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Today we drove north between Coos Bay and Florence to photograph sand dunes. Forty years ago I just picked up my thirty plus pounds of view camera gear AND a tripod and scampered all over the dunes making photographs. For a gentleman of my vintage, this is no longer an... Continue reading
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Today was a crash day. We started out this morning trying to find some nearby dunes to photograph without having to drive miles up the coast. We were successful after a fashion and found some nice formations with pines and grasses to break up the monotony of sand. After lunch... Continue reading
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I’ve been working on a new project for the past few weeks. The North Carolina Museum of Art has an exhibit called, “Rolling Sculpture.” It is an exhibit of Automobiles influenced by Art Deco design principles. The exhibition catalog has beautiful “studio portraits” of the automobiles. The automobiles are flawlessly... Continue reading
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Yesterday had about fifteen hours of daylight. We spent about twelve of them exploring the Oregon Coast on our way to the Redwood Forests of Northern California. Many photographers (and golfers) think Bandon is a great location to photograph (and golf). Well, for photographers, Bandon is pretty much the northern... Continue reading
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As close to a birdie as I had all day. (Sigh) Not a big photography day at all, but sometimes you just have to pull out the smartphone and make a happy snap or two. You can’t come to Bandon without playing golf. It’s like going to Pinehurst to play... Continue reading
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Today (Sunday) we photographed the Coquille River where it flows into the Pacific Ocean. We decided to change directions and photograph upstream as far as we could go. We’ve always had luck photographing at the water’s edge so we decided to head up the Coquille. It started out pretty well.... Continue reading
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We had to wait out a bit of rain in the morning, but we started out with the mist, heading north from Bandon to spend some time on the dunes. The initial scouting and exploring yielded little of consequence (see above), but it at least forced us to begin visualizing... Continue reading
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I sent some images to a friend to collect feedback on some landscape photographs. One of his comments was, “Why did you leave a phone pole in that image? It doesn’t help the composition or the mood.” My first thought was “What telephone pole?” I went back and saw that... Continue reading
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This is what we were looking for... This safari has something the others have not. A photo printer. Our accommodations are a bit more spacious than the pup tents, cab over campers we have used before. Part of this extra space gives us room for an Epson SC-P700 printer. and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2021 at Postcards from the Creative Journey
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Fog, Cape Blanco There is a maxim about stepping twice in the same river. It’s never the same. I changed, the river changed, and my camera changed. Nothing really stays the same, but yet we do go back to see if we can recapture the magic. Maybe today’s magic is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at Postcards from the Creative Journey
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Where to stand is one of my two rules about photography. (When to press the shutter button is my other rule.) If you know where to stand and when to press the shutter, you have increased the chances of making a nice photograph. I thought about this the other day... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at Postcards from the Creative Journey
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Bandon Beach, in fog Yesterday was an all day travel day. Left the Old North State about 9:00 AM Eastern time and made it to the Campground in Bandon about 7:00 Pacific Time. Turns out we had to change campgrounds because our reservations did not include water or sewer hook-ups.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at Postcards from the Creative Journey