salty breezes.

One of the first things I noticed about my new home was the smell of the wind that tunneled past. A little odd, right? It's the kind that is swept right off the ocean. The kind that slightly dries the back of your throat and fills your nose with a smell almost like malt vinegar. Perched at the top a hill, my home is a twenty minute walk to the waves you can faintly see from the end of my driveway. After that first sighting, I felt quite at home.




An impromptu self-portrait: (like the 80's sunglasses?)


A new little friend:


The walk home:


13 comments:

sarah sue said...

what lovely pictures! :) i am a little jealous that you get to feel that salty ocean air everyday. there are no beaches where i live....

Michelle Elisabeth said...

thank you sarah sue :)

(and there must be lovely features about your hometown! maybe the wildlife, weather, or local shops?)

thenextarrow said...

i love your self portrait. the sky + light is gorgeous.

xo Alison

melissa said...

love your blog :)

shaneen and bryan said...

what beach is that michelle? I would love to walk it!

Sandy a la Mode said...

um wow! these pictures are sooo amazing! i love the macro shots, stunning! i wish i could take pictures as well as you do!

lovemolba said...

How jealous I am that you live by a beach!! Breathtaking photographs!
-LoveMolba
www.lovemolba.wordpress.com

Michelle Elisabeth said...

Hi Shaneen and Bryan :)
I hope you're doing well!
It's White Rock beach (East). My favorite walk is to start there and walk North beside the railroad tracks. In about 45 minutes it will take you to Crescent Beach. The scenery is gorgeous and it seems to be a bald eagle hide-out for part of the year!

Michelle Elisabeth said...

Sandy, thank you :)
I find when taking macro shots, try and angle yourself so objects are both in front and behind the object in focus. Like with the little hermit crab, it is framed by my palm and fingers, both out of focus. This draws the eye to the subject.

It's just a thought, but I find if I take a few shots at different angles for one subject, one seems to work out, it's all about practice :)

sarah ann said...

I love this self portrait. in fact the whole post just makes me want to head to the coast.

elisa.hsieh said...

Great post! I love the beach, the clouds, and you! (Really like the self portrait.)

Wild and Precious said...

oh my my I love these pictures! i feel like i'm there. love the sand crab. i used to catch those all the time.

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Molly McGonigle said...

i love these photographs. they are so beautiful. you have a great talent.

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