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Taken 17-Aug-07
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Coastlines
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Keywords:coast, haystack rock, ocean, reflections, sand, sea stacks, shore, surf, tidal pool, tide, time exposure
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Dimensions3861 x 1776
Original file size3.17 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken17-Aug-07 20:49
Date modified26-Aug-07 08:37
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D200
Focal length12 mm
Focal length (35mm)18 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure3s at f/22
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon

These photos hold special meaning for my wife Anita and me, as they were taken on our Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary celebration trip. A dramatic sunset at Cannon Beach proved to a great a way to spend the evening, after a day of exploring nearby beach towns. Although the waves were not large, there was ample water to temporarily create a mirror-like surface on the expansive stretch of wet sand. I was thrilled to capture some remarkably vivid reflections in this transient water mirror, with sea stack rock silhouettes as a backdrop. I shot a lot of photographs that evening, using all three of my lenses from various vantage points. This image is a favorite, due to the clarity of the water reflections and the warm evening light on an otherwise chilly day along the Oregon coast.

A Lee .6 graduated neutral density filter was used to darken the sky, balancing the brightness of the sky with that of the beach foreground. A B+W polarizer filter was used to eliminate glare from surfaces of the water and sand. Nikon D200 camera, Nikkor lenses and a Gitzo G 2220 tripod with a Manfrotto 486 head.