Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sauvie Island 600mm Lens Test

My wonderful wife helped me pick up a new lens for me for my 36th birthday this past week.  For all those photographers out there, it’s a 150-600mm lens.  This full-frame lens on my ASP-C size sensor means an amazing 800mm zoom with my Nikon D7000 DSLR.  To test it out we headed to find some birds on Sauvie Island.  

Despite a brief patch of hard rain we were able to find many test subjects and I had a great time testing it out.  Not much to write about here so I’ll add just a couple good photos.  For the rest check out my Facebook album.  Thanks love, can’t wait to use this during our upcoming Africa Safari!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Two Year Anniversary

Today was our 2 year wedding anniversary.  As usual we wanted to head out to Hood River to pick some berries and get some dinner but this year we invited Eric along.  We chose not to tell him it was our special day because we knew he wouldn’t go!  On the way we stopped to explore Oneonta Gorge as well.  Read on…

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hamilton Mountain

Today Tom, Banjo, and Eric joined us for a hike up Hamilton Mountain.  Tom had been on the hike before but not Eric so we thought it was a great place close by to check out and get some sunshine and exercise the dogs.  Read on…

Saturday, July 4, 2015

4th of July on Coast

After an exhausting and hot hike up Elks and Kings Mountains in the Tillamook Forest of the Coast Range Emily and I were absolutely starving so we were super excited to get to Tillamook and find the Old Oregon Smokehouse along 101 just north of the city.  We had a great dinner of clam chowder and an oyster po’boy sandwich.  The owners even closed up and left for drinks while we were still there!  From there it was an hour drive down the coast to our secret beach location where we would camp for the next two wonderful nights.  Read on…

Friday, July 3, 2015

Kings Mountains

With Fourth of July weekend upon us and temperatures predicted to reach 100 degrees in Portland once again, we decided it was time to head to the coast with Leo to stay cool and enjoy the ocean breezes.  We also wanted to get some exercise in so we planned a 10 mile loop hike over Elk Mountain and Kings Mountain in the Tillamook Forest of the Coast Range.  It turned out nearly to be too much for poor Leo.  Read on…