Sunday, July 31, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Bandon, Oregon on the southern Oregon coast is known for its otherworldly rock formations and also its wonderful sand. I blogged yesterday about an early morning photo just before low tide. Today's photo is from later in the morning when the clouds were clearing out. The tide started coming in by mid morning, creating the great reflection I love so much on the wet Pacific Northwest sand. I was just starting to hone in on the photo I was looking for when I lost this good light. It's hard to get a good reflection when the sun is too high in the sky. Still, a fabulous morning on the coast! This water felt so refreshing. Wish I were still there!
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Here's the overhead view of the sand labyrinth in Bandon, Oregon that I blogged about yesterday. When I got to the beach in Bandon early Friday morning I had to make the classic beach choice, walk to the right or the left. I picked left because it was still very overcast early in the morning, and the light was better to the left (photographer criterion) even though the rocks did look more interesting to the right. I think the labyrinth was probably under construction when I started my walk, because it would have been just before low tide. And the labyrinth was, of course, to the right. So it goes. I would have loved to see the construction. Still, it was really such a fun surprise to happen upon later in the morning when I made my way to this side of the beach. One update I want to make from yesterday's post though. I said that they create a labyrinth everyday, but that's not correct. Sand conditions have to be right, and there might be other factors that determine dates as well, perhaps low tide timing. So today, I'm including a link to the same website, but this time to the schedule page. The next labyrinth constructions are scheduled for August 5th and 6th.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Circles in the Sand. It includes some videos of the labyrinth constructions.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Clear skies and fair winds in the south Puget Sound today.
A nice day to head out in your sailboat...if you have one.
Or to photograph the boat reflections
as they sail past the still waters in the marina.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Another view of the Walla Walla Valley, after a rare summer rain. The clouds were just beginning to clear in this scene so it has one of my favorite lighting combinations of a weak sunlight on greenery and storm clouds. And yes, if you look closely you can see the fence line dividing the green and brown fields.
Linking to Good Fences.