Posted in Nature, Oregon, photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

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.

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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.

Posted in beach, Hawaii, Maui, Nature, photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage II

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.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

Posted in Hawaii, Maui, Nature, Summer, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

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.

Posted in Lighthouses, Nature, Oregon, Oregon Coast, The Coast, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

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.

Newport, Sweet peas by the Jetty, 1/320 sec; f/9.0; 55 mm
Yaquina Bay Bridge, from South Jetty, 1/320 sec; f/9.0; 55 mm
Bridge Alcove, 1/400 sec; f/10.0; 55 mm

And a couple with greater depth of field:

Newport, North Side of Jetty, 1/200 sec; f/11.0; 55 mm
Yaquina Head Lighthouse, 1/640 sec; f/6.3, 200 mm

Check out the other responses to this week’s photo challenge here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of Focus.

Posted in Nature, Oregon, Oregon Coast, Pacific Northwest, Uncategorized, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent II

This challenge really struck a chord with me. The evanescence – fleeting existence – of the tableaus I find on the beach is part of their charm and attraction for me. Here are a few more Oregon Coast still lifes:

See the rest at Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Nature, Oregon, Oregon Coast, Pacific Northwest, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

ev·a·nes·cent [evəˈnes(ə)nt]
adjective

  1. Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.

The Daily Post, Krista Stevens

The still life tableaus I find at the beach are evanescent; I have to capture them at that moment, before the wind and the surf sweep them away. Their fleeting existence is part of what intrigues me and inspires me to look for interesting juxtapositions of color, form, and texture.

See more outstanding examples of evanescence at Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent.