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.
Let’s see what you think about the rest of the photograph pairs?
I hope you enjoyed this virtual trip to the Oregon coast and liked deciding what types of scenes make the best B&W photos.