Melissa Leady

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On Vacation

Sep 9, 2014
On Vacation

Not at the shore (I wish, though!) Just taking a photography break this week.  It does look like I will have some waterfront scenes to post before the end of the month...Today's photo was taken during a foggy stroll down the beachin Long Beach a f...

Caught Between Seasons

Sep 4, 2014
Caught Between Seasons

School started here yesterday, and the construction fence that has blocked the path between my subdivision and the schools is still in place, although a little worse for the wear after all the people who have squeezed through it this summer. I hope the...

Salmon Season

Sep 2, 2014
Salmon Season

Back to the mouth of the Columbia for today's photo, which was taken on the bridge between Washington and Oregon, thanks to a construction flag stop. I remember reading that salmon season was beginning here, and I also remember reading that it would be...

After

Sep 1, 2014
After

...and made a yummy blackberry pie!

Before

Aug 31, 2014
Before

There's a birthday at our house today, so Anna and I headed down the road with a bucket and picked some blackberries...

Kite Festival Reflection

Aug 30, 2014
Kite Festival Reflection

Another one of my more abstract takes on the Long Beach Kite Festival last weekend.  I love how the tide water sits on the sand and creates such a strong reflection at beaches in Washington (and Oregon), and I was hoping to recreate a kite-flying ...

Chasing the Tide

Aug 29, 2014
Chasing the Tide

This little boy was so cute playing along the shoreline in Long Beach last weekend.  He was scared of the tide line, but kept approaching and then racing away as each little wave moved up the shore.  I really wish I didn't compose this shot w...

Mouth of the Columbia

Aug 28, 2014
Mouth of the Columbia

From the Washington side, and just before we crossed the bridge into Oregon.  Bill was driving when I took this shot.  I wish I'd asked him to stop because it's a little blurry, but at the time I was just playing around.  I liked the old...

Kite Tails

Aug 27, 2014
Kite Tails

For all my complaining about the foggy conditions at the Long Beach Kite Festival on Saturday, thick fog does make for some interesting photographic opportunities.  Especially when there are bright colors involved.  I'm always amazed by how v...

Marine Layer

Aug 26, 2014
Marine Layer

What is it about us and kite festivals that causes a marine layer of fog to roll in just as we arrive?  We made a quick trip out to Long Beach, Washington over the weekend to enjoy the kite festival there, but it turned foggy just as we arrived.&n...

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