Up the Interstate

A couple of weeks ago I was burned out and wanted to get away. So, I traveled up the interstate.

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This is actually from the way home.

The sun and light were nice enough that it was just one of those pull over and grab the tripod moments.

I've never been to the campus, so getting to wander there was fun.
I’ve never been to the campus, so getting to wander there was fun.
Sections of the beach were made up almost exclusively by shells and muscles
Sections of the beach were made up almost exclusively by shells and muscles

And of course it’s not a trip to anywhere in Washington if you don’t stop by an overcast beach.

 

 

Three Climates – The Coast

Here’s the second section! About a month ago I made my way out to the very tip of Washington with a few friends and of course brought my camera! Keeping the same theme as the first section, these are a little on the experimental side as well.

Starting with some panorama action!
Starting with some panorama action!

All of the panoramas that I’ve been posting lately have been built in a program that I’m quickly coming to love. It’s called Hugin. It’s taken a little figuring out for working through some of the tricky aspects, but I now I’ve finally got my feet under me so this one will be moot quality wise by the next time I shoot for one. If anyone is interested in Hugin, it’s a free open source program that you can find HERE!

From an evening fire on the beach.
From an evening fire on the beach.
Deleting color channels can have nice results.
Deleting color channels can have nice results.
While not the best photo (it was too bright out), it was the coolest thing along off the highway. So over the guard rail I went to make a memory.
While not the best photo (it was too bright out), it was the coolest thing along off the highway. So over the guard rail I went to make a memory.
From spending a day relaxing and sun burning on the tide flats.
From spending a day relaxing and sun burning on the tide flats.

 

 

 

 

 

Treasures on the old bulk head

I spent a little time wandering down the beach the other day picking up bits of crab that had washed up with the tide. Every time I had both of my hands full I would go back to the old section of bulk head and set them on the pillars. In their prime more than seventy-five years ago, these once pristine and tar covered shoulder high pillars still stand against the waves. The protect the land and the homes above as they always have, and a small number still provide the place where treasures from the beach have always been laid.

 

The little top bit is a little more floral than I would normally put forth, but this is a very sentimental place to me that has been in my family since the 1930’s

One of the few survivors of the shells here, the blind eyes show this fellow is just a molting

The crab shells in all of these photos can be seen in the top photo.

 

There’s a very high possibility that there will be more of this bulk head in the future.