Saturday, January 10, 2009


The Old Man and the Sea...
I'm sure Hemingway didn't have me in mind, but still...

Another Day when the Sun Was Out presented itself, and since Nature wasn't gonna wait for me, This Old Man went out to capture some of it. It's always a holiday of sorts when the sun's out on the coast; the sun seems to amplify all of everything that's out there. Of course, some are more eager than others when it comes to Actually Embracing Mother Nature so early in the year...below, two young surfer dudes, attack the surf...remember, this isn't California, it's Oregon, and it's also January 10th....Brrrrr.....I think these guys have thicker skin than I do...



While at the beach, I took some more photos of things which I've taken before, time and time again, but still, within each, attempts were made to throw in some creativity in image depiction. In the photos below, the first one shows Mr. Seagull striking a pose with the Coast Guard Station in the background, and Coos Bay (the Bay, not the town) behind. The next one shows the waves moving bayward, with the north spit (a spit is a really narrow promontory) in the background, while the buoy tries its best not to get uprooted by the wave action...




...the left photo (just above) was taken from a spot where I like to sit on the jetty; you get an idea of how high and massive the jetty rocks are, and to its right is a view looking southward along the beach, taken from the same spot...it being a Sunny Saturday, looks like everyone was thinking like me...go to the beach! Now!

Below are some more photos taken from that same spot. I guess I'm a lazy photographer; "perch high and shoot in lots of directions" kinda describes my technique. I witnessed a Sea Battle of sorts, watching a fishing boat, loaded to the gills with its catch, trying to get from Ocean Turbulence to Calmer Bay Waters...




...almost makes ya get seasick just looking at these photos; a little old boat called "The Moss" is tossed around, undulating, rising & falling with each wave crest, and if that's not enough, it's also pitching right and left, and, ack ack ack aaaack. Reminds me of an amusement ride I went on once in which the passenger cars were spinning 'round and 'round on a track which also made said cars go up and down and up and down; 5 minutes of that and my complexion was green...why they call 'em 'amusement' rides, I'll never know...and the one time I went on a deep sea fishing charter, long ago, it was basically "heave-ho" all the way...
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Anyhow, all good things must come to an end, and so it was with this day...the sun was setting fast, and I was still half-a-mail away from the old jalopy, so reluctantly, I disembarked the jetty and began heading south, camera in hand...below, you can see the Cape Arago Lighthouse sitting on Chief Rock, and then, an attempt to depict a really gorgeous sunset...



...just above, a look back at where the waves crash, and I was able to nab one with the camera. Heading towards home, further up the road about four miles north, here's what the sunset looked like across the bay. 'Twas a nice day to be out; truly a day in which Mother Nature provides one with a natural buzz. Must be all that fresh air going to my brain...
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Soon, I'll be going up and down the South Coast, to find different things to take pictures of; Within 10 miles of where I live, I've taken almost every Coast picture that is possible to take. Still, they're views I never tire of. And hopefully these photos will tell all of you up in the Frozen North that indeed, There Will Be An End To Winter. Hang in there...

3 Comments:

Blogger Silver Valley Girl said...

You've been tagged for some iTunes fun here:

http://silvervalleystories.blogspot.com/2009/01/wintersongor-some-fun-on-itunes.html

9:32 PM  
Blogger Word Tosser said...

Thanks Dave, for the time out in my mind with the pictures... looking and then closing my eyes, and feeling the sray of water...
The pictures were great...

9:34 PM  
Blogger some guy who blogs said...

Dear SVGirl, I have no itunes or an ipod or whatever you're referring to. I'm just an old stick in the mud....I don't do FaceBook or Myspace or a lot of internet things people do....?

Hi, Cis; a good picture can work wonders for the spirit. I always try to make my pictures really interesting; not just 'pictures', really, more "creations using what my camera sees", if that makes any sense...

9:42 PM  

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