August 08, 2012

Nope. Not me.

Through the fog

Often after I post a vacation photo on my blog, someone will ask, “Is that you in the photo?”

I’m trying to imagine how that would be possible. I suppose I could bring a tripod to the beach, shove it into the wet sand, add my camera, set a timer, and run really fast down the beach until I was just a figure in the distance. The hard part is that within ten seconds, I’d have to turn and try to act like I was strolling without a care in the world, when really I’d be frantically worried about a wave knocking over the tripod and ruining my camera.

It’s far easier to take photos of strangers.

I’m usually by myself on early morning walks, and I choose deserted places. But if I wait long enough, another figure will eventually appear. In the early morning, it’s often someone walking a dog, or carrying a fishing pole, or peering through binoculars at a bird. Or someone, like me, with a camera, out to capture the early light.

7 comments:

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Beautiful shot. It looks like Oregon - is it?

jo(e) said...

Yes. It's Cannon Beach.

Stacey said...

I visit the Oregon coast every summer (will be in Yachats in a few weeks), so I have tons of photos of the empty beach at odd times of day. However, none are this fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Barefoot Doctoral said...

Another clue is that lack of footprints spoiling the beautiful pattern of sand and water. ... Though I suppose if the writer didn't know that you were walking alone.

Your pictures are gorgeous as usual.

readersguide said...

Very beautiful --

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

I THOUGHT so! Glad you had a good time there.

BrightenedBoy said...

Your observations of other people make wonder about the stories of all the random strangers I see on a day-to-day basis.