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Kymm Hinterberger

Destroy Something

Posted by kymm on January 26, 2014 in Uncategorized with No Comments


How far do you have to destroy  something before you can call it  YOUR OWN?

This is me destroying someone else’s hard work. Some nice woman
named Laura Lein-Svencner made a beautiful mixed media work
and had it published in a book. I totally destroyed it.
I’m so thoughtless. It makes me want to ask the question:
How far do you have to destroy something before you can call it
YOUR OWN?

 

 

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“Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!”

Posted by kymm on July 22, 2013 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Yesterday I went to visit Mount St Helens in Washington. I left there truly impressed by the power of nature.

Mount St Helens in Washington

From Wikipedia – “David Alexander Johnston (December 18, 1949 – May 18, 1980) was an American vulcanologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) who was killed by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington. One of the principal scientists on the monitoring team, Johnston died while manning an observation post about 6 miles (10 km) from the volcano on the morning of May 18, 1980. He was the first to report the eruption, transmitting the message “Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!” before being swept away by the lateral blast created by the collapse of the mountain’s north flank. Though Johnston’s remains have never been found, remnants of his USGS trailer were found by state highway workers in 1993.”

At Johnson Ridge Observatory they show a short film, and in part of it they play the recording of his last words.  It made my hair stand on end.  There was a tinge of fear, but mostly I heard excitement and awe.  He was thrilled to be there at that moment in time.  More than 30 years later I was standing near the same spot 6 miles away viewing aftermath.  The destruction is impressive.  After seeing the film of the explosion, I realize that his last moments on earth were an adventure quickly ended.  He had seconds if that, but I don’t think he had any regrets.  He lived his life doing what he truly loved.

We should all be able to say that at the end of our lives.

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In an instant millions of trees were gone.

Mount St Helens in Washington

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Mount St Helens in Washington - The mountain has so many interesting features from erosion.

The mountain has so many interesting features from erosion.

Johnson Ridge Observatory

Before and After - Mt St Helens

 

David Johnston hours before he died

David A. Johnston, 13 hours before his death at the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Look how happy he is here.  His life was interesting, fulfilling and wonderful.

 

A Measure of Darkness

Posted by kymm on March 19, 2013 in Uncategorized with No Comments


In Portland, Oregon, like any major city, there is a big homeless problem.  Most of the year you can find many hopeless souls gathered near the Saturday Market.  I took this a few years ago.  I hope better things have happened to them since. Click on the image to expand it.

Portland homeless near Saturday Market

 

“Seven out of ten Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless” – Pras Michel

“Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership.” – Jerzy Kosinski

A Pretty Bug

Posted by kymm on February 2, 2013 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Butterfly at the Oregon Zoo

In 2007 I had a membership to the Oregon Zoo.  One of the exhibits is the butterfly house.  I can only very seldom get good shots of a butterfly in the wild.  The butterfly house enabled me to see a lot of beautiful specimens up close and personal.  Go on a cool day in the late summer.  They tend to move slower.

Duck, Duck….

Posted by kymm on January 17, 2013 in Uncategorized with No Comments


This is from the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in Portland, Oregon.  I made a version of this with very saturated colors.  This version appeals to me more.  These ducks are very commonplace.  You know what color they are.

Abandoned

Posted by kymm on December 23, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


abandoned stroller

Plastic in the Fountain

Posted by kymm on October 1, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


On my way to the library I came upon this bottle in the fountain.  Recycling and trash cans were only about 10 feet away.

The recycling rate remains steady at around 27 percent.

 

I got my information from this website.

Over the Willamette

Posted by kymm on September 1, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


In Portland, Oregon there are many ways to cross the Willamette River.  One of the cities nicknames is Bridgetown.  There are something like 10 bridges that cross the river in the PDX area.  I think that the prettiest and most architecturally interesting bridge is The St John’s Bridge.  According to Wikipedia It is the only suspension bridge in the Willamette Valley and the furthest north on the Willamette River.  It was opened June 13, 1931.

St John's Bridge in Portland

Square Photographs

Posted by kymm on August 8, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


I’m enamored with Instagram since I got my new tablet.  I guess I like crappy little square photos.  Now I can make crappy little square photos too.  I like the constraints and the spontaneity of the photos I see there.

Ball with clouds

 

Voodoo Doughnuts

 

Robot at Webvisions

Window to the Soul

Posted by kymm on August 6, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


I like the effect of this.  The toning reminds me of a photo taken in the 1920′s.  I can assure you… this is not what my eyes actually looks like.  This is what I wish my eyes looked like.  Click on the image to make it larger.

Window to the soul

 

Part of what I did here I learned from Fay Sirkis at Photoshop World a few years ago.

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    • Destroy Something January 26, 2014
      This is me destroying someone else’s hard work. Some nice woman named Laura Lein-Svencner made a beautiful mixed media work and had it published in a book. I totally destroyed it. I’m so thoughtless. It makes me want to ask the question: How far do you have to destroy something before you can call it […]
    • “Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!” July 22, 2013
      Yesterday I went to visit Mount St Helens in Washington. I left there truly impressed by the power of nature. From Wikipedia – “David Alexander Johnston (December 18, 1949 – May 18, 1980) was an American vulcanologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) who was killed by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens […]
    • A Measure of Darkness March 19, 2013
      In Portland, Oregon, like any major city, there is a big homeless problem.  Most of the year you can find many hopeless souls gathered near the Saturday Market.  I took this a few years ago.  I hope better things have happened to them since. Click on the image to expand it.   “Seven out of […]
    • A Pretty Bug February 2, 2013
      In 2007 I had a membership to the Oregon Zoo.  One of the exhibits is the butterfly house.  I can only very seldom get good shots of a butterfly in the wild.  The butterfly house enabled me to see a lot of beautiful specimens up close and personal.  Go on a cool day in the […]
    • Duck, Duck…. January 17, 2013
      This is from the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in Portland, Oregon.  I made a version of this with very saturated colors.  This version appeals to me more.  These ducks are very commonplace.  You know what color they are. […]
    • Abandoned December 23, 2012
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    • Plastic in the Fountain October 1, 2012
      On my way to the library I came upon this bottle in the fountain.  Recycling and trash cans were only about 10 feet away.   I got my information from this website. […]
    • Over the Willamette September 1, 2012
      In Portland, Oregon there are many ways to cross the Willamette River.  One of the cities nicknames is Bridgetown.  There are something like 10 bridges that cross the river in the PDX area.  I think that the prettiest and most architecturally interesting bridge is The St John’s Bridge.  According to Wikipedia It is the only […]
    • Square Photographs August 8, 2012
      I’m enamored with Instagram since I got my new tablet.  I guess I like crappy little square photos.  Now I can make crappy little square photos too.  I like the constraints and the spontaneity of the photos I see there.     […]
    • Window to the Soul August 6, 2012
      I like the effect of this.  The toning reminds me of a photo taken in the 1920′s.  I can assure you… this is not what my eyes actually looks like.  This is what I wish my eyes looked like.  Click on the image to make it larger.   Part of what I did here I […]
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