Tag Archives: water

Early morning waves and rocks in black and white

Early morning waves on Sandy Beach on Oahu
A big splash

Sandy Beach on Oahu really is sandy, but toward one end it has these interesting lava rocks. Watching the waves crash on the rocks is rather hypnotic. Even though the sunrise colors were very lovely I think black and white brings out the drama of the water.

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Rocks, Boulders, Stones, Lens-Artists Challenge: Water, and Brashley Photography’s Mid-week Monochrome.

I used a combination of the black and white tools built into the GIMP and Nik Collections Silver Effects Pro to create the images above.

Which way to the Apricots?

Last Sunday we took an outing to get apricots in Eastern Washington. An almost annual trek. Almost because time goes so quickly that I miss the brief period when you can get them some years.

Our little trip took us through a lot of the landscapes of Washington State. From an island in Puget Sound, through the Cascade mountains to areas of Eastern Washington that are both fertile and arid. All beautiful, but each with its own personality.

Even though it was only a day trip the summer heat led us to leave the dogs at dad’s so they could have a day on the beach instead of a hot car ride. He lives on an island.

Tahlequah ferry dock and a paddle boarder.
Two ways to go places: Paddle board and ferry.
View of and from the Tahlequah-Point Defiance ferry.
View from the deck of the ferry as we set off.
At a stop light in Enumclaw it looks like you will be driving straight at Mount Rainier.
This road headed straight to the mountain (Rainier).
A road in Eastern Washington with dry landscape.
The other side of the mountain is very dry (and hot).
Yakima Canyon road runs beside the very blue Yakima river, but the surrounding hills are very dry.
Even beside a full river there isn’t much green.

Son of a Beach’s Which Way Photo Challenge