Foto Friday – A Glimpse of Mt. Rainier

Foto Friday – A Glimpse of Mt. Rainier

After living in the Northwest of the U.S. for many, many years, I made my first visit to Mt. Rainier (or the native name, Mt. Tahoma). It's hard to imagine capturing the majesty and awe-inspiring reality in a photo. Here's my inadequate attempt. At least the beautiful...

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Foto Friday – Minimalism, Negative Space, and Lighting

Foto Friday – Minimalism, Negative Space, and Lighting

My friend, Jace, walks along the shore of one of my favorite places along the west coast of the US, Oswald Beach. The lone figure in a negative space, made up of beach and a cliff wall, creates a pensive mood. I like the minimalism seen here. The beautiful light from...

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Foto Friday – A Splash of Color

Foto Friday – A Splash of Color

Negative space is one of my favorite recipes for a compelling photo. Here, the lonely Monarch butterfly soars over an expanse of dark sand. I was thrilled when I later noticed the butterfly's shadow, which give perspective and shows that the butterfly is actually off...

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Foto Friday – Birds in the Sand

Foto Friday – Birds in the Sand

Walking at the Oregon Coast the other day, I looked down and saw this beautiful abstract. The wisps of white sand scattered throughout the darker brown sand looked like birds in flight, I decided to create a black and white photo to increase the contrast and enhance...

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Foto Friday – Love in a Mist Back Again

Foto Friday – Love in a Mist Back Again

As i've mentioned before, Love-in-a Mist is one of my favorite flowers. To my delight, it makes a showing every spring in my front yard. Now, this photo is more than about a favorite flower. It's about lighting. The late morning sunlight filtering through the tree...

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Foto Friday – Cedar Waxwing Stopped by for a Brief Visit

Foto Friday – Cedar Waxwing Stopped by for a Brief Visit

Last week I notice this beautiful bird sitting up in a tree in my yard. I quickly went inside to grab my camera, all the time thinking she’d fly away before I got back. Happily, I found her still sitting there as if she were waiting for me. Ha. How often does that...

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Foto Friday – Evening Grosbeak Coming in for a Snack

Foto Friday – Evening Grosbeak Coming in for a Snack

Yes, I know I posted a couple of Evening Grosbeaks in conversation last week. But I couldn’t resist showing you this photo. I like the sense of movement - capturing this bird in action. And there’s more to see here. Look at the shapes - the triangles of the wings and...

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Foto Friday – Evening Grosbeaks Having a Conversation

Foto Friday – Evening Grosbeaks Having a Conversation

The one on the left seems to be taken aback by what his friend is saying. Ha These two were a surprise for me. Evening Grosbeaks had never come to my yard before these two arrived. I was thrilled. They are beautiful birds with their striking, well-defined colors.

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Foto Friday – Tulip Time in Portland

Foto Friday – Tulip Time in Portland

On a walk this morning, I feasted on tulip eye candy. They are everywhere. I chose to post this lovely duotone. I couldn’t resist making a photo of the contrasting colors - yellow and red against a blue background.

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