|Yaquina Head Light, The Eddington Moment|
It is great to be home after an exciting trip out west.
|Nellie, the Look|
|Toe in the Pacific, Newport, Oregon|
|Cape Kiwanda Beach|
|Yaquina Head Light|
As the sky remained a dull pinkish gray. My fellow hill dweller seemed to be developing a growing skepticism about my photographic expertise, but when the sun began dipping below the overhanging clouds, my credibility was restored.. For a precious few seconds the golden light skipped across the overcast creating a ceiling of brilliant color. Pocket camera fired all around me., almost always with flash to help illuminate the sun! It was a brief moment of glory, but well worth the wait. I bracketed the exposure, but found later that only two images were needed to capture a nice dynamic range. I hope that people living on the Pacific coast fully appreciate the fact that they don't have to get up at 5 in the morning to see the sun floating on the ocean.
|Three Arch Rocks, Oceanside Oregon|
|Cape Lookout Beach|
The next day we worked our way up the coast in much brighter weather. We explored a number of spectacular ocean promontories and visited the diminutive Cape Meares Lighthouse. Now retired, this historic light is the shortest along the Oregon coast. It is an interesting experience to approach a lighthouse with the trail at lens level
|Cape Meare Light|
|Cape Meare Trail|
|US Bancorp Tower, Portland|
Back in Portland we treated ourselves to dinner at the Portland City Grill, thirty stories up in the US Bancorp Tower, overlooking the city and Mount Hood, brilliant in the sunset afterglow. It was the perfect, relaxed ending to a hectic, but remarkable trip. Now we need for someone to get married in Yosemite next summer .
|Mount Hood, From the Grill|