Day Two – Five Day Black And White Challenge

IR Windmill

A windmill near Safford, AZ shot with an IR converted camera

I’m a little behind on getting my 5 Day Black and White Challenge images posted to the blog.  This image, from my archives, is my Day 2 entry and is one of my favorite images.

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Day One – Five Day Black and White Challenge

Shooting The Coast

Black and white image of a photographer making an image of the Ocean on the Washington Coast

Recently my friend Jay Taylor challenged me to take part in the Five Day Black and White Challenge.  Basically you just share a black and white image each day for five days on Facebook.  I decided to take it a step further and post each days entry to my blog as well.

This image was captured during a recent trip out to the Washington coast with one of my IR converted cameras.

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Crazy Circles

The carnival ride Enterprise at the Washington State Fair

The carnival ride Enterprise at the Washington State Fair

At the risk of aging myself, I have always been a fan of the band Bad Company and the song Crazy Circles.  The second I saw this image on my camera’s LCD screen it was the first thing I thought of.  I also rarely use square crops for my images, but it was also one of the first things I thought of when I saw the image.  I think it works well for this image from the Washington State Fair.

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Broken Bird

Broken Bird

A woman looks at a bird that can no longer fly

During last weekend’s Olympia Camera Club field trip to Cape Disappointment we all decided that we wanted to find a nice vantage point to shoot the setting sun.  About an hour before sunset I scouted out a location that I thought would be ideal, there were a lot of interesting foreground subjects, the ocean waves while not as high as I might have liked them were still very visible and there was a gorgeous layer of thin clouds that would be perfect for catching the light from the setting sun.

Of course Mother Nature can be fickle, and those gorgeous clouds vanished in mere minutes.  While the sunset was still nice, it wasn’t what I had really hoped for.  While shooting the sunset though I noticed this woman off in the distance looking at what appeared to be a little black blob on the beach.  At first I couldn’t tell what she was so interested in but I aimed my camera at her knowing that if she was so interested in whatever that black blob was, there might be an image to be had.  After a few minutes of watching the black blog stood up and I could tell that it was a medium sized bird.  What I didn’t know at the time was that the bird that this woman was looking at was injured and not only couldn’t fly, but couldn’t walk around either.

While I didn’t get the sunset image that I wanted, I did get this image which to me is even better, it gives the setting sun a context and tells a story.

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The Surfer

A surfer at Cape Disappointment State Park in Southwest Washington State

A surfer at Cape Disappointment State Park in Southwest Washington State

Surfing probably isn’t the first thing one thinks of when they think about the Washington coast.  This is usually reserved for places like Southern California and Hawaii, but I think that the surfer in this image might disagree with that.  Of course the other 10 or 15 surfers that are out of frame on this image might disagree also.

I made this image over the weekend during an Olympia Camera Club field trip to Cape Disappointment in southwest Washington.  I really enjoy going on the club field trips, not only do I get to explore places I haven’t visited since moving back to the Pacific Northwest, but I get to know the other club members better as well.  It really is a win win sort of thing.

I hope that you enjoy this image, and as always, please click on it to see a larger version.

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