Aug 29 2014

Five New Images From Hawaii

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My latest newsletter features five new images from Hawaii.  

I also discuss the challenges of photographing while on vacation.

You can sign up here:                 http://www.colethompsonphotography.com/NewsletterSignup.htm

Or view the newsletter here:     http://www.colethompsonphotography.com/Newsletters/2014-8-29Newsletter.htm

Thanks!

Cole

 


Nov 24 2012

New Issue of My Newsletter

Why do I have a newsletter and a blog?  

My newsletter is where I introduce new images and in this issue I am introducing new work from Oregon, Hawaii and San Francisco.  

My blog is where I talk about my views, my techniques and my philosophies.  I try not to do that in the  newsletter because many of my readers are not photographers.

So, here is the most recent issue of my newsletter: http://www.colethompsonphotography.com/Newsletters/2012-11-21aNewsletter.htm

If you’d like to receive the newsletter you can sign up here: http://www.colethompsonphotography.com/NewsletterSignup.htm

Thanks!


Sep 20 2012

Back From Bandon, Oregon

I’m back from my annual retreat in Bandon, Oregon. It’s a very small town and I think it’s the most beautiful and unique spot on the entire Oregon coast. I go there each year for about 10 days to photograph, to be alone and to contemplate. I found some wonderful new dunes on this trip and the Gods of wind and weather smiled favorably upon me. Here is a new “Dunes of Nude” image I created while on this trip.

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I mentioned that one of the reasons I go to Bandon each year is to be alone and think.  Here are some of the thoughts I had while on this trip:

  • It’s amazing that birds can fly.
  • Driving alone for miles on the beach is great fun.
  • Life is very short.  The older you get, the shorter it seems.
  • Fog can come in very, very quickly.
  • I don’t trust people who don’t like dogs.
  • As much as I love photography, I’m not sure how important it is in the larger scheme of things.
  • Why do we spend so much of our lives caring what others think?
  • Halibut fish and chips; much more expensive than Cod, but worth it.
  • Teenage daughters are difficult to understand.
  • Two “thumbs up!” to El Sombrero in Coos Bay, Oregon.

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Yesterday I had my interview with Brooks Jensen for LensWork Extended. It’s always nice to talk with Brooks because he’s so down to earth and pragmatic.  But in truth I always feel intimidated because of my lack of knowledge of art and “art talk.”  I am unschooled in such things and simply know what I like.

Tomorrow (Saturday) I’m off on another trip and hope to see some new images. I say “see” because I know the images are there, it really is just a matter of being able to see them!

Aloha.