06 April 2008

This is a test, this is only a test

This post is more of an experiment than anything. It has been driving me crazy that I have been unable to post multiple pictures in a single entry. When I decided to start my own blogsite, it was important to me to be able to do that. With any luck, perhaps I have figured it out.

The first picture is what I have to look forward to about four weeks from now on my daily commute to work, it was taken in the first or second week of May of last year.

This part of Washington is what is know as Palouse country; I've decided that one of the goals of this blogsite is to try to introduce to the reader the diversity of both this region and the Inland Northwest the best that I can via motorcycle.

The photo's of the same barn above and below are also along my daily commute and I decided to make the barn a seasonal subject to show how the landscape varies throughout the year. I chose it out of convenience during my commute; I'm able to jump off the bike rather quickly here take a few shots and be back on my way. They were were taken a month apart, the one below was June 22, 2007 and the one above July 23, 2007. This barn is also on the side bar of the site with the Spring wildflowers in the foreground.

Hopefully this journal entry publishes onto my site the way that I am hoping, if so, I am really looking forward to moving on with my project. There is so much to see out here in the Inland Northwest, all of it very accessible by motorcycle, I hope that I can convey, in an entertaining way, how I feel about this part of the country that I fell in love with 15 years ago.


Doug K. said...


I confess that I have not figured out how to stop Blogger from inserting all photos at the top and I've been blogging for a few years now. I usually just insert the picture and the cut&paste it to where I want it in the text.

Photo advice: www.dpreview.com Great site! Don't be fooled by bix megapixal count. Lens quality and accurate metering are more important unless you're going to blow images up to 16"x20". I'm a Nikon guy but Canon or Olympus make great cameras too. Go for something with vibration reduction, makes better results when hands are tired or cold and shaky!


Earl Thomas said...

Thanks Doug I'll look up the site, One thing that I have to learn about digital photography is the different language. I don't imagine that I will be blowing many images up for myself, it seems that most of my pictures stay on the computer where they don't get lost.

Doug C said...

You have a good eye for composition and it looks like your commuting route is perfect for picture taking.

Here's to sunny days on 2 wheels!

Doug C

irondad said...

I love Eastern Washington! Spent a lot of time in Yakima and patrolled the county as a cop. I also travelled all over up there. Your pictures bring back fond memories.

As to photos, I do what Doug K does. Just cut and then paste where I want them. For me, the content is more important than a polished layout.

Just found you from another site. Welcome to the neighborhood!