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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Antelope School


Antelope School, built in 1924, is located in the ghostly remains of the town of Antelope, Oregon. Antelope is best known for its takeover by the Rajneesh group in the 1984. This spelled the demise of the school as a learning institution. For two years, followers of Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh used the school as their home. When the commune crumbled, the school was not reopened, and presently the community itself only has 46 residents. While I expected the school to be creepy, it was actually kind of sad. When you peered into the windows, there were still books on the shelves and desks and chairs in the classrooms. A group is trying to get it listed on the National Register of Historical Places. I hope this happens. 


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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Benham Falls

Benham Falls, Deschutes National Forest, Bend Oregon

I was out in Central Oregon this past weekend visiting family. On Saturday, we all piled in the car and drove out a bit west of Bend to the popular Deschutes River Trail recreation area. There we visited Benham Falls. The short stroll down to a viewing area was packed with people, but I did not get discouraged. Not to be one to settle for the "shot from the platform", my Dad, my brother and I walked a bit farther down the designated trail and then veered off into the woods to reach the river. From there, I climbed up a rocky area and leaned against a tree, set up my tripod and did my best to capture the water below and around me.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Trucks After Twilight

light painting old trucks under a starry sky

I tried my hand at something new this past weekend. I had never tried light painting before, but with the help of my brother, we lit up these two old trucks on my Dads property outside of Prineville, Oregon. Let me tell you, it was so much fun! I am glad that my Dad did not look out his window at us in the middle of the night, running around these trucks with our flashlights. He would have thought we were crazy for sure!

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