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Driftwood Arch



Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon

Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon
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7 Comments | Report
MelW1
 
MelW1 August 14, 2016
This is absolutely beautiful.. Very serene!
debbietegtmeier
debbietegtmeier September 08, 2016
Thank you so much!
anitaselvog
 
anitaselvog September 07, 2016
Nice capture!
debbietegtmeier
debbietegtmeier September 08, 2016
Thanks, I appreciate that!
maxmanus
 
maxmanus December 29, 2016
Superb composition!
debbietegtmeier
debbietegtmeier December 29, 2016
Thank you so much!
shema
 
shema January 23, 2017
love the driftwood frame!
trexkamal PRO+
 
trexkamal January 23, 2017
Nature is amazing...Erosion and natural folds in one place..Nice Capture
adavies PRO
 
adavies February 23, 2017
Fantastic! :)
Jexxon
 
Jexxon March 07, 2018
Extraordinary capture, brilliant!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken at Sunset Bay State Park near Coos Bay, Oregon
Time
It was late afternoon approaching sunset.
Lighting
In addition to natural lighting from the sun in the background, I used the internal flash of my camera, adjusted to the lowest setting, to illuminate the details of the driftwood
Equipment
I used my Canon PowerShot SX230 point & shoot in "program" mode. I rarely use a tripod for my landscape/sunset photos.
Inspiration
After most of the storms on the Oregon coast, there's always such a variety of driftwood washed up on the beaches. This one had interesting curves, grain, and texture. My original intent was to photograph the grain of the driftwood but when I saw the natural hole and saw the direction I could see through it, I immediately started trying to line up photos of the beach 'framed' with the driftwood. The beachcombers were a bonus.
Editing
I may have cropped for content. Normally, the most I ever do is adjust brightness/contrast and highlights/shadows.
In my camera bag
I always have my Sony A57 and my Canon point & shoot, extra batteries, spare memory cards, and microfiber cloth.
Feedback
Investigate your surroundings! If you are shooting a sunset that has a cloudless sky, look for plants, animals, and other items in the vicinity that can be used to create an interesting foreground.

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