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Hard to Take

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 25 April 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Today I begin a series from our mid-April trip to Bandon-by-the-Sea, my favorite spot on the West Coast. Our motel room looked out on this scene. What's more we simply walked through the slider and down the steps to the beach.

NIKON D700 1/160 second F/8.0 ISO 200 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

Nicou from Uvrier, Switzerland

Superbe image et compo mangiigque quel rendu avec cet paserelle de bois et cette vue sur le rocher avec les vagues.
Belle journée

25 Apr 2011 5:08am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

That's a lovely view. I must ask.."Slider" = sliding door?

25 Apr 2011 5:57am

@CElliottUK: yes; sliding door

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice bw Jack and very beautiful composition

25 Apr 2011 6:12am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5****

25 Apr 2011 6:30am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot in B & W! Nice composition and lighting...

25 Apr 2011 6:33am

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Nice photo, Bandon is pretty cool.

25 Apr 2011 7:10am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

The light was very hard but the w/b makes a good shot :)
It's a wonderful place to be, I like it very much.

25 Apr 2011 7:46am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A beautiful B&W.

25 Apr 2011 8:04am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Un somptueux n&b, un beau paysage ! Bonne journée

25 Apr 2011 8:14am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb in b&w ! A beautiful scene !

25 Apr 2011 9:28am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A splendid view from your room !!!!! Great B & W and superb landscape. Good day.

25 Apr 2011 9:33am

Zora Zoé Schmidt from Greifswald, Germany

superb and very atmospheric b/w - absolutely amazing!! *****

25 Apr 2011 12:22pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I hate you

25 Apr 2011 12:23pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

As John Lennon sang: "I'm just a jealous Guy"

25 Apr 2011 12:26pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful shot and what a nice place to stay!

25 Apr 2011 12:52pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Very nice B&W work. The range of tones is excellent as is the composition.

25 Apr 2011 2:05pm

Don from Spokane, United States

What good access you had to the beach from your motel. Fine image of the coastal rocks. Excellent processing to get the range of tones in this shot. Very well done.

25 Apr 2011 2:27pm

tataray from france, France


25 Apr 2011 2:49pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I'm sure that was hard to take. I'm glad you were able to suffer through it. LOL Beautiful!

25 Apr 2011 3:01pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Yes, really hard to take ... what a gorgeous spot along the beach and a marvelous shot, Jack.

25 Apr 2011 4:40pm

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

You pick the best hotels......Awesome capture!!

25 Apr 2011 5:29pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

It would be like being trapped in Paradise! Nicely captured Jack! ;-)

25 Apr 2011 5:36pm

Njord 91 from EVRY, France

magnifique paysage

25 Apr 2011 6:19pm

Joyce Johnson from Emigrant, United States

How strange and compelling is B & W. Distancing, makes the composition stand out. What a wonderful place to visit. I would be outside there 24/7

25 Apr 2011 6:23pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Très belle composition vigoureuse et riche en nuances de gris!

25 Apr 2011 6:49pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

My God, Jack, what a view! No wonder it's your favorite place. Gorgeous, even in b/w.

25 Apr 2011 6:53pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant capture, awesome scenery and what an enviable spot for a holiday! ;-))

25 Apr 2011 7:51pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A great friend editing support an excellent composition ... Congratulations!, Muchos besos y abrazos amigo, Adela

25 Apr 2011 8:55pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Amazing light and patterns. Great processing.

25 Apr 2011 10:24pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful scene !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

25 Apr 2011 11:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

How cool is that? A super shot of the surf and rocks.

25 Apr 2011 11:49pm

PD from Kansas, United States

That is awesome!

26 Apr 2011 2:00am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

It's just incredibly breathtaking, how I wish I was there at this moment, rather than in my office at my new job sometimes having to listen to the boss' taunts :) But I guess everything is possible in an ideal world and I love just thinking and dreaming about it. Your picture takes me there and makes me a part of it in this rigorous routine! Super picture again, Cheers!

26 Apr 2011 2:24am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A room with a view! Wonderful shot with superb b&w tones. I'll be watching the series!

26 Apr 2011 2:40am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully composed with great contrasts seen in this B&W, particularly with the waves. And I love that straight line of clouds along the horizon.

26 Apr 2011 2:45am

Krunal from Mumbai, India

Excellenet B&W

26 Apr 2011 3:21am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful beach. You captured it nicely.

26 Apr 2011 11:27am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautiful b& seem to have or being in an awesome place with superb views...nice

26 Apr 2011 3:56pm

Rosana Tesone from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

muy pero muy bonita. Me encanta!!!

26 Apr 2011 7:27pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful view. Excellent B&W shot. Very nice ... :)

26 Apr 2011 10:03pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Beautiful B&W!

27 Apr 2011 10:30am

Marc from Chardonne, Switzerland

I understand that's one of your favorite spot, it looks fantastic ! this is a great B/W picture !
by the way, what is the name of this motel ? :-)

4 May 2011 7:42am

@Marc: Sunset Motel. You want one of the rooms on the bluff overlooking the beach.