FRAMES ~ From The Archives 1965-66: captive orcas, Navy open house, the cost of education and more!

I still have plenty of 1980’s negatives to share but today we are moving on to a box of 1965-1965 images.

Now the problems with these really old boxes of negative sleeves is that they usually aren’t labeled with anything except “NEWS” or “SPORTS” and the date. So while i can usually give you just a tiny bit of info on these- now the info is even less than that.

Items of note:

  • The captive orca images just pull at my heart strings. When I saw the movie Blackfish and read the back story of the captured Puget Sound orcas I wondered if I would happen upon some images of them during this project. In this batch we have one being towed in a pen behind a boat from 1965 and then some shots from one in a pen from 1966. ****Note from longtime Kitsap resident and Sun reporter Ed Friedrich tells me that he thinks the orca is Namu and was on display in a cove along Beach Drive and “it was a huge spectacle and traffic jam as everybody drove there to try to get a look.”
  • In the image of the average cost of education I zoomed in and the totals for the local schools are as follows: NK $474.38, Bainbridge $456.16 and Bremerton $464.16.
  • The images of the Navy planes were on the same roll of film as the pics of the dolphins and sea lion- which makes me think they all must be from a tour of a local base that had not only planes but also a few marine mammal service members.

***I also feel the need to put small plea on this post because of some slightly unscrupulous re-postings – if you are going to share these photos around social media and what not (which is totally fine) PLEASE credit the Kitsap Sun. These are our old but still copyrighted images and it is important to note that they are credited to us. ***

For a recap of this archive project, you can click here

To catch up on any of the From The Archives posts you may have missed, click here.

04/01/66 News
04/01/66
News
04/01/66 News
04/01/66
News
04/01/66 News
04/01/66
News
11/04/65 Whale Tow
11/04/65
Whale Tow
11/04/65 Whale Tow
11/04/65
Whale Tow
11/04/65 Whale Tow
11/04/65
Whale Tow
04/19/66 News
04/19/66
News
04/05/66 Open House
04/05/66
Open House
04/05/66 Open House
04/05/66
Open House
04/05/66 Open House
04/05/66
Open House
04/05/66 Open House
04/05/66
Open House
04/05/66 Open House
04/05/66
Open House
04/05/66 Open House
04/05/66
Open House
07/17/65 News
07/17/65
News
07/17/65 News
07/17/65
News
07/17/65 News
07/17/65
News
07/17/65 News
07/17/65
News
07/17/65 News
07/17/65
News
03/28/66 News
03/28/66
News
04/19/66 Bowlers Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
04/19/66
Bowlers
Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
05/16/66 News
05/16/66
News
04/05/66 Open House
04/05/66
Open House
04/05/66 Open House
04/05/66
Open House
03/03/66 Medicare Signup
03/03/66
Medicare Signup
12/22/65 Fire
12/22/65
Fire
03/08/66
03/08/66
05/16/66 News
05/16/66
News
05/16/66 News
05/16/66
News
02/09/66 News
02/09/66
News
02/01/66 News
02/01/66
News
09/19/66 News
09/19/66
News
09/19/66 News
09/19/66
News
07/17/65 News
07/17/65
News
07/17/65 News
07/17/65
News

FRAMES ~ From The Archives 1980: Mariners clinic, dog obedience class, Susan B Anthony at the post office and more!

As never-ending and cumbersome as this negative scanning project of mine seems, I have to say how very fun it is seeing all these moments from the history of the community getting shared with others and the memories these photo are invoking.

I started this archive project because of my curiosity of the moments captured in all those boxes of negatives that were scattered in various nooks and crannies of the Kitsap Sun office. But the comments on the post and the emails in my inbox of people sharing their memories of photos and the photographers who took them is the best part of the whole project.

Here are a two examples of the memories that were shared from last week’s From The Archive post:

  • This picture is of my grandfather that passed away almost 30 years ago. We just lost my grandmother the day after you posted this. Thank you so much. It’s brought us joy in our time of loss.
  • The Snow Rabbits picture is of my sister, Alice Welch Eisenberg.  We were in 4-H rabbits and loved our bunnies.  Cliff McNair lived about a block from us and took pictures of Alice on a couple of different occasions for the Sun.  I helped her make the rabbits but didn’t want to be in the newspaper.

Another cool thing about this project is that former Bremerton Sun photographer Bob Reeder (who shot for the paper from 1976-1981 and recently retired from the Washington Post) has stumbled on to this blog project and is sharing stories of what it was like working for the paper back then.

Okay enough of my rambling. Yes we are still on a box of 1980 negatives but I’ve cracked open a box from the late 60’s so that will be coming up in a few weeks I promise.

*Remember the only info I have on each image is the few words that are scribbled on the negative sleeve and the date so when a negative sleeve simply says”News” that’s all the info I have.

For a recap of this archive project, you can click here

To catch up on any of the From The Archives posts you may have missed, click here.

02/02/80 Dog Obedience Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
02/02/80
Dog Obedience
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
02/11/80 Mariner Clinic Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/11/80
Mariner Clinic
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/11/80 Mariner Clinic Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/11/80
Mariner Clinic
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/11/80 Mariner Clinic Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/11/80
Mariner Clinic
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/14/80 Susan At The Post Office Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/14/80
Susan At The Post Office
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/21/80 NRMC Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/21/80
NRMC
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/24/80 Bill Turnball Marion Ave. School Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/24/80
Bill Turnball Marion Ave. School
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/25/80 Campfire Leaders Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/25/80
Campfire Leaders
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/25/80 Grace Rowe Indian Shamna Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/25/80
Grace Rowe Indian Shamna
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/08/80 Ed Jackson Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
02/08/80
Ed Jackson
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/26/80 Ferry Car Accident
01/26/80
Ferry Car Accident
01/28/80 Pat Carey and Mr May Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/28/80
Pat Carey and Mr May
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/28/80 Pat Carey and Mr. May Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/28/80
Pat Carey and Mr. May
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80 Bonsai Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80
Bonsai
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80 Len Kruse Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80
Len Kruse
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80 Leukemia Victim Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80
Leukemia Victim
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80 Mission Creek Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80
Mission Creek
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80 Mission Creek Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80
Mission Creek
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80 Mission Creek Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80
Mission Creek
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80 Skater Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80
Skater
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80 Tape Tour Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80
Tape Tour
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/29/80 Twin Ladies At The Piano
01/29/80
Twin Ladies At The Piano
01/30/80 Tooth Ferry
01/30/80
Tooth Ferry
01/31/80 Theatre Group Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/31/80
Theatre Group
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/01/80 Civil Defense Types Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/01/80
Civil Defense Types
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/01/80 Civil Defense Types Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/01/80
Civil Defense Types
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/01/80 Snow Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
02/01/80
Snow
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
02/04/80 Mr. and Mr.s Eugene Bull teve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
02/04/80
Mr. and Mr.s Eugene Bull
teve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
02/05/80 NK Band Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/05/80
NK Band
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/11/80 Booties Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
02/11/80
Booties
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
02/11/80 Fashion Show Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/11/80
Fashion Show
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/13/80 Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/13/80
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/13/80 Jim Domstead Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/13/80
Jim Domstead
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/14/80 Port Orchard Theatre Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/14/80
Port Orchard Theatre
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/15/80 Actor Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/15/80
Actor
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/19/80 Bowling Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/19/80
Bowling
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/19/80 Dancers Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/19/80
Dancers
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
02/20/80 Moon Rocks Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/20/80
Moon Rocks
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/21/80 Belly Dancers Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
02/21/80
Belly Dancers
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
02/21/80 Handicapped Benefit Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/21/80
Handicapped Benefit
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

 

FRAMES ~ From The Archives 1980: A smiley bank robber, ferry strikes, BPD’s “secret weapon” and more!

This round of scans from a seemingly never-ending box of 1980 negatives includes:

  • The apprehension of a very smiley suspected bank robber.
  • A negative titled “BPD’s Secret Weapon”- yep that secret weapon seems to be new police batons.
  • Ferry strikes…lots and lots of ferry strike related images. And from what I can gather from the negatives it looks like Bainbridge had a “stand-in” ferry service in the form of the Virginia V during the strike.
  • Some tanks.
  • A fire at the Sandpiper
  • Some fellas participating in a “Run and Gun” which yes is people running AND gunning.

*Remember the only info I have on each image is the few words that are scribbled on the negative sleeve and the date so when a negative sleeve simply says”News” that’s all the info I have.

For a recap of this archive project, you can click here

To catch up on any of the From The Archives posts you may have missed, click here.

 

04/25/80 Armed Robbery Suspect Stopped Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/25/80
Armed Robbery Suspect Stopped
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/25/80 Armed Robbery Suspect Stopped Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/25/80
Armed Robbery Suspect Stopped
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/28/80 BPD Secret Weapon Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/28/80
BPD Secret Weapon
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/05/80 Last Ferry Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/05/80
Last Ferry
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/05/80 Last Ferry Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/05/80
Last Ferry
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/05/80 Last Ferry Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/05/80
Last Ferry
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/80/80 Winslow Ferries Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/80/80
Winslow Ferries
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/80/80 Winslow Ferries Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/80/80
Winslow Ferries
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/80/80 Winslow Ferries Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/80/80
Winslow Ferries
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/80/80 Winslow Ferries Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/80/80
Winslow Ferries
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/80/80 Winslow Ferries Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/80/80
Winslow Ferries
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/80/80 Winslow Ferries Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/80/80
Winslow Ferries
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/07/80 Bremerton Ferry Terminal Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/07/80
Bremerton Ferry Terminal
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/07/80 Seattle Ferry Terminal Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/07/80
Seattle Ferry Terminal
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
02/18/80 Kid on Sandpile Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
02/18/80
Kid on Sandpile
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80 Penny Drive w/ Jeremy Hargis Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80
Penny Drive w/ Jeremy Hargis
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/29/80 Grass Trimming Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/29/80
Grass Trimming
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/29/80 Flower Lady Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/29/80
Flower Lady
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/28/80 No Nuke Rally Ron Lamb / Bremerton Sun
04/28/80
No Nuke Rally
Ron Lamb / Bremerton Sun
04/28/80 Country Wine Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/28/80
Country Wine
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/25/80 Juvi Community Service Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/25/80
Juvi Community Service
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/25/80. Autoharps Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/25/80.
Autoharps
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80 YWCA Sale
04/24/80
YWCA Sale
04/24/80 Wheaton Dibb Accident Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
Wheaton Dibb Accident
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80 Run and Gun Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
Run and Gun
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80 Run and Gun Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
Run and Gun
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80 Police chief Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
Police chief
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80 Flowers
04/24/80
Flowers
04/24/80 Feature Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
Feature
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80 Dog and Skateboard Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
Dog and Skateboard
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/09/80 Railroaders Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/09/80
Railroaders
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/09/80 Poulsbo Queens Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/09/80
Poulsbo Queens
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80 Ferry Commuters Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80
Ferry Commuters
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80 Ferry Commuters Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80
Ferry Commuters
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80 Ferry Commuters Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80
Ferry Commuters
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80 Ferry Commuters Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80
Ferry Commuters
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/01/80 Manette Bridge Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/01/80
Manette Bridge
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
03/10/80 Tanks Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/10/80
Tanks
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/10/80 Tanks Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/10/80
Tanks
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/01/80 SIster Joan's Basketball Aces Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/01/80
SIster Joan’s Basketball Aces
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
02/17/80 Sandpiper Fire Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
02/17/80
Sandpiper Fire
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
02/17/80 Sandpiper Fire Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
02/17/80
Sandpiper Fire
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
02/14/80 Dorothy Grahn Calligraphy Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/14/80
Dorothy Grahn Calligraphy
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/31/80 Ferry Quinault Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/31/80
Ferry Quinault
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/31/80 Ferry Quinault Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/31/80
Ferry Quinault
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

FRAMES ~ From The Archives 1980: an adorable marriage proposal, Tracyton Beach Rd. construction, 100 cats and more!

Yes I am still stuck on this one box of 1980 negatives…but the end is in sight since I can almost make out the bottom of the box…probably about three more blog posts worth and then I PROMISE I’ll move on to another year.

This round of scans includes:

  • An adorable billboard marriage proposal (if you can’t make it out, the YES box is checked)
  • Tracyton Beach Road construction, which I find interesting since that road has been in the news so much this past week.
  • And I’m guessing the images labeled 100 cats are possibly from a hoarding situation, my favorite part of those series of images is the BPD officer smoking a giant cigar as he goes through the house- my guess is the photographer thought the same thing since there is just frame after frame of this cigar smoking officer. Yes I realize that 1980 was a different time and smoking was maybe a common “on the job” activity but it still took me by surprise.

*Remember the only info I have on each image is the few words that are scribbled on the negative sleeve and the date so when a negative sleeve simply says”News” that’s all the info I have.

For a recap of this archive project, you can click here

To catch up on any of the From The Archives posts you may have missed, click here.

02/25/80 Billboard Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
02/25/80
Billboard
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
02/07/80 Tracyton Beach Road Construction Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/07/80
Tracyton Beach Road Construction
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

04/24/80 100 Cats Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun

04/24/80
100 Cats
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun

04/24/80 100 Cats Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
100 Cats
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80 100 Cats Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
100 Cats
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80 100 Cats Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
100 Cats
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun

01/31/80 Ferry Quinault Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun01/31/80
Ferry Quinault
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

04/20/80 Sister Amanda Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/20/80
Sister Amanda
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/20/80 Pioneer Square Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/20/80
Pioneer Square
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/19/80 Coin Stamp Buyer Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/19/80
Coin Stamp Buyer
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80 Silverdale House Fire Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80
Silverdale House Fire
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80 Silverdale House Fire Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80
Silverdale House Fire
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80 Silverdale House Fire Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/30/80
Silverdale House Fire
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80 Trailer Fire Victim Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
Trailer Fire Victim
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80 Trailer Fire Victim Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
Trailer Fire Victim
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80 Industrial Accident Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
Industrial Accident
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80 House fire Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/24/80
House fire
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/22/80 Horse Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/22/80
Horse
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/22/80 Frank Ranuio Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/22/80
Frank Ranuio
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/22/80 Frank Ranuio Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/22/80
Frank Ranuio
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/20/80 Suquamish Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/20/80
Suquamish
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/20/80 Suquamish Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/20/80
Suquamish
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/19/80 Kingston Dessert Maker Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/19/80
Kingston Dessert Maker
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/20/80 Pike Place Market Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/20/80
Pike Place Market
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/11/80 NK Walkout Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/11/80
NK Walkout
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/02/80 Ed Collins Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
01/02/80
Ed Collins
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/17/80 Pope Talbot Port Gamble Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/17/80
Pope Talbot Port Gamble
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/17/80 Pope Talbot Port Gamble Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/17/80
Pope Talbot Port Gamble
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/17/80 Pope Talbot Port Gamble Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/17/80
Pope Talbot Port Gamble
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/14/80 Art Auction
04/14/80
Art Auction
03/27/80 Shelton Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/27/80
Shelton
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/21/80 Caucus Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/21/80
Caucus
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/11/80 3 Hour Bath Illustration Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/11/80
3 Hour Bath Illustration
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/01/80 Jean Springer Chris Dunagan / Bremerton Sun
03/01/80
Jean Springer
Chris Dunagan / Bremerton Sun
02/28/0 Webster Halstead Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
02/28/0
Webster Halstead
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/23/80 Local Racer Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/23/80
Local Racer
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/19/80 No Title Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/19/80
No Title
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/14/80 Fairgrounds Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/14/80
Fairgrounds
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/12/80 Port Orchard Super Bowl Fans Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/12/80
Port Orchard Super Bowl Fans
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/11/80 Snow Rabbits Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/11/80
Snow Rabbits
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/04/80 Holiday Crime Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/04/80
Holiday Crime
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun

FRAMES ~ Photo Challenge #97 : Portrait

These last few challenges have just been chock full of animals, landscapes, sunsets and inanimate objects.

Come on people show me some…well people! 😉

So this next challenge is people-oriented, though you do have a little bit of wiggle room to get around the need for a human in your frame since i guess you could take a portrait of your dog…but I’m really preferring portraits of human beings for this one but I don’t want to quash your creativity…so you photograph whatever is in your heart…just make it human beings.

Here’s the thing, I’m using the term “portrait” very loosely here. This doesn’t have to be a head and shoulders standard portrait (but can be if you so wish). This can be any photo of a person, posed or unposed but the subject must (and this is the most important part hence the bold text and the bright color) be aware that you are there focusing your camera on them and only them.

Most people become uncomfortable and self conscious when they are aware the camera is focusing on them. That fact in itself changes the whole dynamic of a photo. I much prefer to shoot candids over portraits because the fact that the subject is very aware that I am focusing on them and when they seem uncomfortable and self-conscious that in turn makes me uncomfortable and self-conscious and then it is just an endless cycle of uncomfortable self-consciousness that is just plain awkward.

So choose your subject and choose your environment and get to work. Feel free to pose your subject or showcase that nonchalant “I know you’re there but I’m pretending that you aren’t there clicking away” moment.

Pay attention to your backgrounds (they can make or break a great portrait) and the lighting of your subject( be it natural light or flash).

 

Heck maybe even go for an environmental portrait which is defined as: a picture of a person executed in the subject’s usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life, surroundings and or passions.

Photographing a person in their natural surroundings enables a photographer to better catch a glimpse of their character or personality by also surrounding them with their life, work or passion, be it table full of baked goods or their garage full of classic cars.

 

 

Deadline for entries will be February  5th.  Feel free to email me your entries (mreid@kitsapsun.con) if you have a hard time uploading them to the Upload Photo Challenge Pix link to the right of this page.

I encourage you to shoot your challenge entry during the time frame that it is posted but I will accept older photos (begrudgingly).

Stand-outs will be chosen and published in the Kitsap Sun.

Here are some examples of posed portraits from our archives:

New South Kitsap High School football coach Gavin Kralik is trying to rebuild a contender. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
New South Kitsap High School football coach Gavin Kralik is trying to rebuild a contender. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Gabe Rees (left) and Kevin Dahl are reflected in a mirror at Dahl Glass in Poulsbo on Thursday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Gabe Rees (left) and Kevin Dahl are reflected in a mirror at Dahl Glass in Poulsbo on Thursday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

 

Darren Gray of Bainbridge Island is going to compete in a team triathlon on Lake Michigan in Chicago. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Darren Gray of Bainbridge Island is going to compete in a team triathlon on Lake Michigan in Chicago. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

WSG PORT

Gary Kanekkeberg, a 75-year-old lifelong South Kitsap guy who has 16 classic cars in the garage at his house. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Gazzam Lake

Marty Simpson and Tara Prendergast at their Broken Ground Farm in Eglon on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

 

american pickers

Verne Christopher inside one of his out buildings that is full of old cars, and military vehicles.  He was one of two local’s to be featured on the History Channel hit show American Pickers. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

WSG PORT

Gary Kanekkeberg, a 75-year-old lifelong South Kitsap guy who has 16 classic cars in the garage at his house. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Rachel Soule, of Poulsbo, was an extra in UK pop artist Cheri Moon’s “One Crazy Summer” video which was filmed at Skateland in Bremerton. (Meegan M. Reid |  Kitsap Sun)

South Kitsap’s Joe rose is headed for the class 4A state tournament next month. (Steve Zugschwerdt | For the Kitsap Sun)

 

Norma Davis, 90, has vivid memories of the time she was stationed in Honolulu with her Navy husband George Davis.  (LARRY STEAGALL  |  KITSAP SUN)

Here are some examples of un-posed portraits:

Bremerton firefighter Dave Wallace moves through the apparatus bay of Bremerton Fire Station no. 3 as he and crew members work through a drill on Monday, July 13, 2015. The Bremerton Fire Department will be seeking a voter-approved levy for funds to update vehicles, equipment and stations in November. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Bremerton firefighter Dave Wallace moves through the apparatus bay of Bremerton Fire Station no. 3 as he and crew members work through a drill on Monday, July 13, 2015. The Bremerton Fire Department will be seeking a voter-approved levy for funds to update vehicles, equipment and stations in November. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Bartender Milo Goodrich mixes up a pair of margaritas at Paella Bar in Poulsbo on Monday, November 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Bartender Milo Goodrich mixes up a pair of margaritas at Paella Bar in Poulsbo on Monday, November 16, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Hi-Joy Bowl in Port Orchard regular bowler Bob Smith of Port Orchard goes through his pre-roll ritual on Tuesday. The bowing alley is under new ownership. He comes to bowl four times a week. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Hi-Joy Bowl in Port Orchard regular bowler Bob Smith of Port Orchard goes through his pre-roll ritual on Tuesday. The bowing alley is under new ownership. He comes to bowl four times a week. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Olympic College in Bremerton students Mohamed Morshed, (left) and Loai Alfarran, study in the Haselwood Library on campus. The are from war torn Yemen. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Olympic College in Bremerton students Mohamed Morshed, (left) and Loai Alfarran, study in the Haselwood Library on campus. The are from war torn Yemen. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Vendor Arleen Eagan of Tahuya sets up her fiber art display at PresidentÕs Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Thursday. She is at the Kitsap QuilterÕs 29th annual Quilt Show. More than 200 quilts are on display. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Vendor Arleen Eagan of Tahuya sets up her fiber art display at PresidentÕs Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Thursday. She is at the Kitsap QuilterÕs 29th annual Quilt Show. More than 200 quilts are on display. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Leslie Gaschler operates a mobile clothing boutique out of a truck in Port Orchard. Her business is called the Dressing Vroom. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Leslie Gaschler operates a mobile clothing boutique out of a truck in Port Orchard. Her business is called the Dressing Vroom. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Emily Moshay

 

Employer Spotlight David Wade Woodworking

David Buchanan, of David Wade Woodworking, prepares a cabinet door for gluing at his shop in Poulsbo on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

HAIR-RAISING COMPETITION

Aarne Bielefeldt from California gets close to the judges at the North American Beard and Mustache Championships at the Bremerton Elks Lodge to show his curled whiskers on Saturday. He scored a perfect score and won first place in the freestyle category. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Monicas Bakery

Monica Downen, owner and operator of Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café, gets a cookie for a customer at her establishment in Old Town Silverdale on Thursday, February 2, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Seen through the window of Cornerstone Coffee in Bremerton, Ed Cain talks about when he was a 21-year-old reporter who rushed to Dallas after the Kennedy assassination and was one of the last reporters to see Lee Harvey Oswald alive. (MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)

Point No Point

Jeff Gales is refracted in the fresnel lens as he talks about the restoration of the Point No Point lighthouse in Hansville on Wednesday, May 09, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

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FRAMES ~ Photo Challenge #96 Your Favorite Photo of 2015 STAND-OUTS

Thanks so much for sharing your favorite photos of 2015 !

As usual (and yes I realize I say this every month) it was really fun to see so many different shooting styles and subjects captured. But truly that really is my FAVORITE part of these challenges!

The whole process of choosing one’s “favorite” photo out of a whole year’s worth of images can be a arduous process not only because of the number of images shot in a whole year but also because photography is a very emotional medium. It seems all photographers (hobbyists and professionals alike) tend to get very attached to certain images that they have captured.

A photograph might not be composed in the best way, the light could be just darn right awful and maybe the focus isn’t quite tack sharp… but the sheer amount of energy one put into getting the shot or the memories of that moment captured in the frame can skyrocket the photo to the top of the “favorites” category.

Now I don’t have any emotional attachment to any of the images here, nor do I know the back story of how they were captured. So in true Photo Editor form I am choosing these based on my own photography preferences, knowledge and experience.

Remember, there are no winners or losers, I just pick a few photos and ramble on about why I like them and why they “stand-out” above the others to me.

The following 6 photos will be published in the Kitsap Sun print edition on January 10th.

***I’m also including a sampling of other images entered at the bottom of this post***

Polar Pioneer Is Greeted at Point No Point by Bob Rosenbladt This is a fantastic news image of the Polar Pioneer moving past a pair of sea lions. The sea lion with it's mouth open makes one think he could be protesting the big rig as it slowly moves through its backyard. Also one of the biggest worries of the Polar Pioneer is its effect on wildlife, so a photograph showcasing just this, a pair of marine mammals and the behemoth oil rig really drives home what could be at stake. This image just tells the story perfectly.
Polar Pioneer Is Greeted at Point No Point by Bob Rosenbladt
This is a fantastic news image of the Polar Pioneer moving past a pair of sea lions. The sea lion with it’s mouth open makes one think it could be protesting the big rig as it slowly moves through its backyard. Also one of the biggest worries of the Polar Pioneer is its effect on wildlife, so a photograph showcasing just this, a pair of marine mammals and the behemoth oil rig really drives home what could be at stake. This image just tells the story perfectly.
Cool Pink Flower by Kent Ferris Here's a secret, I am not a fan of pictures of flowers. I don't hate them or anything, it just seems they are the easiest and most common subject matter and I get really bored of them. That being said (or more like confessed) I have a great appreciation for photos that show flowers in an interesting or unique point of view. This shot of Kent's is just beautiful. Would I still have an appreciation for it without the added post-process texture? The frame does have have a lovely composition with the brilliant pink bloom in the corner but the added texture giving it the painterly effect and taking away the cluttered background really makes the photo stand-out.
Cool Pink Flower by Kent Ferris
Here’s a secret, I am not a fan of pictures of flowers. I don’t hate them or anything, it just seems they are the easiest and most common subject matter and I get really bored of them. That being said (or more like confessed) I have a great appreciation for photos that show flowers in an interesting or unique point of view. This shot of Kent’s is just beautiful. Would I still have an appreciation for it without the added post-process texture? The frame does have have a lovely composition with the brilliant pink bloom in the corner but the added texture giving it the painterly effect and taking away the cluttered background really makes the photo stand-out.

 

Grasshopper in the Flowers by Eli Owens The saturated colors are lovely as well as complementary in this beautiful image. I also really like the composition of the grasshopper perched on the stem with that pink fower in the background helping to lead the viewer's eye right to it. Oh and the light! Let's not forget the most important aspect of photography: light. The lighting in this image is just perfect.
Grasshopper in the Flowers by Eli Owens
The saturated colors are lovely as well as complementary in this beautiful image. I also really like the composition of the grasshopper perched on the stem with that pink fower in the background helping to lead the viewer’s eye right to it. Oh and the light! Let’s not forget the most important aspect of photography: light. The lighting in this image is just perfect.
Water Walker by Joe Kunesh I really enjoy the frozen action of this great blue heron as it tiptoes through/ on the water. It is an excellent wildlife shot.
Water Walker by Joe Kunesh
I really enjoy the frozen action of this great blue heron as it tiptoes through the water. It is an excellent wildlife shot.
Fedora by Gregory Zink Who's hat is this? Do you think they a young hipster or a very dapper older gentleman? Why did they leave it on a concrete bench? Did a bird a steal it from their head and just drop it there? This is a frame full of questions and I think that is just great . Besides the intrigue of the frame, I like the composition with the hat placed in the center and how Gregory captured the soft texture of the hat.
Fedora by Gregory Zink
Who’s hat is this? Do you think they a young hipster or a very dapper older gentleman? Why did they leave it on a concrete bench? Did a bird a steal it from their head and just drop it there? This is a frame full of questions and I think that is just great . Besides the intrigue of the frame, I like the composition with the hat placed in the center and how Gregory captured the soft texture of the hat.
Forest Fire Sunset by Scott Turchin Of course I received a bunch of sunset photographs for this challenge, I mean we live in a GREAT location for pretty sunsets. This shot by Scott was my favorite of the sunset bunch this time around. The smokey haze in the sky combined with the layers of trees and mountains just makes a beautiful scene.
Forest Fire Sunset by Scott Turchin
Of course I received a bunch of sunset photographs for this challenge, I mean we live in a GREAT location for pretty sunsets. This shot by Scott was my favorite of the sunset bunch this time around. The smokey haze in the sky combined with the layers of trees and mountains just makes a beautiful scene.

 

 

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Here are a few more of the entries for your viewing pleasure… I stress FEW because there were way too many to post them all.

Auroras by NWPixelChick
Auroras by NWPixelChick
Big Beef Creek Eagles by Don Bergman
Big Beef Creek Eagles by
Don Bergman
Marina Rainbows by Jaime Forsyth
Marina Rainbows by
Jaime Forsyth
Tourism Washington by Don Bergman
Tourism Washington
by Don Bergman
June Bugs enjoying Spring. - Eli Owens
June Bugs enjoying Spring.
– Eli Owens
January Shoreline by Steve Johnson
January Shoreline by Steve Johnson
Monarch butterflies feeding together. by Eli Owens
Monarch butterflies feeding together.
by Eli Owens
Costco by Kent Ferris
Costco by Kent Ferris
Needs More Sugar by Steve Johnson
Needs More Sugar by Steve Johnson
Barn Owl in the rafters. by Eli Owens
Barn Owl in the rafters.
by Eli Owens
By Gidget Lincoln
By Gidget Lincoln
Young Raccoon in the Moonlight. - Eli Owens
Young Raccoon in the Moonlight.
– Eli Owens
topTop Of The Morning by Jonathan Fogelman
"The
The Man Upstairs by Weekendadventure
Ginger"
Ginger by Jonathan Fogelman
Sunset
Sunset Silhouette by Kyle Nielsen
Winter's
Winter’s Walk by Kyle Nielsen
Super
Super Moon by Scott Turchin
Rainbows
Rainbows Over Bremerton by Jaime Forsythe
Trails"
Trails by Randy Toop
Bremerton
Bremerton Harborside Marina by Jaime Forsythe
Apocalypse
Apocalypse Hits Gasworks Park by Kent Ferris
Three
Three Boys by Steve Turnier
Dandelion"
Dandelion by Taelyn Blanton
Rooted"
Rooted by Amos Hudson
Sunrise
Sunrise Over The Bus Stop by Sophie Clifton
Mushrooms"
Mushrooms by Jack Butler
Sunset"
Sunset by Joe Kunesh
Fall"
Fall by Gracie Baze
CrossingCrossing The Stream by Lacey Gibson
Bee
Bee Close by Daylon Martin
Snowy
Snowy On the Head by Taelyn Blanton
At
At Home In The Creek by E. Faithe Lester
Over
Over The Shoulder by Jack C. Harpel
Serene
Serene Reflections by Shawna Wheelan
House
House Fire by Shawna Wheelan
Solitude"
Solitude by Christi Hunt
November
November Sunset by Kent Ferris
 Lift-off!"
Lift-Off by Dorothy Rosenbladt
Point
Point Defiance Jellies by Dorothy Rosenbladt
Playing
Playing Catch by BOb Rosenbladt
Paddleboarder
Paddelboarder vs. Nimitz by Bob Rosenbaldt

FRAMES ~ From The Archives 1980: ski school, ferry graffiti, Lofall barge and more!

Still very slowly making my way through one box of 1980 negatives.

The latest batch of scans includes quite a bit of snow hijinks, a waiter with an amazing mustache and some slightly inflammatory graffiti (which to be honest could actually be positive graffiti as well, I really shouldn’t be judging it).

*Remember the only info I have is the few words that are scribbled on the negative sleeve, so when a negative sleeve simply says”News” that’s all the info I get

For a recap of this archive project, you can click here.

To catch up on any of the From The Archives posts you may have missed, click here.

01/21/80 Ski School Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/21/80
Ski School
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/19/80 South Point Graffiti Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
01/19/80
South Point Graffiti
Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
03/07/80 Truckin' Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/07/80
Truckin’
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/17/80 Wick Homes Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
04/17/80
Wick Homes
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/27/80 Shelton Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/27/80
Shelton
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/01/80 Officer Pratt Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/01/80
Officer Pratt
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
2/25/80 Norwegian Dancers Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
2/25/80
Norwegian Dancers
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/21/80 Ski School Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/21/80
Ski School
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/23/80 Oldie Services Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/23/80
Oldie Services
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/23/80 Oldie Services Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/23/80
Oldie Services
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/23/80 Oldie Services Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/23/80
Oldie Services
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/01/80 Port Gamble Store Owners Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
03/01/80
Port Gamble Store Owners
Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
01/14/80 Road Washout Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/14/80
Road Washout
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/15/80 Homicide Victim Location Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
01/15/80
Homicide Victim Location
Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
01/18/80 CarPoolers Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/18/80
CarPoolers
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/18/80 House Fire On Canal Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/18/80
House Fire On Canal
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/18/80 TV Personality Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
04/18/80
TV Personality
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/15/80 MLK Birthday Service Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/15/80
MLK Birthday Service
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/15/80 C.D. Graham Dental Clinic Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
01/15/80
C.D. Graham Dental Clinic
Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
01/19/80 Lofall BArge Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
01/19/80
Lofall Barge
Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
04/07/80 Bike Fisher Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/07/80
Bike Fisher
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
04/16/80 Fabric Demo Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
04/16/80
Fabric Demo
Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
04/16/80 Jack Smalley CLiffMcNair Jr./ Bremerton Sun
04/16/80
Jack Smalley
CLiffMcNair Jr./ Bremerton Sun
03/20/80 Caucus Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/20/80
Caucus
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/13/80 USS Chicago Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/13/80
USS Chicago
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
01/08/80 Sledding Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/08/80
Sledding
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/08/80 Sledding Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/08/80
Sledding
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/07/80 Driveway Washout Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/07/80
Driveway Washout
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/07/80 Driveway Washout Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/07/80
Driveway Washout
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/07/80 Jack Smith Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
01/07/80
Jack Smith
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
01/07/80 Skis And Antiques Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/07/80
Skis And Antiques
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/30/80 Disabled Auto Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
01/30/80
Disabled Auto
Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
01/10/80 Sleigh Ride Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/10/80
Sleigh Ride
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/10/80 Sleigh Ride Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/10/80
Sleigh Ride
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/10/80 Drawing For City Towing Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
01/10/80
Drawing For City Towing
Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
01/08/80 Snow Shots Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
01/08/80
Snow Shots
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/20/80 Mason County Jail Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/20/80
Mason County Jail
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/28/80 Curts Weekender Subject Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/28/80
Curts Weekender Subject
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80 Rainbow Girls Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80
Rainbow Girls
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/24/80 Aerobics Dancing Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/24/80
Aerobics Dancing
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/27/80 Regional Library Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
03/27/80
Regional Library
Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
03/26/80 Luoto Bridge Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
03/26/80
Luoto Bridge
Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun

*Remember the only info I have is the few words that are scribbled on the negative sleeve, so when a negative sleeve simply says”News” that’s all the info I get

For a recap of this archive project, you can click here.

To catch up on any of the From The Archives posts you may have missed, click here.

FRAMES ~ Photo Challenge #96 Your Favorite Photo of 2015

It’s almost mid-December already and 2015 is ticking away which means It is time for Larry and I to start picking our favorite photos of this past year.

Trust me when I tell you that we  both drag our feet when it comes to this “project” because that is a whole lot of photos for us to scroll through as we smile at the “good ones” and groan and shudder (or shutter…hee heee a little photo humor there for you) at the “weak ones” that we are a bit embarrassed to have had published for the world to see…and might have threatened each other with “I’m putting your name under this photo” for each of those cringe worthy shots.

So, since I have begun this arduous task of wading through 3,343 photos that reside in my “2015 Published” folder, your photo challenge (if you choose to accept it of course) is to show me your  favorite photo that you shot in 2015.

You know you have that one shot, that one AMAZING shot that you captured with your camera or phone and immediately uploaded it to Instagram/Facebook for the world to see.

Maybe you shot the perfect photo for a previous challenge theme but didn’t get it entered in time.

Maybe you just don’t like any of the challenge themes because they haven’t “spoken” to you and your love of photography….well now is your chance to show that photo off.

Or maybe you have 5 shots that you love equally but for varying reasons you just can’t pick one above the rest…fine then show me your top 5 shots of the year. But you may only upload or email me 5 submissions. Trust me, I know it’s tough to edit down a year’s worth of photos…it takes Larry and I weeks to get our picks down from 3,343 down to 40 and then to only 5 for the print edition.

This is a shot of my 2015 Favorites contact sheet…I still have to lose quite a few photos to get to the self-imposed 40 image slideshow limit:

Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 10.46.33 AM

So your rules are:

PHOTO MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN 2015! (And hey, you still have a few weeks to shoot one that beats all the others so get out there and get snapping!)

***Photos that have been chosen as “stand-outs” earlier in the year are NOT allowed in your 5 favorites.***

DEADLINE will be January 4th.

You can use that handy “Upload Photo Challenge Pix” link on the right side of this page or feel free to email me your entries : mreid@kitsapsun.com.

Chosen Stand-outs will be published in the January 10th. print edition of the Kitsap Sun.

Here are links to Larry and my best of 2014 slideshows from last year…just to get you thinking:

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/larry-steagalls-favorite-photos-of-2014

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/meegan-m-reids-favorite-photos-of-2014

FRAMES: Photo Challenge #95: Pets STAND-OUTS

Nice work on the pets themed photo challenge!

It was so nice to see so many different shooting styles and furry friends plus one reptile showcased.

Remember there aren’t any winners of losers, I just pick a few photos and ramble on about why they “stand-out” from the others.

The following six photos will be published in the Sunday, December 13th. issue of the Kitsap Sun:

Pluto The Majestic Pug by Rebecca Fackrell I have to admit that I have never used the word majestic to describe a pug, but this frame of Pluto here has made me a believer in the majestical qualities of the breed. The light and how the red halter just pops out of the image against the greens is just lovely. But the truly important part of the image is in fact Pluto and that perfect distinguished pose atop a tree stump right there in the center of the frame.
Pluto The Majestic Pug by Rebecca Fackrell
I have to admit that I have never used the word majestic to describe a pug, but this frame of Pluto here has made me a believer in the majestical qualities of the breed. The light and how the red halter just pops out of the image against the greens is just lovely. But the truly important part of the image is in fact Pluto and that perfect distinguished pose atop a tree stump right there in the center of the frame.
Jetta by Deena Alley I love the exposure of this image by Deena and how the eyes and white fur of this feline pop right out of the frame while the black fur just blends right into the background of the image. It's a beautiful shot.
Jetta by Deena Alley
I love the exposure of this image by Deena and how the eyes and white fur of this feline pop right out of the frame while the black fur just blends right into the background of the image. It’s a beautiful shot.
Gimmee That by Olesja Lapteva I love the body language of this photo with one dog all nonchalant holding on to the toy while the other dog makes a grab for it. I also really like the composition of placing the dogs in the center with just a sea of grass filling in the frame.
Gimme That by Olesja Lapteva
I love the body language of this photo with one dog all nonchalant holding on to the toy while the other dog makes a grab for it. I also really like the composition of placing the dogs in the center with just a sea of grass filling in the frame.
You Don't Smell Like A Puppy by Teresa Hull The wide-eyed slightly confused look of the canine poking into the frame to sniff the "other puppy" and the youngster's facial expression are just perfect! It is an excellent moment captured with a lovely composition.
You Don’t Smell Like A Puppy by Teresa Hull
The wide-eyed slightly confused look of the canine poking into the frame to sniff the “other puppy” and the youngster’s facial expression are just perfect! It is an excellent moment captured with a lovely composition.
The Eye of Taz by Kent Ferris The colors and crispness of this frame are just stunning! It's also one of those detail shots that one doesn't necessarily need a title to know what the close-up photo subject matter is.
The Eye of Taz by Kent Ferris
The colors and crispness of this frame are just stunning! It’s also one of those detail shots that one doesn’t necessarily need a title to know what the close-up photo subject matter is.
Peaceful Coexistence by Steve Johnson I was kind of bummed that I didn't get to see more images of dogs and cats being friends. You know with all the negative news in the world these last few weeks a few pics of dogs snuggling cats would make anyone's day a little brighter. But let's face it, this adorable shot of Steve's with two kittens warily watching the snoozing pup with plenty of room between them and the pup is a bit more true to life. It's a lovely frame that maybe tells a cute story of a house (or couch) divided.
Peaceful Coexistence by Steve Johnson
I was kind of bummed that I didn’t get to see more images of dogs and cats being friends. You know with all the negative news in the world these last few weeks a few pics of dogs snuggling cats would make anyone’s day a little brighter. But let’s face it, this adorable shot of Steve’s with two kittens warily watching the snoozing pup with plenty of room between them and the pup is a bit more true to life. It’s a lovely frame that maybe tells a cute story of a house (or couch) divided.

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Here are a FEW of the other entries I received for this challenge. I stress FEW because there were a lot of submissions and not enough time or space to post them all:

"PEEK

 

Peek A Moo by Jonathan Fogelman

Eye

 

Eye of the Dragon by Dorothy Rosenbladt

Stretch

Stretch Kitty by Kent Ferris

Homeless"

Homeless by Kent Ferris

Tired
Tired Kitty by Wade Ewing
Justin"
Justin by Colette Wilson
Beau"
Beau by Colette Wilson
Leaves
Leave Are Falling by Cathy Shaffer
Smiling
Smiling Guard Dog by Dawn Wells-Hacker
Nugget"
Nugget by Nancy Andrist
Dutchie's
Dutchie’s Selfie by Marcy Crebs
Pete"
Pete by Shawna Whelan
Angus"
Angus by Jamie Reeves
Take
Take My Picture by Kaitlyn Byrd
Guilmont
Guillmont Cove Hiking by Jenny Bert
Puppy
Puppy In A Christmas Stocking by Patti Wilson
Beast Mode by Steve Johnson
Beast Mode by Steve Johnson
"But mom, I want some kettle corn too." -Hope Photo by: Erinn Ward
“But mom, I want some kettle corn too.”
Photo by: Erinn Ward
Title: Inky Toes in the Snow Eli Owens
Title: Inky Toes in the Snow
Eli Owens
"Imposter" I made it my goal this month to take a cute dog photo worthy of entry. This is the cutest I could come up with. -Kim :)
“Imposter” by Kim Rubenstein

FRAMES~ From the archives 1980: Cruising the Gut, a “Sports Nut”, and so much more!

I have opened a new box of negatives!

(Insert ooooohhhhs and ahhhhhhhhs here)

When I started this project people kept asking me to find photos of “cruising” in downtown Bremerton…

And well guess what, I found three sleeves of negatives simply titled “Gut” and “Gut Cruising”! So now I know they actually exist and hopefully a few more sleeves will surface as I continue to rummage through this box.

I have to admit, I am quite amazed at how many cars took part in this “gut cruising” phenomenon. It looks like a lot of fun and everyone likes seeing downtown Bremerton bustling with people.

One more note: I just love the shot  titled “Sports Nut.” Man, look at the size of that TV!?!?!? 😉

*Remember the only info I have is the few words that are scribbled on the negative sleeve, so when a negative sleeve simply says”News” that’s all the info I get

For a recap of this archive project, you can click here.

To catch up on any of the From The Archives posts you may have missed, click here.

03/24/80 Gut Cruising Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/24/80
Gut Cruising
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/24/80 Gut Cruising Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/24/80
Gut Cruising
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80 Gut Cruising Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80
Gut Cruising
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/24/80 Gut Cruising Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/24/80
Gut Cruising
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80 Gut Cruising Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80
Gut Cruising
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/24/80 Gut Cruising Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/24/80
Gut Cruising
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/24/80 Gut Cruising Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/24/80
Gut Cruising
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
01/09/80 Sports Nut Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/09/80
Sports Nut
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
03/25/80 Couple In the Park Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/25/80
Couple In the Park
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/14/80 Port Orchard Parking Meters Cliff McNair Jor / Bremerton Sun
03/14/80
Port Orchard Parking Meters
Cliff McNair Jor / Bremerton Sun
03/31/80 Truck Over On 11th. Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
03/31/80
Truck Over On 11th.
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/09/80 Lea Martin and Snowman Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
01/09/80
Lea Martin and Snowman
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80 Science Fair Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80
Science Fair
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80 Pit Protest Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80
Pit Protest
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/20/80 Mrs. Bell Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/20/80
Mrs. Bell
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/05/80 Campaign Brochures Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
03/05/80
Campaign Brochures
Cliff McNair Jr/ Bremerton Sun
03/13/80 OC Music Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/13/80
OC Music
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/13/80 OC Fashion Teacher Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/13/80
OC Fashion Teacher
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/18/80 Head Start Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
03/18/80
Head Start
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
03/14/80 Lion's Flea Market Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/14/80
Lion’s Flea Market
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/20/80 Rudy Vagilia Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/20/80
Rudy Vagilia
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/25/80 Suspect Shot Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
03/25/80
Suspect Shot
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80 Whittaker Twins Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80
Whittaker Twins
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80 Water Meter Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/22/80
Water Meter
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/07/80 Alice Collingwood Ron Ramey / Bremerton sun
01/07/80
Alice Collingwood
Ron Ramey / Bremerton sun
01/08/80 Snow Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
01/08/80
Snow
Ron Ramey / Bremerton Sun
03/12/80 Paraphernalia Dealer Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/12/80
Paraphernalia Dealer
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/05/80 Feature Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/05/80
Feature
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
03/04/80 Glove On A Fence Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
03/04/80
Glove On A Fence
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun