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Back in June Kendra and I made a quick road trip through Oregon and up to Seattle. It certainly was not a proper photography trip. We needed to make constant progress along the way and only had two days in Oregon. The first was spent in Bandon, the second at Pacific City.

We did get to see a lot of the popular spots along the way such as Seal Rocks, Cape Perpetua, and Heceta Head Lighthouse. We did miss out on a few other spots, but now that we have a taste, a return trip is certain.

Despite how calm it was on the south side of Cape Kiwanda, we were impressed with the wave action once we arrived at this commonly shot vantage point. During the big sets, waves would explode as high as the tops of these sandstone bluffs. Impressive for such a 'calm' day.

I have some long exposures from here which I may post down the road...or tomorrow! I've been on a run of pulling images from the recent past to post up. Hope you don't mind.

Nikon D300
Nikkor 35-70mm @ 70mm
0.5 sec @ f13, ISO 100
Lee .9 Soft GND Filter

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This shot goes out to Hark Lee. I've shot this spot before, but I had been waiting for the sun to line up with the slot. I knew around December and into January would be the best time, but it wasn't until I saw Hark's shot that I realized the time had come!

Although I didn't have the dramatic conditions, I still am happy about the shot. And unlike Hark, I didn't fall "Into The Groove". ;)

Sorry Hark, I had to do it.

Nikon D300
Nikkor 12-24mm @ 21mm
1.6sec @ f22, ISO 100
Singh-Ray 3-stop Reverse GND Filter
Lee .6 Soft GND Filter

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B 19427 C 135 E Dec 31, 2009 F Feb 26, 2010
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My final sunset of 2009 was a memorable one. I've already posted an image from this night once the sky turned more red and with a different rock from Death Valley's Racetrack Playa.

Here is another image from earlier in the evening when the sky turned a nice shade of gold while the sky was still blue, a perfect time to use the Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue polarizer to accentuate these colors.

Most shots you see from the Racetrack use the rock as the focal point, but here, I thought the track and the impression the rock made (for who knows how long it sat there) were more interesting. I also liked how the rock had changed course, as if to direct me to where the sun was setting.

My frist trip to Death Valley was a memorable one and it certainly left a lasting impression.

Nikon D300
Nikkor 12-24mm @ 12mm
1sec @ f16, ISO 100
Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue Polarizer
Singh-Ray 3-stop Reverse GND Filter

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B 15074 C 164 E Nov 19, 2011 F Feb 27, 2012
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This sunset at the Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park was my redemption for a failed attempt a few days earlier. And by failed, I mean my truck got stuck in deep sand, and a day that started at 3am ended at midnight with a very large towing truck bill!

A small consolation prize for the experience, but I'll take it.

Nikon D7000
Nikkor 12-24mm @ 12mm
0.4 sec, f11, ISO 100
Singh-Ray 3-stop Reverse GND
LEE .6 Soft GND

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