Sorry, I have been away from some time. I have been traveling a lot and my day job has been taking its toll on me. However am back now and I have lots of great images and stories to talk about. So here was go with the early morning sunrise at the Heceta Head Lighthouse.
So I just arrived in Oregon from Tokyo and made the 4-hour drive down to the small little city of Florence Oregon. The city is a seasonal town with the summers boosting the population but it’s still a small town at heart. Florence Oregon has a one of the must iconic Bayfront, sand dunes for motor vehicles, sea line caves and Heceta Head Lighthouse. The Heceta Head Lighthouse has to be one of the most Photographed lighthouses in the united states and still functions to this day. I wanted to photograph this place as well but I wanted to walk away with an image that I could call my own. One thing you need to know about Oregon is that the weather here is always changing so getting an amazing sunset or sunrise is kind hard to predict or capture.
Heceta Head Lighthouse and How it was made.
Fast forward to the 2 days of my vacation, the weather was supposed to be good that morning so we got up early and headed up the coast to the lighthouse. We arrived at the parking lot and had to walk up the trail the 1k to the lighthouse and the lighthouse keepers house. Once we got there, I found a spot to get this iconic view. Granted it was behind a fence but it was well worth the fence jumping. Where I first showed up, there was so much fog and the sky was completely overcast. I quickly gave up home for a spectacular sunrise and headed back down the hill but as soon as I did, the sun started to rise and peak its self out behind the clouds and the fog started to part away from the bay. It was a miracle! I ran back up the hill and set up for this sunrise and what was to come of it.
Here you can see that this was taken with the thick fog covering the hillside and the overcast sky was blocking the sun altogether. A very sad and disappointing morning to say there very least. it was 7:32 am and it was looking like it was not going to be good so I headed back down the hill. Once I got back down the hill and hung out with the wife and took in the view, the sun started to shine a little bit and I ran back up the hill. The following is was taken at 7:49 and it’s amazing how just 15-20 minutes will change everything is a scene. Well its time to go and I hope you enjoyed this short little post
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