Photography Project: Abstracts with Fiber Optic Light

Circle and Line Abstract

This project belongs in the category of:  looks easier than it is.  I saw it in a magazine, and am not one to pass up a new take on abstracts.  So I ordered a cheap fiber optic light through Amazon, watched as Peter unpacked it, and to my amazement he said nothing.  I guess nothing I do surprises him much anymore. Continue reading

Photographing Mission San Luis Rey de Francia in Oceanside, CA

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Mary and I have photographed all 21 California missions, some more than once.  Last weekend we visited San Luis Rey for the third time and we always see something new.  Here is what you might want to see. Continue reading

Sunrise on Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

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Below the cloud cover is the Strait of Juan de Fuca

On our last morning in Port Angeles, WA, we took the very early morning drive up to Hurricane Ridge in complete darkness and shrouded in thick fog.  Boy did we get a surprise about half way up the mountain.  Here is what we saw. Continue reading

Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park


Sol Duc falls is a very large waterfall in Olympic National Park.  It is one of the featured attractions in the Park.  There is a lodge and campground nearby and the trail head is at the end of an easy drive.  This is a very popular hike, so get there early to avoid the crowds and get the best morning light.  Here is what you will see. Continue reading

Photography Project: Abstracts with Mylar


Abstract reflection in Mylar

Abstract reflection in Mylar

I could play for hours with a single piece of Mylar.  I can combine my love for reflections and abstracts in one medium.  I set up a piece of Mylar to capture an abstract of a vase of flowers, and instead ended up capturing pure abstracts of reflections of far away things in the room. Continue reading

Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park in beautiful monotone

The lagoon at Ruby Beach

The lagoon at Ruby Beach

We were very fortunate to arrive on Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park on a cold and dreary day with fog, low clouds, and a very low tide.  The best part was the low tide that enabled us to walk out more than a hundred yards from the beach. Continue reading