Author Archives: gretchen

About gretchen

I love living in the Pacific Northwest being close to the mountains and the ocean. My hobbies include photography, travel, reading, biking, walking and gardening. I am an Anglophile at heart and try to visit the UK often. My camera goes everywhere with me.

Pinhole meetup

Back on January 28th I took part in a pinhole meet-up with a few photographers from Portland and Seattle. We met at a Chinese restaurant in Portland and then moved on to the Lone Fir Cemetery to make some pinhole … Continue reading

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Widelux in Astoria

Made a little trip to Astoria, Oregon, last weekend to see the amazing Platinum-palladium prints of Austin Granger being shown at Light Box gallery. If you are in the area and get a chance please go see his beautiful work. … Continue reading

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Exercising the Trio

I spent the weekend in Astoria, Oregon, at the mouth of the Columbia River. Astoria has a very long maritime history and was, at one time, a fish canning capitol. Over the decades the town has declined and there are … Continue reading

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Lensbaby Affair

It’s been many years since I bought my first Lensbaby lens. I had the Control Freak and then the first Composer. I always had a bit of trouble with the focus, but did enjoy using the lenses and optics. It … Continue reading

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spending time in alleys

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is coming up fast. It’s the last weekend in April and this year one of the cities hosting the event is Norwich, England. Our host is asking each of us, if we want, to submit 5 … Continue reading

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On a rainy day

The rain is pouring down in Portland. I can hear it pounding on my windows. The wind causes tree limbs to brush the side of the house. Might as well get up even though it is only 4:00 a.m. It … Continue reading

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4×5 pinhole work

Spent my weekend making some 4 x 5 images with my Titan Pinhole camera. My constraints included making photos within 10 miles of my home. Typically when I am out and about making photos I travel much further away from … Continue reading

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