Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sea Lions Caves and Florence (Part 2) - 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 viewing 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 all of my day 3 photos, use this link.

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Today I continue my photos from Florence, Oregon and the Sea Lion Caves. This is part 2 of Florence, Oregon. If you want to see part 1, just go to the previous post. The photos from Sea Lion Caves for today are from the lower observation cave. The photos for today are also the last of my photos from day 3. Next time, I will continue with photos from day 4.

Here is a long exposure from the lower observation cave. 

A photo of one of the sea lion islands you can see from the cave. I did a black and white process too because I thought it looked a lot like fast film. The noise was due to the lack of light and high ISO setting. I really had to push the ISO up really high to get a decent shot. 

A few more photos of the sea lions. 

Here is a long exposure shot at ISO 100. It was very dark inside. 

Another photo of the sea lions with a black and white process. 

Another few photos of the sea lions. 

Now I went to another view point in the lower observation cave and shot a photo of the Heceta Head Lighthouse off in the distance. 

A black and white process of the photo above. 

A portrait shot of the scenery. I thought the cave walls on the side made a nice frame. 

Now back up at the upper observatory deck, I shot a few photos of the scenery in the Sea Lion Caves with a black and white process. 

Still at the upper observation deck, I got a photo of the elevator down to the lower observation cave and a photo of the Heceta Head Lighthouse off in the distance. I also did a black and white process of this photo. 

I left the Sea Lion Caves and headed towards the Heceta Head Lighthouse. It was too long of a hike and we were in a rush so I just shot a photo near the parking lot. This is in the Siuslaw National Forest. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 44 08 06 N 124 07 23 W

These are all the photos for today and for day 3. I hope you have enjoyed viewing them. Next time I have more photos from Oregon's Coast from day 4. Please don't forget to share the blog post 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 Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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