You can’t work all the time. Something I learned at Cameron-Sparks Photography in the late 70’s.
My business partner and I worked, in our Kingston studio, 70 to 90 hours per week for a six month period. Completely lost my interest—and probably my creativity—in photography for a while…
Fortunately that doesn’t happen these days because I am selective in what I do, I get in lots of breaks as part of my Salt Spring Island lifestyle, and these days I try not to work more than 25 hours per week.
Nicki and I recently decided to take a few days away from work, packed the Westie in the truck and headed for the Cannon Beach area on the Oregon coast. This wasn’t a photography trip so I took only one very small bag with a Leica M and four tiny exquisite lenses.
Admittedly, I’m no landscape or travel photographer, but here are a few of the images I was able to sneak in during our brief break. They give you an idea of what I saw and perhaps what I felt. I hope you get a feel for the place—it’s a pretty fine spot to unwind; feel free to come back and revisit this page any time.