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FRAMES: Hipstamatic Views From The “Office”: Summer recap

September 9th, 2014 by Meegan Reid

Truth be told, I am a photographer who has never really been into Instagram, although I do run the Kitsap Sun Instagram account…all be it poorly but I do post to it when I have time and/or remember to.

While Instagram is just not my thing, I do shoot random photos while I’m on various photo assignment with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone. I call them my “views from the office” since my job is so very random and takes me to so many different places to photograph so many different situations.

I really enjoy being able to choose “film” and “lenses” in the Hipstamtaic app, meaning that the artsy effect is done in camera…er in phone. Therefore I am actually shooting photos with those artsy effects already in place instead of just shooting a photo and running a filter over it after the fact. Instagram seems like photo cheating to me, hence my use and love of Hipstamatic.

Regardless of the app being used, I love how these vintage photo effects are available and being used by so many people. It seems even ho-hum boring snapshots of various foods one ate while on vacation now have more of an artistic edge and visual appeal when using these various photo filter effects.

Here are s few of my favorite Hipstamatic shots from this summer:

Fathom's Of Fun Parade

Fathom’s Of Fun Parade

Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

Envy Fit Pole Dancing Class

Envy Fit Pole Dancing Class

Paddle Kitsap

Paddle Kitsap

Kitsap Stampede Cowboys

Kitsap Stampede Cowboys

GAMCON Cosplay

GAMCON Cosplay

Hood Canal Highland Celtic Festival

Hood Canal Highland Celtic Festival

Pokemon Champion

Pokemon Champion

Lofall Clam

Lofall Clam

The End of Summer AKA Football Practice

The End of Summer AKA Football Practice


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #81: Wildlife

September 9th, 2014 by Meegan Reid

I didn’t get enough entries for the #80 Fair challenge, so alas I can’t pick any stand-outs nor can I fill a page in Sunday’s paper.

A big shout-out to those who took the time to enter, your shots were lovely and thank you for taking the time to enter and my apologies if it now seems for nothing since they aren’t being showcased.

This is the second busted challenge of late so we need to get revved up and get back on track so it is a good thing that it is  time for the annual WILDLIFE challenge.

This challenge theme always nets the most entries and quite frankly the strongest and most interesting of photos. This challenge is also really tough to choose stand-outs because we have some amazing wildlife photographers in our midst so I am giddy with excitement to see what is entered.

There is a wide variety of nature right outside of our doors. To prove that, here’s a top secret newsroom tidbit: if you see a photo in the paper of a critter or bird, and the cutline/caption beneath the image has the following phrase in it: “…in a yard/tree/field near Brownsville” that almost always means I shot the photo at my house. And if that amount of wildlife is hanging out at my house then goodness I bet there are others out there who have country bear jamborees going on, on their patios.

Grab your camera (film, digital or even a simple iPhone) and get outside and show me what you see; be it birds, creatures with fur or those slimy snakes and toads hiding in the mud. Maybe you’ve recently been on a whirlwind vacation to Yellowstone this summer and shot a bazillion photos of bison wandering around doing their bison thing, if so show me the best bison of the bunch.

 

“Stand-Outs” be published in the October 12th edition of the Kitsap Sun.

Per usual you have a few rules/regulations:

My definition of wildlife is: animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and/or sea creatures living in a natural, undomesticated state.

That means unless your guinea pig “Pearl” has left the luxury of her cage and has joined the ranks of the local wild guinea pig herd and is roaming the forest then I don’t want to see Pearl’s photo.

***I AM NOT COUNTING BUG/INSECTS/SPIDERS as “wildife”.

I always encourage you to shoot the challenge in the time-frame that it is posted, I will accept any photos of wildlife that you have shot in 2014, but they cannot have been entered for any of the other challenges that we have had.

You may send me a maximum of 7 photos for this challenge, so edit your work down to 7 images MAX shutterbugs.

Deadline for entries will be October 3rd.

Entries may be uploaded via the “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link over on the right hand side of this page or you may email them to me if you prefer : mreid@kitsapsun.com

Please put your real-life name somewhere on the entry form if you use the handy photo uploader on the right side of this page.
As usual, here are some shots from our archives to get you thinking:
A curious harbor seal pup watches as cautious hikers keep their distance by hiking further up the beach as it rests in the sunshine on the shore of the Dungeness Spit, in Sequim, Washington on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Mother seals often leave their pups onshore as they forage for food. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A curious harbor seal pup watches as cautious hikers keep their distance by hiking further up the beach as it rests in the sunshine on the shore of the Dungeness Spit, in Sequim, Washington on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Mother seals often leave their pups onshore as they forage for food. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A pileated woodpecker perches on the railing of a deck near Brownsville on Monday, September 1, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A pileated woodpecker perches on the railing of a deck near Brownsville on Monday, September 1, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Ariel Clark, of Portland, Ore. tries to get a seagull to take a Cheeto out of her hand as she rides the Seattle to Bremerton ferry on Thursday, September 4, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Ariel Clark, of Portland, Ore. tries to get a seagull to take a Cheeto out of her hand as she rides the Seattle to Bremerton ferry on Thursday, September 4, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A flock of great blue herons feed along the Port Orchard waterfront during low tide on Monday, March 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)Flock of Herons by Meegan M. Reid

A flock of great blue herons feed along the Port Orchard waterfront during low tide on Monday, March 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A harbor seal basks in the morning sunlight as the fog begins to burn away at the Poulsbo Marina Wednesday, January 22, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A harbor seal basks in the morning sunlight as the fog begins to burn away at the Poulsbo Marina Wednesday, January 22, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A bald eagle has a perfect perch to rest with the Olympic Mountains in the background from Beach Drive in Port Orchard on Thursday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

A bald eagle has a perfect perch to rest with the Olympic Mountains in the background from Beach Drive in Port Orchard on Thursday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

A young buck wanders through the thick undergrowth near Brownsville on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

A young buck wanders through the thick undergrowth near Brownsville on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

A bald eagle flies over the Manette Bridge at sunset on Wednesday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

A bald eagle flies over the Manette Bridge at sunset on Wednesday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

A lone baby raccoon sits in the grass at the future site of the Marvin Williams Youth Recreation & Community Center on Park Ave. in downtown Bremerton on Thursday. The youngster seemed to have gotten separated from its family and was picked up by the West Sound Wildlife Shelter. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A lone baby raccoon sits in the grass at the future site of the Marvin Williams Youth Recreation & Community Center on Park Ave. in downtown Bremerton on Thursday. The youngster seemed to have gotten separated from its family and was picked up by the West Sound Wildlife Shelter. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A barred owl perches on a highway sign near Viking Way and Highway 305 in Poulsbo just before sunrise. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

A barred owl perches on a highway sign near Viking Way and Highway 305 in Poulsbo just before sunrise. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

A pod of transient orcas visit Liberty Bay on Thursday, July 18, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A pod of transient orcas visit Liberty Bay on Thursday, July 18, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A buck deer walks along the Hurricane Hill trail in the Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles, as the morning clouds burn off over the Olympic Mountains. (Larry Steagall / Kitsap Sun)

A buck deer walks along the Hurricane Hill trail in the Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles, as the morning clouds burn off over the Olympic Mountains. (Larry Steagall / Kitsap Sun)

A deer munches on the tall grass at dusk in East Park near the Bremerton YMCA. (LARRY STEAGALL | KITSAP SUN)

A deer munches on the tall grass at dusk in East Park near the Bremerton YMCA. (LARRY STEAGALL | KITSAP SUN)

A sea lion and a trio of cormorants hang out on one of the navigational buoys along Bainbridge Island. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

A sea lion and a trio of cormorants hang out on one of the navigational buoys along Bainbridge Island. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

An eagle is pestered by a raven in Hansville. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

An eagle is pestered by a raven in Hansville. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A small mouse sits in the early morning sunshine in a gravel driveway in Brownsville. MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN

A small mouse sits in the early morning sunshine in a gravel driveway in Brownsville. MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN

A finch perches in a budding tree along the shore of Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

A finch perches in a budding tree along the shore of Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

A bald eagle looks out over the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the Salt Creek Recreation Area in Port Angeles, Wash. on Saturday, July 13, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A bald eagle looks out over the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the Salt Creek Recreation Area in Port Angeles, Wash. on Saturday, July 13, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A coyote stands in a field off Day Rd. on Bainbridge Island Wednesday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

A coyote stands in a field off Day Rd. on Bainbridge Island Wednesday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife officers help a black bear escape from a cage in the Central Cascades as their Karelian bear dogs get ready for the chase on June 10. 2011. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife officers help a black bear escape from a cage in the Central Cascades as their Karelian bear dogs get ready for the chase on June 10. 2011. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)


A male osprey returns to a waiting fledgling with a fish in his talons at their nest on top of one of the lights at Gene Lobe Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 12, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

 

A blue heron is silhouetted against the morning sky as it perches on a piling in the Bremerton Marina. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

 

Evergreen Park Squirrel: Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun

 


FRAMES: Our favorite fair photos (and a plea to enter yours for challenge #80)

August 28th, 2014 by Meegan Reid

I was a bit slammed this whole week with assignments for the upcoming high school football preview section so I am ONLY just getting to this fair and rodeo recap (apologies).

I also figure that a recap of OUR favorite shots would be a good opportunity to remind everyone that this month’s challenge was of course the fair and rodeo and YOU have until SEPTEMBER 5th. to enter your photo(s).

A recap of this challenge is HERE, so gosh darn it get editing and get uploading because I saw many many cameras snapping away while at the fair and I only have a few entries thus far.

Here are a few favorite shots from Larry and I that we shot last week at the fair and rodeo (you may advance the slideshow by clicking on the image, or just let it run through on its own):


From The Archives Friday: Clint Corey

August 15th, 2014 by Meegan Reid

Silverdale native and Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee Clint Corey has been photographed and featured in the Kitsap Sun many times. Here are just a few of the photos I found while digging through the negative archives for Sun sports writer Annette Griffus’s upcoming (Sunday’s edition) story about the rodeo great.

 

August 25, 1981 Clint Corey Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1981
Clint Corey
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1981 Clint Corey Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1981
Clint Corey
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1981 Clint Corey Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1981
Clint Corey
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1986 Clint Corey Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1986
Clint Corey
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1989 Clint Corey Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1989
Clint Corey
Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1989 Clint Corey Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1989
Clint Corey
Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1989 Clint Corey Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1989
Clint Corey
Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1989 Clint Corey Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1989
Clint Corey
Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1989 Clint Corey Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

August 25, 1989
Clint Corey
Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

1994 Clint Corey Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

1994 Clint Corey
Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

1994 Clint Corey Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

1994 Clint Corey
Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

1994 Clint Corey Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

1994 Clint Corey
Larry Steagall / Bremerton Sun

August 28, 1999 Clint Corey Larry Steagall / Kitsap Sun

August 28, 1999
Clint Corey
Larry Steagall / Kitsap Sun


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #80: The Fair

August 13th, 2014 by Meegan Reid

Oh boy, it’s just about that time of year again, that time of year when my co-photog Larry Steagall and I start getting antsy and start finagling ways so we each get to spend the whole last part of the week at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede (fyi, I’m better at finagling than he is so odds are I’ll be the one there most often ;) ).

We absolutely love to shoot the fair and rodeo! For a photographer, you’ve got everything right in front of you; cowboy hats flying through the air during all the rodeo action, bright neon colors of the carnival rides illuminating the puke faces of kids who have rode them a little too soon after eating elephant ears, capturing the heartache of tears streaming down an adorable kids face as she auctions off her pig to Farmer George and all those deep-fried culinary classics just waiting to be captured in a still-life.

So, your photo challenge this time (as it is this time every year) is to show my your best photo taken at the Fair (which includes the rodeo and demolition derby).

Here’s the thing, I don’t care what fair you are photographing, sure the Kitsap County Fair is August 20th.-24th. and it is local and convenient,  but if you have been to another awesome county fair (and by fair i mean the kind with 4H animals, cotton candy and a carnival) this summer and have an amazing photo, I will accept it. BUT IT MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN THIS SUMMER. It does not matter what kind of camera you are using, by all mean if you are a hardcore iPhone photographer than show me your best instagram of deep-fried twinkie etc.

Deadline is September 5th. which gives you plenty of time to edit down your shots, do not send me 20 photos, send me 5-7 at the max.

You may email me your submissions at mreid@kitsapsun.com or use the handy uploader on the right of this page that says” Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.”

Stand-outs will be published in an upcoming edition of the Kitsap Sun.

As usual, here are some photos from our archives to get you thinking:

A bull named Dump Truck gets a piece of cowboy Dallee Mason, of Weiser, ID. after his dismount during the Xtreme Bulls at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A bull named Dump Truck gets a piece of cowboy Dallee Mason, of Weiser, ID. after his dismount during the Xtreme Bulls at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

The air of the blow dryer sends 11-year-old Kyah Martinez's hair flying as she helps her friend Autumn Keehan, 9, wash and dry her 4-H goat named Bella at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Thursday August 22, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

The air of the blow dryer sends 11-year-old Kyah Martinez’s hair flying as she helps her friend Autumn Keehan, 9, wash and dry her 4-H goat named Bella at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Thursday August 22, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Fairgoers ride the YoYo at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Fairgoers ride the YoYo at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Davis Amusements worker Brenna Coale gets the balloon store game ready for customers at the Kitsap Fair & Stampede. ( LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Davis Amusements worker Brenna Coale gets the balloon store game ready for customers at the Kitsap Fair & Stampede. ( LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Cordell Burt, 4, gives a big thumbs up to the judge after competing in the pee-wee division of sheep at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Cordell Burt, 4, gives a big thumbs up to the judge after competing in the pee-wee division of sheep at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Fairgoers watch the Wenatchee Youth Circus at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Fairgoers watch the Wenatchee Youth Circus at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Mason Summers , 11 months, makes a dash to the finish line to win the diaper derby event at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Mason Summers , 11 months, makes a dash to the finish line to win the diaper derby event at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Jonathan Hoenig, 12, of Port Orchard, uses his goat cinnamon as a pillow as he relaxes in the sheep barn at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Wednesday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Jonathan Hoenig, 12, of Port Orchard, uses his goat cinnamon as a pillow as he relaxes in the sheep barn at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Wednesday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Lani Sylvester, 6, and her brother Ali, 5, soar through the air on the Squadron ride at the Kitsap County Fair on Wednesday. MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN

Lani Sylvester, 6, and her brother Ali, 5, soar through the air on the Squadron ride at the Kitsap County Fair on Wednesday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Emily Williams,left,18, of the South Kitsap FFA works to get her stubborn animal Cosmo to the judging arena at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Thursday. With her are her dad and mom Mark and Cathy Williams. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Emily Williams,left,18, of the South Kitsap FFA works to get her stubborn animal Cosmo to the judging arena at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Thursday. With her are her dad and mom Mark and Cathy Williams. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Amber Bumbalough,10 , snuggles with her pig Lucky prior to the start of Saturday's market auction at the Kitsap County Fair. MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN.

Amber Bumbalough,10 , snuggles with her pig Lucky prior to the start of Saturday’s market auction at the Kitsap County Fair. MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN.

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Ty Breuer, of Mandan, ND., holds on tight as he rides a horse named Arabella during the bareback portion of Kitsap Stampede in Silverdale, Wash. on Friday, August 25, 2012. (Kitsap Sun/ Meegan M. Reid)

Ty Breuer, of Mandan, ND., holds on tight as he rides a horse named Arabella during the bareback portion of Kitsap Stampede in Silverdale, Wash. on Friday, August 25, 2012. (Kitsap Sun/ Meegan M. Reid)

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Meegan M. Reid / Kitsap Sun

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Meegan M. Reid / Kitsap Sun

Jamie Milliron, 15, and Robert Jogerst, 15, watch as their friends ride the Octopus at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Friday. MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN

Jamie Milliron, 15, and Robert Jogerst, 15, watch as their friends ride the Octopus at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on Friday. MEEGAN M. REID | KITSAP SUN

Kitsap Fair and Stampede cowboys move away from the chutes as Red Headed Stepchild tries to jump out during the bareback riding competition Saturday night. (LARRY STEAGALL)

Kitsap Fair and Stampede cowboys move away from the chutes as Red Headed Stepchild tries to jump out during the bareback riding competition Saturday night. (LARRY STEAGALL)

Fair attendees ride the Orbiter at the Kitsap County Fair on Friday. (Meegan M. Reid | Kitsap Sun)

Fair attendees ride the Orbiter at the Kitsap County Fair on Friday. (Meegan M. Reid | Kitsap Sun)

A Davis Amusements / Cascadia ride looks ready to take off Friday night at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on the midway. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

A Davis Amusements / Cascadia ride looks ready to take off Friday night at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede on the midway. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

A cowboy is silhouetted against the sky during the first night of the Kitsap County Stampede on Wednesday. (MEEGAN M. REID)

A cowboy is silhouetted against the sky during the first night of the Kitsap County Stampede on Wednesday. (MEEGAN M. REID)


From The Archives Friday: 1987 Port Orchard Cruz

August 8th, 2014 by Meegan Reid

Port Orchard’s annual classic car show The Cruz takes place this Sunday so I thought a few pics from the first event held on August 10, 1987 would be a perfect From The Archives feature.

I like the fact that some of these cars photographed could be taking part in this event this weekend once again… but in full vibrant color of course. ;)

 

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FRAMES: Photo Challenge #79: Summertime: STAND-OUTS

August 4th, 2014 by Meegan Reid

Nice job on the Summertime themed photos shutterbugs! As usual (and yes I know I ALWAYS say this) but I love seeing the different subjects and photography styles that were showcased for this challenge.

 

Remember, there aren’t any winners or losers, I just pick a few photos and ramble on about why the “stand-out” to me for various reasons.

The following photos will be published in the Sunday, August 10th. of the Kitsap Sun print edition.

 

"Celestial Eruption" Kim Hart This is a gorgeous and very well executed shot of the Milky Way lighting up the sky above Mt. Rainier. I just love the lights of the climbers snaking their way up the snowy face.

“Celestial Eruption” Kim Hart
This is a gorgeous and very well executed shot of the Milky Way lighting up the sky above Mt. Rainier. I just love the lights of the climbers snaking their way up the snowy face.

"Twins At The Beach" by Kayleigh Lewis Oh my this is just an adorable shot of two twins who of course are sporting matching hairdos and swimsuits while enjoying a summer day at the beach.

“Twins At The Beach” by Kayleigh Lewis
Oh my this is just an adorable shot of two twins who of course are sporting matching hairdos and swimsuits while enjoying a summer day at the beach.

"Kayaking at Silverdale Waterfront" by Jack C. Harpel Reflections always add a little something extra to kayak photos and Jack captured a lovely and vibrant one here.

“Kayaking at Silverdale Waterfront” by Jack C. Harpel
Reflections always add a little something extra to kayak photos and Jack captured a lovely and vibrant one here.

"Jumping 2.0" by Samantha Rowan I took a little photo editor liberty with this shot and cropped out some of the water on the right hand side to put the focus of the image squarely on the jumping action gong on. I really like how everyone in the frame is frozen in a different moment of their jump and that makes this image just a great image of summer fun.

“Jumping 2.0″ by Samantha Rowan
I took a little photo editor liberty with this shot and cropped out some of the water on the right hand side to put the focus of the image squarely on the jumping action gong on. I really like how everyone in the frame is frozen in a different moment of their jump and that makes this image just a great image of summer fun.

"Sailing At Sunset" by Richard Miles I again took a little photo editor liberty with this image and cropped out a bit of building on the left hand side because I felt it took away from the focus of the photograph which of course is the lovely little sailboat framed but the tree. I am a big fan of images that frame objects with other objects in the frame. Fellow Sun Photojournalist Larry Steagall and I use this composition technique almost daily because it is a great way to make interesting images and put the focus on something that otherwise might get lost in the photo.

“Sailing At Sunset” by Richard Miles
I again took a little photo editor liberty with this image and cropped out a bit of building on the left hand side because I felt it took away from the focus of the photograph which of course is the lovely little sailboat framed but the tree. I am a big fan of images that frame objects with other objects in the frame. Fellow Sun Photojournalist Larry Steagall and I use this composition technique almost daily because it is a great way to make interesting images and put the focus on something that otherwise might get lost in the photo.


From The Archives Friday: 1973 Bremerton Fire Department Pumper Truck

August 1st, 2014 by Meegan Reid

My best guess on this sleeve of negatives is that sometime in 1973 the Bremerton Fire Department got a new pumper truck and Sun photographer Cliff McNair Jr. was of course dispatched to shoot a story on the new truck.

For more info on the “From The Archives” feature click here.

June 7, 1973 BFD Pumper Truck Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun

June 7, 1973
BFD Pumper Truck
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun

June 7, 1973 BFD Pumper Truck Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun

June 7, 1973
BFD Pumper Truck
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun

June 7, 1973 BFD Pumper Truck Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun

June 7, 1973
BFD Pumper Truck
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun

June 7, 1973 BFD Pumper Truck Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun

June 7, 1973
BFD Pumper Truck
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun


FRAMES: Photo Challenge #79: Summertime ROUND 1

July 28th, 2014 by Meegan Reid

Deadline for Summer themed challenge photos is FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st!

For a recap of this challenge click here.

So here’s a shot of “Summer” that I snapped today:

Kaseem Bell, 11, floats in Wildcat Lake on a sunny and warm Monday, July 28, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Kaseem Bell, 11, floats in Wildcat Lake on a sunny and warm Monday, July 28, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

 

 And here are a few of the entries that have come in so far:

 

"Twins At The Beach" by Kayleigh Lewis

“Twins At The Beach” by Kayleigh Lewis

"End Of Play Time" by Judy Black

“End Of Play Time” by Judy Black

"Picking Flowers" by Jamie Booth Dudley

“Picking Flowers” by Jamie Booth Dudley

Boy

“Boy With Bucket” by Dee Kamp

Summer

“Summer Kite Festival” by Dee Kamp

Roasting

“Roasting Marshmallows” by Dee Kamp

 

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“Pink Clouds, Pink Water” by Erin Lozowski

Sounders

“Sounders Games and Sunsets” by Stephen Castleton

Summer

“Summertime Dog With Sunglasses” by Dee Kamp

Exercising

“Exercising With Star” by Jack C. Harpel

Picnic

“Picnic Time At Waterfront Park” by Jack C. Harpel

Picnic

“Picnic Fun At The Park” by Jack C. Harpel

Ahhhhh,

“Ahh To Be Young Again” by Jack C. Harpel

Robin's

“Robin’s Restaurant” by John Haydon

Jumping

“Jumping 2.0″ by Samantha Rowan

Hat

“Hat In Blue Chair” by John Haydon

summer

“Summer Fun” by Hayley B. Rowan

Better

“Better Things To Do” by John Haydon

Safety

“Safety First” by Cara Kurts

Cool

“Cool Tasty Turtles” by Jennifer Brown

I'm

“I’m Going Places” by Jennifer Brown

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From The Archives Friday: Whaling Days 1975

July 25th, 2014 by Meegan Reid

I was looking for something timely to post this week and figured finding the first negatives of Whaling Days would be perfect.

While my “research” (you see research sounds so much more professional than googling, but let’s face it, I just googled all of this) turned up that Whaling Days started in 1972, further research (ahem more googling) turns up that 1975 was the first annual festival as we know it today. If I am incorrect in this, blame google.

I can tell you that 1975 was the earliest box of negatives that I could find any sleeves labeled “Whaling Days”, so google could be correct. ;)

 

For a recap of this negative archiving project of mine, click here.

August 18, 1975 Whaling Days Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 18, 1975
Whaling Days
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 18, 1975 Whaling Days Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 18, 1975
Whaling Days
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 18, 1975 Whaling Days Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 18, 1975
Whaling Days
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 18, 1975 Whaling Days Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 18, 1975
Whaling Days
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 18, 1975 Whaling Days Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

August 18, 1975
Whaling Days
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun


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