Oregon Coast

I headed down to the Coos Bay/North Bend/Bandon area of the Oregon Coast a couple of days ago to escape the smoke-filled valley and maybe get some good pictures. I don’t get down this way very often. It’s just enough of a drive to make for a long day. I think I got some goodContinue reading “Oregon Coast”

Slow Water – Photography 101

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, IContinue reading “Slow Water – Photography 101”

Nature – Photography 101

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 IContinue reading “Nature – Photography 101”

Opal Creek Hike (7 miles) January 2015

Opal Creek is a preserved natural area near Detroit Lake, Oregon. It was saved from logging in a contentious battle in the 1990s. The hike is about 7 miles to the pool and back, although much of it is on an old road, which is accessible by mountain bike. The road leads to Jawbone Flats,Continue reading “Opal Creek Hike (7 miles) January 2015”