Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Nature Photo Challenge, Day 7


Day 7 of 7 - While I have many photographs of our trip to Alaska, this has to be one of my favorites. The timing of the riverboat turning and the double rainbow was perfect. And, even though there's a few raindrops, I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful good-bye to the Land of the Midnight Sun...

Monday, December 7, 2015

Nature Photo Challenge, Day 6

#6 - When I first moved to Humboldt County, I spent a lot of my free time exploring the area. One day, I drove up to Patrick's Point near Trinidad, CA. I got there early in the morning, and thought my photo shoot was going to be a bust as it was very foggy. But, then suddenly, light started shining in... and made for some great photos, of which this is one...

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Nature Photo Challenge, Day 5


Day 5: I know technically this is a montage of 6 photos... but it's also a one-in-a-million shot... 
I was on a boat off the coast of Juneau, rough seas, we had seen whales around, but no real good shots. I had just lost my lens cap to the sea as my hand grabbed for the railing, and suddenly there was a plume. Took a quick moment to focus on where it had been, and bam! Out pops this whale... 
I only prayed that it might be somewhat in focus... and it was...

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Nature Photo Challenge, Day 4


Day 4: When we do a road trip, my hubby and I like to sometimes go off the beaten path. If a sign on the road sounds interesting, we'll take a little side trip and check it out. Sometimes we accidentally find something amazing... like this waterfall in a Washington State forest area off a forest road that our GPS for some reason thought was going to be faster than staying on the main highway. Shorter yes, faster no... but we did catch some amazing scenery...

Friday, December 4, 2015

Nature Photo Challenge, Day 3

Day 3: When I take my camera out for a day of shooting, I try to find the unusual shot or angle. Sure, I'll take a picture of a famous landmark, but I'll always try to find a new angle or frame for it... but I also look for photos in the minutiae... like this small mushroom jutting out of the moss... while everyone else was looking up, I was looking down, and found a magical little world.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Nature Photo Challenge, Day 2

Day two of an online photo challenge on Facebook:

There's something about logs on the beach that I love to photograph. I like their texture. I like to imagine their story of how they traveled from some wooded area and fell into a river, then were carried downstream to the ocean where they might have floated a long distance before landing on the beach. They might even still float away at high tide to another destination.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Nature Photo Challenge, Day 1


A photography friend nominated me to complete a 
nature photo challenge for the next week,
so I thought I would share my photos, some of which I've post before,
and some of which I haven't.

Enjoy!