Theme Day: Photographing the photographer

For City Daily Photo Theme Day this month we turn our cameras on our fellow photographers for a glance at the other side of the lens. A recent trip to Butchart Gardens in British Columbia was an opportunity to observe a number of styles, starting with a variation on the classic yoga “chair pose.”

Then there’s the casual one handed approach.

Who says the photographer can’t be part of the shot?

Photographers tend to immerse themselves in their subjects. Closer…closer…

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Theme Day: Young at Heart

What better way to express “young at heart” than through those who are fresh with youth? These children discovered how to make a joyous day with a miniature tractor and an open field at Sequim’s recent Lavender Festival.

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Theme Day: Motion

For today’s monthly theme day, “Motion,” I have chosen a bit of whimsy. Last week at lunch my friend Marilyn presented each of our group with a small plastic flower pot, activated by a tiny solar cell. With sunlight the flower commences to move its leaves up and down and the flower wags back and forth. It’s a cheerful little day brightener. I’ve recorded its motion for today’s theme.

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Theme Day: Nature

Today’s Theme Day topic, Nature, is my favorite subject. For me it’s impossible to narrow down to a single photo. Or even a single concept. “Magnificence” comes to mind as it broadly encompasses the beauty of the natural world. Here, Washington’s Hoh Rainforest teems with so much life it’s hard to tell where water ends and forest begins.

And yet, in the moonscape desert of Death Valley in California the magnificence of time and elements never fails to evoke its own form of awe.

Nature’s creatures are another wonder. Who can ignore the wild majesty?

Great or small, Nature surrounds us with magnificence.

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Theme Day: Let’s eat!

I went with a classic for today’s first of the month theme day, “Let’s eat!” But this wasn’t just any old burger and fries. This was a rather fine dining experience at the Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island. Kobe beef, apple wood bacon, a slab of Gruyere cheese, carmelized onion, smoky ketchup, and greens on a Brioche bun. My cholesterol went up simply reading the menu.

But it was arguably the best burger I’ve ever had, accompanied by equally good fries. And half of this meal was still delicious reheated the next day.

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Theme Day: Wet

You don’t have to look far on the Olympic Peninsula to find today’s theme of “Wet.” The Hoh Rainforest, part of Olympic National Park, is one of the wettest places in the U.S. with an average rainfall of 12-14 feet (3.5 to 4.25 meters). In places, as along this stream, it’s hard to see where the water ends and foliage begins. And if you’re visiting when it’s raining, water is everywhere. It’s impossible to not be wet.

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Theme Day: Black and white in color

Today’s theme features photographs where color is so muted that the shot appears to be black and white. In the middle of winter here in the Pacific Northwest this isn’t much of a stretch. My shot is from the Dungeness bluffs looking south across the Strait of Juan de Fuca toward the Olympic Mountains.

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