When I was driving through the country, I noticed the light hitting this GP mill and the rising smoke/vapor in such a beautiful way that I had to stop and capture it. I’m glad I did. It will make the perfect addition to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge.
This couple was watching cargo ships from the banks of the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. This is my submission for the Square Up Photo Challenge, Day 17.
This is a great challenge! I love bridges. You can find the challenge here if you want to play along. I’ve been trying to find Oregon’s covered bridges over the past couple of years. They’re all very pretty, but it’s been hard to find them with the right lighting or season to make a greatContinue reading “Bridges”
Last week I took a quick trip to the coast to take pictures. The crabbing fleet was in the marina, loaded up with crab pots and ready to go. It seems their season had been at least delayed by a surplus of crab from last year and a resultant price negotiation for this year’s crab.Continue reading “Loaded Up and Ready to Go”
I have a hard time being observant. I often pick up on something as new that’s been there all along that I’ve never noticed before. (Does this happen to you?) My goal is to be more mindful – to slow down, stay in one place for a while, look around, and notice. This mushroom wasContinue reading “Close Up”
It’s a new year. There’s a Covid-19 vaccine. If only we can just hold out a little bit longer. I stood at the bottom of these stairs on a cold January afternoon. My impromptu trip to the coast was a quick adventure. The ocean was calling. On that day, I didn’t eat at my favoriteContinue reading “Things Are Looking Up (Hopefully)”
Hey friends! If you’re already shopping and are interested in supporting small artists, I have items on Zazzle and Redbubble. Apparently today is mug Monday. 🙂 I’ll continue to post some of my listings as the holidays approach. Thank you! Yaquina Lighthouse Mug by C_Avilez_Photo_Art Red Poppy Mug by C_Avilez_Photo_Art Mount Hood Reflection Mug byContinue reading “Gearing up for the Holidays”
They say you can’t see the forest for the trees, but what if you can’t see the trees for the forest? In my search for fall color, I found this graceful sapling standing in the afternoon spotlight between two giants. This is the picture my mom loves. She does tend to root for the underdog.Continue reading “Mom’s Tree”
It’s been sunny in Oregon, which is weird, because by now we would ordinarily have had many inches of rain. It’s been nice for photography, though. I was able to get out the other morning and shoot at McDowell Creek Park. It’s in a small valley, so even at 9:00 a.m. I beat the sunContinue reading “Following the Fall Colors”