Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Coast’

Two years ago my wife and I attended a wedding in the Palo Alto, California area. During a bit of downtime we took a trip over to the “7 Mile Drive,” a road that runs along the Pacific Ocean that is famous for its scenic beauty. One of the well-known scenic places along the route is called “The Lone Cypress,” which is called the most photographed tree in the world. I dutifully photographed the tree along with dozens of other people around me — trying to think of some unique angle or view but realizing that it was unlikely that any of my shots were going to be very special.  One the way back to the car, I spotted this piece of driftwood, which absolutely no one was looking at. I thought it was quite interesting but didn’t have much time to photograph it since we needed to head back to the wedding. I thought this would be an interesting addition to this week’s challenge and I hope you agree,

 

Driftwood - 7 Mile Drive

Shore and Ocean - April 16, 2013 - 0228

There are places like this location on the Oregon coast where it is not always clear where ocean and shore begin and end. Streams flowing down from the hills along the shore cut wide paths through the beach allowing the salt water and fresh water to mingle. Large waves crash nearby and the ocean’s waves are readily visible here but do not dominate this enclave (at least not now). Thus, here land gradually becomes sea and sea gradually becomes land and the earth continues on its way. I hope you enjoy my contribution to this week’s Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Continuous.

“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.” ~ Alan Watts

Swimmers Off Cannon Beach - April 16, 2013 - 0001

Not my way to escape, but these two swimmers seemed to be having a good time escaping by pushing the envelope in the rough waters off the Oregon Coast.