Musings about writing, being a freelance editor, and life in general, with healthy doses of humor and unapologetic acts of silliness.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Autumn Photo Shoot
I hosted a nature photography outing here in Olalla on October 18, hoping to capture some of the beautiful autumn foliage on the local trees. After a week of rain, Mother Nature did cooperate and the sun came out on our day. We stopped at Olalla Bay first, taking many pictures of the beautiful trees lining the shore, as well as the numerous cormorants and seagulls sitting like silent sentinels on old pilings. On the left is my favorite shot of Olalla Bay. The second picture is another view of the bay, where you can see more of the colorful trees.
The third shot shows Olalla Bay from a different perspective. I think the rocks and boulders add visual interest. They were brought in to prevent erosion of the beach. At high tide they are completely covered.
Next stop was Crescent Lake, for more photos. Then we stopped to shoot an old abandoned cabin. Our final stop was a small park where we took pictures of an old weathered totem pole.
The close-up of the leaf is another of my favorites. It is a blackberry leaf and I love the red and green pattern.
At day's end a couple of us still had the camera bug, so after the rest left, we went to Burley Lagoon for more photos. The 5th picture is Burley Lagoon.
In all, it was a great day and everyone got beautiful shots. Hope you enjoy a few of mine!
I'm retired from freelance editing and living the good life. I love not working for a living! I live on a small farm in rural western Washington State where I reside with my dogs, cats, and horses. I have a warped sense of humor and I'm joyously silly most of the time.