Panoramas 2017 — photo 5 of 35: This 15-photo panorama takes in a nearly 115-degree view, looking pretty much southwest at the left end of the image to north-northwest at the right end. It was taken from a turnout on U.S. Route 101 across from Sears Lake, at the southern end of Tierra Del Mar which is also the northern border of the Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area.

The sea stack near the left edge of the panorama is the 341-foot Haystack Rock — the fourth-tallest in the world. Because there are at least six other geographical features in Oregon with the same name, I much prefer this sea stack’s other name, Chief Kiawanda Rock. Whatever you want to call it, the stack was about two and a half miles from where I was standing.

Most of the panorama features the dramatic sunset sky, clouds, and light which grabbed my photographic attention as I was driving by. The point of land reaching out to sea near the right edge of the photo is Cape Lookout, about seven miles away. A gorgeous scene on Oregon’s North Coast. January 2017.

Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens. Scroll to the right to see the rest of this panoramic photo.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article From Astoria to Lincoln City.
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