Here is a sample of photos where the clouds enhanced whatever was in the foreground, from beautiful scenery to mundane photos. I find going for rides into the countryside and I find taking pictures to be a very effective outlet where I put aside the anxiety and fear I experience when I read the alarming news about the potential demise of our democracy. I also look for photo ops everywhere I go, even just to the grocery store.
All the photos were taken with an iPhone. These photos and many more with stories to accompany them are on my blog.
There are many more photos on my blog which after using it mostly for links to my Kos diaries and other political stories I decided to devote it to personal accounts of my life illustrated with photos from my various trips discovering scenic and interesting areas around the Portland, Oregon suburb where I live. I am always on the lookout for unique restaurants frequented mostly by local residents like the Scream'n Chicken (in the tiny wine country village of Gaston) and Carlton Corners in a gas station in the town of Carlton. Recently I found The Hitch'n Post in the lumber and rodeo town of Molalla. (Go to November to see these restaurants and the towns where they are located).
Of course, you can’t always escape from politics:
In the poll and comments please tell us how photography fits into your life. If you take photos tell us what you do with them. Do you share them on Facebook or other social media? Do you text them to friends and family like I often do? Do you have them printed? Are you in the likely minority who has a website like my blog?
There are many free website builders (see this list and this one for suggestions). I use Blogger which was bought out by Google some time ago. There are many things it can’t do which I wish it could. It doesn’t make the various lists of recommended free websites and while I’d rather my blog be on WordPress I am too lazy to migrate it there. If you are so inclined to give blogging a try I suggest trying one of the top rated free website builders. You can use a website like mine to share photos and stories, but unlike with Facebook, you are limited in how private you want your site to be. I can set my blog not to be visible to search engines but unlike with Facebook I can’t make it totally secret so only select people can read it.
My blog is open to searches so if you Google Hal Brown Portland or Hal Brown Trump it is number two
I started my website (blog) in 2012, here’s the link.