One night under the stars in a misty North Cascades paradise
Oh, the joys of being a photographer…
I found out yesterday that another of my photos had been stolen, and the thief was getting the credit. I wouldn’t have known, had my photo not shown up in my social media feed attached to a post on the REI blog. When I clicked through, I saw not only was I not credited, but the thief’s name was listed there instead. I had to laugh when the photo wasn’t even from the hike the post was talking about.
I won’t get into the details as the picture has been removed from the stock site it was listed on, and REI has removed it from their article, but it left me with a bad, violated taste in my mouth. I nearly always will agree to allow my photos to be used by non-profits, and sometimes even for profit companies, so long as I am credited in the caption. But I will be much more careful with who I share with now. These four photos posted below all have something in common, and I suspect that thing in common is how they escaped my control. They were shared in good faith, and at some point were stolen. If you happen to see any of these four images anywhere, and there is either no credit or the credit is not to me, could you shoot me an email with the link so I can have it taken down? Thanks so much for the crowd sourced help. : )
Several nights on the Oregon Coast with lovely spring weather. I couldn’t have asked for much more.
As many of you know, I’m a mom of a two year old, and this very much limits the photo trips I can take that are more than a night or two away. I’m thankful to be acquainted enough with my camera that I can set it up, and then tend to my little buddy while I shoot, but this gets more difficult this time of year, with sunset being later and sunrise earlier.
My husband has been a very good sport about it, and often our vacations wind up being in particularly nice photo spots, where he will hang with Charlie while I head out at sunset and then wake up again before dawn to catch the sunrise.
This was one of those trips. We did Cannon Beach the first night, where I caught the sunset and sunrise, and amazingly both had some cool texture in the sky. For my first try shooting at Ecola I was so pleased.
The second day we drove pretty much the entire Oregon Coast, spotted some whales off Depoe Bay on our lunch stop, and spent the second night in Brookings. While we didn’t have much time, we had the luxury of my parents also being on vacation down there, and they were able to watch Charlie while my husband and I took a sunrise date along a very sketchy, exposed trail to an amazing spot in Samuel H Boardman. We then headed down to the redwoods so Charlie could see some big trees before heading back up to Newport. I didn’t get anything from Newport, as the scene I wanted to catch was inaccessible this time of year, so we will be returning in the fall I think.
Lake Crescent is one of my favorite lakes, and every time I visit I seem to find something new to shoot. Last week’s trip out there was overcast, but the insane blue green of the water coupled with raindrops made perfect conditions for some abstract photography. These were all shot from just a few feet from each other, but the water kept changing with the wind, creating these gorgeous textures.
Last night we caught an unexpectedly vibrant sunset from Rosario Beach on Fidalgo Island. These were shot at 65mm or greater, allowing for even more focus on the most vibrant parts of the sky. Using a long lens on a landscape took me a bit out of my comfort zone, but the results came out so artsy. I’m looking forward to doing more of this this summer in the mountains.