Bits and pieces

07Jul09

Hi y’all,

For those in the US of A, hope you had a great 4th of July weekend. I was trying and failing to stay cool teepee’ing on the other side of Mount Hood. The weather hovered around 100 degrees F, and that pretty much zapped my energy to shoot any photos. On the plus side, my wife and I were with eight other good friends and we had a wonderful time catching up.

This here post is basically a collection of odds and ends I have in mind:

  • This weekend is the Oregon Lavender Festival. If you’re in the Portland area, I’d highly recommend you head out and enjoy the milder weather and take some pictures. If you’re not, maybe there’s a lavender festival near you, so check that out.
  • Next weekend is the Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk. Join in the fun and register for one! Surprisingly, there are FOUR, count them, FOUR, walks in the Portland metro area!
  • If you’ve used the new Microsoft search… uhm… decision engine, you’ll notice the excellent photography that provides the backdrop for each search. Here’s your chance to get one of your photos displayed by Microsoft. Read all about the contest here, and don’t forget that the deadline is July 16.
  • If you love to travel and photograph your travels as much as I do, you might want to check out the National Geographic World in Focus Photo Contest. Great prizes up for grabs, but it comes with an entry fee. Deadline is August 24.
  • If you’ve been chomping at the bit at getting your grubby hands on the Olympus Pen, it’s available for pre-order on Amazon. I wrote about the camera here.

Cheers!

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