I’ve been quiet the past week – after heading up to the Oregon coast with Jed and the dawg, we encountered flat light, marine layers just at sunset, and overall the light didn’t inspire us for a lot of the things we like to photograph. So while we waited for the light to be right, we enjoyed camping out – something I haven’t done in a while with my two ‘buds.’ Runs on the beach, ball tossing, cook outs, and sleeping like puppies in a pile the tent together has been fun and much needed R&R for me! But finally, finally, we got some interesting light today- a rainy day with fog rolling in and out around Heceta Head lighthouse. It was sweet. The composition is challenging from the overlook- it’s not like it’s never been photographed before! But the fog helps make the picture more personal, a moment in time different from others out there. I felt it made a better panorama composition, too. The way the hills and ocean space balance out, proportionately, it just doesn’t fit the 35mm format very well.
We’re still hoping for more soft light tomorrow so we can go into the forests along the coast. I’ll be in touch!
It’s a different look for this iconic spot, and a nice one at that. Way to go “working with what you got!”
Thanks, Bob – isn’t it exciting when you get to an often-photograhed location and get lucky with some atmospheric or lighting condition? I won’t photograph it otherwise, usually, unless I don’t have it for my own files.
Thanks, Bob – isn’t it exciting when you get to an often-photographed location and get lucky with some atmospheric or lighting condition? I won’t photograph it otherwise, usually, unless I don’t have it for my own files.
I was hoping you would post an Oregon image or two. While I love the Atlantic, the Pacific has a different kind of drama, does it not?
Yes, the Pacific has more drama with the waves and very rugged coastline – but it’s amazing how calm the sea can be here at times, too! I’m hoping for more good conditions over the next few days. We’re running out of play time and will have to leave the area around the 12th! It’s so beautiful here.
Nice! We also have rainy unstable weather in Moab but hopefully it will clear and give us some great Utah light.
Thanks! You’re in Moab? You do get around, kiddo! Hope it clears up for you – we’re still in gray skies but forecast is looking much better for next 4-5 days. Hope you get great light!!
I’m glad that you are enjoying your time … just wonderful … nice image too … very deep … wish you a lot of fun … best from Slovenia,
Thank you, Rok – it has been fun – the first ‘vacation’ in a long while where we have played more than photographed, which is highly unusual for me. But very relaxing…:)