It's been awhile since I've posted anything on the blog, and even longer since I've posted something that wasn't for the colors photo challenge. I'm taking a mini vacation in the Port Townsend, WA area for a couple days before I enjoy the usual visit to Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend. I found a lot to photograph so far on the first day and had a chance to review them and felt like getting these favorites posted right away. The first photo is of the Point Wilson Lighthouse in Port Townsend right near Fort Worden, which is the second two photos. There are actually two buildings in the lighthouse photo, a small office/museum building in the front and the lighthouse behind it, but I liked the merged version. The Fort is where there filmed An Officer and a Gentleman. The last photo is taken from the beach outside the cottage I'm staying. This is right on Discovery Bay, just a couple miles outside of Port Townsend. The sky was beautiful and the bay so calm. I was the only person out there for awhile until this kayaker made his way along the coast and into my photo.
P.S. I think I found olive green at the Fort, and hope to catch up soon with my colors.
This month's theme is street photography, and while my selection may not seem like it fits the definition of street photography because it is not outdoors or on a street. But it does fit this definition from Eric Kim in that it's candid and it's in a public place: http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2013/08/07/what-is-street-photography-2/.
I also appreciate his final point: "Definitions, shmefinitions... I recommend giving the middle finger to definitions--and not worrying about it. Who cares what people classify your type of photography to be? As long as you enjoy the photos you are taking--isn't that enough?"
This image is from a dance recital I attended recently while visiting friends whose three daughters all performed in many magical ways. This sweet moment was captured during the finale when all the dancers return back on stage to be honored for their hard work throughout the year. You can see how much the littles love the older dancers and how much they…
My first photo in this year's photo challenge was from the Serene Lakes area in the Sierra Mountains, and I returned there again last weekend with the family. Being late April we weren't expecting a snowstorm and especially one that left two feet of fresh snow on the ground.
With everything freshly coated in white, I wasn't sure about the theme of Spring Colors. But I love this photo of Marin in her bright blue snow jacket and a the green trees peaking through all the white. And, the obvious joy Marin is having in the fresh powder shows the fun we all had in the snow (after the eight hour extended drive to get there.)
July's monthly theme was Summer Fun and these images may not look like what you'd expect from a theme with summer and fun as the concept, I enjoyed a unique opportunity to photograph inside three abandoned buildings on the old Alameda Naval Base. A photography group my Mom belongs to was invited to photograph and document these buildings that will soon be torn down as the base is slowly turned over to the City of Alameda and transitioned for other uses.
The buildings were really interesting, mostly cleared out, but with random things left here and there, seemingly exactly how they were when last occupied. But also very creepy and dark, with varying amounts of light coming in at many different spots and angles.