Posted in beach, Oregon, Oregon Coast, The Coast

Florence Mood

Florence, Oregon, is a small town on the Oregon Coast.  It’s been a good 25 years or so since we’ve visited, so we thought it was time to check it out again.  We’ve enjoyed some great seafood and walked along a beautiful beach in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.  We’re staying in a riverfront hotel on the Siuslaw River, and today we spent a very pleasant afternoon walking through Old Town Florence.  Florence is definitely worth a visit!


Back to work next week!  New pumpkin design is finished except for the tendrils…so close!!!

Happy weekend, everyone!

xoxo

Carol

Posted in beach, The Coast, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

The structure of this shell is fascinating to me,  and beautiful. It leads me to dream of new knitting designs with cables and ribs and eyelets. Structure, the foundation of a pleasing photograph and a pleasing knit design – no wonder it catches my eye when I find it.

Check out other responses to this week’s challenge here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure.

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.

Hodgepodge 2 (1024x683)

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.