Florence OR 2020

Labor day weekend Taunya and I took off for our favorite place on the Oregon Coast, Florence. We stayed in a Airbnb close to where we usually stay at Driftwood Shores. Ever since my camera equipment was stolen from Driftwood Shores, I’ve been gun-shy of staying there again.

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/125sec, 70mm

Sunset with Heceta Lighthouse. Would have been a little better with some fluffy clouds turning colors as well, but this looks good too.

I don’t know how many photographs I have taken at this look out over the 30 years we have been coming to Florence, but it is quite a lot!

ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/1000sec, 145mm

Another rare occurrence, which you would think would happen frequently but doesn’t, is seeing the sun setting into the ocean from this location. Almost always there is a cloud bank out at the horizon blocking this view. This seagull stayed on the wall for quite a while allowing me to get just the right photograph as the sun set.

ISO 100, F/6.3, 1/1600sec 140mm

Another fortunate occurrence was this fishing boat sailing in front of the sun as it was setting. It was a little difficult to get the exposure how I wanted it with shooting directly into the sun.

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/640sec, 180mm shot in color then edited to B&W

I don’t edit many photographs to Black and White, but many of these beach shots with the grasses look great in black and white. Unlike in the film days I don’t actually photograph in B&W, but rather switch the color photograph to B&W in post editing. Actual B&W photography, the process of taking the initial photo in B&W, is a skill in which I have little experience. Fortunately, Lightroom has some B&W presets and I can play around with contrast and hue in post production.

ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/400sec, 70mm

One evening we drove up the coast to see the sights. This is the bridge up in Waldport, OR taken from a pull out on Hwy 101, south of the city. My favorite lens is my Nikon 70-200mm 2.8E so this is actually a panorama shot comprising 3 photographs.

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/1000sec 70mm

This is Taunya’s favorite activity, sitting on the beach, or if its cold from the hotel room, watching the view in the next two photographs. Most of the time with a good book as well (see Kindle tablet on lap 🙂 ). Not sure how we have been so lucky most of the time to have sunny weather on the coast.

ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/2500sec, 200mm
ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/3200sec, 70mm
ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/25sec, 100mm

Well, a few weeks later we came back to the coast and stayed in Yachats, OR. I’ll share those photos soon.


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