Sunrise Walk on Cannon Beach, OR

This will hopefully be the beginning of several blog posts from last week’s trip to Oregon with my best bud Carl.  Oregon was new to both of us, so lots to explore.  We spent months planning (perhaps better stated as Carl did months of planning while I contributed occasionally).  We not only agonized over where to go, but when.  Having to coordinate around our work schedules also presented extra challenges, and the numerous changes and adjustments contributed to our friends Jerry and Betsy not being able to join us.  But with trials and tribulations come rewards.

We didn’t even have the coast in our plans, but after adequate coverage of the Columbia Gorge we decided to venture to the Cannon Beach area.  Cannon Beach is about an hour and a half west of Portland.

The weather presented us with a “blah” first afternoon, but we stayed persistent.  On the second morning there, both Carl and I ventured out at sunrise not knowing what to expect of the lingering fog.  Sometimes it lifts and clears out, other times it hangs on for dear life.  But we each pried ourselves out of bed, knowing we would enjoy a serene walk to the sound of the waves and a pleasant 55F temperature.  As is often the case with this photographer stuff, opportunities arise from seemingly nowhere.

As the clouds began to part, I was struck not only by the “Haystack” and its accompanying iconic rocks just off shore, but also by how many people were up walking this early.  I captured this couple out for their morning walk on the beach, taking advantage of their reference to display the shear scale of both the massive rocks and the beach itself.

Morning Walk – Cannon Beach, OR

5D MkII, 24-70L @ 34mm, 1.6sec @ f/22

This entry was written by Mark , posted on Monday September 24 2012at 09:09 pm , filed under Beach, Landscapes, Oregon, People, Water . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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