Monday, July 31, 2006

This photo is from my 2002 Lisbon trip. I spent a week walking around Lisbon. I didn't think so at the time but I realize now that I came back with many great photos. I spent 8 to 9 hours per day walking the narrow winding hilly streets searching for images to be had. I spent about an hour every morning at this intersecion, hanging around with the locals who didn't seem to mind or notice that a guy with a Hasselblad on his shoulder was standing 1 meter away.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The weather has cooled off quite a bit. I'm thinking once again of making photos rather than just wanting to go to the beach; which I've done every night this week. Luckily Seattle has dozens of fresh and saltwater beaches to choose from.

Photo: Lisbon
Camera: 500cm

Saturday, July 22, 2006


Originally uploaded by Ron Greer.

At this time my three year old G4 Mac laptop is doing all my scanning and processing of my images and it clearly struggles to crunch all the numbers.. I can hardly wait for the new Intel Xeon-based Mac Pro to be announced on August 7th. I need an upgrade and that will be it !!!! I also expect to buy the new HP B9180 printer when it is delivered in September. It is claimed the prints will have a 200 year life. If true that easily surpasses all other types of color photo prints. Not that I want to do much color printing but it should also be great for black and white prints.

Photo: Italy
Camera: 500cm

Friday, July 21, 2006

oh man is it ever hot here in Seattle! At 10:30pm it's still 85f. That's even hotter than L.A. We Northwesterner's like our summers between 66 and 77 degrees; otherwise we complain. Do I dare say Seattle has the best summers in the USA? I think we do. Name another major city were it is more pleasant in the summer. Seattle gets lots of laughs for rain but I think we have the best weather in the nation. I can bicycle year round, need not worry about fires, floods, bugs, my roof blowing away, my car pounded by hail (happened to me in Texas), no need for A/C (well today it might be nice but we're talking one week per year). I was in Santa Barbara last winter, where it was raining day and night the entire stay (a week). One needed to jump from the curb with all their might in hopes of missing the river of water flowing down the "street". A local had the nerve to say "oh, you must be use to weather like this". Uh, no, I'm not! Only San Francisco has a climate that is as pleasant year round as Seattle.

I had big plans to take photos downtown today but I was a bit too agressive with my bike riding and ended up with road rash;oops, that pretty much dampened my photo plans. Spent the morning scanning more old negatives, like this one.

Photo: Aberdeen, Wa
Camera; 500cm

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Photo: Barcelona
Camera: 500cm

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Photo: Dresden
Camera: Hasselblad 500cm

Monday, July 10, 2006

Still scanning, got a few new images up on my People2005 link, like this one from the 4th of July. I took this photo around noon meaning these people were going to be sitting/laying in the sun for another 10 hours before the 20 minutes of fireworks. I brought my children along to draw attention away from me and my camera. The chatterbox twins did great!

Location: Seattle
Camera: Mamiya 6

Friday, July 07, 2006

Finally got my people series broke into four year periods. I am just starting on the 1995-1999 year period and only had time to scan a few images today (I had to leave time for a 26 mile ride as the weather was perfect). I didn't do a lot of people photos in '95 as that was the start of my "Amerikana" series; which I have now broke into east and west.

Photo: Dresden
Camera: Hasselblad 500cm

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Walked around Gasworks Park on the 4th and got a few photos. Lots of people waiting in the sun for hours and hours (like 10) for a few moments of fireworks.

Photo: Seattle
Camera; Mamiya 6

Monday, July 03, 2006

Back from camping at Deception Pass. Didn't do too much photography, a little color, a couple of B&W, and a few bike rides. Back to Seattle, chores, and a few new scans. This is from the FolkLife Fest last month.