Sunday, March 17, 2019

Making Magic from the Oregon Coast...



During this photography workshop we were encouraged
to look at details...shapes, shadows, light...
all something that I've been playing with over the past few years
and really had fun with at this workshop...
and of course,
more landscapes...still learning about low light!


Sand Shadows...


Patterns in Blue...


The Buddha...


Ripples of Sand...


Evening Light...


Through Rose Colored Glasses...


Timeworn...


A Study in Blue...


The Blue, Blue, Sea...


And finishing with Mt. Shasta on the drive home!


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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

More of the Magical Oregon Coast...





"With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take,
you're connected to the sea.
No matter where on earth you live.
Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer



The sea is everything.
It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe.
Its breath is pure and healthy.
It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely,
for he feels life stirring on all sides.
Jules Verne, Science Fiction Writer


"The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset,
the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set 
only to rise again.
Ram Charan



"Solitude is not the same as loneliness.
Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions."
Robert Fulghum


"The sea, once it casts its spell, 
holds one it its net of wonder forever."
Jacques Yves Cousteau



"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious,
too greedy, or too impatient.
One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach -
waiting for a gift from the sea."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh


"We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch - 
we are going back from whence we came."
John F. Kennedy


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Friday, March 1, 2019

Photographing the Oregon Coast...



In early December I had the opportunity to go to 
the Oregon Coast for a photography workshop with TJ Thorne.
I'm not much for getting up in time to shoot photos at dawn...
so thank goodness Oregon's sunrise was at about 7:30am!!!
That was doable!!!
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The photographer in the center is TJ!!!




The Oregon Coast is beautiful...and a joy to photograph!



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Friday, February 1, 2019

Just a Few Shots at the end of our trip!



On the way out of Sedona, we took a short
scenic loop...  a beautiful view of Sedona's Red Rocks!!!


Then off to Prescott where we visited friends!


And of course...when your last name is Watson...
...you have to go get photos at Watson Lake!!!


Not bad, having a lake named after you!!! 
Or was it named before us?



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Friday, January 25, 2019

The End of the Day in Sedona...



Sunset is a special time of the day...
...especially in Sedona!


The golden hour colors reflected on the red rocks
seems to soften their starkness.


The shadows give a sense of mystery...


...and heighten the drama of the scene.


One of my goals while we were in Sedona was to capture
a Sedona sunset.
We went up to a spot overlooking the area and 
wrangled a spot amongst all the visitors, photographers et al.


A really nice gentleman offered to take our photo!

  
How can you not suspect that God exists
when observing the beauty of a sunset?


"When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator."
Mahatma Ghandi


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