BANDON BEACH, OREGON – I’m in Oregon to take part in a workshop sponsored by Jack Flesher and Guy Mancuso of GetDPI.com. The overt purpose is to photograph the Oregon coast using Bandon and Gold Beach as bases. The real purpose is to catch up with good friends and eat and drink too much. The Oregon coast really is rugged, foggy and generally wet. This is low tide at Bandon Beach.
UMPQUA HIGHWAY, OREGON – A travel day. Lovely fading light found me in Oregon driving on the Umpqua Highway (which follows the Umpqua River from Drain to Reedsport). But the road had no shoulders and no turnouts so I drove for miles looking for a safe place to stop with a view across the river to something – caught with a long lens. I don’t ordinarily shoot long lenses; I don’t care for the flattened perspective and I never seem to get much of interest from them. This image was made with two overlapping frames stitched together on the computer. Thus the square format.