The Oregon Coast is a funny place. It can be windy and cold in the summer and calm and sunny in the winter. I’ve spent more than a few New Years’ here and had beautiful blue skies like these. This was a great way to send of 2018.
Now she walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams
Seeking grace in every step she takes
Her sight has turned inside herself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake.
(Technically, a beaver pond, but you get the picture. Lyrics from my soul song, Colorado Rocky Mountain High, by John Denver.)
Here are my submissions to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge:
What great timing for this theme! My husband and I just got back from a road trip to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone NP. In the U.S. we are celebrating the 100 year anniversary of a forward thinking decision to conserve these natural spaces for all to respect and enjoy. Every time I visit one of our National Parks I am awed by what I see.
Go! Plan a visit. Just please remember these are natural spaces with all the inherent dangers. Read the signs. Respect the wildlife. Follow the rules. Above all, don’t be a statistic.
Thanks to Cee for another wonderful installment of her black and white photo challenge. If you would like to participate, click here.
I’ve always wanted to take the slow photos of running water. I bought a tripod. I slowed the shot down. I also got a darkening filter, which made all the difference. (I never knew they existed.) Here are 3 photos taken at the same time with different settings. Although the assignment was about motion, I noticed the color in the slow shots is a lot deeper and more balanced. I’m sure the darkening filter had a lot to do with it.
If you are interested in settings, click on a photo and they will show up on the slideshow.
I used to have a Pentax MX – totally manual. I used to understand the relationship between aperture and shutter speed. Since getting my DSLR, I’ve been pretty lazy in letting the camera do all the work. I’m just now relearning these things, and it’s a steep learning curve.
The rain let up and I was able to head to the county park to take some nature shots. I’m not sure I have the leading lines idea down when it comes to nature, or at all. I’ve taken these type of shots before just because I liked the way they looked. I think I like the idea of perspective from my art class days. I’ll be looking for leading lines now. (Click on any photo to see a slide show.)
What do you think? What works and what doesn’t?
Ah, bliss. A word that encompasses so many areas of my life. Pure enjoyment. Passion. For Photography 101 we were asked to represent out idea of bliss in a photo. I could not settle on just one.
My family is my bliss.
Being in nature l
And running – my newfound bliss
What is your bliss?
Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge this week is to take pictures of things in twos. Here are my entries. Click on any picture to see them in slide show format. Thanks for visiting.