Robert Newman Photography: Blog http://strayimages.com/blog en-us All images (C) 2018 Robert J Newman strayimages@icloud.com (Robert Newman Photography) Mon, 11 Jun 2018 22:03:00 GMT Mon, 11 Jun 2018 22:03:00 GMT http://strayimages.com/img/s/v-5/u686953505-o680038228-50.jpg Robert Newman Photography: Blog http://strayimages.com/blog 120 120 Burned http://strayimages.com/blog/2018/6/burned A park ranger in Oregon’s Newberry National Volcanic Monument mentioned the controlled burns of fire mitigation in the area. Mother earth simply added a great light show! Still-burning embers and waves of smoke filtering through the trees. Fantastic bursts of light contrasting with the dark tones of a burned forest floor and colorful details of green and gold above. It felt surreal at times.

As photogenic (and safe) as this was I thought often of firefighters who battle actual wildfires like the one burning in my state as I write. Over 4000 acres just 10% control. Natural fires happen and are good for the forest yet seem to only get worse as fire season grows. Still too early to know cause of the #416fire, but walking in ash on a burned forest floor was a beautiful reminder to value our natural resources.

• 6/11/18 update. The 416 fire near Durango Colorado has of this writing grown to nearly 23,000 acres and still just 10% contained.

 

smoke from fire mitigation in morning sunDeschutes Burn

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Denver Lines & Portland Bound http://strayimages.com/blog/2018/5/portland-bound Oregon has been a favorite destination since visiting there often with the folks on family vacations. As a landlocked lover of the sea, memories of the rugged coastline inspire to return every chance I have. And so begins another road trip, a new route laid out in support of my informal truth to not follow the same road twice.

An unexpected upside will be at the Black Box Gallery in Portland. With fortunate timing my image seen here, “Denver Lines” has been selected to hang in their current show Focus: Shadow and Light.

Before and after Portland will be travels through eastern Oregon, Corvallis to Newport to Seaside, and back along the Columbia River valley. As always..looking forward to the unknown ahead!

What are your favorite places to photograph around Oregon?

Skyscrapers in downtown Denver with the 1999 Broadway building and Holy Ghost Church.Denver Lines

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strayimages@icloud.com (Robert Newman Photography) abstract architecture black and white buildings city colorado contrast denver dramatic reflection skyscraper urban window http://strayimages.com/blog/2018/5/portland-bound Wed, 09 May 2018 22:13:04 GMT
PCAC Arts Show http://strayimages.com/blog/2018/3/pcac-arts-show By chance if you're anywhere near northeastern Colorado this weekend come check out the Phillips County Arts Council Arts Show in Holyoke! Besides being my first show entry and "photo safari" of the spring, the weekend is also a welcome chance to spend time with great old friends from my teaching days. Win win.

Photographs this year include (from top) Schoolhouse Crop, @Marker 653.2 (limited edition #2 of 25), and Americana.

photography entry for art showPhillips County Arts Show

 

 

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strayimages@icloud.com (Robert Newman Photography) abandoned americana black and white colorado crops farm flag landscape night old prairie rails ranch school house train usa http://strayimages.com/blog/2018/3/pcac-arts-show Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:33:28 GMT
Welcome Back http://strayimages.com/blog/2018/3/welcome-back I've started this "blog" so many times, and each time begins with new enthusiasm. Can't you tell? This time, for sure!

Obviously I hope soon this post will be buried in the archive. If you're one of the first to see, as a reward for being among the few, just ask and you may receive a fine art print of any image on my website! Message for details...

Thanks for the visit!

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