Tag Archives: Orcas Island

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #65: Pick a Place ~

During my thirty year career, our go-to place for vacation was log cabin #1, at a small resort, Beach Haven, on the northwest shore of Orcas Island, WA After each school year of counseling, being in this quiet place with … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #60: Framing the Shot ~

Windows offer a challenging way to frame shots. Sometimes the results are lovely, as in the photo below.  Pacific Ocean view, from a window in North Head Lighthouse, Ilwaco, WA Because many of my photos are taken in natural settings, … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #57: Taking A Break ~

Being the in-house barista and omelette-chef in our home, it is always a welcome break to be treated to brunch.  When we stay on Long Beach, we often go to Bailey’s Bakery & Cafe in Nahcotta. Some folks consider walking … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #56: Seascapes ~

When I was a young girl, my family lived in the center of Washington State, USA. Every summer my parents made sure we kids had a get-away vacation. Sometimes we visited National Parks, and often we camped at quiet places … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #52: Serenity ~

Serenity is subtle The sensation enters my eyes, ears and nose, spreads throughout my mind and body – fills me with peace and asks nothing of me. Sometimes it comes to me in soft pastels with gently lapping water, or … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #32: Shadows ~

“The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail … Continue reading

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~ Beach Haven View ~ WPC: Variations On A Theme ~

For this week’s challenge, I offer a slideshow of the view toward Waldron and Saturna Islands, from Cabin 1 at Beach Haven, Orcas Island, WA – USA.  For thirty years this was my go to place to center and ground myself … Continue reading

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