As is so typical of vacation days, they race by and the next thing you know you've not posted any updates for Days 4-9. Today, however, I have a break in the action so here is a quick update from my week away from LensWork and out in the field.
Day 4 - Back at Dakota Creek. https://adobe.ly/2xmFUt8 I owe a big thanks for this idea to Walt Stricklin. I met Walt in China a few years ago and we published some of his work in LensWork Extended #93. A wonderful idea to join images in a massive overlay to show connections. He might have learned this from David Hockney, but I'm not sure. I think Hockney called them "joiners." Made sense to play around with the idea in the shipyard where they essentially do this same thing to build ships. Fun, but I'll need a lot of practice before I'm as good as Walt.
Day 6 - My old friend, Fort Worden. Scene of many of my best images. This time, some new things. Always a challenge to try to see old locations in new ways. Fortunately, the folks at the State Park have helped me by painting over most of my old abstracts. You can't go back. Some new things in this collection. Lipka is giving me no end of grief for the spider image. Sometimes you just have to give in to a cliche and have fun with it: https://adobe.ly/2xltIIQ
Day 7 - The Port Townsend boatyard. Lots of wooden boats come here for repair. I've photographed here several times and always find it fun and productive. Another "joiner" and a few others I like - particularly the ones with the sine wave reflections. https://adobe.ly/2xmLP17
Day 8 - A day in Seattle as Maureen had another chemotherapy session. While she was occupied, Lipka and I went to the Seattle Japanese Garden. An unexpected addition to our schedule, but what a great place. Love it. I'll definitely be going back. A very smoky, hazy day in Seattle from all the forest fires in the Cascades made for some unusual sun reflections. I'm tempted to title the one, "Fish eating the sun" but I'll resist it. https://adobe.ly/2gSOPrp
Day 9 - Up to Vancouver BC for a day at the Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden. I've photographed there a couple of other times. I might be getting tired because this day I didn't find much. Only a few worth sharing. https://adobe.ly/2gSW9mH
That brings me up to date. Tomorrow we start on the Olympic Peninsula and the Hoh Rain Forest. Three more days of photography and then back to work.