Friday, October 30, 2009


I was recently asked to photograph a couple for photos that they
might send to their relatives for Christmas. I asked and received their
permission to post this particular one on my blog. I really love it
and what it represents. There was some chuckles from them about the
nicks and cuts of their hands....the less than manicured. I think we all see
the maturity of these hands clasped in a long time relationship, to be
much more meaningful. They represent the time and the laughs, tears and the closeness
of a dedicated time spent together. You just know that they hold a lovely love story.
They are truly very beautiful hands, don't you think?
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Thursday, October 29, 2009


Shot these on a trip to Coos Bay the other day. It looks like the rains have
finally, for REAL, arrived and winter is now our everyday experience. These
photos seem appropriate for Halloween. Ohhhh......scary stuff!!
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I've seen different macro shots of water and was impressed with
how different, almost magical, they looked when magnified. I've
always just thought of water as, well, water. In other words, not
much thought at all. So, yesterday I thought I'd experment a little
with water running slowly from a tap. I did edit out my drain. It
added nothing that I wanted to see! And I edited the second photo
with tint instead of just brightening up the photo. It made quite
a different appearance, don't you think? The following two were
taken (no big surprise here!) from the inside of the car. First one was
before the wiper swiped over the window, the second one was soon after.
They both look like an abstract to me and I don't know if I'd have
guessed that what the second one, in particular, was it I hadn't known.
I was sort of fun, and since I don't have time tonight to download
what I photographed today.....this is what you get to see for today.
Who knows what tomorrow will bring?
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Monday, October 26, 2009


Don't know why these boats are in the boneyard rather than down at the dock
but they all look like they might have interesting stories of time spent on the sea.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009


The light and the wheel to help the lost sailors find their way home.
These are two meaningful pieces at the Port Orford Mariners Memorial
located near the dock in our town. The site looks out at the vast Pacific,
with it's spots of large rocks and small islands....Humbug Mountain surveys over it
all from it's own loft height.
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Saturday, October 24, 2009


I might have mentioned in an earlier post how I like really like crows. They're intelligent
and fun-loving, as well as ornery. I've always found that getting a clear close up that looks
like a crow rather than a silhoutte difficult. I was at Dock Overlook today and these
3 were just strutting around quite close.....One always had an eye on me....just in case.
But I'm really pleased with these and will now put my obsession to get a good crow
photo to rest.
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At last weeks Kid's Art Program, little Rio was so happy about losing her first tooth!!
Almost everytime I saw her interacting with other kids, her finger was in her mouth
showing off the little gaping hole that once held a tooth. A "Rite of Passage"!!!!
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Friday, October 23, 2009


Was driving by Battlerock yesterday and I saw that there
were a number of surfers out there. I had to stop and try
and get a capture of this. Maybe next time I can get closer
but this was a pretty good shot of the waves curling
and the "bridal veil" spray behind it. Some person on Flickr asked me
if this was me. I laughed and laughed at that!! Nope!!
Not on your life! I loved the sense of freedom that skydiving brought
with it and when I looked at the surfer through those eyes, I could
see where he must enjoy the sense of freedom and excitement of
joining with a strong natural force and, if not conquering it, at least
acknowledging the awe-inspiring strength behind it.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009


While photographing the pelicans yesterday, I couldn't help but admire the
beauty of the sand dunes. The undulating smoothness along with the wind
waving over the grasses, was just beautiful. Very peaceful.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Today on our way home through Bandon we were stopping at a couple of the State
Parks. The last one, China Creek, was filled with hundreds of pelicans!! I'd never
seen so many at one time and was beyond happy with my discovery. The rains had
stopped and the color of the water and sky shifted between gray and a weak but
soft blue. I did 'tweek' the color a bit so the rolling waves as well as the birds might
be a little more appreciated. The dunes theyselves were outstanding. They had a
wonderful smooth look and with the various beach grasses on the dune hill tops....well
it just made for some beautiful pictures.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Norm and I had never traveled down New River Road off of Hwy 101. Today we
did, thinking that we would see the New River. But, no, no least not from
where I could see. The road wound through forest with lots of coastal pines, then
more and more cranberry bog farms. The bogs will draw me back in another week
or so, hoping I hit it where they are flooded and the beautiful crimson berries
are floating on top. But....on to our travel of today.....we came to the end of the road,
and what you see in the second photo is what we saw. Other views also, but I'll share
them tomorrow I think. This was a very peaceful and serene setting, where the water
was so calm and reflecting the sand dunes and grasses so well. But just over those
sand dunes was the mighty Pacific and it was roaring with the incoming tide. I like the
tranquility of this photo.....I did enhance the color a little. The feeling of being there was
of peace and warmth, so I wanted to warm up the photo to reflect what I was feeling.
Oh.......Sign, Sigh..........
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Monday, October 19, 2009


Danny lives in Port Orford. He's a very special soul and a good many loving people
watch out for him when needed. One rainy day, I sat in our car waiting for my
husband to take care of some bank business. Danny came out of the bank, came
over to my car window and proceeded to sing ALL the verses of "Rain Drops Keep
Falling On My Head"! And it was raining pretty good...and the rain drops were definitely
falling on his head. How can you not love someone so sweet??!!
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Sunday, October 18, 2009


I know the clarity is lacking in this photo, however I still like it a lot.
It has an ethereal quality to it that appeals to me. Whatch'a think?
Work for you?
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Friday, October 16, 2009


I noticed the way the light was hitting this vase of flowers on
my table today. The mums in the background are hardly
noticeable but still seem,
to me, to complete the over-all scene.
And I have always liked to play light against dark, enjoying the
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This morning on our way up to Bandon the sun was just starting to rise. Not
that intense red that we sometimes get, but pretty none the less.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009


I'm still not sure what 'bokeh' actually is, but when I posted this photo on
Flickr, that's the word I heard the most. I think it has to do with the blurring
in the background. What I saw when I took this, was this little rose refusing to
comform with the calender that said it was past budding or blooming time.
It was giving it one last effort! Not sure about 'great bokeh' but it has great
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