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Oregon Beach Wedding: The Couple

6 Sep

Two weekends ago I went down to Yachats, Oregon to photograph the wedding of this great couple. They were absolutely a breeze to work with and the Oregon beach setting was a great backdrop for these wedding photographs.

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Orange Photograph Collection: WP Challenge 2

12 Mar photograph of an orange poppy with grey background

Here is a collection of orange photographs from my site over the years. I had fun going back and seeing what I had taken photographs of that featured orange. It was amazing to me how many photographs I had that were dominated by the color orange.

There are photographs from all over the country also: Portland, Neskowin, & Salem, Oregon, Camas & Vancouver, Washington, Maine, and New York.

The photographs include portraits, events, sunsets, landscapes, and of course flowers. đŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy looking back at my collection of orange photographs from the past as much as I did. Have a good week!

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My Photography: 2014 in Review

29 Dec

 

WordPress was kind enough to send me a summary of my year here at Emilia Brasier Photography. They gave me all kinds of numbers and so I thought I would highlight a few of them as a round up of the year.

First off, my busiest day was when I published my first newborn photographs (https://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/welcoming-the-new-newborn-photography/), of my sweet baby cousin. I am not sure if that means those were popular photographs or that was just a busy day.

My five most popular posts this year by number of views were:

  1.  Maine: Part 2 : https://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/maine-part-2/
  2. Weekly Photography Challenge: Threshold : https://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/weekly-photo-challenge-threshold/
  3. Weekly Photography Challenge: Dialogue: https://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/weekly-photography-challenge-dialogue/
  4. Weekly Photography Challenge: Reflection: https://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/weekly-photo-challenge-reflections/
  5. Bridge Over Foggy Water : https://emiliabrasierphotography.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/bridge-over-foggy-water/

Check out the album above to see one photograph from each post, or click the links to see all of them. đŸ™‚

Last a big thank you to my most active followers for your comments! Everyone should check out their blogs as well!

  1. Noras Photos 4 U : http://www.norasphotos4u.wordpress.com
  2. El Padawan: https://elpadawan.wordpress.com/
  3. Kerlund Photo 74 : http://en.gravatar.com/kerlund74
  4. Neihtn2012: http://neihtn.wordpress.com/
  5. Gerry C. : http://www.yournibblednews.wordpress.com

Thanks for all the support this year!

Emilia

Weekly Photography Challenge: Achievement

19 Nov

A few weeks ago, during one of the first rain storms of the fall, I went to the Oregon coast with a good friend. We really wanted to find a hike to go on that neither one of us had done before.

Of course one of my personal favorite coastal hikes is Cascade Head, but we had both done that one the last time were at the beach staying in Neskowin, so we needed something new. We did some internet research and came upon a hike at Road’s End and decided it sounded like a good one to try.

We had trouble right from the start, the beginning of the trail was not so easy to find. We did see a couple of resident Road’s End hikers walking up a side street and stopped to ask them for directions. They obliged very kindly and pointed us further up the road.

We did make it to the trail head and tried our very best to follow their directions which were something like this. When you see the gravel hill it will look like you are not on a trail because it has not been kept up very well. Just stay to the right and you will be on the trail.

So we made it to a definite gravel hill, but things got a little tricky at that point and staying to the right would have meant climbing what looked like a rock slide, straight up the side of a vertical cliff. We figured our guides must have meant something a little different and finally decided on where the path must be and started making our way through the forest and then up the side of a grassy hill.

We finally made it to the top!

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Road’s End did have a great view so I stopped to take a photograph in the rain, and enjoy the view, before we decided to hike back the way we came because we could not tell where the path continued.

Upon arriving back and the beginning of the trail we realized there was a fork in the path almost immediately that for some reason we had not seen when beginning our adventure. We realized almost immediately this had been the path to the right we should have taken. Oops! We had just hiked up the side of this large hill, through the forest, NOT on the trail.

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Weekly Photography Challenge: Cover Art

6 Nov

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After falling quite behind on these photography challenges, I am coming back this week with a challenge from a week or so ago.

While I was in vacation a few weeks ago the photography challenge was to create some cover art. I was inspired by a recent trip to the Oregon coast which was stormy creating some great wave watching. I tend to think of this kind of weather as introvert weather usually, it makes me want to hunker down with a hot bowl of soup and a hot cocoa.

These photographs of the waves felt like a good starting point for my cover art. I worked from there with a few images, layering and playing around with the look. I ended up with this picture which really evoked in me thoughts of how people also have so many layers.

After making this picture, I set to finding what cover it would be for. I landed finally on Tori AmosSilent All These Years after toying with Eurythmics Here Comes the Rain Again and Wooden Music’s Walk in the Rain.

While this is not the type of work I usually do, it was enjoyable top step outside my box to get some new creative flow going. đŸ™‚

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

18 Apr

In Neskowin, Oregon there is a beautiful rock (or small island) that depending on the tide is either surrounded by water or accessible by foot. It is a beautiful part of the ocean line to look at. On the night I took this photograph I walked down toward it in the evening. As I got to the back side of it I could see that the trees on top of the rock were filtering the sun so that you could see beams of sunlight. It was a gorgeous sight. So of course I took full advantage of this few moments in time and took many photographs.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

4 Apr

Here at Neskowin Beach my children stood at the threshold of the ocean’s bone chilling water, playing a sort of tag with it. Of course talks about ocean safety, concerning sneaker waves, occurred multiple times, but my anxiety at this game was still very high. Luckily there were many adults around to stay close (although I did a good job of keeping them out of the photographs).

The ocean’s edge is the threshold between land that is solid below your feet and a seemingly endless ocean that only appears to end at what looks like the end of the world.

I hope you enjoy the photos!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

20 Jun

When I was at the Oregon Coast last I took a little time to take some photographs of the ocean. There were a few pictures there I have been meaning to share and it looks like they fit in wonderfully with this photo challenge. There is a wonderful curve to the shore line here.

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I hope you enjoy the photos and that everyone has a great weekend! đŸ™‚

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

17 May

This week on the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge the word was pattern. I got to go to the beach this last weekend and spend time beach combing for a photo with pattern in it.

 

Feel free to browse around and see previous entries for the photo challenge. Have a good weekend!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

18 Apr

These photos are from Road’s End Beach near Lincoln City in Oregon. This is a beach that I have frequented since I can remember. There were so many more people on the beach this week than I remember ever being there and the weather was almost as good as it gets for the Oregon coast (sunny, not too windy, and almost 75!!!).

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A few weeks ago I went to the beach with my Grandparents, Mom, Husband, and children. I took a couple of photos while there and since this weeks post is on change I thought that fits well with the saying “Tides of Change” which is represented well by the ocean. I think that the kite surfer shows how some things have changed at the coast. The ferns and plants show how the sun has the season showing signs of changing quickly from winter to spring.

You can take a look at more of my Weekly Photo Challenge Entries here and find more information about joining it yourself here. đŸ™‚ I hope to hear what you think of this weeks photos.

Update: You can see additional photos from this trip here.

 

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