Christmas Angel Photos

Copyright © 2002 Anita Cross, Call Of The Wild, Eugene OR

Angels We Have Heard On High I thought I’d share some of the photos I’ve taken of my Christmas Angels. After all, Christmas will be here before you know it, or at least before you’re ready. The truth is out. I like to collect things. And among the things I like to collect are Christmas […]

The Elegant Tall Bearded Iris


All but two of the iris photos above were taken on slide film with my Canon Elan IIe. Two of the photos were taken with my Canon Rebel XTi. Can you tell the difference? (No fair checking the copyright at the bottom of the images.) Whenever we can get away during the iris bloom season, […]

Roses, Roses, And More Roses


All of these roses were taken with my Sony DSC-f717, before I bought the Rebel dSLR. The photos are all from the Owens Memorial Gardens in Eugene. There are public rose gardens all over the country, (in the US.) If there is one near enough for you to visit as a day trip, I certainly […]

My Front Garden In Photos


My Own Little Peace Of Paradise It’s pretty difficult to get any kind of garden growing in a yard that’s home to two big dogs, so my husband and I decided to convert about a third of the front yard into our garden. The motivation was, actually, to get a tree in the front to […]

George E Owen Memorial Rose Garden


I have a passion for landscape photography. I don’t particularly like camping or hiking, yet I’d pack up and spend a weekend in the wild any time, as long as I can take my camera gear along. So imagine my surprise when I discovered I had knack for photographing flowers. I still love going out […]

Plustek OF8200i: A New Toy-ool In My Photo Arsenal

My New Slide Scanner With Manual, Software And Carrying Case.

And it’s about time! In the years that I was using the Canon Elan IIe, I took thousands of shots on professional grade color slide film. In the beginning, I paid a local printing company to scan them on their high-end flatbed scanner. It really did a nice job, although it was too costly to […]

Digital vs. Film Photography

Double Delight Rose, captured digitally in 2007 and on film in 2003

A World Of Difference In The Resulting Images The only way to get a true representation of the difference between a digitally captured image, and a film captured image is take the photos of the same subject at virtually the same time, with the same lens and camera settings. However, you can still see some […]

Another Dozen Roses


My Sony Cybershot Turned out to be a very good camera for closeup shots of roses and other flowers, with macro capability at the press of a button. The problem with changing from one camera to another–from film to digital, or point and shoot to dSLR–is one of experience. As you work with a camera, […]