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!!!
This gull is not as cheeky as the parrot(s) in Michelle Weber’s original WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky post, but it still has its own measure of attitude. At the very least, this gull makes me smile.
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.
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.
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:
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.