It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to participate in a weekly photo challenge, so I’m happy to have had a few moments today to find these sunset captures to share with you.
In February, I took a few days of quiet retreat in Astoria, Oregon. Astoria is a fishing port sitting on the mouth of the Columbia River near the Pacific Ocean. It has a great downtown for shopping as well as a boardwalk right on the river. These pictures were taken at the end of a peaceful and reflective evening walk – with peace and reflection being the essence of “sunset” to me.
My entry for this week’s photo challenge – taken at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge. Throughout the entire hike, I dawdled with my camera, and the others were always turning corners before me. It’s a beautiful, breathtaking place, so I was really quite okay with taking it in at my own pace.
Merriam-Webster defines “corner” as, among other things, “the point where converging lines, edges, or sides meet.” I also like looking at it from the opposite direction: corners are where lines, objects, and people go their separate ways. A corner is literally a turning point, full of tension and potential. ~Ben Huberman, The Daily Post.
For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way. This theme is wide open to interpretation because only you know what is unusual to you.
Fungus. Fungus is definitely an unusual topic for me. But this fungus was so unusual and so compositionally interesting to me that I had to take a series of pictures.
Thanks for stopping by this week to check out what struck me as unusual. The other entries for this week’s photo challenge can be found here.
Collage: An assortment, a collection, a hodgepodge. This week, share one — whether found in the wild or assembled yourself. The Daily Post ~Michelle Weber
Yesterday I came across this collection of beachy material and snapped a few shots. No changes were made to the composition; this is exactly as the objects appeared in the wild. In the sense that hodgepodge is collage, I believe this fits this week’s challenge.
Here’s my contribution to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage. For this challenge, I learned how to create a photo gallery, above. If you click on one photo, you will be able to view each one at full size.
Playing around with depth of focus is always a lot of fun. While I would love to take a fabulous landscape photo with everything clear and in sharp focus, more often I enjoy switching to a more shallow depth of focus, with the foreground being the subject and the expected subject being blurred.