Shore Acres SP 2

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Shore Acres SP 2.
 
The image I posted the other day was from Shore Acres SP looking north, this is looking south from the viewpoint. The waves were amazing every where you looked. The lighting was tough, as I was facing into the sun, so I decided to convert it to a Black and White image. The windy conditions and surge made the conditions perfect for some BIG waves.
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Nikon Z7, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/1250th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 30L backpack, processed and converted in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #portraittravelzoom, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography
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Oregon Islands NWR, Bandon, OR

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Oregon Islands NWR, Bandon, OR.
 
After the Out of Oregon Landscape Photography Conference, Evelyn and I decided to take a drive south ending up in Bandon, OR. I really like that town! Not too big, not to small, and in a great location. Just off the coast is Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. It is a huge park with giant rock formations emerging from the ocean. Apparently in the summer it is home to a bird I would love to see, the Tufted Puffin, as well as many other cool birds. For the landscape photographer these rocks are just incredible any time of year. I went down to the beach during sunrise but it lacked any brilliant color. I did mange to get soaked from a “sneaker” wave however. Luckily it was warm enough that wearing my Keen sandals the rest of the day wasn’t too bad. Anyway, this is 9 images stitched together using Lightroom Classic CC to try and give you an idea of how rugged the coastline there is. Those rocks are probably 75 feet tall and the logs in the foreground are about 25 feet long (the larger ones). What a beautiful area and a super great trip.
 
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD for FE mount on a Sony a7Riii camera, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 50, shutter speed of 1/80th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead used in Panoramic mode, Shimoda Explore 30L backpack, combined and processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2875mirrorless, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore, #BearWoodsPhotography

Shore Acres SP, Oregon

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Shore Acres SP, Oregon.
 
We finished the Out of Oregon Conference yesterday and decided to head a little south on the coast for the day. There were some huge swells coming in from some winds and a storm offshore, so conditions were great for big waves. Nick Page recommended we try Shore Acres, and said that is where he was headed. I took that as a good sign. Well it did not disappoint in the least. I estimate that some of the waves were well over 125 feet tall as they crashed into the rocks and exploded into the sky. If you look closely in the upper right of the frame, you can see people standing on the rock ledge. This wave was not even close to the largest we saw, but I was able to also show a little of the coast behind it as well in this composition.
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Nikon Z7, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/2000th, Sirui SR 3204 ballhead, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #portraittravelzoom, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore, #BearWoodsPhotography

Thor’s Well

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Thor’s Well.
 
There is a really cool and popular location here on the Oregon Coast named Thor’s Well. It is located near Cape Perpetua, which happened to be the destination of my group excursion on Tuesday evening for the Out of Oregon Landscape Photography Conference. Typically the most popular time to shoot it is an hour before high tide, but our group was scheduled to go out a couple hours later. We still decided we would venture down to it because we could see the occasional eruption of water. We all set up at safe distances from the opening and captured some beautiful images. It also gave me an opportunity to use a Breakthrough Photography Dark CPL which is a 3 stop Neutral Density Filter and Circular Polarizer combined. Very cool. They were at the conference loaning out filters to everyone who seemed to love the opportunity to try them out. I want to say a special thanks to Tamron Lenses USA for sponsoring me to the event!
 
Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD FE mount lens on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f22, ISO 50, shutter speed of 1.6 seconds, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 30L backpack, Breakthrough Photography Dark CPL, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1728mirrorless, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore, #BreakthroughPhotography, #OutofOregon, #OutofChicago, #BearWoodsPhotography

Strawberry Hill Sunrise

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Strawberry Hill Sunrise.
 
My morning group excursion Tuesday was to Strawberry Hill. I will honestly say that my group was treated to one of the most magnificent sunrises I have personally ever seen. It was awesome to be jumping from participant to participant to see what they were capturing and the smiles on their faces. After our epic sunrise we photographed starfish and seals on the rocks at low tide. I would say it was a very successful outing for representing the Oregon’s coast environment. The Out of Oregon Landscape Photography Conference folks have outdone themselves on finding great locations!
 
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD for Sony FE mount, Sony a7Riii camera, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 50, shutter speed of 2 seconds, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 30L backpack, Breakthrough Filters Circular Polarizer, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2875mirrorless, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore30L, #BreakthroughFilters, #OutofOregon, #OutofChicago, #BearWoodsPhotography

Heceta Head Lighthouse

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Heceta Head Lighthouse.
 
I didn’t have a group to lead Monday morning at the Out of Oregon Landscape Conference, it was sort of my morning off…but I hadn’t scouted one location as of yet and when I looked to see who was leading a group there it was none other than Nick Page. I know Nick knows the area better than most anyone, so I asked if I could tag along, and Nick was good with it. It is always great to “sit in” and observe how other instructors work with their students, it helps me hone my own skills in addition to just learning something new. Nick is excellent with his technique and knowledge, and it was a great morning to be out there. I did some video that I will get together this week hopefully.
 
Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD for Sony FE, Sony a7Riii camera, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 50, shutter speed of 1/10th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron ,#TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2875mirrorless, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaEplore30L, #ShimodaDesign, #OutofOregon, #OutofChicago, #BearWoodsPhotography

The Oregon Coast

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The Oregon Coast.
 
I am honored to be one of the instructors for the Out of Oregon Landscape Conference this year in Newport, OR. It is great to be here with so many great photographers and incredible instructors. This week we get to be exposed to and create images of the rough and rugged coastal landscape. Yesterday a group of instructors did a little scouting trip to locations to give some additional ideas for our students. We were “treated” to some clouds and fog, not your classic sunrise you hope for by any means, but perfect for creating some nice black and white images. I wanted to isolate this one big rock in the foreground while including Seal Rock and other formations in the background. I chose my Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD FE mount lens at f2.8 to give me that isolation. We will have the entire spectrum this week, clear skies to huge swells, and it will be a great week!
 
Tamron 17-28mm Di III RXD lens on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 50, shutter speed of 1/80th of second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron #Tamron #TamronUSA #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #Tamron2875mirrorless #SiruiUSA #Acratech #ShimodaEplore30l #ShimodaDesign #OutofOregon #BearWoodsPhotography