Pool at Dusk

“The tide rises, the tide falls, The twilight darkens, the curlew calls; Along the sea-sands damp and brown The traveler hastens toward the town, And the tide rises, the tide falls.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I stumbled upon this Longfellow poem while researching tide pools, and it just seemed to fit the occasion and mood.  […]

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Red Skies at Night

Never having been to the northwest, much less its coast, one of the things that confounded me is how a bank of clouds and fog could move in and hover for hours on end.  My limited beach time has been spent on the Atlantic or Gulf.  Not only is fog out of character, but clouds […]

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The Life

What could be better for a landscape photographer than trekking up and down the beautiful Oregon coast photographing the wonders of God’s creation?  Perhaps taking timeout for a nap atop a dune with the cloud-muted sun shining down, light breeze in the air, and a temperature of 65F!  🙂

Multnomah Falls

From Wikipedia:  Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway. The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet (21 m), with […]

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A picture is worth ….   Everyone knows how to complete this sentence.  It is often cliche, but oh so true. The forests of Oregon, and in this case the Columbia River Gorge area, are lush beyond belief.  I hope this image does justice to this fact.  And if so, just imagine what it must be […]

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Dawn @ Cannon Beach

Cloud cover and fog rule this beach.  Yet to me, this brought more of a calm and soothing feeling as opposed to one of dreariness.  It causes one to slow down and experience textures … the visual textures of sand and the “Haystack”, as well as the tides themselves.  And the tide expands beyond a […]

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Sunrise Walk on Cannon Beach, OR

This will hopefully be the beginning of several blog posts from last week’s trip to Oregon with my best bud Carl.  Oregon was new to both of us, so lots to explore.  We spent months planning (perhaps better stated as Carl did months of planning while I contributed occasionally).  We not only agonized over where […]

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