level of appetite.

More soccer in the Northwest   Leave a comment

It has been a strange weather winter this year. We are seeing lots of cold weather and rain. This weekend was the first ‘dry’ weekend in quite a while And it wasn’t just dry – the sun came out. Eventually.

This shot from the beginning of a 9:00 AM soccer game at Doc Harris field in Camas. It’s a great stadium, just completely redone. But the fog seems to be generated in the woods at the far end of the field and then rolls onto the field. Conditions were prime for the fog this weekend.

The sun did start to come out and eventually burned off the fog. The transition provided some interesting photography.

I’m still appreciating the Canon 7D. The sun allowed me to appreciate the 2X extender on the 70-200/2.8 IS.

Posted January 23, 2011 by norwoodphotos in Uncategorized

Damp around the edges   Leave a comment

Saturday’s soccer game was one of the more interesting so far. While the play was as good or better than usual the weather added a very interesting twist. It was cold and wet.

To say the least…

Did I mention it was wet?

Posted December 13, 2010 by norwoodphotos in Uncategorized

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Just a pretty picture?   Leave a comment

While many may consider this just another pretty picture of a pretty young lady, for the photographer in me it points out a couple of things of interest – at least to me.

The picture was taken with natural light, indoors, with a Canon 7D and a Tamron 28-75/2.8 lens, wide open.  Again, nothing unusual but what is amazing is that it was shot at ISO 3200.   Minimal post processing was done. Isn’t technology great?

Cleona Southern Norwood – my mom   Leave a comment

Cleona Southern Norwood
July 4, 1923 – September 7, 2010

Cleona was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on July 4, 1923 to Jesse Lewis Southern and Martha Fayon Southern. She died September 7, 2010 in Beavercreek, OR.  Cleona worked as an executive secretary for Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, West Milton, NY, General Electric, Melbourne, FL, and Garret Air Research, Sandusky, OH. Upon her retirement she moved to Oregon to be near her son.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Francis Southern and 3 sisters, Jean Camarro, Florence Hurley, and Hazel Hurley, all of Saratoga Springs, N Y.

She is survived by her son David N Norwood (wife Elizabeth Sumner) of Camas, WA and 2 grandchildren, Mark Norwood (Tami), Vancouver, WA, and Amy Norwood Pearson (Paul), Salmon Creek, WA, 7 great grandchildren, Lindsey, Timothy, Isaiah, and Jeremiah Norwood, Victoria, Benjamin, and David Pearson.

There will be no public services.  Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas, WA has been entrusted with arrangements.

Posted September 9, 2010 by norwoodphotos in Uncategorized