Shipwrecked III

This shot reminded me of two others I took over a year ago when my Nikon was new (to me):

Shipwrecked I
Shipwrecked II

And since it’s a (rare) beautiful day in Western Washington, I’m going to get out there and see what other subject matter can be found today. The shot above was taken in Semiahmoo, Washington.

Shipwrecked II

Can you believe there were two shipwrecked boats on the same beach?  Well there were, and I was a little surprised considering this is Bellingham.  

I wasn’t even going to log on to my computer tonight to post, but then decided to visit to order the Nikon 18mm – 200mm f/3.5-5.6 I’ve been wanting to go with my new camera.  It was important to get this new lens, because I just found out I’ll be one of the photographers at the Bellingham Roller Betties bout next weekend!   I’ve secretly wanted to be in the roller derby, but considering I can’t skate and don’t take pain very well, photographing a bout is a far better alternative for me!  I’m really excited!

Happy Friday, everyone!


I’ve been reading Steve McCurry’s Blog lately, and it’s forced me to rethink what I want to accomplish with my photography.  I know we can’t all travel the world and evoke complex emotions with each shutter actuation, but I’d like to think I’m shooting with purpose. 

When I got my first point and shoot, and then when I got my hands on a DSLR (thanks to David), I took pictures of anything and everything.  But now?  I don’t know.  I think more before clicking.  Perhaps that’s why I haven’t been posting as much lately – it’s not so much being busy as just wanting to take things to another level.  I’m not sure what that next level is yet. 

I’ll have some time to think about this in a couple of weeks when I travel back to Ireland. Ten hours in the air with no entertainment other than B movies that haven’t yet made it to DVD provides a lot of that.  Also, it turns out Steve McCurry has an exhibit in the Temple Bar area of Dublin while I’m there, so I’ll need to check that out!   Maybe Bono is wrong and I will find what I’m looking for??  🙂