Archive for the ‘Camas Washington’ Tag

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.


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?

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.

Leaving the nest   1 comment

I’ve been watching the drama of a couple of our local Robins as they raise their young and encourage them. They started with four. Somewhere along the line that was reduced to three. I managed to be in position when the last of those three got his final encouragement….

Who, me?

The final jump resulted in lots of motion (commotion?) and a semi-controlled drop to the bushes below. Everyone seemed fine after the ordeal. This little one was even spotted the next day wandering the yard in search of Mom or Dad. His flying skills are not really developed yet.

The joys of the Northwest   Leave a comment

We certainly live in one of the most beautiful parts of this country. If you are into the great outdoors it’s only a 10 minute drive away. Beth and I got to take a walk through the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The walk through the refuge is really quite easy and flat. And short. Our Sunday afternoon jaunt with Randy and Shayna provided an opportunity to re-connect with friends and get some great nature shot opportunities. It also gave me a chance to practice some more with the Canon 70-200/2.8 IS and Canon 2X Extender. We will go back often.

We always post our best shots   1 comment

So here are some that almost made it (there are plenty on the cutting room floor). As with most of life, timing is everything.

You will have to come up with your own titles for these.

Posted October 29, 2009 by norwoodphotos in Uncategorized

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