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Stairway to the Beach

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 13 September 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I have been in Eastern Oregon for several days with our local Photo Arts Guild. I was too exhausted each day to do any commenting. We were photographing stuff that is very different from what you normally see from me. Sometime in the not too distant future, I will post a series.

One of the realities that I am having to come to terms with is that summertime photo workshops where you get up at 3:30 am and finish up at 9 pm are now a thing of the past. What works best for me is getting up good and early to get the golden hour light. Then quitting until late afternoon and photographing until dark. Mid-day naps are a must. Also two or three days are plenty. This latter makes photographing close to home even more desirable.

Nikon D700 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 800 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great choice of focus: the converging lines on the rocks are creating an interesting visual effect, combined with the rigidity of the stairs'ones.

13 Sep 2013 5:55am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Looks like Heaven in either direction to me !

13 Sep 2013 6:11am

PATRICK from miramas, France

superb capture

13 Sep 2013 6:24am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks like you found a beach just like mine, sometimes the climb up and down those stairs is just too much for me.

13 Sep 2013 6:52am

Melocoton from Spain

very nice

13 Sep 2013 6:54am (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Seems a little dangerous.
Great shot !

13 Sep 2013 7:06am

jean pierre from paris, France

pas le moment de glisser!!! belle prise!! amitiés

13 Sep 2013 8:05am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nice diagonal lines in this shot Jack! Definitely a challenge going up and down! ;-)

13 Sep 2013 1:32pm

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

I'm sure I will tired after climb this stairway !

13 Sep 2013 2:17pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

These stairs stand out nicely against the beautiful colors of the background!! And that must be a good thing if you're near the water and you are trying to find the nearest stairs to take you back.

13 Sep 2013 2:44pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this steep stairway. Your account of the Oregon trip was very good. I regard your "rathers" as sensible and probably productive of better images rather than photographing when exhausted.

13 Sep 2013 3:46pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Cette passerelle blanche avec la roche et le touffes d'herbes que de beaux contrastes.

13 Sep 2013 4:35pm

tce76 from saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Tu as du l'empreinter pour voir ces couleurs de plus près.

13 Sep 2013 8:01pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the diagonal the steps give to this lovely image.

13 Sep 2013 8:18pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Thank you for writing what this schedule is like for you, Jack. It gives me perspective and understanding of what it is like when you focus on a Photography Workshop. I like the stretching, expanding of your range of shots, though, and of course, look forward to any series you weave together. I love following your blog.

13 Sep 2013 8:22pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific! Besos y abrazos amigo Jack!

13 Sep 2013 10:01pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

superbe la diagonale, la lumière et les teintes, bravo.

14 Sep 2013 3:31am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Excellent mix of the straight, angular man-made staircase and wild, free-form stone and grasses.

14 Sep 2013 3:43am

JCJ from Troyes, France

I like this picture

14 Sep 2013 12:28pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

I love the juxtaposition of nature and structure along with the great colors here!

14 Sep 2013 10:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful colors and diagonal.

15 Sep 2013 12:30am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

I completely agree with your comments re. the long hours some workshops involve. My stamina isn't up to them.

18 Sep 2013 11:10pm

Hilde V. Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

cold vs. warm...a very interesting contrast!

19 Sep 2013 3:53am