Monday, March 22, 2010

To make up for the cliche (I hope)

Here are some pictures from the same trip as the lighthouse pictures. I spent a few days camped right next to the beach with my family. It is still one of my favorite family vacations I have ever been on and these are some of my favorite pictures to this day, maybe they are good photos, but they also remind me of a lovely time. It seems that art is as much about the emotion it evokes as it is lighting, composition, etc. These photos remind me of being relaxed. They remind me of waking up early which is something I love though I'm not good at it. They remind me of camping and all that goes with it; bandanas, camp food (read good food. Food cooked outdoors is inherently better than normal food), camp fires, and just plain simplifying. There is a lot to be said for simple living.

From cliche lighthouse photos we get to inside the cute little lighthouse for a great view.

A detailed shot of the railing the goes around the top of the lighthouse. I love the weathering, the layers of rust and the way the salt water has altered the paint on the ball. Of course the roman numerals. Each post around the railing was numbered. I'm not sure why, but I do love it. I wonder about the care that went into building a railing that needs numbers.

This fern was on the hike up to the lighthouse. I love ferns. period.

The underside of a sand dollar on the beach. I'd never noticed the veiny underbellies until this very day. You learn something new everyday.
And this picture of my brother. I love the story this one holds. Him looking around, trying to figure out how to get this kite launched on his own. Or I suspect, more likely, looking around in order to look like he needed assistance launching the kite, so that I would put down my camera to help him out. I did. But I'm glad I got this photo first.


  1. that was a great trip.
    love the fern picture.
    mostly I love the memories and now I'm going to look at my pictures from that trip.
    great sunsets, and frisbee and whale bones and pelican beaks and wet sand and dogs in the surf.

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  3. Reminds me of the first (and only so far) time I went inside a lighthouse. It was in Bandon, Oregon - my very first exposure to the ocean. It was truly magical for me. Thanks for stirring up those happy memories!

  4. Lydia, Thanks for the tip. I'll have to check it out.

    Mom R, the fern is one of my all time favorite pictures. Glad you like it.

    Mom S, Glad you enjoyed your trip. We'll have to get the family all out to the beach sometime. It's one of my very most favorite places. Magic it is.


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