Photo Shooting Trip to the Oregon Coast

I had the opportunity to spend four days on the Oregon coast with longtime friend and colleague, Cary Sneider, who I first met when working at the Lawerence Hall of Science at UC, Berkeley in the 1970s. We had a great time walking trails and meandering along beaches, with no one hurrying us to finish.

The trip provided a great opportunity to continue my quest to develop my B&W photography skills. Below I’ve paired the original color photograph with the cropped B&W version. You decide which you like best.

I’ll start with the best photo of the trip. We watched a blue heron looking for food along the edge of the Nehalem River. We got plenty of photos of it standing still, but we kept waiting for it to fly. It was a patient hunter. It finally flew after about 20 minutes of waiting.

The two birds below stayed near us for at least five minutes, almost as if they wanted their photo taken.

I like how they appear to be looking at each other
I am pretty convinced that birds deserve to be in color

Let’s see what you think about the rest of the photograph pairs?

Haystack Rock from Cannon Beach
Fishing Near Twin Rocks

Birds on Cannon Beach
Birds in flight along Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach Sky
View from Silver Point Overlook
Four images from Short Sand Beach
Cape Falcon Trail
Cape Falcon Trail
Sand Patterns on Beach at Manzanita
View from Beach at Manzanita
View from Beach at Manzanita
On the Beach at Manzanita
Clouds Above Beach at Manzanita
Sky Above Crab Rock
Battle of the Birds

I hope you enjoyed this virtual trip to the Oregon coast and liked deciding what types of scenes make the best B&W photos.

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From Sand Sculptures to Evidence for Tasmanian Devils

Continuing my pandemic resolution to do more B&W photography, I went back to some of our travels to find events that lend themselves to enjoy in B&W.  One of our favorite trips was to the Freycinet Peninsula, 120 miles north of Hobart in Tasmania.  If you love the Northwest like Leila and I do, you feel right at home with the dramatic headlands and cool temperatures, but with more sand beaches.  The regular winds made for beautiful beach sculptures, and we even saw signs of the elusive Tasmanian Devil.

See more B&W photos in my previous post – From Blue Herons to Driftwood Sculptures

Clouds above the Freycinet Peninsula

Beach Sculpture 1

 

 

 

 

Beach Sculpture 2

Beach Sculpture 3 — I know it is not all B&W, but this looked so much better with just a little color

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great wind for sailing

Evidence that Tasmanian Devils Still Exist

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From Blue Herons to Driftwood Sculptures

When I got my first camera a little over 50 years ago, I enjoyed working in B&W, when one actually had to thread B&W film into your camera.  One of my COVID pandemic resolutions is to starting doing more B&W photography.

In August, Leila and I escaped our home isolation for the first time since early March to enjoy four wonderful days staying at a friend’s cabin on the Olympic Peninsula.  These B&W photos, from Marrowstone Island (near Port Townsend) and Dungeness Spit, are the results of my attempt to focus on recovering my past interest.

View from Marrowstone Island

Blue heron on the hunt for food

Driftwood sculpture 1 from Dungeness Spit

Driftwood sculpture 2 from Dungeness Spit

 

 

 

 

 

Years of wear at East Beach park on Marrowstone Island

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