There is a bit of a story to this photo, which I took in Lincoln City when I should have been back in Portland getting ready for work. Well the world turns in mysterious and unpredictable ways. Anyway, we took a short trip down to Neskowin a couple of Sundays ago to see the Ghost Forest again at sunset. It was quite pretty by the way. Unfortunately our radiator decided to implode or explode or whatever it is that radiators do when they go to that giant car parts store in the sky and the car immediately super overheated. This all happened right before we reached Neskowin. So of course, as any good photographer would have done, we limped the car into Neskowin and went and took sunset photos on the beach, wondering if maybe the car gnomes would come while we were gone.
Alas, they did not. Writing note to remind myself to send a letter of complaint. So after sunset we decided that about our only option was to hope the car could make the ten mile drive south to Lincoln City. It did, but not without making us look like a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere. Finding a hotel, we settled in for the night, since there are no garages open on Sundays anyway. We did find one that claimed to open at 7 am so setting our alarms for 6, we were up bright and early, well actually it was dark and early. Turns out that despite their advertising they did not open until 7:30 and no mechanic was on site until 8. Ok, so dropped the car off with hopes that it would be ready in time to get me back to work in Portland before too long and walked to the beach.
Our timing at least was good and the sun was rising behind us, lighting up the surf. The colors were beautiful, but Lincoln City's beach lacks too much in the way of landmarks or photogenic elements, it is just a long flat beach. I decided to try this shot from the hill overlooking the beach with a telephoto lens and a long exposure to blur the surf. I think it sort of worked. At least it worked better than any of the other photos I took that morning.
It was a nice morning to stroll the beach, unfortunately the rest of the day was a bit more frustrating. Turns out there was not a replacement radiator in all of Lincoln City, so they had to have a courier drive one over from Salem. That radiator got there by about 2 pm and while it was the right one for our car, somebody had previously installed a different radiator in the car and had moved around the brackets so the replacement would not fit. They had to order another of those by UPS which did not arrive until the next morning. Sigh. But all was finally worked out, the mechanics were very helpful and apologetic, got a bit of an extended stay at the beach, even if it was Lincoln City, oh did I mention I do not like either outlet malls or casinos (they creep me out just a bit), which are the two reasons one goes to Lincoln City, well that and Gallucci's Pizza....
But I got this shot and a pretty sunrise out of the deal, so it wasn't all bad.
Taken with my Pentax 67 and a 200mm lens, Fuji Pro 160C.
PS I decided to post this shot because I like how the colors are so similar to the St Johns Bridge shot I just put up. One is sunrise, the other sunset, amazing colors in both.