Art and Photos by Randy L. James

Focusing in on my creative passions.

Taken July, 2nd 2009 near Astoria, OR at the mouth of the Columbia river.. It was getting close to sunset and these birds were really putting on a fun show. The light was just right for these photos. See more in the nature pic gallery.

The second shot was taken a little earlier looking inland as the sun lit up the undersides of the same birds.

Taken Dec, 12th 2008 someplace along the coast of northern Oregon from last December. I was driving along and noticed this flooded creek running into the muddy surf and really liked the way the two waters fought with each other. The surf would push the creek backwards, and then let it go, flooding mud into the nearby ocean.

I took these shots down in Arcata, CA, a small town on the coast of northern California.  They have some sand dunes much like the dunes parks just north in Oregon.  I pushed this angles, curves and contrast on these shots in an attempt to create a slightly mysterious mood.  BTW there is an awesome little coffee shop that is also has private saunas in Arcata called Finnish Country Sauna, check it out if you are in town.