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Friday
Aug022013

Haystack Rock

I took several shots of Haystack Rock, made somewhat famous in 1985's "The Goonies" and other movies. The sky was mostly clear at sunset, which wasn't lending much "drama" to the scene. But, I did get some nice angles of the rocks with some reflections in the water, or in this shot, the swath of smaller rocks and pools. I'll have some other shots of the rocks up on Flickr as well.

Wednesday
Jul312013

Coast Guard Practice

On the scenic train ride back to Rockaway Beach from Giribaldi, we saw the Coast Guard operating in the bay. It appeared that they were practicing helicopter ocean rescues. I kept shooting as the train went on Northward. I was using my telephoto lens from the shaky train. I had to keep the shutter speed pretty high to avoid blurring from camera shake, hence the nearly frozen rotor blades. Here is my favorite shot. It's from a ways out and I did get some much closer shots that I'll share on Flickr. I like this one with the rocks in the foreground on the left.

Friday
Mar022012

Spouting Horn

Near Cape Perpetua, a few miles south of Yachats, there is a small bridge over Cook's Chasm and a viewpoint area with a path down to the rocks on the North side. On the South side of the chasm, you can see what is known as the "Spouting Horn." When water rushes in with a wave, it is forced into an opening in the rocks which continues up and out through a small hole at the top. When the pressure builds up, it spouts some distance in the air. The spout can be very high depending on the size of the wave. Here is a shot I took of it last week.

Wednesday
Feb292012

Haceta Head Lighthouse

I took this shot of the Haceta Head lighthouse under repair from the Sea Lion caves which is just down the road to the South. You can see the scaffolding and a trailer parked out in front. The entire area also appears to be fenced off. I have heard this is one of the most photographed lighthouses in Oregon. Here's one more photo, but maybe the scaffolding will make it at least a little unique...

Monday
Feb272012

Haceta Head

For sunset the other night, we decided to go down to Haceta Head, just North of Florence, Oregon. The lighthouse there is under repair but it's still a scenic area. I took several pictures during "magic hour" as the sun was dipping down toward the horizon. In this HDR shot, you can't quite see the lighthouse with all it's scaffolding because it's hidden behind some trees, but there's a nice view of the house up on the cliff with the two giant rocks leading out into the ocean. A father and daughter are prepparing to watch the sunset on the far right of the frame as well.