This was my first stop after scoping out the best spot to shoot Thor’s Well from when I came back later for high tide. It’s also where I got drenched by the first of 3 big waves that kept me soaking wet through my day of shooting on the Oregon coast. I shot dozens of exposures here until I got the perfect flow of sea foam ribbons as waves crashed into this dangerous fissure in the rocky cliff and furiously rushed back out to sea. Positioning myself and my tripod in the fissure was tricky and dangerous with the risk of sneaker waves, which is exactly what soaked me good before I landed this shot.
Tags: oregon-coast, oregon, photographer, photography, landscape-photography
Thick fog consumes a dark forest on the Oregon coast
Tags: landscape-photography, oregon, nature, trees, mist
My wonderful girlfriend surprised me with a trip to the Oregon coast for my birthday, which included our first return to Cape Perpetua since my original shot of Thor's Well. I was pretty excited about this because I've been wanting to re-shoot Thor's Well for a long time. I didn't get the sunset or sunrise I was hoping for on this trip, but the dramatic storm clouds made for an equally satisfying shot regardless. I got soaked almost immediately by a huge wave coming over the cliff, so I am incredibly lucky to have landed this on my first and only shot before getting drenched and almost losing my equipment to the angry sea.
Tags: nature, storm, dramatic, waterscape, oregon