Photo Journal | Does It Have Benefit in Writing?

This post is an experiment in multiple things:

  • Did I manage to get decent photos on our recent trip to the coast?
  • Am I capable of using them in a blog post that relates to writing and/or memoir?
  • Did I miss my calling as a photo journalist?

Answers coming up!

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Last week we spent the first three days of the week relaxing at the Oregon coast. Three years had passed since our last visit, and time there was long overdue.

So, we packed up and went despite weather predictions of storms and rain, which I dearly love at the coast. But those weather prognosticators were wrong and the weather was heavenly.

Here's a little overview of time spent outdoors and experiencing The Oregon Coast Aquarium. I wonder if they'll have benefit beyond this post.

Sunset at Depoe Bay
Sunset at Depoe Bay
Time for lunch!
Time for lunch!
Watching you!
Watching you!
Meet Jelly
Meet Jelly
Breezy Anemone
Breezy Anemone
"Tidepool" for touching
"Tidepool" for touching
Sand, surf and a lone gull
Sand, surf and a lone gull

It's clear National Geographic photographers have nothing to fear from me. And I'm not certain I've answered the questions above. What I do know is I think I'll stick to writing.

However, as a writer, I can see some of these images being used as writing prompts to exercise one's writing skills, to unlock the creative mind, or to daydream about where you've been and what you saw.

Photos can be an essential part of writing memoir and truly they enhance a story. Whether you're pro quality in your photo taking or an amateur, take photos -- they come in handy in many ways.

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