Driftwood Arch

Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon

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

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Behind The Lens

This was taken at Sunset Bay State Park near Coos Bay, Oregon
It was late afternoon approaching sunset.
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
I used my Canon PowerShot SX230 point & shoot in "program" mode. I rarely use a tripod for my landscape/sunset photos.
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.
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.
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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