A Little Sunshine

The Puget Sound area finally ended a 27 day rainy streak, and yesterday afternoon was even sunny for an hour or two.

Leslie and I headed for the Pt. Defiance beach as soon as she got home from the mall. I grabbed my Canon and 400mm lens as we headed out the door, knowing that as low as the sun is on the horizon this time of year I wouldn’t have much time left tot take photos, no matter how bright the skies seemed.

Of course there were far more people than birds as everyone who felt trapped inside wanted outside. As little sunshine as we get here in the winter, Northwesterners have learned to take advantage of it when it is here, especially on a weekend.

Though I had a delightful walk in the cool, crisp air, I only got five pictures and most of them were underexposed.

After a few Photoshop adjustments this picture of two Barrow’s Goldeneye females seems to convey my memory of the walk, though not exactly what my camera captured:

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  1. Did I ever tell you that I used to live in the same house with Nelson Bentley’s son, Sean? He moved out after about six months. We weren’t roommates, but we did have the same landlord. He had the main portion of the house; I had the mother-in-law unit in the basement. I was still an aspiring journalist at the time so in six months I don’t think we exchanged ten words between us. Four years later I was still living in the the same place, but I was enrolled in Nelson’s poetry workshop. Sean usually sat in and held court at the back of the room for the Thursday sessions, collecting and cataloguing the week’s submissions.

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