Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Against my better judgment, I woke up before dawn with John Telford and a group of people to go to Haystack Rock in the wind and the rain. And once again against my better judgment, I decided to walk to the north end of the beach to take pictures of rocks there instead of photographing Haystack Rock. It was a lot longer walk than I anticipated. Long story short, I finished that morning with no pictures and really, really wet.
But, after a glorious nap, I got a tour of a glass blowing studio and had some AMAZING tea at this café. T
Then there was another photography disappointment.
But, thankfully, I saw the most incredible sunset of my life today at Haystack Rock. It all payed off.
Monday, May 24, 2010
We left at 8am from our Yurts, and started the journey from Tugman State Park to Cannon Beach, into this GORGEOUS house will everything we’d ever want. I can’t wait to cook.
This morning, we all had breakfast at this natural food store/restaurant that specialized in gluten free food! AH! It was so overwhelming! I had some zucchini and potato pancakes and then bought a loaf of bread, date bar and brownie. It was amazing.
We also made a stop at a beach, and at the Tillamook Factory, and got some ice cream that tasted incredibly fresh, probably the freshest I’ve tasted.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I woke up early, and took a photo walk along the lake. Went to a church in North Bend.
Afterwards, we ate then went to Shoreline (?) Gardens in Shoreline state park, then John, Valerie and I explored some other spots and met the bunny lady! She was surprisingly normal, but apparently she organizes a yearly easter egg hunt there and the fire chief dresses up in a bunny costume she made.
Then we had an intense critique, but I realized I need to do some more work.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Went for a morning run around the lake, and it was amazing. We then went to seafood and ice cream in Winchester, where I had grilled crab for the first time. It tasted like ocean, but with a bit of tartar sauce it tasted great. We then went to a lake in Oregon which had a massive dune going down right into the lake, and some guys were sand boarding there. I got some great shots of them! It’s incredible the kinds of landscapes you find here! They are constantly taking my breath away.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Critique in the morning (4 hours!) then Coos Bay by day. It was incredible rainy and then the sun came out bright against the dark clouds, and it was perfect lighting. I feel that that is kind of a theme for this trip. We ended the day with night photography at the beach and then home.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Laundry day! I’m looking back so my memories are jumbled at this point. We photographed the dock this day and spent the day in Winchester. What a cute little town with a bunch of cool boats, both old and new.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
John Telford is the funniest man. Ever.
Our vans are hereby named :
John’s – Silver Fox
Joe’s – Vanjo. (named by his kids Hanna and Ethan)
Macsen’s – The Beet (or Beat)
Amy’s – Henri (pronounced French)
Traveling with Joe is funny. I feel like he gets really motherly to me, and will definitely get a little worrier on us. Other times, like today on the beach on the way to the Mansion house, he acted like a total kid, and so did John. But every group meeting we have, Joe has to give us some kind of death warning, as in “Don’t do ________ or you will die.” It’s even gone so far as to be: “leave a dish lying around, and you will die.”
The group is really coming together, I’ll make sure to take pictures of our fun times and not just our landscapes J. Some are not even art majors, but all are great people. I’m really happy with the shots I’m taking, but then again it’s hard to make bad photographs of some of these places!
I’ve eaten some really great food on this trip. FRESH food. Like fish and crab, cheese, milk, produce, fudge, honey, etc. I also feel like I would love to live in one of these adorable Oregon coastal towns. And I’m in the presence of immense beauty constantly, and every day is so full of wonder, and we’ve seen SO MUCH. I can’t believe it’s been 11 days already, and how it all started in Gerlach in a dirty motel and sleeping under the stars.