Good Morning Ted and Jody:
Yesterday we were to have rain. The coast was to have rain. So when Nancy asked, innocently, if I wanted to go to the beach I knew it was a cover to visit quilt shops. Apparently there is a quilt shop sales technique (phenomenon?) called “Row by Row.” Each participating quilt shop has instructions for a row in a quilt and will sell you material to make the row. In this case, one of the items going on at the same time as the row by row promotion is a state license plate with the shop’s name and a slogan of some sort on it. The year for the license plates is over soon; so, the need was great to get them before they are gone. So off we went to Clatskanie, Astoria, Long Beach and Cannon Beach.
At each stop, the wait is not at long as waiting for her when a shop hop is in progress. For some reason, time in s quilt shop during a shop hop is much longer than any other time she spends in shops except to take or teach quilting classes. So, most of the time is involved in driving to the shops. When at the shop, I wander in the vicinity of the shop and snap photographs. At the Diamond Fabric store in Cannon Beach, Oregon, she picked up the license plate and a kit. I have no idea what is in the kit. The license plate comes with an explanation of sorts. While she was inside I shot a few photos.
Now this photo is a panorama of the quilt shop and the glass shop next door. The quilt shop is in a building that housed the first logging company in Cannon Beach. So, its exterior and construction are interesting.
It is next to a glass maker. I shot the glass maker’s shop separately.I pulled out one of the glass shop’s the windows for attention and shot three shots that I stitched together to try to get the impact of looking through. Perhaps next time.
The two buildings form two sides of a box with two streets forming the third and fourth side of a box. The panorama I attempted does not show the squared off arrangement of the two buildings. If I moved to a corner formed by the streets, it would show the arrangement correctly. However, various signs then get in the way. One of the problems of taking shots in a built-up setting in addition to traffic, wires and the like.
If you look at the bench in front of Diamond Fabrics, you will see a flower on the far right end. I move in and shot the flower:
Then I shot two more bunches of flowers, you can identify their location in the Diamond Quilt shop shot or panorama.
Directly across the street from Diamond Fabrics is a building with a gallery and coffee shop. Next to that building on the left is the most ingenious privacy screen I have seen: floats hang from a tree.
Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed the fog seem to be rolling in off to the south. So I shot that. The day was in constant transition, but at least at this stop, I did not have to hang out under overhangs or inside stores.
It is the case that wherever one ends up, unless there are prohibitions against cameras (say like at Trump Tower), there is always something to capture with a camera (in this case with my Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which I hear in the news has had batteries explode. do I need explosion proof tee-shits since I carry it in my breast pocket?).
Warmest regards, Ed