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Bandon Sunrise by GroovyGeek Bandon Sunrise by GroovyGeek
Was planning on going to Glacier NP over the holiday, but half the park is still under snow. Changed plans and spent the long weekend around Bandon, OR, with mostly unremarkable sunrises and sunsets. Either not a cloud in the sky or no sun to be seen anywhere. This is one of the better images from the weekend. Yes, I know it has been shot a million times before, but what are you going to do when you are there - not shoot it? :) To make the situation even more challenging, the tide at sunrise was very low and the water around most of the rocks had drained completely.
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coulombic Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011   Photographer
I was in a pretty similar situation recently. Not even a hint of cloud-coverage. I think you got there just a bit earlier than I did, however, as you have nice purple/pink tones, while mine's more blue/golden. I actually think this looks better without water rushing all around, strangely -- the scattered reflections in the foreground are pretty interesting to me. Every time I've been to Bandon, the tide's been substantially higher than this. . . so much so, I can't get anywhere near Wizard Rock.
GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
I try to be on location an hour before sunrise. On this particular day I started shooting from the opposite direction as the glow above the town started, then moved in a circle as the pink hues moved west. Once the sun rose above the Eastern horizon I packed it in and went back to sleep. I was camping at Cape Blanco, so it is nearly 40 min drive and a sunrise at 5:45am, coupled with a sunset around 9:45pm which makes for very little sleep during the summer.
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
ShadowAngel3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh, pretty colors! Love the rocks in the background, too. :)
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011   Photographer
Love the pastel hues, very appealing!
NWunseen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
such a gorgeous scene! is crazy the snow levels that are still accumulated up on the mountains still. really like this at low nice character to the foreground and like how it splits up the reflections. must say my favorite part is the massive rock in the the atmosphere surrounding it.
GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Yes it is crazy. I am thinking of pulling in my trip to Rainier to catch the flowers but am now wondering weather I should wait till early August. I think that the rock you are referring to is called Cathedral Rock.
NWunseen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
definitely a hard decision. is still a ton of snow up there..but its really melting fast. have seen tens of feet diminishing within just a month or so. will be chancing it myself and heading up for a couple days during the labor day week.
Iaculi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
A lovely shot, but I believe that your horizon may be tilted slightly to the right. C:
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