Smooth and wide borrowed
time so little to see it is hard to breathe
but slowly I find the courage to stand
still to allow to open to the winds
and give my lungs what they crave
moisture rich tears sprinkling my face and finally
I am surrounded
with grace (more…)
My boys each commented on how amazing it was to see the water and sky melt into one another yesterday. We were visiting the beach for a picnic lunch just to the north of the this harbor. I have never seen so many boats anchored at the same time here.
In many ways this is how I am feeling about blogging at the moment, in the harbor at anchor. Not really ready to get back out in the seas quite yet. I am enjoying my time with my family, school starts up next week. Our summer has felt mostly wonderful and full. Not busy, just full, just right.
We went down to the beach before the sun was setting when we were camping here a couple of weeks ago. My boys were digging through the dark sand uncovering shells and special rocks. My eyes intensely fixed on this set of beautiful rocks rising up from the ocean floor. (more…)
This was a very useful exercise, I posted on Thursday asking for some help with this image. I realize now, I was so fixed on the rocks and timing the wave splash that I didn’t pay attention to where they were in the frame. Oh, so much to learn… (more…)
This is a bit of an unconventional post, I guess. I am asking for some help.
I posted these images on my Facebook page yesterday and received some great feedback from friends and family. But, now I think I have more questions than answers. Let me explain.
I took this image on our recent trip to Fort Bragg, at Mackerricher State Park. The sun was setting, it was within the golden hour and the waves and ocean shore were very picturesque.
I am happy with the coloring in the color image and the black and white image is getting there…but I can’t find the right place to crop either of these images. In its original size, it feels like there is too much ocean and sky. The rocks, which I appreciate get lost, to me.
One day late, but I made it! My family went on a camping trip and then celebrated Thanksgiving away from home. So, I wasn’t up and current with this weeks themes. I was happy to see that many of the themes work well with photographs I took on our trip. We had such a great time and I made sure to carve out time during the “golden hours” in the early morning and late afternoon to enjoy my surroundings and work on my photography skills I have learned this month.
Thank you so much for reading these lengthy posts, I really did have fun putting them together. Happy Thanksgiving.