Yesterday was opening day of the Dungeness Crab season on the Oregon Coast. We wandered around the Bayfront in Newport Sunday; crab pots were in abundance in anticipation of the day.
I loved seeing the colorful crab pots lined up everywhere:
Every boat has its crab pots
The Redeemer with its crab pots
Anticipation is palpable
What a great day at the Bayfront, with the sense of excitement and anticipation for this late season to start. Wish I had been there to see the boats come back in with their hauls!
Drifters, nomads, and even the state of impermanence: this week, share your photos of transient. ~Andrea Badgley,
The Daily Post.
A leaf, a literal drifter. On its way out to sea or working its way back to shore? Seen floating, lazily, in this inlet. Calm, mellow transient.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient
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.
Shell Mountain at The Fish Peddler in Bay City, Oregon. It’s always an impressive sight when driving along the 101 on the Oregon Coast. I learned that the best shells are replanted and reseeded in the company’s oyster beds to provide for continued sustainability. Pretty remarkable!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense
Here’s a short news story on a similar process of recycling shells in Chesapeake Bay:
I recently entered three photos in our local photography shop’s black and white photo contest. I didn’t win, but it did give me the idea for this post.
Enjoy that beautiful world out there!
Ambience is the atmosphere of one’s surrounding environment….Things like light, temperature, smell, sound, and sometimes taste, all work together to create ambience. ~
The Daily Post, Jeff Golenski
The grounds at this restaurant create exceptional ambience. Yes, there is warmth and light, but the ocean right at its edge provided instant ambience for me.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience