September 20, 2012
Back From Bandon, Oregon
I’m back from my annual retreat in Bandon, Oregon. It’s a very small town and I think it’s the most beautiful and unique spot on the entire Oregon coast. I go there each year for about 10 days to photograph, to be alone and to contemplate. I found some wonderful new dunes on this trip and the Gods of wind and weather smiled favorably upon me. Here is a new “Dunes of Nude” image I created while on this trip.
I mentioned that one of the reasons I go to Bandon each year is to be alone and think. Here are some of the thoughts I had while on this trip:
- It’s amazing that birds can fly.
- Driving alone for miles on the beach is great fun.
- Life is very short. The older you get, the shorter it seems.
- Fog can come in very, very quickly.
- I don’t trust people who don’t like dogs.
- As much as I love photography, I’m not sure how important it is in the larger scheme of things.
- Why do we spend so much of our lives caring what others think?
- Halibut fish and chips; much more expensive than Cod, but worth it.
- Teenage daughters are difficult to understand.
- Two “thumbs up!” to El Sombrero in Coos Bay, Oregon.
Yesterday I had my interview with Brooks Jensen for LensWork Extended. It’s always nice to talk with Brooks because he’s so down to earth and pragmatic. But in truth I always feel intimidated because of my lack of knowledge of art and “art talk.” I am unschooled in such things and simply know what I like.
Tomorrow (Saturday) I’m off on another trip and hope to see some new images. I say “see” because I know the images are there, it really is just a matter of being able to see them!