I head for the beach between 4:30-5:00 A.M. several mornings a week. I hit downtown near the docks first, then jump in my truck and try the tip of our world here, on the viewing platform, and then drive about a mile to Westhaven Beach. I take some pics and beach comb for a couple of hours.
At sunset, I do it all again, except I can’t beach comb after the sun sets. Damn.
Have been having a hard time with spots on my lens (mist & rain) and sand messing with the mechanism that makes the lens go in and out. All I can do is keep cleaning it out, but have missed or fouled a lot of good shots.
Oh, The writing camp is going good. I’m up to 13+k words. At some points I wish I could just hand it all to someone and have them write it. I’m just so tired of crying. This is as hard as I knew it would be, even after almost four years of living without Paul. He is so present as I write our journey, of course that means I get to smile and laugh in between the tears. Man, he was funny. Man, I miss him.
Hope you all (in the U.S.) had a great 4th of July.
July 5, 2013 at 6:33 am
Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing!
July 5, 2013 at 8:33 am
Thank you for stopping by again. Glad you like them. Hopefully others get some sense of this peaceful place and all the wonders there are.
July 5, 2013 at 7:59 am
The morning light is special. My favorites are the sparrow and the sunrise on the grass. Of the two Coastguard Tower close ups, I think the one with the touch of pink suggests that heart shape in the “frame.”
July 5, 2013 at 8:31 am
Those 3 are my faves also. Thank you for taking a look and commenting.
July 5, 2013 at 8:14 am
You have such a refreshing, vital post, Patti, and your pics are a delight this Friday morning. Thank you for sharing and now … get back to your writing!
July 5, 2013 at 8:29 am
Yes sir! Sunrise was not great today but found some nice agates, Actually got a lot of writing done last night.
Have a great day.
July 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm
I’m very impressed with your photography…somehow, I didn’t know you had that talent too. I think you might need a higher-end camera!
July 5, 2013 at 9:45 pm
Why, thank you. I don’t know how beach photogs keep their cameras sand free. My folks got it for me a year ago and it is rated high, so I think it is just another learning curve for me to ride…
July 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm
Perhaps you need an inclosure…similar to what is used for underwater photos…
July 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm
That is not likely. I actually started keeping the strap around my neck and the camera under my arm until I shoot, Another DIY answer :>)
July 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm
your site is empty, what’s up?
July 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm
July 6, 2013 at 12:12 am
I really like the number four picture, patti 🙂 Oh dear! You are so far ahead of me but, bu t…that is because I spent one day rowing to our cabin and then a day pitching camp on the beach before that. I’ll catch up with ya!
I know this must be hard for you – and I’m here if you need me. **hugs***
oh dang…the mind map 😛 lemme find that
July 6, 2013 at 12:20 am
Yes, you got a little side-tracked!
hugs back, I think should be one word.
July 19, 2013 at 11:20 am
Okay now I have another chore for you. You must get these pictures printed nicely and include them in a book. You have a great eye. What’s the camera you use? Hang in there, it’s rough digging up all this stuff. I think it will be good though and better when it’s published. The long road is started. You are moving in a good direction. Don’t get too side tracked. I love you.
July 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm
I know I answered u on this, ok maybe not. I need to add it to pic info anyway…for the curious.
Panasonic Lumix I do not recommend because it was not built correctly…sand, dust, etc gets in when zoom lens out. I have many ruined pics. I do have solutions and mom wants me to deal with it thru co….not up to it at this point. Need a flippin’ pit bull assistant:>)