Cape Kiwanda, Oregon Coast

Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon

Canon 30D, 17-40 f/4L, ISO: 100, aperture: f/16, shutter: 1/50 second, filter: circular polarizer, tripod: yes, HDR: 3 exposures combined in Photomatix Pro, Post processing: Lightroom 3

Every headland along the Oregon Coast is different.  However, most are tree-covered basaltic outcroppings.  The treeless sandstone of Cape Kiwanda makes this headland somewhat unique.  The cape is perhaps the most photographed on the coast and is often featured in calendars and coffee table books.  No surprise, the colors and patterns in the rock and ocean are inspirational.

The above photo was made from 3 images combined in Photomatix and further processed in Lightroom.  The HDR adds a 3 dimensional feel that any one of my single images could not.  It’s the part of HDR photography that is so captivating.

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