FRAMES: From the archives 1965-66: an earthquake, lots of Navy and more.

Opened a box of negatives from 1965-1966 and apparently from the first handful of scans, the Navy was the biggest newsmaker of those two years, which makes total sense.

So here is a handful of featues and news and of course a lot of Navy related news from a dusty box of negatives.

***Remember the only info I have on the images is what is written on the Negative sleeve.

For a recap of this negative archive project, you can read about it HERE.

For all the posts from this archive project you can click here.

04/29/65 Earthquake
04/29/65
Earthquake
04/29/65 Earthquake
04/29/65
Earthquake
04/04/66 Connie Arrival
04/04/66
Connie Arrival
07/08/65 Navy
07/08/65
Navy
07/08/65 Navy
07/08/65
Navy
09/10/65 Advertising: Wedding Edition
09/10/65
Advertising: Wedding Edition
05/03/65 Kids Fishing Party
05/03/65
Kids Fishing Party
05/03/65 Kids Fishing Party
05/03/65
Kids Fishing Party
06/09/65 Indian Island
06/09/65
Indian Island
03/14/66 Brooke Commisioning
03/14/66
Brooke Commissioning
04/24/65 PO Fire
04/24/65
PO Fire
01/14/66 Flodding
01/14/66
Flodding
01/10/66 Drowning at PO Dump
01/10/66
Drowning at PO Dump
04/04/66 Connie Arrival
04/04/66
Connie Arrival
05/06/65 PSNS
05/06/65
PSNS
05/06/65 PSNS
05/06/65
PSNS
05/06/65 PSNS
05/06/65
PSNS
05/06/65 PSNS
05/06/65
PSNS
05/06/65 PSNS
05/06/65
PSNS
05/06/65 PSNS
05/06/65
PSNS
07/18/66 Scaramento
07/18/66
Sacramento
07/18/66 Scaramento
07/18/66
Sacramento
07/18/66 Scaramento
07/18/66
Sacramento

 

FRAMES: Photo Challenge #90: City Life

Your photo challenge this month, IF you choose to accept it of course, is to show me your best photo that falls under the theme of City Life.

Almost everyone lives in or near some form of city or town (huge urban metropolis, or a smaller town, which you photograph is up to you). From cityscapes, detailed shots of manhole covers, motion blur shots of people scurrying along the sidewalk or even portraits of those riding public transit…it can all be portrayed as part of city life.

As usual, the theme is open to interpretation and all “out of the box” thinking is encouraged.

So grab that camera and hit the streets – er hit the sidewalks because safety first people-and capture a moment that portrays City Life in your city/town of choice.

DEADLINE for entries will be Monday July 6th. and chosen “stand-outs” will be published in an upcoming edition of the Kitsap Sun. Entries can be emailed directly to meegan.reid@kitsapsun.com or uploaded using the handy “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link on the right side of this page.

***Please include the name of the town/city as part of your title or description etc.****

Here are a few frames from our archives that could fit the City Life theme:

The ferry Tacoma sails from Seattle to Bainbridge Island past a Seattle Fire Department boat conduction pump tests along the waterfront in this June 2012 file photo. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
The ferry Tacoma sails from Seattle to Bainbridge Island past a Seattle Fire Department boat conduction pump tests along the waterfront in this June 2012 file photo. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
Pedestrian traffic uses the walkway as vehicles disembark below at the Bremerton Ferry Terminal after the docking of the 3:00pm sailing of the MV Kaleetan from Seattle on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Pedestrian traffic uses the walkway as vehicles disembark below at the Bremerton Ferry Terminal after the docking of the 3:00pm sailing of the MV Kaleetan from Seattle on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Edith Clark of Bremerton covers up with her Seattle and Space Needle umbrella as she walks on Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton on a wet and windy Wednesday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Edith Clark of Bremerton covers up with her Seattle and Space Needle umbrella as she walks on Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton on a wet and windy Wednesday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The feet of sleeping commuters on the 6 a.m. auto ferry sailing from Seattle to Bremerton on Thursday hag over the seats. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The feet of sleeping commuters on the 6 a.m. auto ferry sailing from Seattle to Bremerton on Thursday hag over the seats. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Fresh produce to buy at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Fresh produce to buy at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Window washer Jim Mahoney of Pacific Window Cleaning in Seattle works on the Norm Dicks Government Building on Monday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Window washer Jim Mahoney of Pacific Window Cleaning in Seattle works on the Norm Dicks Government Building on Monday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The Seattle Great Wheel and the Space Needle from the Bremerton to Seattle ferry. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The Seattle Great Wheel and the Space Needle from the Bremerton to Seattle ferry. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Maya Simal, 14, plays the violin among the bustle of downtown Poulsbo on Thursday, May 21, 2015. "I just love seeing people smile at the music, " said Simal when asked what the occasion was for playing violin for those passing by. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Maya Simal, 14, plays the violin among the bustle of downtown Poulsbo on Thursday, May 21, 2015. “I just love seeing people smile at the music, ” said Simal when asked what the occasion was for playing violin for those passing by. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Bremerton Firefighter Aaron Stanio gathers hose on his shoulder as he and fellow firefighters gather their gear after extinguishing a fire at an apartment complex on 12th. Street in Bremerton on Thursday April 23, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Bremerton Firefighter Aaron Stanio gathers hose on his shoulder as he and fellow firefighters gather their gear after extinguishing a fire at an apartment complex on 12th. Street in Bremerton on Thursday April 23, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

 

FRAMES: From the archives 1975: kite flying from the ferry, a crooner at the Officer’s Club, gas prices and more

A few more images and thoughts from a 1975 box of negatives:

~ I have to wish that one could still fly a kite from the ferry because I have this really cute crab kite that would look great flying from the back of the Walla Walla with the Seattle skyline behind it. Then again maybe kite flying from the ferry was never allowed and this guy was just a renegade kite flyer with a dream.

~One of my favorite things about this project is seeing how Larry and I are shooting some of the the exact same stories that were done in the 70’s.  Every year we have to shoot a picture of gas signs to go with a story on gas prices, apparently 1975 was no different when gas climbed to a whopping 60 cents.

For a recap of this negative archive project, you can read about it HERE.

For all the posts from this archive project you can click here.

07/10/75 Sturgeon Ashore on Hood Canal Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/10/75
Sturgeon Ashore on Hood Canal
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
09/13/75 Ferry Ride
09/13/75
Ferry Ride
07/19/75 Officer's Club
07/19/75
Officer’s Club
07/18/75 Gas Signs
07/18/75
Gas Signs
08/09/75 News
08/09/75
News

***I realize this newspaper is NOT from 1975, yet for some reason a photographer shot a few frames of it in 1975 for some reason…maybe for a contest or just maybe because they knew it was a significant event in the America’s history and wanted to document how their paper broke the news on the front page.****

07/11/75 Bremers
07/11/75
Bremers
09/12/75 USS England
09/12/75
USS England
07/03/75 Mini Golf
07/03/75
Mini Golf
08/02/75 Trailer Fire
08/02/75
Trailer Fire
07/04/75 Farm Co-Op
07/04/75
Farm Co-Op
07/11/75 BI Cent. Paintings
07/11/75
BI Cent. Paintings
07/12/75 PSNS Shuttle Bus
07/12/75
PSNS Shuttle Bus
07/18/75 Traffic
07/18/75
Traffic
07/23/75 Brownsville Dock
07/23/75
Brownsville Dock
07/29/75 NAD Groundbreaking
07/29/75
NAD Groundbreaking
07/29/75 Sylvan and Wheaton Accident
07/29/75
Sylvan and Wheaton Accident
08/02/75 Trailer Fire
08/02/75
Trailer Fire
08/04/75 Car Club Members
08/04/75
Car Club Members
08/06/75 Seesaw
08/06/75
Seesaw
08/07/75 Bangor Demo
08/07/75
Bangor Demo
08/08/75 Oscar and Pigeon
08/08/75
Oscar and Pigeon
08/08/75 Tonys PIzza
08/08/75
Tonys PIzza
08/18/75 Accident 6th. and Warren
08/18/75
Accident 6th. and Washington
06/13/75 Girl And Meteor
06/13/75
Girl And Meteor

FRAMES: Photo Challenge #89: Festival Fun STAND-OUTS

Nice job on the Festivals photo challenge!

While I didn’t get a whole lot of entries, the entries that I did get were nice images all around so a big thanks to those who shared their photos!

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

The following photos will be published in the Sunday, June 14th. edition of the Kitsap Sun and the next challenge will be posted in the next day or two.

 

Unnamed and Remembered by Vincent Hosea I find the composition and depth of field of Vincent's image very interesting. While I am usually not a fan of vertical photos (it's just a weird quirk of mine, I just find horizontal images visually more appealing) I think this image is suited perfectly for the vertical format. I love the repletion of the marines as well as the repetition of the sailors that are out of focus in the background.
Unnamed and Remembered by Vincent Hosea
I find the composition and depth of field of Vincent’s image very interesting. While I am usually not a fan of vertical photos (it’s just a weird quirk of mine, I just find horizontal images visually more appealing) I think this image is suited perfectly for the vertical format. I love the repetition of the marines as well as the repetition of the sailors that are out of focus in the background.
Armed Forces Day Parade by Greg Patterson I really like this shot of U.S. Navy World War II veteran Burke Waldron as he turns onto 4th. Street during Bremerton's Armed Forces Day parade. I am a fan of the high angle utilized by Greg and his composition that not only showcases basically everything you want to capture in a parade scene (participants, onlookers, etc.) but also captures the leading line of the road from the upper right off the frame and guides the viewers eyes through every part of the image down to the lower right corner.
Armed Forces Day Parade by Greg Patterson
I really like this shot of U.S. Navy World War II veteran Burke Waldron as he turns onto 4th. Street during Bremerton’s Armed Forces Day parade. I am a fan of the high angle utilized by Greg and his composition that not only showcases basically everything you want to capture in a parade scene (participants, onlookers, etc.) but also captures the leading line of the road from the upper right off the frame and guides the viewers eyes through every part of the image down to the lower right corner.
O Beautiful For Spacious Skies by Steve Johnson Steve's use of an extreme wide angle lens to capture this classic car is a lovely and unique point of view. But truly it is those three small flags in the back window that make this frame stand-out since the red of the stripes contrasts so perfectly with the various shades of blues and grays in the image.
O Beautiful For Spacious Skies by Steve Johnson
Steve’s use of an extreme wide angle lens to capture this classic car is a lovely and unique point of view. But truly it is those three small flags in the back window that make this frame stand-out since the red of the stripes contrasts so perfectly with the various shades of blues and grays in the image.
Banjo Bill Scott at Bluegrass from the Forest by Shawna Whelan Some of the best photos are from behind the scenes or off to the sides of an organized event. This shot by Shawan is the perfect example of that, two musicians just chatting it up maybe before or after their performance.
Banjo Bill Scott at Bluegrass from the Forest by Shawna Whelan
Some of the best photos are from behind the scenes or off to the sides of an organized event. This shot by Shawna is the perfect example of that, two musicians just chatting it up maybe before or after their performance.
Miss Poulsbo by Cynthia Leota Parade royalty smiling and waving from their perches in convertibles is most certainly a "must" when covering the event. I like the mid action wave as well as the slight motion of her maybe checking her hair as she motors down the parade route lined with her subjects.
Miss Poulsbo by Cynthia Leota
Parade royalty smiling and waving from convertibles are
most certainly a “must” when photographing the event. I like the mid action wave as well as the slight motion of her maybe checking her hair as she motors down the parade route lined with her subjects.

FRAMES: A few scenes from a 1975 box of negatives

I’ve started scanning a new box of negatives from 1975 so here is the first batch of scans.

Remember, the only info I have on these frames is what is written on the negative sleeve, the date and sometimes the photographer.

A few random thoughts/items of note:

1) I have no idea why in the frame labeled “Male Tops” why the fashion shot is of a fella getting weighed on a scale while wearing such a nice shirt…not that I am questioning the photographer’s portrait/illustration skills…I’m just curious why that prop was chosen.

****Bonnie via the Frames Facebook page gave me the skinny, “Tops” is actually Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, which makes sooooo much more sense now! I had just assumed since the negative sleeve was labeled “Society” that it was a fashion shot since that’s what all the others have been. Some capital letters and some periods between them in negative title would have been helpful.***

2) I love getting a glimpse inside PSNS since I have never been allowed in the buildings with my pesky camera in hand.

3)I never knew roadmap dispensers were a thing but I’m guessing it was a handy little machine to have in gas stations etc.

***For a recap of this negative scanning project of mine, that I am afraid will take many many years to finish, you can click here.

***Also, if you have missed a few of the earlier From The Archive Posts ( I think there are like 30+ of them) you can find them HERE.

06/26/75 PSNS Sheet Metal Shop
06/26/75
PSNS Sheet Metal Shop
06/07/75 Navy Dunk Tank
06/07/75
Navy Dunk Tank
06/07/75 Navy Dunk Tank
06/07/75
Navy Dunk Tank
05/05/78 Male Tops
05/05/78
Male Tops
06/15/75 Roadmap Dispenser
06/15/75
Roadmap Dispenser
06/03/75 Symphony Couple
06/03/75
Symphony Couple
06/04/75 USS Strauss
06/04/75
USS Strauss
06/10/75 Assistant Secretary of the Navy
06/10/75
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
06/07/75 Drill
06/07/75
Drill
06/07/75 MTC-PSNS Contract
06/07/75
MTC-PSNS Contract
06/14/75 Brownsville Dock
06/14/75
Brownsville Dock
06/16/75 Poulsbo Bicentennial
06/16/75
Poulsbo Bicentennial
06/16/75 Poulsbo Bicentennial
06/16/75
Poulsbo Bicentennial
06/17/75 USS Sculpin
06/17/75
USS Sculpin
06/06/75 EPA Man
06/06/75
EPA Man
08/21/75 Fair Patterns
08/21/75
Fair Patterns
08/26/75 USS Missouri Sign
08/26/75
USS Missouri Sign
08/30/75 USS Missouri
08/30/75
USS Missouri
10/18/75 Ori Health Van
10/18/75
Ori Health Van
10/20/75 11th. & Callow CPR Case-Rescue One
10/20/75
11th. & Callow CPR Case-Rescue One
10/24/75 Paul Rosenbarger Travels
10/24/75
Paul Rosenbarger Travels
10/27/75 Accident
10/27/75
Accident
10/28/75 Pinatas
10/28/75
Pinatas
10/29/75 Plant Lady
10/29/75
Plant Lady
10/31/75 Lefse Baking
10/31/75
Lefse Baking

FRAMES: From the Archives: 1973: Friday the 13th., giant tube on car, people who work at night and more.

The last few frames from one of the 1973 boxes of negatives.

Sometimes the title of the negative sleeve doesn’t seem to match the photos that are included within. That was not the case with the “Large Tube On Car” label, since it was indeed just a bunch of frames of 4 fellas with a large tube on their car.

As for the negatives labeled “Friday The 13th.”… well I had no idea what I was going to find within that one and I admit I groaned when is saw the many frames of people walking down the sidewalk under (and sometimes around) a ladder.

***For a recap of this negative scanning project of mine, that I am afraid will take many many years to finish, you can click here.

***Also, if you have missed a few of the earlier From The Archive Posts ( I think there are like 30+ of them) you can find them HERE.

07/17/73 Large Tube On Car07/17/73
Large Tube On Car

07/13/73 Friday The 13th.07/13/73
Friday The 13th.

07/19/73 Nightworkers
07/19/73
Nightworkers
07/19/73 Nightworkers
07/19/73
Nightworkers
07/19/73 Salvation Army Campers Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/19/73
Salvation Army Campers
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/12/73 Sign at coal dock
07/12/73
Sign at coal dock
07/13/73 Senior Citizen Dance
07/13/73
Senior Citizen Dance
07/16/73 Horseshoe Lake
07/16/73
Horseshoe Lake
07/16/73 Talbot Home
07/16/73
Talbot Home
07/14/73 Accident @ Cemetery Hill Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/14/73
Accident @ Cemetery Hill
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/18/73 Concert
07/18/73
Concert
07/20/73 4H Campers Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/20/73
4H Campers
Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/20/73 High Lakes
07/20/73
High Lakes
07/20/73 News
07/20/73
News
07/20/73 Oil Spill And Duck
07/20/73
Oil Spill And Duck
07/23/73 Hydros
07/23/73
Hydros
07/18/73 PSNS
07/18/73
PSNS
07/20/73 Plum
07/20/73
Plum

FRAMES: From The Archives -1973: an impressive cardboard fort, a giant meteorite, the Pepsi plant and more.

More frames from the 1973 box of negatives showcasing a little bit of everything.

The cardboard fort documented below is indeed impressive! I feel like my cardboard forts as a kid did not even come close to the grand scale of this MANSION that the kids below built. They even have art on the walls!

For a recap of this negative scanning project of mine, that I am afraid will take many many years to finish, you can click here.

Also, if you have missed a few of the earlier From The Archive Posts ( I think there are like 30+ of them) you can find them HERE.

07/12/73 Cardboard Fort Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/12/73
Cardboard Fort
Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/12/73 Cardboard Fort Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/12/73
Cardboard Fort
Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
06/07/73 Pepsi Plant
06/07/73
Pepsi Plant
06/07/73 Pepsi Plant
06/07/73
Pepsi Plant
06/20/73 Al Smith's Meteroite Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
06/20/73
Al Smith’s Meteorite
Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/13/73 East Drill Team Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/13/73
East Drill Team
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/14/73 Memorial Pool Opens Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
04/14/73
Memorial Pool Opens
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/11/73 100-year-old Parrot Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/11/73
100-year-old Parrot
Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
06/27/73 OC Auto Shop
06/27/73
OC Auto Shop
06/04/73 SK Fire Drill Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
06/04/73
SK Fire Drill
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
06/06/73 East Port Orchard School Wrecking Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
06/06/73
East Port Orchard School Wrecking
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
06/07/73 East Knight Pride Award
06/07/73
East Knight Pride Award
05/05/73 East West Track
05/05/73
East West Track
06/11/73 Motorcycle Auto Accident Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
06/11/73 Motorcycle Auto Accident
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
06/13/73 Chamber of Commerce at Ferry Booth
06/13/73
Chamber of Commerce at Ferry Booth
06/14/73 Bremerton Fire Department Divers Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
06/14/73
Bremerton Fire Department Divers
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
06/14/73 Bremerton Fire Department Divers Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
06/14/73
Bremerton Fire Department Divers
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/01/73 Church Page Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/01/73
Church Page
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/02/73 Dinghy Derby
07/02/73
Dinghy Derby
07/02/73 Fathoms Of Fun Parade
07/02/73
Fathoms Of Fun Parade
07/04/73 Belfair State Park
07/04/73
Belfair State Park
07/05/73 Parade At Winslow Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/05/73
Parade At Winslow
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/05/73 Park Dept. Fishing Derby RIchard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/05/73
Park Dept. Fishing Derby
RIchard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/12/73 Fire Planning Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/12/73
Fire Planning
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/12/73 Fire Planning Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/12/73
Fire Planning
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun

FRAMES: Photo Challenge #89: Festival Fun

Okay so I post this challenge theme every year at this time, and every year it fails (fails as in I don’t get enough entries for publication).

And gosh darn it I don’t understand why because I see plenty of people out there at these festivals snapping away with their cameras and iphones and filling the KitsapSun instagram feed with #kitsapfestivals.

I have faith that this year is the year that the Festival Fun challenge really happens!!!

So, since the month of May kick starts the summer of festivals,  your challenge, if you choose to accept it of course, is to show me your best photo taken from any of the festivals, events etc. happening in the next 5 weeks. Your photo MUST be taken at an upcoming “festival” OR one that just happened earlier this month. Don’t show me a blurry photo of a viking from last year (well for that matter don’t show me a blurry photo of anything…ever) I want current photos from THIS YEAR.

There are plenty of things going on in our area and heck you don’t even have to attend any of these listed below  because I am sure there is multitude of other events going on across the water in the big city as well:

May 9th.  Gig Harbor Beer Festival

May 12th-17th. Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival

May 15th-17th Poulsbo Viking Festival

May 16th. Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade

May 23rd.-24th. Kitsap Harbor Festival

May 23rd. Gig Harbor Street Scramble

June 6th.-7th. Port Gamble June Faire

(anything shot at an festival that already happened this month, ie. Cinco de Mayo, Star Wars Day etc. is also fair game)

So grab that camera or phone as you are heading out to watch a parade, trying on various styles of viking horns or taking the kids to ride the carnival rides.

I am using the term “festival” pretty loosely here, any type of event that has a festive feel with a lot of people attending counts as a festival to me.

DEADLINE IS MONDAY JUNE 8th!

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.

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

Here are a few from our archives from a few of the festivals listed to get you in the spirit of festival photography:

Isabelle Roe, 3, waves to a horse as she watches the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)
Isabelle Roe, 3, waves to a horse as she watches the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)
USS John C. Stennis Sailors march down 4th. Street for the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)
USS John C. Stennis Sailors march down 4th. Street for the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)
Ashley DeSalvo, 15, helps Hailey Knott, 10, with her starfish costume prior to the start of Poulsbo's Viking Festival Parade on Saturday, May 16, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Ashley DeSalvo, 15, helps Hailey Knott, 10, with her starfish costume prior to the start of Poulsbo’s Viking Festival Parade on Saturday, May 16, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Luchador El Sonico holds onto the rope of the ring as he puts a leg hold on his opponent Cromo at the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Bremerton on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Luchador El Sonico holds onto the rope of the ring as he puts a leg hold on his opponent Cromo at the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Bremerton on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Klahowya Secondary School drill team members Kennedy Daniels and Brenna Torno take part in the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid
Klahowya Secondary School drill team members Kennedy Daniels and Brenna Torno take part in the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/ Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid
Nobleza Folklorica dancer Mariana Corona, 8, performs at the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Bremerton on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Nobleza Folklorica dancer Mariana Corona, 8, performs at the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Bremerton on Saturday, May 3, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
The Kitsap Mustang Club travels down Pacific for Bremerton's Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
The Kitsap Mustang Club travels down Pacific for Bremerton’s Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Dressed as Jiminy Cricket, Kaylee Smalley, 12, takes part in the Bremerton's Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
Dressed as Jiminy Cricket, Kaylee Smalley, 12, takes part in the Bremerton’s Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, May 17, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
The University of Washington Husky Saxes play their way down the parade route on Saturday, May 16, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
The University of Washington Husky Saxes play their way down the parade route on Saturday, May 16, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
William "Squire His Lordship Morrigan Graham" Lehman, of Manchester, dons his gear for the armed combat tournament at the June Faire in Port Gamble, Washington on Saturday, May 31, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
William “Squire His Lordship Morrigan Graham” Lehman, of Manchester, dons his gear for the armed combat tournament at the June Faire in Port Gamble, Washington on Saturday, May 31, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID /KITSAP SUN)
With a feather in his hat Kit Heinrichs, of Kenmore, is silhouetted against a brightly colored tent at the annual June Faire in Port Gamble, Washington on Saturday, May 31, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KISTAP SUN)
With a feather in his hat Kit Heinrichs, of Kenmore, is silhouetted against a brightly colored tent at the annual June Faire in Port Gamble, Washington on Saturday, May 31, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KISTAP SUN)
Spatting faces at the Innaugural Fathoms of Fun 5K Splat Run.
Spatting faces at the Innaugural Fathoms of Fun 5K Splat Run.
TAD SOOTER/KITSAP SUN Fathoms O’ Fun Royalty court members slip presents to the judges before taking part in the Port Orchard Seagull Calling Festival on Saturday.
TAD SOOTER/KITSAP SUN
Fathoms O’ Fun Royalty court members slip presents to the judges before taking part in the Port Orchard Seagull Calling Festival on Saturday.
The Bremerton Harbor Festival classic auto show filled nearly three blocks on Pacific Avenue with vintage cars.
The Bremerton Harbor Festival classic auto show filled nearly three blocks on Pacific Avenue with vintage cars.

FRAMES: Photo Challenge #88: Springtime STAND-OUTS

Nice work on the Springtime theme!

I love the variety of subjects and moments that bring to mind the Spring season, as well as those who thought a little further “out of the box” than just pretty flowers.

Speaking of flowers, now I think I might have scared away a few shutterbugs from taking part in this challenge when I mentioned first that I hate photos of flowers, and then backtracked and said that I don’t REALLY hate photos of flowers but that if it’s a picture of a flower being entered than it better be a really interesting shot.

I get it, flowers are pretty, heck I snap photos of flowers occasionally. But here is the thing, every photo challenge I post regardless of the theme or technique that I am looking for I always get more than a few flower entries.

Why? Because flowers are easy to photograph. There they stand, all pretty and colorful without blinking or feeling self-conscious that someone is taking their photo.

Remember, the point of these photo challenges is to give Kitsap photo-enthusiasts a chance to have their work showcased as well as a chance to build on to their existing photography knowledge by trying different techniques etc.

To put it simply, I want to help everyone with a camera become a better photographer. And part of becoming a better photographer is getting forced out of your comfort zone to capture different subjects as well as showing the intended audience different views of even the most mundane of subjects. A quick “point and shoot” of a flower in the center of the frame is just not going to cut it.

Now throw some motion blur on the field of tulips, capture a dragonfly on a poppy or capture an extreme macro shot of the inside of a lily and that flower photo might just win me over.

Now if you only like flora photography, then please disregard this entire spiel and snap away at those blooms. Because really I get it, flowers can be very photogenic.

Okay, flower rant over, onto the “stand-outs”. Remember, there aren’t any winners or losers, I just pick a few photos that were entered and ramble on about why they stood out to me for various reasons.

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

Snow Geese Spring Migration by Jack C. Harpel
Snow Geese Spring Migration by Jack C. Harpel

Being a bit of a “bird nerd”, I couldn’t help but be drawn to this beautiful shot by Jack. I love the composition with the “V” of geese almost centered in the frame against the blank canvas of the sky. It is just a simply beautiful image.

by Steve Johnson
No Patio Left Behind by Steve Johnson

Nothing quite says the start of Springtime like patio furniture coming out of hibernation. I love this shot of Steve’s because it is clever and the fish-eye angle gives you the full scope of those chairs. I am also now thinking I need to purchase  that greenish chair because it would look so much better on my deck than the blue ones I bought last year…or the red one purchased the year before.

by Noelle Morris
Spring Mojo by Noelle Morris

This frame has wonderful and crisp detail as well as a lovely composition with the dandelions puffs in the foreground and the background. I also really like how Mojo the cat’s eyes compliment the green of the grass.

The Butterfly by Alisha Ellis
The Butterfly by Alisha Ellis

Springtime wouldn’t be the season that it is without butterflies and blooms. While I like the detail of butterfly, I do wish you could see the full profile of it. From personal photojournalist experience, I am aware that asking a butterfly to turn more toward the camera never works that well so this slight profile shot makes a fine frame.

 

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Maori by Madison Cordero

The composition of this shot is great with the stairs leading to the bench. It’s also subtle, and maybe not even planned, but the dress of the subject almost matches the color of the bricks which is a really nice detail.

 

FRAMES: From The Archives- Bangor’s First Residents, Dewey’s Cornerstone and more

A few frames to share spanning 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1977.

Remember, the only info I have on these photos is what is written on the sleeve containing the negatives. For a recap of this negative scanning project of mine, that I am afraid will take many many years to finish, you can click here.

Also, if you have missed a few of the earlier From The Archive Posts ( I think there are like 30 of them) you can find them HERE.

07/27/77 Bangor's First Residents Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
07/27/77
Bangor’s First Residents
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
05/10/77 Fire
05/10/77
Fire
10/28/69 4H Bread Baking Contest Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
10/28/69
4H Bread Baking Contest
Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/13/68 Camp Niwana Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/13/68
Camp Niwana
Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/08/77 Wreck Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/08/77
Wreck
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/05/71 Fathoms of Fun Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
07/05/71
Fathoms of Fun
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
07/27/77 Dewey's Cornerstone
07/27/77
Dewey’s Cornerstone
07/27/77 Dewey's Cornerstone
07/27/77
Dewey’s Cornerstone
07/27/77 Dewey's Cornerstone
07/27/77
Dewey’s Cornerstone
07/28/77 Linda Wheeler Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/28/77
Linda Wheeler
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/26/77 Bicycle Car Accident Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/26/77
Bicycle Car Accident
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/29/77 Gymnastics Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
07/29/77
Gymnastics
Bob Reeder / Bremerton Sun
08/16/77 Illahee Dock
08/16/77
Illahee Dock
08/19/77 Nurses Demonstration
08/19/77
Nurses Demonstration
10/06/69 Campfire Girls On Jersey
10/06/69
Campfire Girls On Jersey
10/18/68 East @ South        Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
08/24/72 Fairground Aerial Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
08/24/72
Fairground Aerial
Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun