I’m sure that this stream has a name. I did a quick look on my map, but this wasn’t listed there. Hope you aren’t getting bored with the stream photos. They are what I’m obsessed with right now. I’ll post a Port Townsend photo tomorrow.
I don’t know what my fascination is with sunflowers. We’ve had blooms for a couple of weeks, but I’ve waited to cut any for studio closeups until there were enough in the garden that a couple wouldn’t be missed. Here’s the first of a series. I feel that, while I’ve taken many, many flower photos, I haven’t gotten the “touch” yet. So the current project is to see if I can find the secret sauce that turns competent photos into artistic ones. We’ll see.
BTW, the sunflower plants in our backyard are enormous. It may be the less sunny than normal summer that’s gotten the plants to grow over eight feet tall.
I’m stuck in a rut. At least once a week, I head out of Port Townsend to find another waterfall or stream in the Olympic Mountains. This waterfall is in the Elwah River Valley near the Olympic National Park entrance. There’s a short paved path to the falls.
Yesterday was the 104th anniversary of the birth of Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the more famous street photographers. In memory of his birth here’s a street photo. He is well known for coining the phrase: ‘the decisive moment,’ from the book of the same title. Another of his sayings was, “In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject,” perhaps even dressing a hot dog.
Every year on the third Saturday in August, Port Townsend hosts a street fair – Uptown. In addition to the normal Saturday Farmer’s Market vendors, food vendors and crafts people put up booths to sell their stuff. Several blocks are filled with vendors, so don’t expect to drive through the normal arteries. Theoretically at 1:00 pm there is a short parade that boasts a definite cobbled together feel. I say theoretically because I’ve never seen one start on time. However, it’s a lot of fun anyway.
The first name I learned for the Gray Jay was camp robber. It’s certainly appropriate. This bird flew down onto our picnic table and scarfed up table scraps with no hesitation. Gray Jays inhabit the mountains around the area.