You Capture – Something New

10 Sep

I was worried about this You Capture.  What was I going to do?  And then, I made plans to go with a friend into Downtown Portland to take some photos.

This was perfect!  I hadn’t been in a real city for a while.  Here I was with several hours on my hands, my dad’s Nikon D60 *in* my hands and no baby.  Such a rewarding span of time.

I took photos of trains:

Train Yard 02

Train Yard 03

Train Yard 05

Train Yard 06

Train Yard 08

The Freemont Bridge

Freemont Bridge 03

Freemont Bridge 02

And Fences:

Portland Industrial 16

Portland Industrial 21

Portland Industrial 28

Portland Industrial 29

Portland Industrial 32

Overall, a very successful trip.

For more You Capture, visit Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry.


31 Responses to “You Capture – Something New”

  1. jade @ Tasting Grace September 10, 2009 at 9:42 am #

    Wow great captures! I especially love the first bridge picture and the first two fence pictures. The colors and composition are really great!

    • mrssoup September 10, 2009 at 9:53 am #

      Thank you so much! Especially the compliments. That means a lot to me!

  2. Jodie September 10, 2009 at 9:42 am #

    Ooooo – all very nice shots! The photos of fences are my favorites. 🙂

    • mrssoup September 10, 2009 at 9:53 am #

      Thank you! There were so many great fences….I think I went a little bit overboard.

  3. girlsworld September 10, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    I can’t decide which is my favorite. I like the black and white train picture because of the leaves in the foreground. Thanks for stopping by my place!

    • mrssoup September 10, 2009 at 10:40 am #

      Thank you for stopping by! I’m glad you like them.

  4. Tomara September 10, 2009 at 10:45 am #

    Those are all beautiful! I need to work on my creative eye… so many things like this are all around me, too!

    • mrssoup September 10, 2009 at 11:10 am #

      Thank you so much!

      You Capture has been amazing at getting me to step out and stretch my creative eye…especially something like this!

  5. Christy M. September 10, 2009 at 11:01 am #

    You did an amazing job! I love the fences best of all. Something so ordinary and plain turned out quite lovely!!

    • mrssoup September 10, 2009 at 11:10 am #

      Thank you! I loved seeing the round barbed wire, because it turned out so intriguing!

  6. Stefany September 10, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    These are awesome! Great job!!!

    • mrssoup September 10, 2009 at 11:10 am #

      Thank you!

  7. diana a.k.a. meme September 10, 2009 at 11:14 am #

    Great shots of the trains!! I love the barbed wire fence pics are awesome!! You are so talented!

    • mrssoup September 10, 2009 at 11:15 am #

      Oh thank you so much. That means a lot to me!

  8. Thea @ Im A Drama Mama September 10, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    I really love the fences!

    • mrssoup September 10, 2009 at 11:27 am #

      Thank you! This challenge has been awesome to find the beauty in different things…

  9. Yelena R. September 10, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    These are awesome! I especially like the two before last, great composition! I have to get my act together and do “you Capture” again…I’ve been slacking lately!

    • mrssoup September 10, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

      Thank you so very much!

      You Captures are fun! Nice way to get out of any slump you might have.

  10. keli_h September 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    good grief, girl – you are AMAZING!!! these pictures are like postcards. 🙂 the tones on the chain link fence picture are STUNNING!!! so perfect.

    • mrssoup September 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

      From you? That is absolutely the best thing ever. You are making me tear up!

  11. Caroline September 10, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    I LOVE the B&W train, the first bridge shot and the first two fence pictures. They are very creatively captured and I don’t know if you edited them much, but whether you did or didn’t they have gorgeous colouring 😀 That said the rest are pretty awesome too!

    • mrssoup September 10, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

      Thank you so much! The last train and the second fence photos are the only ones that I altered the colors on. Everything else is natural. The day was so gorgeous, just amazing lighting. We lucked out!

  12. Saj @ Saj Advice September 10, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    The black and white train shot, and the first bridge shot are my favorites! Cool!

    • mrssoup September 11, 2009 at 8:07 am #

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked them.

  13. Laura September 10, 2009 at 8:14 pm #

    Great photos! Someone else took train photos also. Love the photo of the bridge. 🙂

    • mrssoup September 11, 2009 at 8:07 am #

      Trains must have been on the menu for something new! Love it!

      Thank you for stopping by. I’m glad you love them!

  14. Dcan September 10, 2009 at 9:59 pm #

    Wow!! You had a great day! Yeah for blue skies and who knew fences could be so interesting. I love all the layers of the second bridge photo through the fence.

    • mrssoup September 11, 2009 at 8:01 am #

      It really was a wonderful day! We lucked out.

      Thank you!

  15. Cathy September 11, 2009 at 10:27 am #

    Nice. I love trains. I love the look of the black and white one the best. But, ironically, I love the color one with the barb wire too! Did you go with your kids?

    You asked about the Oregon Zoo (yes it was the Oregon Zoo). For the bat shot, I shot at 1600 ISO which was really grainy. Also, the bat was totally still. I softened it in Camera Raw to fuzz out the grain. Thanks for asking. 🙂


    • mrssoup September 11, 2009 at 10:49 am #

      I was actually able to go kid free for the couple hours we went. It was nice, but towards the end, my breasts definitely started saying it was time to get back to the baby.

      I thought it was the Oregon Zoo. How sad is it that I could recognize it by the setup of the exhibits? Ahh, the bat being still must have been my problem. I’ve never been able to find one hanging out long enough to get it. Thank you for the tip! I love those photos…

  16. Andrea aka Prairie Lady September 11, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    I love the artsy feel of these! Great captures.

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