Posted in colorwork, knitting, Oregon, Photo Challenge, photography

Camera Lucida – Autumn Lane

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The Challenge:

 This week’s theme: Autumn Lane

1. the season after summer and before winter, in the northern hemisphere from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to May.

2. a division of a road marked off with painted lines and intended to separate single lines of traffic according to speed or direction.

This week your challenge is to interpret autumn…the lane that separates the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Capture the beautiful colours of trees…the ripe and tasty autumn harvest…the fine cross line between worlds that are so close but so far apart…

The possibilities are endless…show your artistic side and be bold…try different perspectives and share your own personal take on one of the most beautiful seasons that transforms nature into an unforgettable painting.

This is my most autumnal pattern yet. I went out at dusk one November evening last year to find some leaves and some light.  The fall colors were amazing, and I have some pictures of this little pumpkin in and amongst beautiful red and golden leaves, but this photo is my favorite for this photo challenge. I love that it’s an almost literal rendering of the challenge.

I have to add that I love fall.  I love the colors. I love days like yesterday, when it was cool enough to bundle up in a warm sweater, yet I could still feel some warmth from the sun.  I love looking forward to Halloween, my birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I love the flavors of pumpkin, apple cider, hot cocoa.  I even love football!   Mostly I love the warm light of the autumn sun’s slanting rays and the way it turns everything golden in the evening.

Check out Julia’s My Red Page‘s weekly Camera Lucida Photo Challenge.

Julia’s instructions state:

The content of the post is completely down to you, share just the photo or be even more creative and tell us the story behind the scene, make it your own.

#cameralucida, Autumn Lane

Posted in craft, design, knitting, Photo Challenge, photography

Camera Lucida – The Colour of Life

This week’s theme: The Colour of Life

  1. Colour – the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.
  2. Life – a particular type or aspect of human existence

As a knitwear designer, this photo sums it up for me.  I love the play of color and light within the photo…my design life centers around color, light, and the tools of the trade, along with imagination, texture, yarn, and thought.

This is my second entry in Julia’s My Red Page‘s weekly Camera Lucida Photo Challenge.

#cameralucida, Camera Lucida – The Colour of Life


Posted in Depoe Bay, Oregon, Photo Challenge, photography

Camera Lucida – The Sign

World’s Smallest Harbor

World's Smallest Harbor

Depoe Bay is not far from our home, about an hour and a half away.  It’s a cute town: fun shopping, nice restaurants, whale watching.  This sign caught my eye today. I know that Depoe Bay is the world’s smallest harbor, but when I actually think about its being the smallest harbor in the world…well, that’s something. It was quite busy, too.  A steady stream of boats was going in and out of the harbor the entire time we were there. I am sort of fond of The World’s Smallest Harbor.

This is my first entry in Julia’s My Red Page‘s weekly Camera Lucida Photo Challenge.

Julia’s instructions state:

The content of the post is completely down to you, share just the photo or be even more creative and tell us the story behind the scene, make it your own.

I was looking for something ironic for this challenge, but The World’s Smallest Harbor seems to fit the bill just as well.

Your gallery

#cameralucida, Camera Lucida – The Sign

Here’s a related post, Wordless Wednesday: World’s Smallest Harbor, with more pictures of Depoe Bay.  It includes an impromptu video I shot of a couple of boats zipping in and out of the channel.  You can see how narrow the channel really is.  It is my first video, so please don’t expect cinematographic excellence!  😉


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Wordless Wednesday – Well, Nearly…

I am writing this new post in response to a prompt made in the Blogging 201 class I’m taking on WordPress, a suggestion to write a weekly post such as Wordless Wednesday or Throwback Thursday.   I thought it might be fun to give Wordless Wednesday a shot.  The only writing in future Wednesday posts would be the title.  The rest of the story would be told through pictures.  As you can see from today’s post, though, sometimes there are a lot of words in my photos!  I truly haven’t any idea what anyone else does with Wordless Wednesday; this is my interpretation based solely on the title.

At any rate, it seemed like a challenge that would be fun and could share a bit of my story with you.  I’m not sure whether this is something that will stay in the blog, but for today, I present:

Wordless Wednesday – enjoy the images







Fairy Godmother’s Spa Cloth
Fairy Godmother’s Spa Cloth