Hello sfgirlbybay friends and friends who were kind enough to follow me from bliss...welcome to my third and final post here on Victoria's lovely blog. This post was one I came up with by accident...I had many warm and fuzzy fall posts floating around in my noggin...after mulling it over a bit I decided to do a post on my favorite fall destination...the beach!
I know this is not a traditonal autumn subject, however, the beach is such a huge part of who I am today that I think it seems fitting to finish up with this. We moved to Oregon a few years back from Minnesota. I loved Saint Paul and had wonderful friends and family nearby. However, my husband had the mountain bug and I agreed to check out Oregon...I sort of viewed it as a little vacation. We had spent time in Portland, and visited the beautiful mountains from Central Oregon to the Gorge and decided it was time to check out the ocean. We pulled over on the side of the road, at no particular beach, I got out of the car, felt the sand between my toes, took in a big breath of ocean air and turned to Mr. French and said, "let's do it, let's move."
I have said it before the ocean is my geographic soulmate...through our many visits to the coast I have come to claim a beach as my very own...Manzanita. It is my favorite place to visit in this fabulous state of ours. We went this past weekend, the weather was perfect, and my camera was obcessively snapping away. I believe that the coast is what inspired me to become a photographer and continues to inspire all of my photos since that magical day a few years back. I also believe that everyone has their own interpretation of the beach...there are so many to choose from, and each beach means something different to each person. This is my interpretation...enjoy:
Some of my favorite photographers have taken amazing shots of the beach...their interpretations: