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Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area #1

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 14 September 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

From Florence to Coos Bay, the Oregon Dunes extends for 40 miles along the Oregon Coast. Formed by the ancient forces of wind, water and time, these dunes are like no others in the world. These are the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America and they hold numerous opportunities for adventure and solitude. Find out more about the geology of the Dunes.

PENTAX K200D 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 100 57 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I had no idea! THis is a beautiful spot! I can see it's perfect for shooting. Excellent colors and composition!

14 Sep 2010 5:52am

@Bettina: Thank you very much Bettina! Yes, it was an incredible find in the middle of nowhere..... ;-)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Love the comors al around your shot , nicely composed , Phil.

14 Sep 2010 6:58am

@Phil: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

comme des prairies mais de sable avec des sapins ? Etonnant et magnifique

14 Sep 2010 7:00am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup, Véronique ! Oui, il s'agissait d'une étonnante trouver au milieu de nulle part. Parfois vous trouvez la beauté dans les endroits plus inattendus.... ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

14 Sep 2010 7:15am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are too kind! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb ! We see sand everywere ,it is stunning with trees .

14 Sep 2010 7:49am

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! Yes, it is a very unique place.... ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Today a beautiful landscape of dunes Eric! They are wonderful these sands in constant motion! Leave your footprint today and gone tomorrow is! A beautiful and evocative photo! Best regards, Adela

14 Sep 2010 8:21am

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela for your kind words! Yes, that is the photographer's mantra, capture the beauty and leave no trace of your passage.... ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Un endroit étrange et beau!

14 Sep 2010 10:03am

@mo.langel: Très vrai, en effet, Mo ! Merci beaucoup pour vos visites et de vos commentaires... ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I like the open expanse of sand and then just a tiny peek at the ocean beyond.

14 Sep 2010 12:15pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Cool place for recreation . Looks so empty though ;)

14 Sep 2010 12:47pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! This shot was taken mid-week but as you will see in the next shots it is still a favourite spot for quads etc..... ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

I just love dunes...always amaze me all that sand..and the designs the wind does with them..nice find...a very beautiful capture

14 Sep 2010 1:17pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! Yes indeed a unique and unexpected find...... ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Great view here, Eric. Thank youi for posting this...we were going to camp here once, way back in the late 70's and never did make it. I look forward to some more if you have them Great job sir!

14 Sep 2010 1:52pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! More to come..... ;-)

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Great place. Love all the sand.

14 Sep 2010 2:06pm

@Terral: Thank you very much Terral! A very unique place...... ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great place. All I've seen of Oregon until today is a summary of natural wonders. Have a nice time!

14 Sep 2010 2:12pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! And this is yet another natural wonder to add to the list...... ;-)

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Joli composition ! Peace !

14 Sep 2010 2:24pm

@LB Vision: Merci beaucoup LB Vision! ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Really beautiful! This place is on my list of places to see in person!

14 Sep 2010 2:49pm

@Tracy: Thank you Tracy! Make the trip, you will not be disappointed! I only wish we had more time to spend in the area...... ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the balance in this shot. A great landscape

14 Sep 2010 4:18pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

super landscape and contrasts Eric:))))

14 Sep 2010 4:22pm

@kate: Thank you very much Kate! ;-)

Sunder from Chennai, India

Lovley view and splendid capture..The sand looks nice and "soft" & "fine"....

14 Sep 2010 5:06pm

@Sunder: Thank you Sunder! Yes it is very soft and fine as it has been blown in from the coast....... ;-)

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Eric,
It is a very nice picture and interesting information. The color contrast between dunes, clear blue sky and the strong green of the trees is unique. Colors and details are clear and excellent in reproduction. 5 stars *****
Thank you very much for your nice comment and stars. Have a nice evening and all the best for you and your family. Dear greetings Christel

14 Sep 2010 5:56pm

@Christel: Thank you very much Christel! Glad you are enjoying the series..... ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I didn't know these were so extensive. Very interesting place, and a wonderful photo. Am enjoying your accounts of your travels.

14 Sep 2010 7:07pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much Glenn! Love to travel.....must have been a gypsy in another life..... ;-)

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Wow I love the pastels!

14 Sep 2010 8:22pm

@Dutçh: Thank you very much Kristen! ;-)

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Interesting in that the trees seem to be surrounded by the sand which is quite unusual in my experience.

14 Sep 2010 8:26pm

@Philip: Thank you Philip! Yes, this is truly a unique location...... ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States

Very nice capture Eric! I did know there were dunes in Oregon.

14 Sep 2010 9:00pm

@Bill Brown: Thank you Bill! This was news to me ...... ;-)

Markela from Athens, Greece

I love it! Good composition and colors!

14 Sep 2010 9:15pm

@Markela: Thank you very much Markela! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What in interesting place. Nice capture, Eric.

15 Sep 2010 12:08am

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-)

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Great shot Eric, nice contrasting colors. Can even see a thin stretch of the ocean in the background.

15 Sep 2010 12:38am

@Satvik: Thank you very much Satvik! ;-)

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful composition! beautiful color and contrasts! it would be nice to visit! Nice work Eric! :)

15 Sep 2010 2:39am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thank you Pam! Yes, it was a most inviting location....only wish we had more time...... ;-)

Becky from los angeles, United States

I just love the colors - the sand is so light - just beautiful, Eric!

15 Sep 2010 3:57am

@Becky: Thank you Becky! Yes, the sand is very fine...... ;-)

1/500 second
ISO 100
57 mm (35mm equiv.)