Littlejon Dsgn wrote in post #14735178
The family and I may be going to a campground along the Oregon Coast (just north of Tillamook along the Tillamook Bay). I have not been to that stretch of Coast in a good 10 years. Anyone familiar with that area? Willing to give some ideas for locations to shoot? Not looking to drive much further south then Tillamook or further North than Rockaway (family trip first photography second).
I plan to scout for a good sunset location, and do some beach portraits of the wife and daughter, but I love landscapes and old building/structures.
There's an unofficial pullout on the south side of Cape Lookout (about 20 miles south of Tillamook on the 3 Capes Scenic Loop" that give a great view looking south from a few hundred feet up. I haven't shot from there in years, so trees might be slightly in the way.
I've always wanted to get a decent shot of the lighthouse at Garibaldi. Not the most picturesque setting, but I like the look of that building.
It's not the beach, but I've always found the valley up Miami-Foley Rd. (which heads east just south of Garibaldi) to be pretty. Haven't tried to shoot it, though. Pastures with steep, tree-covered hillsides behind.
Good luck with the weather. I spent last week in Enumclaw looking for a decent shot toward Mt. Rainier. Glad I was there with the family and not just on a photo trip - it would have been very disappointing!