I’m seriously jonesin’ to head back to the Oregon coast as soon as possible. I took this shot of Twin Rocks at Rockaway Beach in January of 2012 and I’ve only returned a handful of times. I have no good reason why but I know enough that 2013 will change all that. In the meantime, I’m finding myself working more and more on images from these locations – I think it’s because they bring my mind to a really calm and tranquil place. New house, new puppy and a new life altogether can do lots to give the feeling of stress (all good stress, mind you), so it’s nice to escape through image editing and nostalgia. :)

In terms of processing

I went very heavy with the vignetting here to bring focus to the driftwood in the foreground and with the intention of drawing the eye through the frame towards Twin Rocks. The colors were gorgeous while we were standing there and I accentuated them with Magic Sunset, Angel Glow, and a custom Tone Enhancer in Perfect Effects 4 by onOne Software.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.3.