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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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Maine: Part 4 Sunset

20 Jan

So these sunset pictures were actually taken on my first night in Maine, but it seems more appropriate for them to be the finial post due to the symbolism involved with sunsets. A couple of these were posted with a weekly photo challenge a while back, but due to their beauty I am including them with the rest of the ones that were not posted originally.

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This is one of the best sunsets I have witnessed in  a long time, save for the one we saw the previous night, which we viewed while driving out of Corning, New York. If we had not been in the car I would have photographed that one as well. I am glad this night provided a gorgeous sunset to photography over the Atlantic Ocean in Maine. đŸ™‚

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There be Light

5 Dec

This week the Portland Tree was lit so on Wednesday I decided I would go take a photograph of it for this challenge, however it was completely surrounded by a beer garden…great for beer drinkers (which I am not) bad for me đŸ˜¦ It was also bitterly cold so instead of making my friend wait around with me while I got a photograph of a tree surrounded by beer garden tents, I took about two photos and decided to call it good…well not good, but you get the idea. So I will share that photo with you, but I also want to share a preview of my Maine photos with a Sunset photograph that I captured the first night in Maine.

It just so happens that it actually took a little convincing to get my family to venture to the water to watch this sunset, but I insisted that the clouds looked like they were very promising for a good sunset. They were skeptical that we would make it in time to see the sunset, but we did! So here you go….DSC_0160


Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

22 May

As you can probably gather by now (especially if you follow me) photography itself is one of my escapes. The following photographs were taken one night when I looked out the window after the kids had just fallen asleep and I noticed that our yard was alight with the setting sun. I grabbed my camera and took a mini escape while the sun was making its escape to the other side of the world for the night. I have to say this had been such a beautiful spring day I did not want to let the sun go but it descended while I took in as much of its warmth as I possibly could.

I hope that you too can feel that warm golden, fiery sun, and make a mini escape into these photos. đŸ™‚

You can join in the photo challenge here and stop by and see my photographs from previous weeks at the Weekly Photo Challenge Page up at the top.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

20 May

This last week has been encredibly full and so I am just getting around to posting for last weeks photo challenge which was to share blue with everyone. I seem to be photographing flowers a lot and today will be no different. đŸ™‚

I went running at the college I went to (Lewis & Clark College) and noticed while walking around the campus that there were some very nice blue flowers as well as other flowers that I will post another time.

I have to say that I had some difficulty taking these pictures, as you can see the exposure is all over the place. After taking a walk with my Mom on Mother’s Day and taking the neat blue sunset photo below my meter that show exposure has been haywire, gur. I really prefer to shoot in fully manual mode but I might have to for go that for a while until I can figure out what is wrong with my camera. I was left guessing about what the metering the entire time I was shooting the flowers above.


If you want to see past photo challenges check out the Weekly Photo Challenge Page. For more flowers and plants see the Flora and Fauna page.

What is your favorite of the blue photos?

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Beauty in a Dandelion

3 Feb

I find that I am very attracted to photographing flowers even after they are done blooming. There is just something there that invites me to keep looking. Here are a few shots I took at the end of the day when the light from the sunset was just creating such neat color in these usually very white seeds.

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These were a set of photographs where I was playing with the place that I wanted the focus to be. You can really tell in the photo right before the last one in the slide because the focus is actually on the seeds that are on the side of the flower opposite from the camera meaning that it is focused through the seeds that were closest to me. This is giving the impression of both being out of focus and in focus. I can’t decide it I like it or if it is to distracting. It kind of makes me look deeper into the picture and spend more time on it which is kind of nice.

Which of these is your favorite? Do you find that you are attracted to the soft light or the last picture with the bright light behind it?

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