Pacific City Sunset, Oregon Coast
Sunset, Over Haystack Rock and Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon Coast
Pacific City, located on Oregon’s Central Coast is a favorite destination for adventure lovers. A beachside brewpub, a famed off shore surf break, the large sand dune and rock formations of Cape Kiwanda and Oregon’s largest Haystack Rock are all magnetic draws. During a recent trip to the Oregon Coast, with family friends, weather forecasts were somewhat bleak but we were pleasantly surprised with mild temperatures, sunny skies and this stunning Pacific City Sunset.
I’ve been working to expand my Oregon Coast landscape photography portfolio. I recently completed a fantastic trip to the Southern Oregon Coast, where I captured this beautiful Bandon Beach fine art photo. and this beautiful fine art print of Bandon Beach’s famed Wizard’s Hat.
As an Oregon Coast photographer, success is largely dependent on great light and therefore, great weather. The weather forecast for our recent trip to Pacific City was not stellar, but our lodging was booked and the wonderful friends we were traveling would guarantee an awesome getaway, even if the weather was crummy. The weather was better than predicted as soon as we arrived. We had a blast during the whole trip but as an Oregon landscape photographer, the climax occurred during this stunning Pacific City Sunset.
My artistic goal is to always capture the essence of the beautiful landscapes I visit. As I was scouting the beach at Pacific City, I quickly analyzed the elements which defined the place. Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda to the right, stunning sunset colors and on this evening a glassy reflection of the sunset pyrotechnics in the sand while waves were receding. Swinging to the south would give me more of Cape Kiwanda but I would quickly lose view of the small natural arch on the right side of Haystack Rock, which differentiates it from the Cannon Beach Haystack Rock. I LOVE my results! Magical color from almost symmetrical cloud formations will make for stunning fine art prints of Oregon’s wonderful Pacific City!