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Sunshine gardening

<img src="http://eaglenewspapers.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2015/07/20/Hot-Gardening_t670.jpg" This sunflower isn't as tall as I had hoped, but its flower is looking good. I needed a shot to illustrate a gardening story about the heat. The droplets from a low volume sprinkler are seen both streaking across the frame, and as individual droplets stopped in motion ...

On bikes, boys and cameras

My first camera was a simple, manual camera with a normal view, 55mm lens. It was cheap. I used it to photograph anything and everything. For a time I stuck with black and white film, and felt myself an artist. This bicycle is a good example of my work from ...

Corporate Ladders

By the time I finished playing with this photograph, it bore such little resemblance to reality I decided to name it "Corporate Ladders" after that mythical instrument by which one is said to, by virtue of great effort and talent, improve one's career. Photo copyright Mark B. Gibson

On cows, boys and cameras

I've been working recently on "A Rancher's Life," an ongoing series in the Chronicle, and as I listened to the bellowing cattle at a Maupin area ranch I was reminded of the very first roll of film I ever shot and developed. It was eighth grade, I was taking an ...

Gone mobile...

I remember a newspaper cartoon I saw years ago, showing a "war correspondent" type photojournalist, rough and careworn, wearing a photo vest and holding out a tiny, goofy-looking cell phone. It was funny, the idea that someone with a cell phone could capture hard breaking news. I had it on ...

Happy hungry holidays!

It's late November, and as food banks struggle to fill the gap created by a $5 billion monthly reduction in food stamps across the nation, the financial sector continues to swell and pulse under the stimulating hand of an $85 billion monthly handout, with stock markets reaching record highs and ...

Fall colors

Leaves of a big leaf maple are brilliantly yellow along Mill Creek Road south of The Dalles, pictured here against the trunk of a ponderosa pine. Copyright Mark B. Gibson Big leaf maples are one of my favorite trees, with their, huge swooping buds in early spring, leafy umbrellas in ...

A new "War on Poverty"

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have passed a bill cutting billions of dollars in federal food assistance to the poor. As it is seems unlikely to become law, the cut is apparently meant as a policy statement: The Republican Party declares a new "War on Poverty." Specifically targeted ...

Larger than life

A pair of mating crane flies hangs from a leaf above Mill Creek just south of The Dalles Insects are wonderful fun to photograph, and a summer creek is a great place to find them. I was standing on the bank when these two crane flies flew by, landing on ...

Great shot! Spring buzzes into The Dalles

Buzz into spring on a macro scale with local photographer Jason Hinkle, and join the photographic conversation by sharing your work.

Black and white and red all over

http://thedalleschronicle.www.clients.ellingtoncms.com/users/photos/2013/mar/23/3175/ My first dozen or so years working in newspaper were spent capturing black and white images; color was a rare thing, not often printed on the web press. That changed within a year of my coming to The Dalles Chronicle in 1997, as digital technology reduced the cost of ...

Spring parking attendant

http://thedalleschronicle.www.clients.ellingtoncms.com/users/photos/2013/mar/13/3032/ Spring has been showing itself for some time now: pussy willows are flowering on Dalles Mountain Road and along area creeks, tree buds are swelling and robins are back in town. Even a few hummingbirds have been spotted. Yet the most concrete evidence of warming temperatures is the reappearance ...

"Don't shoot, don't shoot!"

http://thedalleschronicle.www.clients.ellingtoncms.com/users/photos/2013/feb/21/2802/ I took this photo while shooting a police training exercise, one designed to teach officers how to quickly take out an "active shooter." It was in an old school building and involved a lot of noise and gunfire, with participants shooting each other with small caliber rounds of paint. ...

Spring's arrival begins to show

Despite the hard, cold grip of winters here in Wasco County, spring always shows itself quite early. This year is no exception.

Blogging badly better then not blogging at all

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Spring creek

http://thedalleschronicle.www.clients.ellingtoncms.com/users/photos/2012/sep/09/1315/ http://thedalleschronicle.www.clients.ellingtoncms.com/users/photos/2012/sep/09/1317/ For a few weeks this spring I set up an aquarium on the banks of a local stream, with stream flow through the aquarium using two siphon hoses. I added several tiny trout, including a small fingerling that ventured into a crawfish trap nearby, and a sculpin. These ...

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