Sunday, April 19, 2009

MORE EXCELLENT ADVENTURES in PICTURE-TAKING...
...Or, Random Exercises in Digital Camera madness, part 86:
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As you can see, my blogsite still isn't letting me change type sizes for the subject line, which, in order to be an all-pervasive, attention-getting, sensationalist-type pandering, needs HUGE PRINT IN THE SUBJECT LINE (can you hear me, dear folks at Blogger.Com?)!!! But since that option isn't available to me, I've just gotta plod, tromp, stomp along the best I can. I've explored enough ear-bending, earth-shattering sensationalist-type topics this week already, so I'm thinkin', let's just do a simple, non-controversial-type post with a lot of Pictures. This post will go down smoother than Aunt Jemima's Pancake Syrup...mmmm...
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When the Sun's out in these parts, that's Ma Nature's way of saying "GET OFF YER (censored), AND GIT OUTSIDE. THIS MAY BE YER ONLY CHANCE FOR THE NEXT SIX WEEKS!!!" So that's what I did. Made sure I had enough camera batteries, and off I did go for yet another Venturous Voyage. The Sun hadn't been out for oh, so long, but Out It Was Today. Somehow the photos included here ended up in Reverse order, but since it's late, and I'm tired, well, I'm just going to present 'em as they ended up in this here post. So here goes...
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The top photo shows Sunset Approaching on Saturday Evening, 4/18. Below that photo, the Sun sinks lower, but being obscured by clouds, its image is rather nebulous, not sharp, or defined, but it's there, believe me. The tides seemed to calm down as Sunset approached. It's usually about this time of day that the Commercial Fishing Boats scurry in, trying to get to harbor while there's still some light, but not a lot of boats were out today. There were lots of folks on the beach and climbing all over the jetties today...I wonder how many of them were fishermen who thot today was just too nice to head out to sea...
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I've taken so many photos from this same general area that you're probably getting tired of the Same Old Views, although an attempt is made at some semblance of variety. The top photo is a shot that literally made itself; as I aimed the camera, those people walked into the picture. Cool, huh? Below that, The Loneliest Rider lets his mighty steed gallop into the Sunset along the beach. And so another day is done, in the books, and is gone forever. So I captured a piece of it for posterity.
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But, you must be really wondering, do I actually take pictures anywhere else? Or do I just post thousands of photos of the same 6-mile strip of coastline near where I live hoping you won't succumb to mindless burnout caused by seeing the same thing over and over and over? Well, folks, This Is Your Lucky Day, because a couple of weeks ago, I had to go to Bandon, a small town 25 miles south of here, and I'm gonna have to go back there again and spend some more time...I mean, look at these views...first, looking south, then north, and you, too, will marvel at all the Sea Stacks (great big rocks) which litter the coastline there...feast your eyes, folks...
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Finally, from the Theater of the Absurd, one last photo which answers an age-old question: You've seen that warning which is printed on rearview mirrors in which you're advised that "Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear". Is that true? Or are they just saying that? If the photo below is to believed, this Warning is Indeed Valid. And since I can waste all kinds of time taking ridiculous photos due to Rechargable Camera Batteries and Not Having To Buy Film, I decided to try this photo experiment which Actually Worked...
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Those trees (at Bastendorff Beach Overlook) do look like they're so close that I'd 'back' into them if I wasn't careful, but indeed they're waay back there. Still, if someone's tailgating me that closely, I'm either gonna speed up, or more likely, slow down and pull over to the shoulder of the road if they wanna get past me that badly. Which reminds me of a bumper sticker I once saw which read: "Speed On, Brother, Hell Ain't Half Full."
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Look for more 'elsewhere' Oregon Coast Photos in the near future here on Your Favorite Blogsite. I've got this itch to zip up and down the coast, especially as more Sunny Days creep into the weather forecast.

5 Comments:

Blogger Silver Valley Girl said...

I love the pictures. Our family is all meeting in Rockaway Beach this summer to spend a week, and I can't wait. It has been way too long since we have been to the Oregon Coast. I am really looking forward to some time at the coast.

1:14 PM  
Blogger some guy who blogs said...

Hi, Valley Girl...I presume Rockaway Beach is on the Northern Part of the O-coast. The sun shone like a jewel suspended in the sky today, the water was a deep blue, and it was a good day to be alive. I do hope you enjoy your Coast-time...

11:47 PM  
Blogger Silver Valley Girl said...

Sounds like Paradise!!!

5:32 PM  
Blogger Word Tosser said...

Thanks D. for the wonderful ocean fix for me... I love your pictures..they are the best next thing to being there.

2:37 PM  
Blogger some guy who blogs said...

Cis...I enjoy being around the ocean; I'm trying to "live it" and there's no way I could ever tire of the waves and endless waters. I can look out, and "see" the picture in my mind and how I want it to appear in my camera. I also deliberately try for several 'elements' in the photo to keep 'em interesting. If you go to www.webshots.com, and type in the username 'digitaldave72', you can see all my photos. I do know that for every one photo I keep in my camera, I've deleted a whole bunch of photos that don't measure up...

9:12 PM  

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