Perspectives of a Place Called Clallam: Part 1

Clallam County is located on the far northwest corner of the lower 48 states of America on the northern third of the Olympic Peninsula within Washington State. I’m titling this Part 1 because there’s a lot more to Clallam County. Day Eight: Natural World & Leading Lines A good photographer is a constant observer: always watching and studying a scene, from patterns in city traffic to movements in nature. A photographer notices big, sweeping changes — like the sky at dusk — but also the tiniest details, like the subtle bends in bare branches in the Nevada desert: Capture the … Continue reading Perspectives of a Place Called Clallam: Part 1

We are Characters within Our Tales

I’m feeling a little mischievous. I arrived home from teaching my Life Stories class, took the dog for a “break,” ate lunch, and sat down here to scope out what assignments come next and what other bloggers might have said and done in my absence. Here on WordPress, a lot can happen in a short amount of time and this afternoon was no exception. Maybe it was the sandwich I ate or the breeze that’s cooling things down but I’m feeling feisty. Yet, if I’m honest,  I suspect my attitude comes from giving the Life Stories class. Today I spoke … Continue reading We are Characters within Our Tales

The Nanapush or Little People

The Little People of the Olympics are called the Nanapush. Root systems are massive in the valleys of the Olympic Mountains. In the rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula, we are all little people. I keep wanting to put fairy wings on my mom. The assignment was: Day Seven: Big & Point of View Today, let’s go big. Whether inside or outside, photograph something of massive size. Feel free to interpret big in your own way, and get creative with your shot. I couldn’t resist using a couple of my favorite pictures, even if one was taken with a cheap old … Continue reading The Nanapush or Little People

What Represents Connection to Me

Connection When I am able to share  with someone a place in time . . . an experience, that is a connection. I live in an area visited by people from around the world, the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Many have not experienced the wonders of the rainforest valleys or the snow-topped alpine meadows, or the ocean. I love to take people to special places and have them experience the wonderment of just being there experiencing it. What a joy it is! It’s not something my camera often captures. Continue reading What Represents Connection to Me

Photo 101: Day 3–Legend of Storm King

Assignment Day Three: Water & Orientation We have different relationships to and stories about water: how it has saved or defeated us. How it reminds us of family vacations, outdoor adventures, or the hot summers of our childhood. How it might symbolize a place we’ve left behind, or a location we dream to go. How will you interpret this theme? How can you tell a story with water? Legend of Storm King The above photo features one of the most beautiful spots in the world, Lake Crescent and the mysterious Olympic Mountains.  Legends and supported tales abound about this place, … Continue reading Photo 101: Day 3–Legend of Storm King