~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #233: A One Lens Walk


On Friday, January 13, 2023 we arrived at our condo in Long Beach, WA. The next morning, while walking my beagles to the beach, I stepped backward off the edge of the trail and lost my footing. My right knee took the brunt of my hard fall. Instead of going to emergency, I did what I knew any attending medical professional would tell me to do: stay off it as much as possible, use ice and a compression bandage to reduce swelling, take OTC pain medication, elevate when sitting, use a cane to get around and be patient. Eleven days later, my knee has improved significantly, and I have an appointment with my primary care physician the day after I get back to Vancouver.

Yesterday afternoon, as the clouds broke open and the sun came shining through, I left the dogs at home and took my Panasonic Lumix 24X for a walk to the beach. It was the golden hour and I have Anne to thank for giving me reason to venture forth!

Mallard ducks have been plying the ponds all week. These three (two drakes and one hen) were a long way from where I stood, however I was able to get a decent shot of them, as I started walking the center trail to the beach.

I love the changing beauty of light reflecting on water. Above, the sun put on a golden show as I walked along.

At the crest of the berm is a bench for folks to sit on and enjoy the view from above. As I continued to the other side, I was struck by the soft suffused light. In the photo below we cannot see the birds that were flying low along the oceans edge.

Maximizing my telephoto, I was able to get a shot of the birds in flight with dune grass sparkling in the foreground.

I arrived on the beach just in time to snap a shot of our sun hanging suspended between two banks of clouds.

Ready to turn back to home, I heard laughter in the distance and watched these two young folks caper along the shoreline. With the telephoto, I was able to get a nice silhouette image of them against the lovely light at end of day.

On your walk with life, please honor our earth, encourage dignity and share kindness. 🐾

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18 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #233: A One Lens Walk

  1. Anne Sandler says:

    Lindy, I’m so sorry you fell and injured your leg, but happy that your self care has gotten you mobile again. And I’m truly happy to have been the inspiration behind these lovely images. I love the sunset and the sunset with the shadowed people on the beach. Take Care!!

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thank you, Anne. I’m better and will see my Primary Care Physician in a couple days. That afternoon walk was healing in it’s own right, so again I thank you for giving me “permission” to take care of myself πŸ™‚

  2. It’s so easy to do, and could have been so much worse. Glad you managed to make the most of the imposed restriction… and share some moments with us 😊

  3. Very wise to know how to take care of yourself. Beautiful images.

  4. Wind Kisses says:

    Thank goodness you are feeling better. Wow, your walk was perfectly timed from the walk down the path through the dunes, to the couple at the shoreline. Anne had a nice way of getting all of us out there. Loved the softness in your photos.

  5. JohnRH says:

    OUCH. Be careful out there. Golden hour indeed. Great photos, great lighting.

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      That’ll teach me to watch where the heck I’m going, instead of gawking all around at birds and trees and beagles!!! I’m much better, and I’m glad you enjoyed my walk to the beach πŸ™‚

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Beautiful images that truly capture the splendor of golden hour Lindy. Glad to hear you’re feeling better, but don’t overdo! The pups need you fully-recovered 😊

  7. Leya says:

    Well done fixing it on your own, Lindy! It is so easily done to break something. This is a wonderful walk and the shore and seascape is soft and in harmony with life. Glad you are feeling better!

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