Saturday, March 7, 2009

Winter Waves

As quickly as it appeared, it was gone. The sun, that is, on the Oregon Coast in winter. What a different day, today -- very windy, cold, and gray. But walking on the beach is such a treat, I just don't mind the conditions. The light was so flat, some of my photos appear to be in black and white.

I went for a very long walk this afternoon, all the way down to Seal Rock, stopping along the way to collect Oregon agates that had washed along the beach as the tide receded. It was another great day on the beach relaxing ---smile.

(All photos were shot with a Canon G9.)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Gorgeous Sunny Day on the Oregon Coast

I'm travelling again.... have time to post to the blog. I haven't stopped taking photos at home in Hawaii in the interim, I just have little time for editing and posting. C'est la vie. It's the old time versus money thing...if you have the time, you don't have the money and, well, you know the rest.

Yesterday it was a very typical cold and rainy winter drive over to the coast with friends. But this morning dawned crystal clear with a very light breeze. It was absolutely gorgeous for a stroll on the beach with camera in hand. By afternoon it was 60 degrees -- one of those amazing winter days for which the coast is famous if one is fortunate enough to catch it. The photo ops were everywhere. I had to remind myself to put the camera in my pocket and just enjoy the views. This second macro shot is of a dime-sized jellyfish on the beach.

I went back out on the beach at sunset for more photos. The interplay of light at sunrise and sunset is one of my favorite photo subjects.

All of these shots were taken near Seal Rock, Oregon, with a Canon G9.