I spent a week on the Oregon Coast (May 30 to June 6, 2012), on tour with LightChase. The weather produced more rain and fog than we had hoped. However, we diverted to plan B or C, producing some fun and unexpected outcomes.
The good weather extended through the next morning at Bandon Beach. (Merit, Digital Travel, N4C Oct 2012)
Our last full day gave us lots of sun, and we stopped at many of the places we had to pass by on the trip down. Cape Blanco Lighthouse had daisies in the lawn.
Yellow lupine at Coquille River Lighthouse and Bullard's Beach.
Chaos and Stability (Merit Digital Nature, N4C Feb 2013)
After the wonderful trip to the falls, we returned to Shore Acres; the sun came out a bit and the surf was up. (Merit, Travel Print, N4C Sept 2012)
Sea Star at Warp Speed
The next morning we headed south into northern California to the Jedediah Smith Redwood State Natural Area. The fog in the redwoods gave us eerie mist and spectacular crepuscular beams, or "god beams," coming through the trees.
Cape Blanco Lighthouse on an earlier, overcast day. HDR combining three exposures and converted to B&W.
Well after sunset, it was almost too dark to see. But a 30 second exposure was enough to catch some details in the rock.
The rocks at Shore Acres are beautifully sculpted by the ocean.
Sunset at Seal Rock. (Merit, Digital Pictorial, N4C Nov 2012)
Yaquina Head Lighthouse was barely visible through the fog in the early morning. This image was taken from my room in the Sylvia Beach Hotel.
Golden Falls, downstream. (2nd, Nature Print, N4C Nov 2012)
Witch's Hat at Bandon Beach. (1st, Digital Travel, N4C Sept 2012)
It turned overcast again the next day, but that proved to be fine for photographing the lupine at Cape Blanco. (Honorable Mention, Digital Nature, N4C Sept 2012)
Sun and Fog in the Redwoods (HM Travel Print, N4C Feb 2013; Honorable Mention, Best of N4C 2013)
The hazy conditions and light rain were suitable for photographing the arboretum at Shore Acres.
Downstream from Golden Falls
Our last full day started out overcast with a bit of rain at Pistol River, but soon turned sunny.