Well, what do you know? The sun does come out in the Pacific Northwest! It decided to emerge for an entire weekend. This was nice, considering it was Dirty Dan Days in Fairhaven, where I got several shots of some performers this afternoon and enjoyed the Chuckanut Chowder Cook-off. After leaving Fairhaven, I took a walk by the marina for some additional photos – since I generally don’t have time during the week anymore.
For a while I was trying to do a photo a day. However, this just isn’t realistic for me these days. I’m liking the idea of a post a week – maybe an extra one if I have time. But, I’m not going to stress out over it. Having a photo blog should be fun, not a burden after all.
I love WordPress for many reasons, not the least of which is all the interesting people it puts me in contact with. One particular new cyber friend is Michael Bonocore, who specializes in HDR photography in San Francisco. I chatted with him via Skype, asking for photo advice this afternoon, as I edited this bird picture.
Also – I posted this to torment David Williams. I know it bothers him that birds like me more than him. Muhahahaha. Just kidding. Love ya, coffee buddy!!
The sunset was breathtaking, and there I was driving up I-5 without my camera. But, I did some quick calculations and determined there was enough time to go home, grab the Canon, and get to the marina to capture what was left of it. My calculations didn’t allow for the slow mustang on Squalicum Parkway or the time loss for walking in heels down a long dock, however. Sure, people laughed at me as I clanked down the dock and disturbed every living thing within ear shot. It didn’t matter, though, because I was determined to get the shot.
It didn’t happen. I arrived at the end of the dock, weaving through large fishing boats, to discover the sun had disappeared behind the large rock wall. I’m sure the whole marina heard me sigh.
Disappointed, I turned to leave and discovered a man standing on the bow of a ship behind me – in the perfect position to still get that sunset. Turns out, we’d both had the same idea.
It was one of those beautiful chance meetings in which I met another local artist who is equally as passionate about photography. He gave me some good pointers and ideas on the long walk back to our vehicles.
His name is Jeff Aspnes…go check out his website – www.aspnesphoto.com!
Bellingham has such wonderful curves, like the curve in the boardwalk to Boulevard Park, the bends in the roads around hillsides, and the way this rock wall wraps around the marina. So many endless picture possibilities.
My last couple of posts have been on the dark side, so I thought it was time for a little life and color! I let Jess pick out my picture of the day this time since I was stuck between a couple.
Camera: Canon 40d
Location: Bellingham Marina