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Road Trip – Bandon, Oregon

August 3, 2017 Leave a comment

I think Bandon is underrated.

There are certain things, at least for me, that makes for a nice and relaxing time.  Being on vacation is the first thing.  The second thing is access to some pretty cool spots to photograph (and more importantly, not too busy).  Lastly, there has to be some pretty decent food options available to partake in.

Bandon checked off all three.

Here’s a few shots from the beach.

My room was on top of the beach.  Not near the beach, but on top of it.  I probably should’ve explored more, especially along the beach, but I was pretty content to just sit and watch the rising and fading tide, and seeing the sun crawl slowly to the horizon.   Bandon Beach and Face Rock is probably one of the better coastal towns where I’ve spent some time.  This won’t be the last trip to Bandon, I can guarantee that!

I’ll probably write more on Bandon sometime this weekend or next week.  Of course, next week, we’re back in school as well.  Which also marks the attempt at a new project, which I’ll post here.  It’ll be a photography project around what *I* do at school or how I’m feeling that particular day during or after the school day.  I’m not sure how this’ll turn out, if I’ll finish, but I’m willing to start.  I’m hoping I can show the perserverance to post a picture every day and see how this’ll evolve.  I’m going to start a new Instagram primarily for this project so I’ll post that as soon as that’s up.

In the meantime, you can also check my landscapes/cityscapes Instagram, if you’d like to see more of the Reno/Tahoe area, along with anywhere else I might be exploring.

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Impromptu Photo Trip

I realize that I should be taking more behind the scenes photos as I’m going on these impromptu trips. I should be taking more photos regardless of any trip I’m doing, whether it’s spur-of-the-moment or not. I think I’ll try to do more when it comes to the trip up to Oregon this weekend.

I’m also toying with an idea. What started me in photography was a 365 Photo Project, just taking a photo everyday for a whole year. It definitely improved my skills overall and helped foster my love of photography and take it to another level. If you scope out my Instagram, I still have a few of those photos still posted.

Anyway, the idea I’m toying with is a photo everyday of the next school year, even with some of the training I’ll do. I’m thinking I’ll write something on occasion about what’s happening, though I’m sure, more often than not, I’ll just post something that might represent the day, whether it’s a stack of papers, a sunset as I’m walking out the door, etc.  Or maybe I will write something everyday.  Could be a good thing to help improve on my writing, just like my photography a few years back.  I may start a new Instagram for that as well. We’ll see though. It sounds like an interesting project to take on.

Now, onto the photo.


SH 7.25.17

My word Tahoe . . . how can you be so . . . ugly.

I was with a friend at Barnes and Noble, helping her out with her writing when I noticed the clouds in the sky.  Actually, I think I did this before . . . in fact, I know I was with the same friend, helping her with her writing, when I saw that the clouds could yield a decent sunset.

Apparently, this a pattern with me.

Anyway, I actually drove a bit just to see where I could head out to.  I was going to try and hit up Chimney Beach, but I was just a tad late and decided on the old standby of Sand Harbor.

To the backdrop of the Shakespeare performance tonight, I decided on the composition above, as there were still a few people at the beach, along with their kiddos, enjoying the summer sunset, just like I was.  I just wanted to find a spot of my own and settled here.  This viewpoint allowed the remaining clouds in the basin to light up as the sun settled below the horizon.  If I looked more west or south, it would’ve been a clear sky.  Not that those are bad, mind you, but I do like a bit of drama in the sky, especially for a Tahoe sunset.

Honestly, I don’t think I can ever get sick of these sunsets.

Impromptu Landscape Photo Ops

 

There are times when I plan my shots.  There are other times when I don’t.  Today was a day that wasn’t planned as far as landscape photography.

Yes, this happens often with me.


After hanging out at Barnes and Noble helping a friend with her writing, I stepped outside and noticed the clouds forming toward the south and southeast, over Washoe Valley.  To the northwest, it was pretty clear, which usually means the clouds to the southeast had a good chance of catching some light and creating a great opportunity to catch a decent sunset.

Or, at least that’s what I’ll say now.

What I was really thinking was . . . “I do have my camera, and my back is feeling better.  It’d be great to get a photo . . . but the Lakers are playing tonight and Lonzo Ball has been playing better . . . gee willikers . . . what to do . . .”

Okay, I really didn’t say “gee willikers” but honestly, I think that’s a fantastic phrase.  Very Ned Flanders-ish.  Not that I’m a big Ned Flanders fan, but it’s just a fun little thing to say.

flanders.0.0

“Stupid, sexy Flanders!”


Anyway, seeing as this age of technology allows for people to re-watch certain things on television, I opted for the impromptu sunset shot with the reassurance that an NBA summer league game was something I could pass by.

And yes, the Lakers won.  And I’m content to just watching the highlights.  I mean, it’s just summer league!


So here’s one of the shots I captured.  Since the clouds were to the southeast, I chose to go to Washoe Lake (it was too close to sunset to try a Tahoe trip) where I thought the clouds would pick up some color.  With the recent winter here in Northern Nevada, Washoe Lake is filled like I haven’t seen before, or at least since the mid-1990s.  And with the type of winds that get whipped up in Washoe Valley, you sometimes have an opportunity for a capture like this.

 

Sunset at Washoe 7.13.17-4

Pssssst . . . if you’re reading this and you’re from my Instagram page (@moralvictory), thanks for reading.  If you’re not following me on Instagram . . . please do.  I’d like to think I have some witty things to say when I’m out and about, trying to play the part of landscape photographer.


Side note:  I’m definitely going to purchase the 6D Mark II soon.  We’ll see when though.

Side side note:  Can’t believe that we’ll be back in school in less than a month.  I mean, I’m looking forward to it, but at the same time, I like being able to sleep in and then do a bit of research for work.

Side side side note:  The research is centered around app creation for educational purposes, along with reading how to better use blogs in the classroom.  See, I actually do a bit of work.

 

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