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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Low Tide


This photo was taken at the lowest tide that we saw this past weekend in Neskowin, OR. This view is looking south towards Proposal Rock. The water is extremely high still, even at low tide, for this stretch of beach. Normally during low tide, the water comes in only about 1/3 of the width of the large rock, leaving the 2/3 that face land accessable. On a normal day, you can climb the rock to the top for an amazing view of the ocean stretching out as far as you can see. Not this weekend though. The ocean surrounded the entire rock and never retreated enough. The rock barrier leading up the dune into town is a foot behind me as I am taking this photo. There was only a few feet of sand in places to keep your feet dry before the waves came up and got you. This made it impossible for any good beach strolling.

15 comments:

ladyfi said...

Lovely shot - so full of atmosphere!

Leslie: said...

A very haunting photo yet beautiful in its way. Are you like us waiting for the warmth of spring and summer? :D

Leslie
ABCW Team

Bloggin in PA said...

Pretty! Im coming out there in a few weeks! I cant wait to see the shore and take some pics like this!

photowannabe said...

Oregon has some of the most beautiful, moody coastline. Thanks for the great picture.

Roger Owen Green said...

a bit scary, actually. great pic.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

EG Wow said...

It looks like a lovely beach with water that's shallow for a long way out. Love the fog.

Jane and Chris said...

What a gorgeously atmospheric photo.
Jane x

Meryl said...

What a magnificent photo. I love the lopsidedness of the hill in the forefront.

Joy said...

Sea mist creates the most beautiful atmosphere.

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Tumblewords: said...

It's hard to beat a good beach - this photo is superb!

Shooting Parrots said...

Atmospheric indeed.

fjÀllripan said...

What a wonderful picture! :)

JoJo said...

How's the beachcombing? Find anything interesting?

Coffee Queen said...

What a beautiful photo! I went to the same place when I was a teenager back in the 80's and have a similar photo. My brother and I are running around in the water. Thanks for the memories!

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