Saturday, November 30, 2013

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Umpqua River Lighthouse - Oregon Coast

From 7/17/2013 to 8/2/2013, I took a road trip from the SF Bay Area to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Half of the trip was spent driving up the west coast. On my trip, I visited many famous places such as Seattle, Butchart Gardens, Mount Rainier, and much more. Obviously I got many coastal shots and many places that isn't as famous. The reason I am posting it now is because the high amount of photos I took equaled a high amount of processing time. I took a bit over 2000 photos on the trip. After stitching the panoramas, compositing the HDRs, and picking out photos from the repeats, I have a bit over 1000 photos to show you guys. The photos will be split into parts. I will link you to the previous and next parts on each post just like I did with my Death Valley National Park photos and my Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park photos. Hope you enjoy this chain of posts!

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view my best Oregon photos from this trip, use this link. To view my best US National Park photos, use this link. To view all of my day 3 photos, use this link.

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Today I continue my trip north along the Oregon Coast. Photos from today are from Reedsport, Winchester Bay, and Gardiner. Places in these cities include the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and the Umpqua River Lighthouse.

Message from the Photographer: I got the order of the blog posts a bit screwed up. This one was actually suppose to be after the Cape Blanco State Park post. Sorry!

The 1st 2 photos are taken in Tugman State Park in Reedsport, Oregon. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 43 36 13 N 124 10 33 W 

 Here is a photo from Reedsport, Oregon 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 43 39 29 N 124 11 21 W 


 Here are a few photos from the Umpqua River Lighthouse in Reedsport, Oregon. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 43 39 44 N 124 11 55 W 

 Here are a few signs around the Umpqua River Lighthouse. 


A photo from Winchester Bay, Oregon. This is the sand near the ocean. Photo was shot near the Umpqua River Lighthouse. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 43 39 45 N 124 11 57 W 

Here is a photo from the Siuslaw National Forest in Reedsport, Oregon. 
  Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 43 47 58 N 124 08 48 W 

The rest of these photos are all from the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in Gardiner, Oregon. 
  Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 43 50 00 N 124 09 08 W 

 Another photo from Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. 
  Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 43 49 58 N 124 09 06 W 


This isn't a desert. It is just a giant beach near the ocean. Here are some vegetation on the sand dunes. The wind was blowing very hard that day. Sand was flying around everywhere. Gotta love the weatherproofing on my camera. Back at the car, I just used a brush and brushed all the sand off of my equipment and I was fine. However my skin was slightly itchy from the sand. 
  Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 43 49 56 N 124 09 06 W 

A black and white process of the photo above.  

 Another photo from Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. 
  Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 43 49 56 N 124 09 07 W 

 I spotted this one of these grass plants all by itself. I thought it would make a nice abstract shot. 
  Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 43 49 56 N 124 09 07 W 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

Another shot of the giant sand dunes in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 43 49 54 N 124 09 08 W 


These foot prints walking towards me or away from me? :) I'll put the answer in below the black and white process. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 43 49 54 N 124 09 10 W  

Black and white process of the photo above. I made these foot prints while walking down the sand dunes. Purposely made them deeper for photographic purposes. I walked down, turned around, and took the photo. The foot prints are mine and are walking towards me. I feel the black and white process is a lot better than the colored version. 

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I have more photos from Oregon's Coast. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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