Our annual trip to the Oregon Coast has come and gone and we are back home. This year, we received a 4 nights stay in Neskowin, OR. at the Chalet from our daughter Kerri (Thank you so much). Really a great place to stay on the coast for peace and quiet and rest. Kathy and I greatly enjoyed our time there and couldn’t believe how nice the condo was. The view from the room was un-matched for coastal viewing:
I will say that this year produced the worst weather we have experienced in our yearly trips to the coast. Let me explain a little bit more: For visiting the coast, the stormy weather was perfect! Big surf, storm clouds, wind, rain, hail all worked to produce an unforgettable experience! For photography, it was the pits! I had a couple of borrowed lens’s and a rented lens to try out with my new camera (Nikon D600) and taking them out to the beach for some good ocean, tide, wave photography was simply out of the question. Here are a couple of the sunsets I was able to shoot from the balcony of the room:
As you can see, we did get some fairly good sunsets, however, the wind blew constantly. Now, in the room, with the sound of the surf pounding and the wind blowing, it was delicious. However, if you were an ant and happen to be taking a stroll across the beach, you were in trouble:
I guess the moral of that story is: If you are an ant, don’t go to the beach in a wind storm!
One of the more interesting things I found to shoot was the “Girl on the Beach Ball” statute. Looked like something from the 50’s and was in terrific shape:
Looks like she is dreaming of something special. This was just a fun shoot and I was able to add some light to the subject using my new Cree 1600 lummins (yes that is correct) head lamp. Boy, does that thing ever light it up! Going to be fun to do some light painting with that!
One thing that this trip definitely produced was a need to return! In our little scouting missions, I found several places I want to shoot again when the wind isn’t blowing so hard. Now, some may say that I may be a whoosie, and they would probably be correct! On a more practical level, the sand in the camera/lens thing is not something I want to engage in, so I will simply wait for the wind to die down!