I spent two weeks on the southern Oregon coast, which has some of my favorite beaches anywhere. The weather and light can be totally different from morning to late afternoon and all hours between, so whatever time I went, I found beautiful scenes.
This particular stretch of beach has a lot of rock formations, or sea stacks. At dead low tide, the reflections of those sea stacks on the beach were almost perfect. I spotted a photographer here waiting for his moment and so I came back two days later to the same spot. This shot was definitely worth the wait.
Despite Oregon’s reputation for rain, I literally didn’t get any rain in 11 days! There were clouds and wind and rocking surf, but no rain. Thanks, Oregon, I feel like you owed me for that rainy Fall of 2016.
Of all the times of day to visit, sunset and low tide is the best. When the sun finally slid below the horizon and the air turned colder by degrees, I still hated to go, even knowing the beach would still be there tomorrow.
I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought.