There are times where we all need a little escape. This could mean that we need to get away from home, people, work, or just life in general.
A few weeks back I couldn't get my mind at ease. I had barely been home, due to working and doing quite a bit of photo shoots back to back. As much as I love photographing people, and just being able to do this as a job. I needed a break. But I did not want to be home.
I woke up one morning and randomly decided I was going to drive a few hours with my camera to somewhere that I haven't been to, or been to in a long time. Nearly three hours later I ended up in Ocean Shores, Washington. All by myself. I hadn't been there since I was a lot younger. I could barely remember it.
I managed to land there on one of the nicest days they've had all year in terms of weather, it was nearly 70 degrees with barely any wind. And in mid March, which is unheard of. So I took to the beach and started walking. There were no other people around, just signs of footsteps from other wanderers. I only saw one older man walking on his own as well. It was extremely peaceful, and therapeutic.
I challenged myself to photograph the landscapes and scenery, because I personally don't think that those subjects are my strongest when it comes to my work. I am glad I did.
The sights and small scenes that I came across were incredible, to me at least. And I had it all to myself.
Here are some of the things I found along the 5 hour walk I had with myself and my camera.