Tuesday, February 22, 2011


A couple of spots I took some photos of recently. This day the weather was so calm......no wind, plus tides and somewhat overcast. Which is what I generally prefer. The colors and light tones are soft and muted. So the first photo above is of Lake Garrison, where I still have my love of grasses addiction fix............8-) I happen to prefer this is black and white so the color doesn't take away the focus on the perfect reflection on the water. This is one I will be continuing my experiment with painting on photos on. If it turns out as I hope, I might post in later in the week. No promises, though.
This is another photo of the Coquille River. I was able to park off on the south side of the bridge and walk back up towards the bridge itself. Trouble was when I walked to the end of the bike lane, and before the little sidewalk of the bridge, I was really walking against the on-coming traffic coming over the bridge. I thought to myself...."this is not a good position to be in." And I was a little embaressed for doing such a dumb thing.......to counter this, I refused to look at any of the on-coming drivers. Something like an ostrich hiding it's head in the sand.
I shortened my shoot and decided to not walk to the middle of the bridge like I'd wanted. Common sense reminded me if I lost my balance on that narrow sidewalk, the results would not be good......and I was getting nervous. I did like the somewhat wider view of the river than I've usually gotten........and better than trying to snap a clear shot while driving at 60....no, 55 MPH. Still, I wish I could have gone further up........maybe another time.
Hope you have a great tomorrow and don't get caught in the snow that's been promised. Build a snowman!! Than take a picture of it. Send it to me and I'll post it on my blog!

1 comment:

  1. The top one - simple, elegant and calming - well composed.