Cannon Beach Sunset

Yesterday, mid-afternoon, we decided it was a good day for a Cannon Beach visit. Jamison grabbed his drone and camera, and Jamison, Suzi, and I headed for the beach. We stopped by Insomnia and drove nearer to the Rock.

Jamison set up his drone and took off. I held his phone while he took some pictures and video. I hadn’t seen Jamison use his drone before. Too cool!

Not long after we arrived, the sun set and we left.

Every day at the beach is a good day!

Photo credits: Drone shot and animated gif by Jamison. Shot of Jamison and me by Suzi. All used with permission. Thanks!

Two trips to Cannon Beach

Last Saturday and yesterday, Suzi and I visited Cannon Beach — twice. It was glorious!

On Saturday, we went with Ashley, Kevin and family.

Yesterday, we arrived later afternoon, visited Insomnia, and walked to the rock. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the water so far out. And it was warm! Normally, the water is so cold that my ankles ache immediately upon stepping into the water. This time, wading was no problem.

After eating, we took our chairs out onto the beach and watched the sun set while people walked and cartwheeled by.

Cannon Beach for the new year

Once a new year arrives, we love to visit Cannon Beach. This year we didn’t make it until the thirteenth day of the year. We’ve made it earlier in years past.

What a beautiful day it was! Blue skies, light breezes, and temps over 60. We started with hot drinks then walked to the rock. The tide was way out, the farthest we’ve ever seen. We met a few doggies on our stroll, including an amiable black lab sporting a GoPro on his back. I’d love to see his videos.

The sun reflected off the windows on the bluffs, forming shafts of light through the faint mist.

Then we waited with the others for the sun to drop behind the Needles.

Every day at the beach is a great day — and this one was extra special!

My favorite photos of 2017

At the end of every year, I review the pictures I’ve posted here and choose my favorites.

The pics are in chronological order — this was my year.

Here’s my favorite animation from the year.

Jump shot at East Lake

Do you have a favorite?

PDX – LAX – SLC

Overnight in Salt Lake City, with camera in hand.

Normally, I take individual sunset pictures but this time I attempted a video instead. My replacement (refurbished?) Samsung Galaxy S6 doesn’t have the perfect magical color balance my first S6 did, so it’s too yellow. I’m looking forward to a better phone.

Feel free to skip forward in the video and the sound doesn’t add much.