On This Day – In 2016, we were out for a drive and came across this dock. The water was so still and the reflection was flawless. Still one of my favorite images.

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f13, 1/125 sec., ISO 400, 72mm

It sits quietly, still.  Small ripples in the water.  Each of the reflections telling a different story.  Depending on what you want to hear.  It draws you in.


WPC – Serene

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Week 23 (No Peeking) – Depoe Bay Harbor

“Depoe Bay Harbor”

In the early morning, all is calm.  The chilly breeze gently wisps across the water but still leaves enough for a reflection.  You can hear the call of the sea.

Taking shots and not looking is difficult.  I took many pictures on this trip and for sure, I haven’t seen them all.  Like this shot.

Week 22 (Door) – 1872 Keystone

“1872 Keystone”

Some of this old lighthouse might have been restored over time but when you walk up to the entrance, the door is topped with the original keystone from 1872.  A symbol of antiquity, of history.  Forever emblazoned on this landmark for all to see.

This week, the challenge was to create an image of a door as a transition.  This image encapsulates the historic feature of the lighthouse yet lights the way for all that come in the future.

Week 21 (Technical) – At the End of the Day

“At the End of the Day”

This week we were to create an product image for a magazine.  For this week, I shot travel as my product, but instead of using the over-saturated images of beautiful beaches, I chose to appeal to those that just want to escape and show the underlying beauty in nature.  Without color.

“Palms Burst”

On This Day – A year ago, we were blessed with a trip to Cozumel. Everything about the trip was magical, including the light.

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“Palms Burst”

Its humid, hot.  The wind slowly stirs the palm fronds above.  In the distance you hear the drums as they beat to the Caribbean vibe, drawing you in.  You look above within the breeze and the fronds move in perfect harmony to suddenly create the sunburst that highlights your day.  Suddenly, all of your worries disappear.  Forever.

WPC – Temporary

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Week 20 (From Below) – Overhead


While hiking near Lucia Falls, nature changes from freshly blooming trees to areas that can resemble that of a rain forest.  With its moss covered trees throughout the area, it lends a certain creepy feeling as you pass under the dangling moss that accumulates year after year.  This week, we were to change our perspective and get below your subject.  I chose this image from our recent hike, not because it was technically more challenging, but because I thought this was interesting.

“Quiet Alleyway”

On This Day – While is Seattle 2 years ago, we came across this alleyway that was so quiet. No cars, no people, except one traveler walking along.

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“Quiet Alleyway”

f9, 1/50 sec., ISO 100, 35 mm

There is a lot to be appreciated of a quiet back road to get places.  Each route has its own special qualities that can arouse the senses and imagination.  Even in a busy urban location, certain places can bring the peace and quiet that one dreams of while they venture from place to place.

WPC – A Face in the Crowd

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Week 19 (Edge Cut Sun) – Sunburst


Photographing the sun during sunrise or sunset is relatively straightforward, however, when you photograph the sun during the day, it can be tricky.  During the blue hour or golden hour, the light is at its best for photographing the sun and landscape so when its broad daylight out, you want to add interest to your subject.  This week we were to use an edge to cut the sun and to stop down the aperture when shooting the sun.  I used our birch tree’s branch to cut the sun and create interest.  Using an aperture of F22 created the sunburst behind the leaves.

“Chilly Night”

On This Day – I posted this a year ago as the evening was cool. The air was so crisp and the moon was out…magical.

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“Chilly Night”

The moon is out, shining brightly.  The sky has cleared enough for us to see beyond the winter cover of clouds and rain.  It’s still chilly, though, and the trees remain bare.  Waiting for spring to come and warm the earth.  Crisp.

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