Reub's journey

25 February 2011

Friday My Town Shoot-Out: shooting from the hip

The idea of the My Town Shoot Out is to post photos of your community every Friday, and hopefully improve your photography skills. If you would like to see examples of this week's theme from other parts of the world, go here.

Photos taken in Corvallis, Oregon

Doreen's words: 
From the Hip! That's right. Taken from the hip. Walk through a store or park or main street with your camera on your hip, shooting away! 
You can shoot high........ you can shoot low. You won't know! Or just shoot ahead of you as you walk. Maybe once in a while, shoot behind you.

It was mixed results for me this week, but whatever, it was fun.

The bike rack at the middle school where I work is quite empty during the winter months, but it fills right up when the weather improves.

It snowed on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, which is quite exciting here in the Willamette valley. Three inches of snow and no school on Thursday! But we did go to school on Monday, President's Day, to make up for a snow day that was called in November.

The fence surrounding our vegetable garden was kind of cool-looking in the snow yesterday.

Today is Eddy's birthday. He is 6 years old. True to his breed (Portuguese Water Dog) he never gets tired, always stays near, looks you in the eye when spoken to, and has a well-developed sense of humor (well, it's funny to him, anyway).

Did you ever start to delete a dumb picture, and then save it anyway? Yeah, me too. It came in handy; shot from my hip, it's Eddy going for a tennis ball last week.


  1. Nicely done!!! I had a post half-written and then realized that I didn't find anything redeeming in any of the photos I was including - lots of shots of the sidewalk, the back of my kid's head, a blurry wall...maybe I need an alignment?!?!?

  2. A fun collection of photos and a good idea to stimulate photo creativity.

  3. Oh oh oh I loooved the bikes and the fog...but the dog pic is the best what a sweet shot!! I love his sweet face!!Wonderful shootout hon! Did you get any snow over there?? We got slammed with snow and cold!!
    Hugs, SArah

  4. The bike photo is terrific and I love Eddy's legs too.

  5. Awwwwww Eddy has such a sweet face! Wonderful collection of HipShots! Especially like the bikes in the fog! I bet the kids can hardly wait for spring to be able to ride to school again! Nice shootout!

  6. Well done! Love the bikes and the fog. Also your snow fence in the garden.

  7. The bike rack shot is great!
    I also like the doggie face....

  8. Love the lines in the bike rack shot! The doggie is way cute too. I set my camera on auto and just shot all kinds of pictures. I was surprised how well most of the turned out.
    Happy weekend.

  9. I love the bicycle stand shot!

  10. I absolutely love Eddie's photo. is he good with strangers or does he only like 'family'? great shot.
    It was interesting this week to try and imagine what your hand was seeing instead of looking through a viewfinder.
    have a great week.

  11. I love all your shots! awesome shoot out Kerry. your bike rack goes along with Rebecca's latest photography post also.


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