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Gorgeous Light

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 19 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Today begins eight shots from our overnight to the Coast March 10-11.

Jay Maisel's guest blog on Scott Kelby's site (see yesterday for the URL) was everything I had hoped for and then some.

We must be prepared to make the same heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war.

- Albert Einstein

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

Barbara from Florida, United States

Before I even saw the title, those were my words exactly.
Breathtaking capture.

19 Mar 2009 5:08am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barbara, but I have to say that no photograph can capture the full beauty of such a scene. The Oregon Coast is spectacular.

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Great photo of what looks like a gorgeous coastline. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

19 Mar 2009 5:12am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

That is a WOW, Jack! The light is gorgeous on the breaking waves. Truly beautiful.

19 Mar 2009 5:13am

@Toni: Thanks, Toni.

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Outstanding shot. The lighting is just perfect.
Just today I was reading articles written by Scott Kelby about the importance of light to get a perfect shot.

19 Mar 2009 5:22am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

It certainly is...gorgeous that is.

19 Mar 2009 5:27am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful photograph beautiul light

19 Mar 2009 5:45am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

wow c'est FA-BU-LEUX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! quelle cadrage et quelle lumière !

19 Mar 2009 6:16am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

As you say Jack : GORGEOUS !!!

19 Mar 2009 6:17am

rem_la from Villiers, France

Elle est superbe cette vue !

19 Mar 2009 6:37am

k@ from Paris, France

The sea of clouds over the real sea, that's beautiful in this light !

19 Mar 2009 6:47am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

There he is again with an excellent picture, to be jealous of.

19 Mar 2009 7:05am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

I love coastal shots with the waves rolling in,it reminds me of back home in wales.Keep em´coming please !!

19 Mar 2009 7:10am

MARIE from Australia

Hi Jack. great photo. I love the light in this photo. Although the whole photo is awesome. I could hang this right on my wall. Love it. You get my stars..... all 5 of them.

19 Mar 2009 7:16am

Magda from Canada


19 Mar 2009 7:46am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

The perfect title!!! Just what i was going to say....gorgeous light:-)

19 Mar 2009 7:47am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

beautiful seascape

19 Mar 2009 8:16am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

wonderful scenary!!

19 Mar 2009 9:16am

Meruby from Vienna, Austria

Amazing light - the rocks are glowing... magnificent shot!

19 Mar 2009 9:24am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Yes, beautiful light!! Nice scene.

19 Mar 2009 9:50am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

This is fabulous. The light assails us, the waves of white foam makes this light so transcendent. This place is wild and beautiful. This ocean is so fierce and indomitable. Your photo makes all those feelings, it's wonderful

19 Mar 2009 10:34am

@Alivia: Wow, Dane; thank you!

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

I can ear the water! Nice!

19 Mar 2009 10:50am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada


19 Mar 2009 10:52am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

What a dramatic seacoast! The lighting is so warm and inviting. I also like your Einstein quote; so true.

19 Mar 2009 11:03am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! incredible light and colours ! I love it ! magnificent wild coast ! I love your framing with splash of waves on the rocks !

19 Mar 2009 11:06am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

What beautiful light !!! I love furious waves and colours

19 Mar 2009 11:06am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is utterly fantastic! The light on the waves and the exquisite splash is beautiful and your timing, perfect!
Jay's Tiger shots on Scott's site are wonderful ... too bad he had to leave after only four holes.

19 Mar 2009 11:08am

Mathilde from France

I am in awe! A beautiful capture!! The sea as a herd of wild animals! Really beautiful! The light is incredible!!!

19 Mar 2009 11:46am

Pradeep from Chennai, India

I agree...gorgeous light. Superb shot :)

19 Mar 2009 11:47am

zOOm from Paris, France

And gorgeous place ! Exactly the place I'd like to be now ! :-)

19 Mar 2009 12:05pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

great lines with the little bit of crashing surf at the end - nicely done!

19 Mar 2009 1:55pm

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Gorgeous light! Love the warm feel here

19 Mar 2009 2:29pm

BoB from Milano, Italy

wonderful light and very relaxing scene

19 Mar 2009 2:52pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent super light and centring

19 Mar 2009 3:09pm

Mary from PA, United States

Wow!! This one really caught my attention this morning ha ha ...Glorious light and the colors are so warm and soothing...I feel like I'm there...Thanks :)

19 Mar 2009 3:20pm

don from Spokane, United States

This has a beautiful colorcast over all. I especially like the crash of the surf and the rugged looking shoreline. This would be a wonderful place to visit and go for a "down the shore" walk.

19 Mar 2009 3:39pm

@don: The beach here is fabulous for walking, Don.

Ninni from Brazil

Awesome! What a fantastic light!

19 Mar 2009 4:10pm


Absolutely awesome, Jack. My kind of scenery

19 Mar 2009 4:11pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: We've just gotta get you out here, Paul. The North American West is obviously where your soul resides!

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belles couleurs, superbe lumière, merveilleuse image! J'aime!!!!

19 Mar 2009 5:08pm

Donna from anywhere, United States

wow. this is a beauty!

19 Mar 2009 5:15pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow..outstanding..looks like a beautiful painting..!

19 Mar 2009 6:05pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing and perfect for a shot. Beautiful presentation of nature's this side.

19 Mar 2009 6:12pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Unusual light, very yellow, very different. Lovely spot, great beach.

19 Mar 2009 6:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

The light was quite golden, but not unusual for late afternoon on the Oregon Coast.

19 Mar 2009 6:20pm

Julian Kilsby from Birmingham, United Kingdom

Great shot, with such unique light.

19 Mar 2009 6:39pm

isidro from Spain

excelente captura, una luminosidad y composición excelente

19 Mar 2009 7:10pm

Martine from Brest, France

Magnifique lumière !!!

19 Mar 2009 7:51pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful reflection photo gold and silver!

19 Mar 2009 8:00pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

There's just nothingl like the ocean...this shot is truly exquisite!

19 Mar 2009 8:10pm

@bluechameleon: The ocean is our primordial home. Thanks for your kind words, Sharon.

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Warm glow for a winters day. best...jerry

19 Mar 2009 8:35pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Des couleurs et une lumière de rêve...très beau

19 Mar 2009 9:42pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You aren't kidding. It is gorgeous.

19 Mar 2009 9:43pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Beautiful sky and ocean colors - makes me breathe a nice relaxing sigh - peaceful and beautiful!

19 Mar 2009 10:19pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

wunderfull light

19 Mar 2009 10:41pm

Anthony Thomason from Phoenix, United States

Very cool colors! Nice capture.

19 Mar 2009 11:13pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

The light and gold tones are fantastic.

19 Mar 2009 11:13pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

truly beautiful the light is superb. 5 stars from me

19 Mar 2009 11:43pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Your title says it all!!! 5 stars just aren't enough!

19 Mar 2009 11:46pm

@Susan: Don't you just love it, Susan, when you get credit for incredible subject matter?? (I remember a guy once saying, "The trick is to organize your luck.")

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Incredible light. Makes for some great color.

19 Mar 2009 11:56pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

i think there's a little more to it, than just incredible subject matter!!!

20 Mar 2009 12:12am

@Susan: Ya gotta admit that being at the right place at the right time doesn't hurt.

jim from sebastopol, United States

this is wonderful, so harmonious yet powerful! jim

20 Mar 2009 12:16am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

The title says it all! Bravo!

20 Mar 2009 12:26am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful warm light indeed. I like to watch the waves breaking on the coast.

20 Mar 2009 12:28am

@akarui: There is nothing quite like it.

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Wonderful start to the series Jack. I love the subtle creates a peaceful mood, even with the crashing surf.

20 Mar 2009 1:08am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a beautiful beach scene superbly captured, love the colors the light gives to the rocks and breaking waves

20 Mar 2009 1:24am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I've been waiting for this... and it's still stunning.. ;-)

20 Mar 2009 1:49am

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Oh you outdid yourself on this one. This is fantastic. I cannot wait to see the rest of your images from the trip.

20 Mar 2009 1:58am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Fantastic light, really beautiful image!

20 Mar 2009 4:24am

willow from Chelsea, United States

So aptly titled.

20 Mar 2009 6:05am

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Superbe endroit, la lumière est vraiment fantastique.

20 Mar 2009 7:36am

Mobius Faith from Akron, Ohio,, United States

You really nailed it with this one. A real stunner. Where reality meets fantasy.

21 Mar 2009 9:48pm

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

very beautifully captured

22 Mar 2009 7:22am

marcel lemieux/star_cosmos_bleu from bedford.Quebec, Canada

Gorgeous light indeed...a superb capture...great rolling that one crashing on the rocks out there...very beautiful scene

23 Mar 2009 12:16am