On the Rocky Shoreline

Yachats, Oregon

On my trip to the Oregon Coast last summer, we drove up the coast from Gold Beach in southern Oregon and ended up staying overnight in the coastal town of Yachats. Visitors to the coast of Oregon can oftentimes find fog and rain in bunches. This day was no exception, and the wind and cold, even for August, was challenging. After checking into the hotel and having dinner, I was determined to go outside and shoot, especially since the hotel was right on the Pacific Ocean. This scene was shot maybe a block from the hotel, and I decided to shoot a long exposure that would have the water match the same texture as the storm clouds in the distance. When I looked to edit this, I decided to dial back a bit of the rocky shoreline's color to match the mood of the scene.