I haven't been out to take all of these shots but already had them in my archives! I took the leaves and sky this morning..
Lighthouse and flag.JPG The Needles lighthouse..
Hovercraft.JPG The business end of a hovercraft..
World cup winners.1966. England..JPG The two Bobbies.. Tussauds waxworks.. Blackpool..
Contrast. Red Challenge..jpg Leaves and sky..
A Lime Kiln
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Cattle Point Lighthouse
Well... I'm still slowly editing my way through this whole trip and while I was going in chronological order, I don't have access to the few ferry pictures I took as of this very moment in time. So instead we're going to time warp through the Ferry ride and hop onto San Juan Island. Our first full day there we decided to drive to the eastern most point of the island to see one of two lighthouses on the island.
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Sandy Hook Lighthouse
The Sandy Hook Lighthouse , located about one and a half statute miles (2.4 km) inland from the tip of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, is the oldest working lighthouse in the United States. It was designed and built in 1764 by Isaac Conro.
St. Joe Island Lighthouse, near Port Aransas, TX.
funny, i lived near this lighthouse for nearly 30 years and i've never seen it up-close.
the day i took this the weather was cold and damp, very dreary, threatening to rain in advance of a cold front. there was no sunlight. everything was kinda blue hued and the wind was constant. i could taste the salt spray in the air.
what i like to call an Eeyore day. you know..."GREY!!!!"
Today's Visit at FH Park
Today the high is 80 degrees, and I knew this yesterday when hubby asked me if I wanted to go to a park we'd never been to, to take pictures. Today came, and off we went. This first batch is what I think of as the postcards, lol. Scenic and serene, it was a huge park-Frank Holten Park, if I have the name right? With a huge lake, even.
I thought I had a great shot of two curves in the road and the arch, only to be reminded that sometimes you can't force it-or forsee it. That one didn't work out, but some did, including the remote control boat tearing through the water, the geese, and the humongous 1 1/2 foot spiderweb I found UP IN A TREE. Yes, I did get that one. You haveta see it to believe it, and it is shocking, like something out of a horror flick, so I decided to start with these gentler, kinder shots. Hope you like. Ty & Cw!!!
Challenge Post did not work out.
After I finished the grass yesterday, I tried some challenge shots. I tried different lighting, tripod, you name it. The shots were crap. These may not be much better, but I promised George his name sake light house shot. This sign is just outside of Mexico Beach, Fla. The locals say there are lots of bears, but I was not lucky enough to see one. The shot of the pines is from Cape San Blas.
Sunset in the pines
Vacation - Friday
We left Las Vegas Friday morning, and stopped by the Hoover Dam, where they wanted to charge us $8 each just to enter the visitor center after charging us $7 for parking. We told them where they could put their dam fee. The line marking the border between Nevada and Arizona on the road passing over the dam has been erased. Apparently, they couldn't figure out how to charge people to see it. Or, hell, maybe they sold the dam thing. They're also building a new bridge above the dam, so the existing road will probably be next to go.
We headed south to Lake Havasu, which is known for one thing--the London Bridge, which was bought for $2.5M and then disassembled, shipped to Arizona and put back together stone by stone. It seems that the guy who bought it thought he was buying the Tower Bridge, which is the London icon. Still, it's a nice bridge.
It was very hot so we hit the pool for awhile and then went out to shoot a late afternoon storm. This may also fit in cratchet's new challenge - a lighthouse in Arizona? Not something you see everyday and something I definitely didn't expect. We also got sunset shots over the lake from a huge trailer park and a little post sunset serenity from a park down the road. Then we went back down to the bridge for a few evening shots like this one and this other one while we still had a little ambient light to work with.
Saturday morning we got up and made the drive back to Tucson, our vacation over except for the fireworks that night. Thank you for joining us in our little adventure. We had a blast taking the pictures and hope you enjoyed seeing them.
Havasu Bridge Night2
Coquille River Light
The Coquille River Light was the last built on the Oregon coast, completed in 1896. The short 40 ft. tower and small Fourth Order lens served to guide ships across the treacherous bar at the entrance to the river. In those days, the river port of Bandon was a center for shipping the lumber of Oregon's rich forests.
Between the last two which do you like the framing on better?
Fishing On The Beach
I know.. kind of different for me. I don't take many people shots.
I have returned from five days on the Oregon Coast. I will be making you suffer through a wide range of subjects once I get all of the images sorted and thinned. I shot around 450 images but you won't have to see all of them. Some of the goodies include beaches, driftwood, a working fishing port, sea gulls, endangered Brown Pelicans, lighthouses, people fishing and elk. Oh, I almost forgot.. I also found Surfer Guy's summer beach house in Oregon!
The sunset gods took the week off. There won't be any sunset shots. Such is life at the coast. On the other hand the fog gods were working overtime. While I am sorting and thinning you can see what I woke up to Wed. morning. The fog was the thickest it had been all week. As the sun started to break the view of the Cape Blanco Lighthouse was worth getting out of bed and taking the hike up the hill to shoot.
More as I get them sorted and thinned.