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Haystack Rock from the south


Haystack Rock from Arcadia Beach on the Oregon coast

I posted last week about a work trip I made to Oregon and that I stopped at Arcadia Beach on the way back to my place here in Olympia.  Arcadia Beach is just a little bit south of the very famous Cannon Beach and the iconic Haystack Rock that you have seen many images of before, including some on this very blog.  The great thing about Arcadia is that while it is every bit as beautiful as anywhere else along the Oregon coast, it does tend to be a little less busy.  The other great thing about Arcadia is that you still get a view of Haystack but from a little different vantage than what you see in the vast majority of images out there.  This image is an example of that.  For the record, Haystack is on the right side of this image.

As some of you might know, I grew up in the pacific northwest, but moved to Arizona when I joined the USAF back in the late 1980’s.  One of the truly great things about moving back “home” is the ability to re-discover places that I have been to before and see them in an entirely new way.  It is almost like seeing them for the first time again.

I hope you enjoy this image as much as I do.

On a side note, I have relaunched my personal blog over at myblueheaven.com and would appreciate your checking it out.  That blog will be the home for all of my non-photography interests.

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Arcadia Beach


Arcadia Beach on the Oregon coast

Yesterday I found myself in Oregon for my day job and decided to go a little out of my way on the way and stop by the coast on my way home.  As those who follow me know, I was in Oregon recently shooting at Cannon Beach and decided to shoot just a little south of Cannon Beach on this stop.  In fact, if you turn 180 degrees from where I captured this image, you can see Haystack Rock.  This is technically Arcadia Beach.

Even though it is still technically summer, the entire coast was overcast and there was a slight chill in the air, the beaches were almost empty and it really felt that fall was here.  I have to confess something though, fall and winter are my absolute favorite times to be on the pacific northwest beaches.

I hope you enjoy this image.  I have one or two more that I will be sharing sometime down the road.  I already hinted as to what one of those images might be. :-)

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