Posts tagged Oregon
Photographing Thor's Well (Sort of)

Cape Perpetua is a particularly beautiful part of the Oregon coast, and it attracts photographers who want to capture Thor’s Well at high tide. So, of course it was at the top of my shot list. Mother Nature had different ideas. A huge low pressure system had sent wave after wave of rain, wind and storms during my first few days on the coast. When I arrived at the Cape the ocean was still angry and it was blowing 15-20 knots with seas crashing against the rocks surrounding the Well.

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Mario DennisOregon
The Wreck of the Peter Iredale

Everybody photographs the Peter Iredale. Everybody.  So, I shouldn't have been surprised when I arrived at sunrise to find about ten photographers practically swarming around the wreck, trying to keep out of each others' way. More frustrating for me was the fact that they left tripods standing around, making it extremely difficult to shoot a clean frame. I finally asked the leader to round up the hardware, and gradually the tripods disappeared. A little self-awareness would have been nice.

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Photographing Heceta Head Light

Easily the most attractive lighthouse on the Oregon coast, Heceta Head light also gets my vote for the easiest to visit and photograph. Heceta Head is about 15 miles or 20+ minutes north of the town of Florence, located on a point next to a small cove (Cape Cove).

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Mario DennisOregon
Photographing Bandon Beach

There are other attractive beaches up and down the Oregon coast, and while I did not have time to go further south, I found Bandon Beach with iconic Face Rock and sea stacks to be the most beautiful. It also attracted a fair number of photographers at sunset, though there was plenty of room for all of us to take our shots.

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