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#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 7

When I work out, admittedly only about 4 times a year, I attempt to view my photos on the AppleTV. The new Photos app now lets me share all of the photos in my Lightroom catalog! Today was the first time I tried it, and it worked. The TV just pulled random photos from a 50,000+ photo collection. What a wonderful experience.

I actually wanted to keep working out rather than stop! I have been very, very blessed to be in some amazing places. Just amazing. And a lot of photography seems to be being in the right place at the right time.

I confess. I have failed at my photo challenge. One picture a day for 7 days. Picking just one has been impossible for me. And today, on the last day of my challenge, I wanted to share this and then that, and oh, but what about this one… Impossible.

So today I share some photos that tell a story and bring back strong memories.

Caribou

This was shot in Alaska, near Denali, out in the wild. The photo was shot on his terms, not mine. How close do I dare get to this huge wild beast?!

Dirt Road to Nowhere
Dirt Road to Nowhere

Salton Sea is a strange place. This photo doesn’t begin to tell the whole story!

Horeshoe Bend
Horeshoe Bend

You’re walking along the flat desert, when suddenly… It’s a long, long way down. I got as close as I could stand without my knees knocking.

Manhattan Beach Lifeguard Station
Manhattan Beach Lifeguard Station

Sunset after a storm

Page, Arizona
Page, Arizona

I know the shots were all supposed to be outdoors, but, this really is outside. I swear.

Sand

Early morning on the ocean beach before all of the little feet leave their marks…

Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Maine
Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Maine

What you can’t see, because I wanted to focus on this woman’s solitude, was that her eyes are closed, and she’s sitting on a precipitous ledge that drops many, many feet to the jagged ocean coastline below. Her eyes were closed the entire time I was anywhere near enough to see her. What was she thinking…

Manhattan Beach Sunset
Manhattan Beach Sunset

You often get very interesting results when just shooting directly into the sunlight, especially at sunrise or, in this case, sunset.

Morning Surfer
Morning Surfer

I was up shooting before the sunrise. He walked slowly, reverently into the ocean.

Morning Surfer
Morning Surfer

As I was leaving, he was doing this.

Blue Tomatoes
Blue Tomatoes: Whatever does it mean?

Maybe about 200 feet out into Salton Sea is the above sign. Ok…

Surf's Up
Surf’s Up

Just having fun at the ocean.

Thanks, Steve, for the challenge. I usually never do these, but I actually had fun with it, looking back over photos, places, memories…

2 thoughts on “#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 7”

  1. I studied both photo journalism and broadcast journalism at Marshall University. You have some beautiful work.

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