Thank you Rick for inviting me to be a guest blogger!
Rick and I will be leading our second photography caravan workshop on the Oregon Coast, a magical place. You will find rocky headlands separated by long sweeping beaches and towering sand dunes. There are sea birds, whales, seals, sea lions, lighthouses, and picturesque fishing harbors.
Info on the workshop, which is almost sold out, is on Rick's Workshops page.
The Yaquina Lighthouse, pictured above, is one of the most beautiful locations on the coast.
The Newport harbor is a real working fishing port. This was shot with a full moon at the blue-light time of day right after sunset.
In Oregon, the coast is public land to 16 feet above average tide level. The entire coast is accessible for photographers.
There are many wonderful tide pools to explore at low tide. Be sure to bring your knee-high rubber boots to wade through shallow pools. You will have better opportunities to photograph your subjects.
Unusual sandstone cliffs make Shore Acres a unique place with big waves. It is mesmerizing.
There are several areas along the Oregon coast with amazing seastacks (big rocks isolated in the water by erosion). They are wonderful for photography. This gull was searching for food. I was fortunate to have ideal backlight during a break in the clouds.
Sunsets on the coast can be amazing. This is with a telephoto at 200 mm to compress the birds and the distant seastacks.
The Oregon Coast is a treasure for photographers. High tides and low tides completely change the way an area appears. Along with the changing tides, sunrises and sunsets offer an infinite opportunity for new images.
Join the Oregon Coast Photo Caravan September
3 - 9 and visit all of these great places. We only have a few openings. Great locations. Great photo ops. Great fun. And no doubt, great new friends.
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Thank you Alex for another great Guest Blog post!
To see some videos that we made during our 2012 Oregon Coast Photo Caravan, see my On-Line Training page.
Explore the light,
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