I spent the better part of today unwinding from a whirlwind two-day shoot on the Oregon coast in the picturesque town of Bandon with my very good bud, Matt Kloskowski. During the short trip, we also met up with the wonderful Patricia Davidson and Cameron Siguenza. After taking stock of the locations we shot at, the tally came in that we visited the Bandon Ocean Wayside four times, two sunrises and two sunsets. I’ll save the story I took away from that fact for another post but in the meantime, I want to share what has to be my favorite image from the entire trip… and it also happens to be the very last shot I took before packing the camera up and leaving Bandon for Portland. Always go out on a high note, right?

Aside from the beautiful streaks created by the rushing tide, you can also see the remnants of a gorgeous sunset and the haunting profile of Face Rock (look at the right side profile of the large structure in the background – you’ll see it).

After spending countless hours driving around various parts of the country with Matt, I can honestly say that he’s one of my favorite people to travel with and I appreciate how effortlessly he helped kill all of those hours motoring around in between more countless hours of hiking, climbing, scouting, laughing and shooting.

In terms of processing
100% of the editing and stylization was done in the Develop Module of Lightroom 4.3. In addition to tone and color correction, I applied a tiny amount of split-toning. A touch of orange in the highlights and a touch of light blue in the shadows.