I’ve recently arrived to my new home in Portland, Oregon and the first free weekend I get I take my car to the coast in order to gaze across the mighty Pacific. However, things were not the same as they were in Portland. Instead of a blue horizon, I am greeted with a heavy fog. I thought all was awash (wish I had a better pun for this) until I drove a little ways north and past the rock formations near Crab Harbor.
After seeing the rocks from the road I immediately flipped the car around the first clearing I could get.
Clamoring down the slippery wet rocky embankment, trying to not break my neck or camera, I made to the rocky shore. Thankfully it was low tide (seems to be my luck) and I could make my way out to the rocks.
Tillered boats zip around in the heavy fog. I had to enhance this shot to make it a bit more visible.
The composition, along with the fog, was incredible. So much depth.
The hardest part was finding the perfect composition. I like this mixture of close up rocks and foggy pillars in the background.
The pulsing waters edge fades to nothing.
A seagull swims about looking for low tide scraps.
By now I’ve headed south and made my way around the three main pillars.
I was having a lot of fun playing around in the fog and rocks, until these bored kids showed up looking for some stupid treasure.
I was headed back home when a little further south of Crab Harbor I hopped out to take one last shot. From this shore bank you can start to make out the other side of the bay.