Friday, January 27, 2012

Rockin' Robin

Lately it seems like robins have been everywhere! Yet, even with that being the case, I had a heck of a time getting a good close-up of the beautiful bird. Hopefully soon I can get a more exciting "action picture" of the birds, but for now this will do!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rainbow Over Bend

Yesterday I woke up to nearly a foot of fresh snow outside. As the day went on, the rain and wind picked up, and the snow melted. Although I'm not a huge fan of the wind & rain combination that I've been dealing with the last 24 hours, the rainbow after the storm is nothing to complain about!

Jaime Weatherford snow rain wind rainbow Bend Oregon

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stuck in the Snow

When I woke up this morning and peeked out the window, I was so excited to see that it was snowing! It's now nearing sunset, and the snow still hasn't stopped. Now, Bend is not a place that gets intimidated when it snows, everyone goes along with business as usual. However, with that being said, I rather wait a day for people to get the feel of driving in the snow before I start driving around for 'fun'. There's only about 3" of snow right now, but I'll take it! Hopefully there will be more to come!

Jaime Weatherford snow Bend Oregon

Friday, January 13, 2012

Another Amazing Sunset

Tonight, there was another amazing sunset on the high desert. The colors were so bright and vivid, I only wish I would have taken the short drive down to Drake Park and enjoyed it from there!

An earlier shot over the houses:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Shot in The Dark

Tonight I got a chance to go out to the airfield for a little while. Hoping for some clear skies, I took my camera along with me. The skies weren't clear, but I still attempted to take a few pictures, hoping for some good results.  The city was producing a glow in the background, in an otherwise pitch-dark area. Securing my camera on the tripod, and setting a 25 second exposure produced this:
Jaime Weatherford Bend Airport Bend OregonThis kind of picture is new to me. Usually I take photos of what I see, but tonight I took a picture of what I considered potential - I knew how the image would be framed, and what was in the picture, but as far as the colors, I could only imagine.  What do you think?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Moon-rise Over Bend

I love evenings like this. When we have a full moon (or nearly full moon), the sight is stunning as it rises over the hills as the sun sets; tonight was no exception. The moon revealed a beautiful golden color as it came into view:
Jaime Weatherford Full moon Bend Oregon

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tonight's Gorgeous Sunset

To be honest, I was a little unsure if the sunset tonight was going to be worth taking a picture of. Initially, it looked fairly yellow, and a little dirty. However, as the sun continued to set I couldn't resist snapping some pictures. The clouds lit up to a gorgeous pink and red, which contrasted beautifully with the blue sky.
Jaime Weatherford Gorgeous Winter Sunset Awbrey Butte  Bend Oregon

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Spring-Like sunset

Tonight's sunset was beautiful; the colors reminded me of the spring sunsets in Bend. I didn't make it to a place with a mountain view, but I was just as happy observing it, and of course taking pictures, from our deck.
As a side note - I noticed a few of my previous photos were only showing up as an X, but those should be fixed now!
Jaime Weatherford Awbrey Butte Sunset Bend Oregon