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Photographer: Anita Cross
Photographer Anita Cross & husband "Llama"
Amusing stories of travels throughout Oregon's beautiful–and sometimes not-so-accessible–scenic areas, from the perspective of a not-so-athletic photographer.
"I know some photographs that are extraodrinary in their power and conviction, but it is difficult in photography to overcome the superficial power or subject; the concept and statement must be quite convincing in themselves to win over a dramatic and compelling subject situation"

~Dorothea Lange

Friday, July 1, 2005

With the 4th of July holiday just around the corner, it looks like I’ll be out of town for the weekend. I have more to tell about our day-long drive across Oregon, but it will have to wait a few more days.

In the meantime, I want to mention I just put up some new Rose wallpapers. I especially like the way the dark red “Cesar E Chavez” rose turned out. It was early evening and the sun was getting low in the sky, casting long shadows and caressing the flowers with a touch of gold.

There are a dozen new images to choose from. The wallpaper pages display thumbnails of the available images. To save a wallpaper to your computer, click on the thumbnail and the full size jpeg will open in your browser. Right click on the image and select “set as background”, (“set as wallpaper” in Netscape/Firefox.)

If your screen is larger than the 800×600 images, Windows will stretch it to fit. Or you can save the image and resize it in your favorite image program, then set the resized image as your new wallpaper.

See you after the holiday.

5 Responses to A Rose By Any Name

Frances Flynn Thorsen

I love your rose. I published some roses on my own real estate blog a couple of weeks ago here in Pennsuylvania. Have a great weekend.


Hi Frances.

I took a peek at your slideshow of photos from the Bethlehem Rose Garden. What a delight! I hope my visitors will take the time to check it out. (

Do you find red roses hard to get a good image of? I do. The various shades of red all want to merge. That’s why the photo of the Cesar E Chavez was an instant favorite.

I think the lighting had a lot to do with being able to get the details to show up.

I’ve also had better results shooting red roses with my digital camera than I ever had with using film.

Dr. Hausman


Your flower photographs are outstanding. It’s hard to believe you weren’t a professional photographer for your entire career. You must be a natural. I wish I had your talent. Do your children have the same keen eye to capture natures beauty?

Dr. Hausman


I love your photographs of flowers

Skateboard Showroom

Really great shot.

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