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The Coast in April

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 20 April 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

We were back at the Coast a week ago for our April overnight. We stayed at a new place that is even closer to the water. This photograph was taken a few yards from our rooms. We got every kind of weather you can imagine, including waking up in the morning to a skiff of snow.
The B&W conversion yesterday was done with Nik's Silver Efex Pro, which can now be used as a plug-in with Lightroom as well as Photoshop. It gives you tremendous control; there is nothing else equal to it on the market. And it works seamlessly with Lightroom (unlike onOne's plug-ins which seem to crash all of the time; but they do work fine with Photoshop).

"When we feel unsafe, whether we fear being judged, disliked, or misunderstood, our creative flow stops. Alternately, when we feel safe, our creativity unfolds like a beautiful flower, without conscious effort." Daily Om (A major asset of Aminus3 is the outpouring of support that we give each other.)

Nikon D700 1/500 second F/10.0 ISO 200 40 mm (35mm equiv.)

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Looks like there's no walking barefoot in the sand along this coast.

20 Apr 2009 5:14am

@Suzanne: This is taken at high tide. Actually there are lots of places to walk barefoot in the sand; many of them even at high tide.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

This is such a magnificent stretch of coastline! The sky is exquisite in this photograph also! fantastic image!

20 Apr 2009 5:53am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott; it is indeed a magnificent stretch.

khadi from New Delhi, India

Nice photo! It reminds me of a impressionist painting.

20 Apr 2009 5:54am

@khadi: Thank you.

oncho from granada, Spain

buena que se vea que dominas otros estilos,te a quedado muy bien.

20 Apr 2009 6:19am

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

So beautiful...

20 Apr 2009 6:30am

@Annie Viguié: Oh, Annie; it is, it is!

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! What an incredible view! The sky is gorgeous! I want to go there too!

20 Apr 2009 6:44am

@Magda: You and your family would love it.

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Wonderful landscape shot, love the waves.

20 Apr 2009 7:23am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

This place has such a rugged and wild feel about it!!! Fantastic shot!!!

20 Apr 2009 7:24am

@Linerberry: The entire Coast of Oregon is incredible.

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Lovely outlook from your rooms and nicely composed

20 Apr 2009 7:46am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

What a beautiful view!! Fantastic Shot!

20 Apr 2009 7:47am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

magnifique !

20 Apr 2009 7:48am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Wow ! What a visual beauty ! I'm under the charm of the sea which you offer us this morning. Kisses

20 Apr 2009 8:09am

@Peggy M.: You would love to kiss the sea and the rocks and the driftwood, indeed all of it!

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Stunning! Must have been something to see this in person and hear the sound of the ocean. Great shot and I like the quote you've got above!

20 Apr 2009 8:22am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

The clouds look so endless!

20 Apr 2009 8:52am

"Marie" :-) from perth, Australia

Jack I love the rugged rocks, they are so clear I can feel the texture on them. The waves are pretty awesome too.

20 Apr 2009 9:07am

PATRICK from miramas, France

Excellent the sky and the great sea landscape

20 Apr 2009 9:28am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

this is awesome so beautiful how lucky you were to have such a beautiful view

20 Apr 2009 9:35am

@jamesy: We feel profoundly blessed.

xavier cardell from barcelona, Spain

Hey Jack, Nice picture. I have a similar one that I passed to B&W, I strongly recommend you to try it. Once you do it try to add some contrast only to the sky and clouds. See what happens ;-)

20 Apr 2009 9:45am

@xavier cardell: Will do.

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Wow, beautiful shot!

20 Apr 2009 9:58am

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

There's something about wild, rugged coastline shots that is so appealing to me. This is really great, Jack, good job!

20 Apr 2009 10:00am

alireza from tehran, Iran

wow.. nice landscape.. amazing sky. i really like this

20 Apr 2009 10:42am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

wow!!! That's dreamy!

20 Apr 2009 11:07am

zOOm from Paris, France

Must be great to walk here, and breath the salted air !

20 Apr 2009 11:10am

@zOOm: It is, it is!!!

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Simply magnific !

20 Apr 2009 11:26am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

A superb composition ,from rocks to the sky ! And very beautiful colors !

20 Apr 2009 11:31am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

So much beautiful activity in both the water and the sky ........ this is gorgeous, Jack!

20 Apr 2009 11:35am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

What a beautiful ocean!

20 Apr 2009 11:35am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

wow a very beautiful view you have frame with good composition and lighting

20 Apr 2009 11:40am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wonderful landscape ! I love the colours and the clouds are so magnificent !

20 Apr 2009 11:41am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


20 Apr 2009 12:03pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Tempestuous is the word that comes to mind. Beautiful view!

20 Apr 2009 12:08pm

k@ from Paris, France

Like a painting from the XIXth century. How powerful !

20 Apr 2009 12:16pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A marvelous capture. So strong and rugged.

20 Apr 2009 12:38pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The colors are just beautiful! The water is amazing. Fantastic landscape!

20 Apr 2009 12:42pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is a gorgeous rugged coastline. Stunning.

20 Apr 2009 12:58pm

@Laurie: The Oregon Coast does indeed take ones breath away!

Mary from PA, United States

Fantastic Jack!!! I would love to be there!!!

20 Apr 2009 1:06pm

@Mary: Any time that you want a companion to show you the special spots, just let me know.

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Beau paysage, belles couleurs!

20 Apr 2009 1:34pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Sooooo vibrant!

20 Apr 2009 1:46pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing beauty of seascape. I am so amazed to see those clouds which look almost like touching the sea water. Perspective is just perfect.

20 Apr 2009 2:04pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

crisp and lovely - very easy on the eyes!

20 Apr 2009 2:15pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous composition, brilliant colors , fantastic place I would wish to visit :))

20 Apr 2009 2:36pm

@Mariana: You would love it.

Martine from Brest, France

On dirait la Bretagne !

20 Apr 2009 2:46pm

@Martine: Then you know what a special place that it is.

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

That is so my kind of location, Jack. Incredibly beautiful, a place to savour and enjoy. Superbly observed

20 Apr 2009 3:19pm

JamesC from portland, United States

Couldn't believe this is the Oregon Coast I know, envious. Looks fantastic, can't wait till Summer.

20 Apr 2009 3:48pm

@JamesC: Envy in this instance is altogether appropriate.

Don from spokane, United States

I envy you a room this close to the water. The sound alone would be worth it. A fine shot of this rugged coastline.

20 Apr 2009 4:22pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

athmospher superb! i want to swim !

20 Apr 2009 4:34pm

@marc battault: Very cold swimming.

Veronelle from Lens, France

wunderfull fast a painting

20 Apr 2009 5:39pm

adele27 from tonekabon, Iran

looks very nice , the sky , the earth, the stnes all nice, well done

20 Apr 2009 5:43pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful shot

20 Apr 2009 6:14pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, cool landscape!

20 Apr 2009 6:50pm

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

absolutely beautifull seascape

20 Apr 2009 7:22pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Stunning location. Great shot of the ocean, waves and sky full of clouds. Nice work!

20 Apr 2009 8:07pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Light! the water color is beautiful, very special! This could seem to be illustrations of old!

20 Apr 2009 8:40pm

@Mathilde Collot: Thank you, Mathilde.

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

what a gorgeous seascape. You're so fortunate to live so close you two can enjoy these ocean sojourns. Great detail in your processing

20 Apr 2009 8:57pm

@Diane Schuller: Thanks, Diane; we do indeed feel fortunate. We are trying to pack visits in before summer. We'll be on the Southern Coast in mid-May.

kerfendal from Paris, France

you cannot imagine how this kind of landscape miss to me, I am waiting 15 days yet to go on the seashore, Normandy or belgium, I don't know yet, I like the strong colours you got in this picture

20 Apr 2009 9:08pm

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

wonderful scenery!

20 Apr 2009 9:15pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

A striking shot of the coast Jack, I must confess, I find sleeping by the sea scary... inky blackness and roaring waves :-((0

20 Apr 2009 9:33pm

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

I love the feel of the rugged wild coastline portrayed here, fantastic.

20 Apr 2009 9:58pm

Sarah Schneider Photography from Lancaster, United States

OK I'm loving this one, Jack! =)

20 Apr 2009 10:04pm

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Simply gorgeous!

20 Apr 2009 11:29pm

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

The water colour is very nice.

20 Apr 2009 11:40pm

Gilles Martineau from Granby, Québec, Canada

Gorgeous scenery, water waves and clouds waves!

20 Apr 2009 11:52pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

The forms of the clouds seem to mirror those in the rocks. Beautiful place.

21 Apr 2009 12:04am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Jack, what a gorgeous shot you've created!! Just love all of it, the clouds, the color of the water, that rocky shoreline....Looks like you were in a magnificent spot!!!

21 Apr 2009 12:08am

@Susan: Yep

JJ from Jersey City, United States

WOW that is a beautiful view, sound slike the kind of place I would love to stay at, well maybe without the snow

21 Apr 2009 1:28am

Brian Chen from Seattle, United States

Such a nice shot, makes me wish i was there myself.

21 Apr 2009 2:20am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

A breathtaking sigh inspiring vista...

21 Apr 2009 4:33am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This a stunning image and your treatment gives it a vintage feel to me. Something from the late 1950's or early 1960's...perhaps the cover of Life Magazine. Such style and beauty. My sincere compliments to you.

21 Apr 2009 4:40am

@bluechameleon: Wow! Thank you, Sharon.

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

very pretty.

21 Apr 2009 4:51am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

I like the sharpness! Is this an HDR? Also like the quote--I know from experience that it is true.

21 Apr 2009 3:16pm

@Anita: No, it's not HDR.

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

It makes it a great photo with many things to see !

21 Apr 2009 5:12pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

beautiful light!! stunning processing and colors!! wow!

21 Apr 2009 8:08pm

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States

Lovely, makes me want to drive north.

22 Apr 2009 3:00pm

@Silverado Photography: I understand that perfectly, Jeri.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Exquisite! Stunning clouds on the horizon, beautiful blue and white of the sea.
To me, this is paradise. Enjoyed your commentary of the experience.
The quote at the bottom holds a lot of truth. Where is it from?

22 Apr 2009 4:39pm

@Barbara: The quote is from The Daily Om. Each day they email me a meditation for the day.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Thanks, Jack. I should have known. I use to frequent the site but haven't been there in sometime. I appreciate the reminder to return to it.
I have other sites for daily notices of inspiration and thoughts but would enjoy OM again.

22 Apr 2009 5:05pm

@Barbara: Like most of these daily meditation offerings, some are more helpful than others. My best meditation is simply peace and quiet; that's one of the reasons that I get up between 5&5:30 a.m.