Breakers at Shore Acres

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by AlanLichty, Jul 14, 2019 at 8:10 AM.

  1. AlanLichty

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    Shore Acres is the site of an estate built by a Coos Bay timber baron named Louis Simpson. The mansion burned down decades ago but the grounds include one of the more interesting displays of coastal geology along the Oregon Coast. It also has some of the most impressive displays of waves breaking over the rocky shores. In mid winter the spray from the waves can reach dizzying heights although having good photo opportunities can be hard to come by.

    This is a shot of some of the geological formations from a springtime visit a few years ago.


    C&C always welcome.
     
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    This is one of my favorite places along the Oregon coastline, Alan. I'm trying to figure out where you were standing when you took this. It looks like you are out in the ocean.
     
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    I am also familiar with Shore Acres as I go past there to the cape where the sea lions congregate. Never in winter so I was not familiar with the winter wave action. I have not taken any images around Shore Acres but have stopped at the little museum/store.

    Thanks for the info and nice shot.
     
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    I kinda figured this one would be on your favorites list - there are some really neat formations in that area. I have stayed at the Sunset Bay State Park campground (north of Shore Acres) on quite a number of occasions and there are trails that approach Shore Acres from the north although they don't directly connect to the trails coming from the Shore Acres parking area without going back over to the road. I shot this from an overlook along one of those trails with my 100-400mm lens.
     
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    I get it now. I have always come in from the parking area.
     
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    They look almost alien due to their slanted angle! Nice catch
     
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    Hey Alan, that is indeed a cool area to shoot. I like this angle, but one of the really tough things about shooting with the waves smashing like that is the white water loses so much detail, and also blows out so easily. I would like to see more detail in the white if possible, but I know from experience it takes a lot of underexposed to retain detail in the white which then can cause noise issues in the shadows with a lot of camera's.
     
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