I have not really had a chance to go through the images I took with my Nikon D300 and that's not what this post is about anyway.
During my time away I had little access to the internet, which I think was a good thing. I had time to reflect on how grateful I was to be able to have this vacation with my husband and try to be in the present moment as much as possible. I spent time catching up on some reading and stopped in to visit a friend in Florence, Oregon.
The workshop on "Marketing for Fine Art Photographers" with Lauren Henkin at the Luz Gallery in Victoria, was just what I needed and it was fun to meet a Facebook "friend" in person. I was excited that she also talked about book publishing during the class and am anxious to get back to work on that project. (Check out her book "Displaced" - I got to see it in person. It is beautiful!)
After I got back from Paris last year, I wrote a post about the pitfalls of being a photographer while traveling because sometimes you never come home with photos that "document" the trip. Shortly after Paris, I went out and bought my first digital "point and shoot" and have been carrying it with me ever since.
What follows, with one exception, are all images made with my little Samsung camera or my phone. I had a great time capturing random memories as they happened, including a couple of the mishaps we experienced. Yes - it was a trip with a few "bumps" along the road, but they only added to the "adventure". Don't worry - this is not a detailed account of the trip. Just a few of the "Kodak Moments".
Don't worry - this is not a detailed account of the trip. Just a few of the "Kodak Moments".Second day on the road: Eureka - not sure why the SUV didn't see us, but it was nothing a little duct tape couldn't fix (at least temporarily....did you know that duct tape comes in colors?)
The other little glitch to the trip was getting the phone call from the front desk of the hotel on our last night in Victoria that I our car had been broken into while parked in the hotel's parking garage. Luckily all they got was my husband's iPod. It could have been so much worse! Even with all the signs saying the "hotel is not responsible......" they still comped our last night, vacuumed up all the glass and sealed up where the window should have been (more blue duct tape!)
So it's back to work, back to reality and time to get ready for a busy fall. Next week I will share some of my - I think I will call them "tripod shots" - from the trip......................