As I was leaving the wildlife refuge yesterday, I noticed that I could see some of the taller Cascade peaks in the distance. I used a long lens and waited until I could include one of the geese in the composition. Photographed on November 29, 2008.
I used a selective focus lens to soften the background and create a more intimate feeling. Photographed on November 17, 2008.
I like the feel of this image. I wanted to capture an image that included the pair of swans and the reflection of the setting sun. Photographed on November 15, 2008.
I decided to take advantage of the sunset and try silhouetting these ducks against the sky. Photographed on November 15, 2008.
A lone swan flying near sunset. Photographed on November 15, 2008.
There were a number of swans at the local wildlife refuge. In this particular image, I like the way that their wings are in three slightly different positions. I think it would have worked even better if they were flying from left to right. Photographed on November 15, 2008.
I think this is a pied-billed grebe, which I often see at this location. I liked the pattern of the ripples and the way the purple hues mixed with the faint orange reflection from the setting sun. Photographed on November 15, 2008.
I liked the way the sun was shining through the leaves of this tree. Photographed on November 15, 2008.
This photo was taken on a rainy afternoon, looking across the bay at Lincoln City. There’s a ton of driftwood at this beach, and I particularly liked this old stump. I used a slow shutter speed to capture the spray of the surf. If you look closely, you can see a flock of seabirds above the far shore. Photographed on November 9, 2008.
The sun peaks through stormy weather at Yaquina Head on the Oregon coast. Photographed on November 8, 2008.