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Back Cover Photo Contest Winner

Oregon Blue Book back cover photo “Poplar Tree Farm,” taken by Kenneth E. Thompson


This photo was selected for publication on the back cover of the 2015-2016 print version of the Oregon Blue Book.


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“Poplar Tree Farm,” taken by Kenneth E. Thompson

Kenneth's description

I shot this photo at GreenWood Resources’ Boardman Tree Farm in Morrow County on December 17, 2013, using a Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and a tripod.
I have been using a camera since my youth, but I took up photography as a hobby in 2009. I wanted to begin composing more artistic photographs, and I have been expertly guided by my wife Paula’s artistic training and sharp artist’s eye.

I was born in 1947, while my parents were attending Oregon State College in Corvallis. I grew up in Moro, Oregon, and graduated from Oregon State University in 1969. I went into the U.S. Navy, Naval Aviation, remaining an active member of the Navy Reserve, and retiring at the rank of captain in 2000. Paula and I raised our four children, Heather, Walker, Colin, and Hilary, on a wheat farm near Helix, Oregon, before moving to Tigard in 2009, where I took on a new career as a computer technician and administrator of online eLearning software at Linfield College’s School of Nursing in Portland.


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