Shaped by Waves

March 03, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Winter on the Oregon Coast presents less like a succession of storms than it does a single, continuous storm with brief interludes. Looking out over the Pacific Ocean on the rare January bluebird day one suspects that they are simply in the eye of the storm, and that, just over the horizon, lies the advancing edge of winter’s eternal tempest. This...
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What catches YOUR eye?

January 26, 2021  •  1 Comment
This scene caught my eye: giant waves crashing against sea stacks, forcing the resting gulls to take flight. I was transfixed by the scene as the sun caught the waves and birds, leaving the sea stack in shadow. I hoisted by 100-400mm lens onto my tripod and fired away for about an hour in an attempt to capture the movement of waves and gulls....
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The Halfway Point

January 10, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
In the last two months we have covered the northern half of the Oregon Coast. We just crossed the halfway point on our journey south. One of our travel philosophies - and a photography principle for me - is to ‘leave no stone unturned’: to dig into everything. If our curiosity is piqued, we check it out. On the Oregon Coast our curiosity is piqued...
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I have something to say

December 26, 2020  •  10 Comments
Linds: Have you written a new blog post recently? Me: No, I haven’t. Linds: Why not? Me: Because I have nothing to say. This has been a regular refrain of mine for years. It is a phrase borne out of a fear of wasting people’s time with, what I perceive to be, inconsequential emotional drivel. Many of my days are passed stuck in my head, worry...
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Learning to See Again

October 18, 2020  •  1 Comment
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” - Dorthea Lange Crash! I tentatively turn my body in the direction of the sound already aware of its cause. There, a few feet away in the rocks, lay one of my cameras, its lens akimbo. The camera had been capturing a time-lapse of the sunrise. The raging wind had pick...
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