Coast Images and Prints
The two obvious things about the Pacific Northwest's coast that make it a magnet for photographers are that it is (1) spectacular and (2) accessible--ridiculously accessible with a highway traversing the length of it (except for the strip in Olympic National Park) and with most of it publicly owned. This makes it perhaps the most photographed of the Pacific Northwest's landscapes. Here are beaches, wind rippled sands, sand dunes, sea stacks, rugged headlands, lighthouses, plunging cliffs of basalt and sandstone, and crashing waves. Nowhere do photographers concentrate their attention more than at Oregon's Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park, but there are equally photogenic locations stretching for hundreds of miles from Brookings in the south to Neah bay in the north. There are photographs in this collection from Harris Beach, Lone Ranch Beach, Samuel Boardman State Park, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Crook Point, Seal Rock, Heceta Head, Cape Kiwanda, Yaquina Head, Fort Stevens, Cape Foulweather, Fort Canby, Saddle Mountain, Second Beach, and Rialto beach among other locations. Lighthouses include Heceta Head, Yaquina, Cape Arago, and Cape Disappointment.