This week's theme on Twisted Fate Photography is "park bench." I don't know if this technically counts as a park, but it's certainly a public space from which one might want to view something lovely while passing the time. I have taken several other fantastic shots from both this very spot and from the rocks just below:
Parks and natural spaces are lovely, and I love people-watching from benches, but I always wish I could be more invisible while I do so. Sometimes, spending time looking through a camera gives me an out, a way to ignore the people around me in a fashion that makes me look both busy and non-awkward. Sometimes I think I become more conspicuous when I'm using my camera.
It's these hangups I need to get over. My visit to Heceta Head to get these shots was nice because it was cold, and sunset, and very few people were around. I had some freedom to take the photos I wanted, and my only constraint was the length of time it took my fingers to go numb.
I didn't sit in that park bench, but I did set my tripod up right next to it.