2019 The Year of Small Surprises and Second Chances: Weeks 14 & 15

The year of small surprises and second chances… To be honest I think this might be how I approach the rest of 2019.  Embracing those sneaky, small surprises and allowing for second chances.

The first set of images is a throwback to my 2016 photo project when I took one image per day using Hipstamatic’s “shake to randomize” feature.  I chose the subject, shook my iPhone to activate “randomize” mode and let the app make the editing choices before I could see the final results.  I committed to posting what came out of the camera and in the spirit of fun came back to give it another try in 2019.  This time around though I made one small change and decided to keep shooting in the randomly chosen combination if I liked the settings.  The end result being I had several new photos from each day but could only use one for the post…

So, I was consistent with my photo taking but daily life was a little more time-consuming than I had planned for and my final, wrap up post just didn’t happen.

Faced with this I decided I had two choices:  skip the week or give myself a second chance and write a longer post by the end of the next week including all 14 images.  Since I liked the photos and didn’t want to pass over them just because I was too busy I decided to pick the second chance option.  One thing led to another and my entire next week was structured around second chances.

I started with a favorite 2014 Washington coast shot reimagined in soft pastel Hipstamatic.  The second image came about after a customer asked if I had a color version of my popular black and white forest trail poster.  I went back to the original 2017 photo and worked with colors until I found a combination that made me happy.  You might recognize the next shot of Finn, it’s a re-work of the black and white photo from the first set of images and the rest are all additional photos left over from my “shake to randomize” week.  I hope you like them!

As with previous weeks all photos were taken with my iPhone and edited on my phone or iPad.  If you have specific questions about the editing choices ask a question in the comments.  I’m happy to share!

 

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My Year In Pictures: September Week 1

As soon as our first hike to Second Beach ended two years ago a return trip has been at the top of my vacation wish list.  Our first visit was such a lovely surprise with a quiet beach, warm temperatures, and wide open vistas  we couldn’t help but remember the area as always being bathed in sunshine but this year we were pleasantly surprised with a complete change in circumstances.  After days of record-breaking heat the winds shifted during our hike through the forest and brought this amazing fog just in time for sunset.  I’ll admit we were hoping to watch a summer sky filled with orange and pink but instead I think we were treated to something even more magical.  This week’s post is one more break from my typical weekly recap style but I took too many pictures to only share one from the day so I hope you enjoy this series of seven. 🙂

Next week will be a return to more real-time photos and recaps so if you’re curious about where we’ve been this month I’ve been keeping up with my daily share project on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. If you’d like to learn more about any of the images but you don’t follow me on these accounts please feel free to click here for IG, here for Twitter and here for FB or select a photo from the Instagram previews in my sidebar.  You don’t need an account at either place to view my photos, everyone’s welcome.🙂

My Year In Pictures August Week 5

Keeping with the style from my last post this final August catch-up will also be a simple combination of location notes and lots of pretty pictures.  If anyone wonders why we love living in the Pacific Northwest this series of Olympic National Park photos really illustrates the best of what we enjoy on a daily basis.  It’s not all rain and fog around here. 🙂  In a typical year this part of the state is a little cooler and wetter than where we live along Puget Sound but this year has been anything but typical and we managed to visit during some of the hottest days ever recorded in the park.  These seven photos cover one full Saturday beginning on Ruby Beach followed by a steamy hike through the Hoh Rainforest and a visit to the Hoh River for some cool mountain water.  We had dinner in La Push before starting our final hike out to Second Beach hoping to catch the sunset.  More from the beach next week…

I’ve been keeping up with my daily share project on Instagram and Facebook so If you’d like to learn more about any of the images but you don’t follow me on these accounts please feel free to click here for IG and here for FB or select a photo from the Instagram previews in my sidebar.  You don’t need an account at either place to view my photos, everyone’s welcome.🙂

 

 

 

iPhoneography Challenge: Black & White (Afternoon Light on the Washington Coast)

iPhone Monday (Th) 3-19-15

This was a hard view to leave behind after a wonderful summer day on the Washington Coast so if you have the opportunity to visit the Olympic Peninsula be sure to plan a hike out to First, Second or Third beaches. Bring your cameras and make the most of wide open vistas, intriguing sea stack formations and very few tourists because the only access is on foot through the forest.

Posted as part of Lens and Pen by Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge:  Black & White.

iPhoneography Monday: 9-15-14


iPhone Monday 9-15-14

Regular readers know one of my favorite things to do is explore a new beach and Second Beach on the Washington coast has moved to the top of my list.  I’ve posted a few photos from this visit and there will be more to come but today I have this black and white view for Lens and Pen by Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge:  Black and White.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Silhouette

Some of our best hours in the Olympic National Park were spent exploring Second Beach on the Washington Coast.  The one mile forest hike to the beach from a small parking area is just enough distance to keep crowds away and the sound of roaring surf echoing through the trees is one we won’t forget anytime soon.

Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Silhouette.