Friday, July 30, 2010

Sun-flare Photos

I have a penchant for using sun-flare as a creative effect in my photography. Here are some photos I took in Sunriver using that technique.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunriver Photos

Well, Blogger has been giving me errors every time I try to upload photos, so I'll just link over to my Picasa albums where you can see a sample of the images I shot on our vacation. Over all, I shot about 1300 photos (and could have taken far more...), but here are some of the best.

Sunriver Vacation Day 1

Sunriver Vacation - Day 2

Sunriver Vacation - Day 3

Sunriver Vacation - Day 6

Sunriver Vacation - Day 7

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sunriver: Day 1

One week ago today, our family returned from one of the best family vacations ever down in central Oregon! Grandma Berkompas graciously pulled everything together months ahead of time, and was incredibly generous as we all gathered around her and the rest of Dad's side of the family to reunite and enjoy a week of fellowship and fun.

The place we went to holds special significance to us and the rest of the Berkompas family. Ever since I can remember, our family reunions have always been held at Sunriver Resort in central Oregon, and for good reason! It's beautiful, rustic, fun, warm, up in the mountains!... We all had a wonderful time, and a thousand thanks go to Grandma for making it happen, and the Lord for blessing our travels and time down there!

Some of you may have followed me on Buzz during the trip (click here to follow me), in which case you saw the photos I was posting at the time. I will be posting many of the same photos here on my blog, but this time with captions and explanations (where necessary!), as well as some video clips.

Jeremy being his usual, playful self!

Aimee and Kaylee getting some fresh air at one of the rest stops along the way. It was about a 4-5 hour drive, so the kiddos needed several chances to get out and, as Joshua would say, "stomp around."

It takes a lot to take a family our size on vacation!

We were driving along and just as I was drifting off to sleep, someone shouted "whoa!" and everybody looked out the window to see that we were crossing a bridge over a huge canyon (huge for this area at least). A minute later we stopped at a nearby rest stop, and walked over to have a look. It turns out it was 300 feet deep.

We had barely settled in, but Kaylee was already enjoying herself. She's such a cutie!

Overall, the first day was fairly uneventful. The Lord gave us safe travels and our little caravan made it safely down to Sunriver. We all got unpacked (read "we began trashing the place" ;) and settled in, Jonathan and I set up our computer gear on the kitchen counter (that's what they're for right?). We were ready for a fun week ahead!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Coming, Coming!

If you've seen Disney's Jungle Book, it will give the post title more context... ;)

Anyways, more posts ARE coming. I just have to get our apartment organized first. By the weekend, I hope to post a short series on our family vacation down to Sunriver, OR, complete with photos and stories.

Thanks for bearing with me over the past few weeks!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Post-Vacation Reluctance

Now that we're back from a fantastic family reunion down in central Oregon I have to reconcile myself to the fact that next week I'll be back down in Texas, and will have to re-adopt my "normal" schedule and pick up habits which were put on hold for vacation.

I'm not sure I'm looking forward to life going back to "normal," because being home still seems like it should be normal...

On the other hand, I am looking forward to buckling down and getting a bunch done in the next 6 months. Big plans!