Several nights on the Oregon Coast with lovely spring weather. I couldn’t have asked for much more.
As many of you know, I’m a mom of a two year old, and this very much limits the photo trips I can take that are more than a night or two away. I’m thankful to be acquainted enough with my camera that I can set it up, and then tend to my little buddy while I shoot, but this gets more difficult this time of year, with sunset being later and sunrise earlier.
My husband has been a very good sport about it, and often our vacations wind up being in particularly nice photo spots, where he will hang with Charlie while I head out at sunset and then wake up again before dawn to catch the sunrise.
This was one of those trips. We did Cannon Beach the first night, where I caught the sunset and sunrise, and amazingly both had some cool texture in the sky. For my first try shooting at Ecola I was so pleased.
The second day we drove pretty much the entire Oregon Coast, spotted some whales off Depoe Bay on our lunch stop, and spent the second night in Brookings. While we didn’t have much time, we had the luxury of my parents also being on vacation down there, and they were able to watch Charlie while my husband and I took a sunrise date along a very sketchy, exposed trail to an amazing spot in Samuel H Boardman. We then headed down to the redwoods so Charlie could see some big trees before heading back up to Newport. I didn’t get anything from Newport, as the scene I wanted to catch was inaccessible this time of year, so we will be returning in the fall I think.