Unfortunately it was very overcast when we were out there but I did my best to try and capture as much of the color as I could. The gardens were just full of color from flowers and berries, the flowers especially were very spectacular which gave me a great excuse to test the new camera to see what it could do. +Phil Bowyer was also looking for a review of the Nikon D5200 so what's a better way than to show off some shots taken with it.
+Snapseed to edit when I want the really spectacular clouds and the stormy skies in my images and Snapseed is incredible for those effects. It can also handle fine touch ups too if need be.
The above image for some reason looks like something out of Star Trek, like it could have been used on the set of the original series, not sure why, it just does.
I love how sharp the images are straight from the camera compared to my old one which tended to be fairly grainy at times unless the light was perfect and very bright.
On our way home we passed under an old railway bridge that crosses the bike path through the woods and I decided to stop to get some shots, I thought the above was interesting and had a story to it though it's not known to me. Still though, it kind of sparks the imagination just looking at it.
This was +Linda Dean tracking a Chipmunk in the trees, it got pretty angry the longer we hung around, running down to a lower branch and yapping at us...you could imagine it waving a fist and shouting "Get off my lawn!!!".
And to finish, another nice capture of Linda thinking "get that damn thing out of my face, I am dealing with an angry chipmunk here and also gasping for a beer...craft beer...from a bottle!!!"
So our adventure to the Provenance Farm collection point went great and we're home, loaded with enough lamb for the summer which will be nice. And if any of you are in Oregon and are looking for fresh farm beef, lamb, chicken, turkey and eggs, then you should definitely check out Provenance Farm. You won't be disappointed and they are some of the nicest people you could meet.
You can find them online here: