Sunday my husband and a group of friends hiked to Kentucky Falls along the North Fork Smith River in the Oregon Coast Range. It rained the entire hike but we had a great time. Read post in Google+
Happy #sunsetsaturday ! Last night was the nicest sunset we've had here on the Southern Oregon Coast in weeks. August tends to be cloudless skies and lots of fog here. I was thrilled to run out to the beach, it felt great. Though I've photographed Sunset Bay a jillion times, I never get tired of going out there. I met some nice photog folks from out of town and we enjoyed it together.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend if you are in the US!
This photo is from a series of my first big Shore Acres high surf shots from 2009. I was thrilled that the event happened on a day I wasn't working. I'd never been able to make it before when I heard there were high surf advisories. This was handheld and it shows. It's not the best image quality, I have learned a lot since then. I recently reprocessed this image while playing around with a demo of Silver Flex Pro 2.
Since that time I have photographed hundreds of these crashing waves like many others from the area and beyond. I never get tired of seeing these waves crashing against the cliffs out there. It's so mesmerizing and thrilling to watch. Read post in Google+
I'm still plugging along updating my websites. I am working on my blog this week. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Posting a reworked photo taken last winter while hanging out with friends. This is Moulton Falls Bridge on the Lewis River in Washington.
Have a great night! #washington #lewisriver #moultonfallsbridge #pacificnorthwest #photography Read post in Google+
"We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light." ~ Evelyn Dunbar
If it's grey and rainy like it is here, I hope this photo brightens your day! I took this photo last year during the tulip festival at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. I was lucky to see the hot air balloons on two visits.
~ Smooth ~ Good morning! Can't believe it's #waterfallwednesday again thanks to +Eric Leslie. I've been gone for an extended weekend shooting more waterfalls and having some family fun. But this image is from my trip from the Gorge a couple of weekends ago shot from Eagle Creek. I really didn't think I had any photos from the bottom that would be good because the light changed and the sun really came out all over the falls. I wasn't too concerned as I had a photo from last year I was happy with. Have a great day!
I've been enjoying the beautiful beach of Bandon with wonderful photographers the last couple of weeks. This particular image I shot last night along with +dene' miles+Gregory Pepion+Patricia Thomas and a others not on G+. The sunset was not looking very promising so we were all totally surprised and delighted to see such gorgeous color begin to light up the sky! It's not my intention to only post Face Rock images lately, but when the light is just right and it frames it nicely, well....
Happy Friday everyone! I've been busy and haven't posted anything for a couple of days. I wanted to share this image of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill. In December I had a great day of exploring some areas in Washington with +Darren White and +Tracy Fawns. It was a really fun day! Read post in Google+
I photographed Thor's Well at Cape Perpetua near Yachats last October with a friend. It's such an exciting place to photograph, but scary too :)
EDIT: Ok, this is more of the story for +Mike Spinak :)
+Tracy Fawns and I went together on this photo excursion. I had been wanting to go for awhile. We had to wait it out to get the best spout action from the hole. All the time there are waves coming in front and from the sides of us. Watching our backs, dodging the spays and trying to be safe makes it very exciting. We were a bit giggly and scared at the same time :) Read post in Google+
Merry Christmas to all my Google+ friends! I really appreciate the support, encouragement and inspiration I get from many of you and this community. I hope yours is filled with much love from family & friends. Enjoy!!
Hope everyone is having a great day! This photo was taken while hanging out with +Darren White, +Tracy Fawns and my husband a couple of weeks ago. It's the Multon Falls Bridge on the Lewis River in Washington. it was a fun day. Read post in Google+
Since it's still #waterfallwednesday thanks to +Eric Leslie, I thought I would post another photo from my recent trip to the Gorge this past weekend. I was told there was probably no spring greens left, but as you can see, there was! I was at the Gorge last year in July and I shot Punchbowl Falls and the grasses were dryer, so I'm much happier with this one. It does bug me that there are the grasses poking through the bottom of the frame, but it doesn't look right edited. At least the way I tried. If I were more adventurous I guess I'd get further out on the ledge to shoot this but this was far enough for me!
This familiar place makes for an easy stop after a long day of work. I'm grateful to have a place to catch a sunset, close to home. As it stays lighter in the evenings, I'll be able to travel to other locations if I want to after work. For now, it's a fantastic place to slow down after a busy day.
I hope you don't mind another pass of one of my Bandon images. I'm still organizing and putting away stuff from last weekends Windfest held in Bandon. I've decided that I'm just not going to do any windy, coastal art festivals ever again, unless it's indoors. Even though I have a great tent and I was prepared, it still did poorly when huge gusts of wind came through. I hope to write a blog post soon about my experience this year, so stay tuned!
Friday evening during the +Yosemite National Park Workshops several of us hiked to this great viewpoint to see the super moon come up behind Bridalveil Falls. It was so gorgeous up there waiting and watching the sunset. Loved seeing the rainbow on the falls! Thanks to +Jeffrey Sullivan for giving us this great location and to +Lori Hibbett for guiding us to it!
Today from 2:00-4:00 p.m is the reception out at the South Slough Interpretive Center. I have on display several framed prints that will be showing through the end of March. My show is titled "Colors of the Oregon Coast". Stop by and bring the kids. The Interpretive Center is fantastic for kids and families. So much to do and see and you can hit the trails around the slough after.
With one of our first major storms along the Oregon Coast this season, I thought I would share this photo from the archives. Please be safe out there if you are driving anywhere for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Happy Friday! I am getting ready for a long distance trip this weekend. I am hoping to get some different photo ops from some very different scenery! I will probably only post after I return. Here's a re-share of my image from Coos Bay taken a couple of years ago during a very unusual sunset. I had never seen a foggy sunset before. The whole bay was so colorful, it was an incredible experience!