Blog

Astoria, a Great Little Fishing Town Along the Columbia River

Sunset Astoria ©LynneBuchanan A great sunset we saw in Astoria on the Flash Powder Retreat.  The sun slipped through under the bridge and between the clouds at just the right moment

Sunset Astoria ©LynneBuchanan

A great sunset we saw in Astoria on the Flash Powder Retreat.  The sun slipped through under the bridge and between the clouds at just the right moment

Sunset Geometry ©Lynne Buchanan The sun managed to slip through the clouds just under the bridge at the perfect moment...

Sunset Geometry ©Lynne Buchanan

The sun managed to slip through the clouds just under the bridge at the perfect moment...

Last Light, Astoria ©Lynne Buchanan The algae-covered pilings created interesting patterns in the water.

Last Light, Astoria ©Lynne Buchanan

The algae-covered pilings created interesting patterns in the water.

Algae-Covered Pilings ©Lynne Buchanan In the late afternoon light, the bright green color was even more evident.

Algae-Covered Pilings ©Lynne Buchanan

In the late afternoon light, the bright green color was even more evident.

Seal Portrait ©Lynne Buchanan The seals were lounging about on the stilts under the buildings.  It was hard to photograph them because of the shadows, but then this one came right under me and looked up, its whiskers and face catching the golden light.

Seal Portrait ©Lynne Buchanan

The seals were lounging about on the stilts under the buildings.  It was hard to photograph them because of the shadows, but then this one came right under me and looked up, its whiskers and face catching the golden light.

Wall Painting, Astoria ©Lynne Buchanan There were lots of interesting wall paintings on the buildings.  This one was unusual with the strange figures hovering in the shadows.

Wall Painting, Astoria ©Lynne Buchanan

There were lots of interesting wall paintings on the buildings.  This one was unusual with the strange figures hovering in the shadows.

Decomposing Docks ©Lynne Buchanan The textures of the decomposing docks fascinated me and I am looking forward to using images like these in my multi media pieces through photo transfers.  

Decomposing Docks ©Lynne Buchanan

The textures of the decomposing docks fascinated me and I am looking forward to using images like these in my multi media pieces through photo transfers.  

Old Car, Astoria ©Lynne Buchanan This car really still drove.  We saw it here the first day and on another street the next day...

Old Car, Astoria ©Lynne Buchanan

This car really still drove.  We saw it here the first day and on another street the next day...

The Column, Astoria ©Lynne Buchanan The last night we watched the sunset from the Column, while the moon rose on the other side.  

The Column, Astoria ©Lynne Buchanan

The last night we watched the sunset from the Column, while the moon rose on the other side.

 

Sunset from the Column ©Lynne Buchanan The view of the town, the Astoria-Megler bridge and the spit of Washington State visible at the other end was magnificent, especially with the show the clouds put on.

Sunset from the Column ©Lynne Buchanan

The view of the town, the Astoria-Megler bridge and the spit of Washington State visible at the other end was magnificent, especially with the show the clouds put on.

God Rays Beyond the Astoria–Megler Bridge ©Lynne Buchanan The evening ended with God Rays peeking out from under the clouds, just to be sure we realized how fortunate we'd been to have such good weather and beautiful vistas in the Pacific Northwest.  

God Rays Beyond the Astoria–Megler Bridge ©Lynne Buchanan

The evening ended with God Rays peeking out from under the clouds, just to be sure we realized how fortunate we'd been to have such good weather and beautiful vistas in the Pacific Northwest.