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Cape Perpetua 2012 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 34 Album Created: 17 Jan 2012 Last Updated: 17 Jan 2012
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When I recently ran across a stunning photo of Thor's Well at the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, only two-hours' drive from my house, I wondered why I had never visited there, seeing it was so close.
 
So one day in January, when an extra high tide was occurring at mid-morning, and there was also a storm high surf advisory, and there was no rain, I realized that it was the perfect conditions for making the trip. With the turbulent sea slamming against the coastal volcanic rocks, I was able to get some great shots.
 
After searching for Thor's Well, and then talking to the park rangers, I finally located it. But because it was at the end of a rocky tide pool peninsula, I didn't have the courage to defy the roaring sea to take photos close up, like other photographers have done. Instead, I settled for using my longest telephoto lens, and shooting from the top of the cliffs.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, The Quest For Thor's Well.
The photos in this album were taken with the Sony Alpha α77 camera.
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