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Hunting and Gathering, FS Style

It’s summertime! That means leaves on the trees, clear skies, and warm weather here in Oregon – all of which are a rarity the rest of the year. The reason you haven’t been hearing much from me lately is that I’ve been on the road, camera in hand, looking to bag as many airports as I can for my reference photo library. This week my wife, dogs, and I drove over to the Oregon coast for a family reunion. While there, I added another airport to my trophy wall – tiny Siletz Bay State Airport (S45) near Lincoln City.

Just as happened with Fitchburg in Massachusetts earlier this month, I walked onto this field and immediately thought, “Yep, this one HAS to be done for FS.” It’s got a hangar row that’s the most distinctive I’ve seen in years; each building has its own character, color, and level of wear. Plus, long grass is encroaching on everything this time of year, giving me a great excuse to work out my new grass models. Some of the airports I’ve shot recently have been for project that are down the road a piece. This one is for sooner rather than later.

Old hangars and long grass - my idea of heaven.

I’ll try to post more in the next few weeks. Until then, if you don’t hear from me, assume I’m out wandering around yet another airport with my trusty Canon.

Geez, I almost forgot: happy Fourth of July to my American friends! A belated Happy Canada Day to those north of the border!

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  • PDuff

    July 4, 2010, 10:26 am

    Thanks for the update Bill,that airport looks very charming!!
    Cheers!!

  • Bb Folsom

    July 4, 2010, 10:32 am

    I hope that Siletz has a nice stately old terminal building such as Plum Island Airport has. Complete with old men hanging around,, telling each other the same old lies.
    I can hardly wait for this one.

  • Stefaan Cappelle

    July 4, 2010, 4:20 pm

    Definitely looking fwd to your new releases Bill

  • Dexter Thomas

    July 5, 2010, 5:37 am

    Thanks for the H/U Bill. One can never have too many small fields to visit.

  • Chris Palmer

    July 11, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Ohhhhhh, the memories… I had some good times (real experiences) at this airport that are fun, scary and stupid.

    We’ll have to swap stories some time, maybe next week 😉

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