Cape Kiwanda Dawn - Pacific City, Oregon

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The second day of our trip to Seattle last week, we stopped into Pacific City to spend an evening and morning at Cape Kiwanda. And a stop here would not be complete without a visit to the Pelican Pub. Yum!

After lunch and setting up camp, Kendra and I scouted around the sandstone bluffs. As we headed back to camp, I mentioned how the rocky shelves to the south were a popular sunrise location with one reason being that you don't have to climb a steep hill at 5am.

And that is exactly what we did the next morning. Sleepy eyed and dragging our feet from lack of sleep, we shot the sunrise on the south side of the bluffs. This late in the year, the sun rises too far north to illuminate the bluffs directly when the best color is in the sky, so I definitely will want to revisit here (and spend more than 18 hours) in the fall or winter. There are a couple camp sites nearby and a well stocked market, so Pacific City is far from "roughing it", but hey, I'm ok with that. I love a good IPA at the end of the day!

Nikon D300
Nikkor 12-24mm @ 13mm
1 sec @ f14, ISO 100
Lee .9 Soft GND Filter

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  1. Jared Ropelato 57 months ago | reply

    stopped in myself and grabbed a 22 of their award winning IPA.

  2. FreeSpirit5 57 months ago | reply

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  3. Steve Boote.. 57 months ago | reply

    brilliant Jim,simply brilliant.Loving that low perspective and beautifully timed water capture.One of the best shots ive seen in quite a while,superb mate.

  4. nlwirth 57 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Rocks, Rocks, Rocks, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. visiblejoy 57 months ago | reply

    Nice perspective!

  6. c e d e r 57 months ago | reply

    Stunning photo!
    Seen in "Rocks, rocks, rocks"!

  7. gianpaolo4 57 months ago | reply

    Great detail!!! Great composition!!

  8. forestbreeze 56 months ago | reply

    Wonderful photos. Thanks for posting what you do and use to get each photo,

  9. Pablo Pedro 56 months ago | reply

    preciosa foto congratulacions

  10. Biben's Photography 55 months ago | reply

    are u using low speed? cool

  11. classicalplanet 55 months ago | reply

    love this one vair much

  12. RondaKimbrow 55 months ago | reply

    Just love how the water is cascading over the rock

  13. lily_rosemary 54 months ago | reply

    Feels like the water will come all the way to my feet!! Stuning place, great capture!

  14. Tiger Guy, 54 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot!!

  15. jfranciskay 53 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot!

  16. Bruce Bugbee 53 months ago | reply

    Wonderful capture

  17. Mariano 1961 44 months ago | reply

    Una foto alucinante.

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