Coastal Beauty

Myers Creek, Gold Beach, Oregon

Hard to believe that it has been a month since I last posted. This summer has been a blur with all of the traveling that I have been doing. I am back from my 3 week vacation to Oregon and California, but I will be headed back out on Thursday for another couple of weeks. We had a great time there although, from a photography standpoint, the coastal fog made some days a bit of a washout. Despite that, I still had some days that were outstanding and the fog can add so much interest as long as it is not as thick as pea soup.

 The Oregon Coast, particularly the central and southern portions, have outstanding beaches and rugged landscapes. This was my second trip there and I think that this particular stretch of beach, just south of Gold Beach, is my favorite. The first glimpse of this area, called Myers Creek, is when you drive down Route 101 through the trees and the mountains. The first thought that enters your mind as you round the corner and see the landscape is "Wow".  I shot this long exposure the first afternoon we got to Gold Beach.  Little did I know that for the next few days, I would be fogged in except for one evening.  Lesson learned - take advantage of the nice weather when you can, especially in coastal areas.