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BEACH STICK, LA PUSH

I believe this was February 1973 and taken with my first "real" camera, a Nikon Nikkormat with a 50mm f1.4 lens with a blue (89B) filter. Also one of my first and in my opinion one of my best images. It was taken with Eastman Kodak Kodachrome slide film. The place was on a beach just south of La Push on Washington's coast. The lady subject was dragging a stick in the sand on a moist, outgoing surf. I did not plan this, it was spontaneous. I was following her while she picked up a stick, started dragging it, and the scene took hold of me. I captured this in one shot. We didn't take a lot of shots in those days due to the cost and limits of 24-36 exposure rolls of film. I spent $50 on a drum scan to digitize the image in 2002.