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Road trip to Oregon Coast - looking for photo locations

 
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Jul 07, 2012 11:44 |  #1

I will be going on a road trip to Oregon Coast (down south to Lincoln City and up back to Seattle through Coast highway). During this trip, I want to maximize my new EF 24-105mm f/4L lens!

Please suggest some location and ideas to take photographs.



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Jul 10, 2012 15:43 |  #2

I would suggest starting in Astoria and driving all the way to Brookings, OR. You'll need few days and there will be some great places to stop and photograph. You want to shoot Astoria in the evening and after sunset, Garibaldi, Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach then the Three Capes, Newport and south of there. The best stretch of the coast is between Gold Beach and Brookings but you want to be there in the afternoon for best light. Then I would just return north by I-5. Bring wide angle and a tripod.


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Jul 15, 2012 22:55 as a reply to  @ Largo703's post |  #3

Go way down to the Sea Lion Caves. They're always fun. Go to the park near Astoria that has the sunken schooner (I can't remember the name of the park, but it's named after some guy). Depoe Bay is a great photo-op also.

If you have the time (about 1.5-2 hours each way), go to the Columbia Rover Gorge. Probably one of the most well kept secrets of beautiful scenery in the world. The Oregon side is faster (I-84), but the Washington side is a prettier drive (SR-14).


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Jul 19, 2012 12:40 |  #4

Where to start? There is so much to see out there. Just one absolute recommendation...Canno​n Beach at sunset. The haystack rocks off the coast are some of the most photogenic scenery anywhere. If you have the time, Crater Lake is just a short drive inland.


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Jul 19, 2012 22:41 |  #5

Bring a point and shoot and put it in your golf bag.......and play Bandon Dunes!


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Jul 23, 2012 21:29 as a reply to  @ cbadie's post |  #6

One of my favorite places on the coast, is Ecola State Park. Otter Crest is also great, but not a lot of parking areas there. I moved from there (Portland) a few years ago. and I'm having trouble remembering great spots.

But, as KCMO Al says, there is a ton of stuff. The entire coast is beautiful, and while places like Haystack Rock is awesome, there are so many more 'roads less traveled' all along the coast.


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Jul 24, 2012 10:44 |  #7

KirkS518 wrote in post #14721910 (external link)
Go way down to the Sea Lion Caves. They're always fun. Go to the park near Astoria that has the sunken schooner (I can't remember the name of the park, but it's named after some guy). Depoe Bay is a great photo-op also.

If you have the time (about 1.5-2 hours each way), go to the Columbia Rover Gorge. Probably one of the most well kept secrets of beautiful scenery in the world. The Oregon side is faster (I-84), but the Washington side is a prettier drive (SR-14).

The Gorge is a 2 hours from the coast to get into the good part of the Gorge, I live just outside of Troutdale which is the gateway to the Gorge, and the drive home from Canon Beach is about 2 hours (going a bit faster then supposed to go too).

Sea Lion Caves are fun, very stinky, not sure I would make a special trip for it, but if its on the way worth the stop.




  
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Jul 24, 2012 10:54 |  #8

If'n you like fish and chips, the best place is just across from the Maritime Museum in Astoria. Looks like a little roadside coffee shop, but it is the best darn fish and chips I've ever had! Plus the museum is pretty cool too.


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