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I'm always thrilled when I find glass walls and reflections, its like peeking into an alternate reality.

 

seen at Centennial beach in Tsawwassen B.C.

 

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Hanging on more and more to things that remind me of summer. This was my warm weather obsession. I think, if I were hearty enough and went down there now, I'd find all kinds of pieces of glass, since the scavengers (like myself) will be fewer this time of year.

Orchard Lake - view of Apple Island on a crystal clear morning.

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'Welders glass filter' meant 2 minute exposure on the beach at Coldingham as the tide was going out. I also took a 'normal' exposure and used this for the rock, due to excessive colour noise in the long exposure.

From Wikipedia: Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California that is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town.

 

I didn't look for sea glass myself, but I ran into a few people that had found handfuls of rounded pieces in the sand. I was too busy running up and down the rocky shoreline trying to make use of every moment of light!

 

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I’m taking another break from Yosemite, because…. Well, just because. I started back at work today after 2 weeks off.

 

It wasn’t particularly fun. It’s been pouring rain for the past 6 days…plus wind, plus some snow, plus a pant-load of cold. We’ve had it all. I haven’t taken the camera out since the Yosemite trip…which seems like last year. Hey…it was last year.

 

Anyway…today was beautiful. I was stuck inside, writing tests. I’m not a great test writer anyway, but when I’m aggravated I write even worse. My test questions were all something like…

 

Communism can best be summed up as…

A. An economic system planned and ran by a government

B. An economic system with the people’s needs and wants taken into consideration.

C. I’d rather be outside with my camera

D. I’m not lying, this is too nice of a day to be indoors.

E. Both C and D.

 

I’m kidding of course, I did write a 100 question test. It’s not that easy. I decided about half way through

That to reward myself for suffering through a day of work after two weeks off, and having rain for almost half of it, I was GOING to shoot…even if it was for just 5 minutes. The weather was looking like it was going to turn back to sour, and I was going out. Yippe-Kai-Yay.

 

I don’t have a lot of time after work. I have a busy schedule when I work, which sees me drive all over God’s green earth doing errands, continuing to work ( I teach an after school program too) , picking up my kids, hitting the grocery for things I forgot the past 50 times I was there, getting stuck in traffic, forgetting to go the correct route, and getting stuck in more traffic, etc, etc. Somehow I managed to get my camera and make it out to Whiskeytown Lake with 5 minutes to spare. I always choose this lake when I have limited time…it’s 10 minutes from where my son gets picked up at…with no traffic…so, really, the decision is made for me.

 

In the summer, I despise this lake. It’s too hot outside, the lake shore is full of rocks (which are also hot), and America’s finest show up in huge quantity. There’s nude kids running all over, taking dumps in the lake…throwing rocks at one another…stealing their parents chicken out of the Funyon bag they brought it in, while they drink their 40 oz malt liquors. Sticking twigs in each others faces, and rears. I’m dead serious. This kind of crap, (literally) happens at this lake in the summer ALL THE TIME. I don’t go here in summer between the hours of 7am and 7pm, the pain is too intense. Parts of the lake have been rumored to have been shut down because of full on fecal assault at certain beaches. This area, thankfully, sees limited foot traffic past September.

 

I’m sorry if I ruined anyone’s perfect picture of this lake…I’m pretty confident it’s been cleaned up a lot since the ’episodes’ I mentioned previously. I think they actually light kids up with the stun gun if they crap in the lake now…

 

(Just my thought, but in summer, I’d stick to the waterfalls in the area…and farther reaches of the lake…not the trendy beaches…I’m just sayin’)

 

Tonight was nice however. I haven’t seen the lake this calm in a long time, and never when I had my camera with me. It was really nice to just sit, and relax for 10 minutes and watch the sun go away. No spectacular light show unfolded. Nothing ultra great happened. Another storm was coming in quickly, and the temperature was dropping pretty quickly as well, which meant, there was nobody else anywhere I could see…just a few random birds, and me, sitting in the dirt with my tripod and camera.

 

It wasn’t much…but it’ll get me through until the weekend.

Big apology for my absences.

 

I was stucked for more than a week with no internet, so I was pretty devastated that I couldn't share this. But finally, it's good to be home again.

 

During my days off school, I decided to go out and hope that I could find any location for this project closure. I started out with beaches, then mountains. And so, this was taken from inside a cabin. But I started to realise that I have a pretty bad dependency with locations which is not always good for me. This project has taught me even bigger lessons.

  

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Edited in LightRoom. Removed dust on plexi, exposure tweaked plus added sharpen and clarity.

I'll never tire of dyeing fabric. It always seems like magic to me.

Two things I love together -textiles and color.

It was a rainy day today with many clouds. For about 15 minutes the sun appears today. I could take this photo of it and I am very happy about it!

I would come to you,

but I realize with regret that the ocean is too far to walk, too deep to wade, and much too cold to swim.

 

-Yours

 

P.s. I love you.

Fort Bragg, CA

Ansco Pix Panorama with flipped lens

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Very small beach, small cove.

Found in a tidepool amidst the decaying trash at Glass Beach

it was such a great day today, in the 60's in november..mostly unheard of in w.n.y. met up with 2 flickr faves.. TW Collins, and Billyllama. they showed me the "secret walkway" we had a great time , shooting and collecting beach glass , thanks Billy and T. it was great day!!!

  

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Taken at Glass Beach in Ft. Bragg, CA last summer.

Along exposure let me smooth out the calm waters and make it look like glass. Taken at The Cove Beach Park in Kihei, HI.

*Pelagic goosneck barnacles

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Worldwide oceans |||edible

  

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