TidalRush_BrianMatiash

In The Midst of Face Rock

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.

  • https://plus.google.com/105058630997571260126 Shell Karecki

    Sweeet pic!!  *)    I love watching tides come and go–especially when fishing!!!   *))

  • https://plus.google.com/110674161999765868508 Jeffrey Lewis

    Great shot!

  • https://plus.google.com/107732163601104702223 Reggie Hudson

    righteous shot sir………….

  • https://plus.google.com/104507258614141011373 Majeed Badizadegan

    Very nice

  • https://plus.google.com/111772230196184912805 J Mac

    Great shot +Brian Matiash sounds like you guys had a good time. What are you using to get the gps coordinates for your shots? Thanks for sharing so much.

  • https://plus.google.com/105949205948005130647 Gary L. Hess

    Nicely done indeed.  Very compelling image.

  • https://plus.google.com/102260271933485389388 Anveshi Jain

    Wow

  • https://plus.google.com/115614791007645952267 Patricia Davidson

    Oh yeah! I knew this one would be good – so gorgeous! I love the surf spilling over the rock in the foreground – great composition. It was so great to see you and hang out with you guys!!

  • https://plus.google.com/115614791007645952267 Patricia Davidson

    Oh yeah! I knew this one would be good – so gorgeous! I love the surf spilling over the rock in the foreground – great composition. It was so great to see you and hang out with you guys!!

  • https://plus.google.com/117937415022745482256 Cameron Siguenza

    Thanks for the fun times +Brian Matiash +Patricia Davidson and +Matt Kloskowski ! Now back in Santa Cruz. Hope to look at photos in a day or two. 1500 miles covered since Friday at 3pm. Tired but happy.

  • https://plus.google.com/117937415022745482256 Cameron Siguenza

    Thanks for the fun times +Brian Matiash +Patricia Davidson and +Matt Kloskowski ! Now back in Santa Cruz. Hope to look at photos in a day or two. 1500 miles covered since Friday at 3pm. Tired but happy.

  • https://plus.google.com/117672644483922636478 Syed Sajid

    I just forgot to blink my eyes, gorgeous.

  • https://plus.google.com/117672644483922636478 Syed Sajid

    I just forgot to blink my eyes, gorgeous.

  • https://plus.google.com/105114419981803158111 angela wessels

    I love it so relaxing to look at

  • https://plus.google.com/105114419981803158111 angela wessels

    I love it so relaxing to look at

  • https://plus.google.com/115329240241871412206 Liu Justine

    Magnificent!

  • https://plus.google.com/114658849718695093377 Taran singh

    nice

  • https://plus.google.com/105906551914419405362 Justin Kern

    You know I'm loving this Brian.

  • https://plus.google.com/116992221479414639679 Denise Ho

    Brian, amazing photography and amazing Mother Nature

  • https://plus.google.com/113965857591033309770 amit atarthi

    nice pic

  • https://plus.google.com/103514237206486424404 Samantha Rivera

    afuckingmazing!!!!! beautiful and breath taking!!!!

  • https://plus.google.com/106828575335909447750 Mukesh Kumar

    beautiful pic

  • https://plus.google.com/114983068121300788109 ravi upadhyaya

    so good

  • https://plus.google.com/111027723380524854213 farah godoy

    Espectacular!!

  • https://plus.google.com/111663154187983434611 Chris Newham

    Beautiful i love the streaky water on that foreground rock top shot as always. I cant tell you the number of times my best shot has either been the first or last shot of a shoot.
    I know what you mean about good company it can make or break a trip i go out shooting a lot with two buddies Scott & Ian and when your spending 8 hours in the car on a round trip it really helps to have people you get along with. They are also incredably talented photographers and its great when on a shoot to see what angles and compositions they find different to myself gives me ideas and prods the creative cells.

  • https://plus.google.com/116002007592336898663 Scott Peters

    Great treatment… As the person who likely has more "Face Rock" photographs than anyone, I appreciate this POV and processing.

    Good stuff!

  • https://plus.google.com/108708137789978811115 Dan Patratzel

    Seems a picture made it above the clouds!

  • https://plus.google.com/100229728902771646909 June Mary O’Suilleabnain

    the tides of the spirit.wonderful photo work of art in my bookthank you for sharing

  • https://plus.google.com/105863369437508279568 SHIVJI PANDIT

    Shivjipandit

  • http://www.michelnadeauphoto.com Michel Nadeau

    I love the feeling in that photo

  • https://plus.google.com/101959451195962366422 Kanchana Bhavya

    wonder…

  • https://plus.google.com/116712110386515416498 marcus clarke

    Lovly

  • https://plus.google.com/103989374897519277015 Andrew Hudson

    almost unworldly…nice

  • https://plus.google.com/116203176750764181662 Dennis Barry

    Time well spent!

  • https://plus.google.com/111803343617149437187 thegeniusplayschool anurraaddha

    very beautiful n awesome

  • https://plus.google.com/116107524444795858374 Stratos Agianoglou

    Hello :) I was wondering what lens u used and how low it was places because it looks Ike it's very close to sea level.

    Thanks in advance

  • https://plus.google.com/113822133142284370740 Richard Neuböck

    Thanks for taking the time to explain your pictures (location, post processing, etc.)! This makes your posts really helpful in getting some ideas from them.

  • https://plus.google.com/114368295240985014789 Rich Fiddelke

    Sweet … you actually have some semblance of a sunset in the photograph. I have been there 5 times and have yet to see a sunset.

  • https://plus.google.com/100036901960696808421 Kris Vockler

    Like the others said, thanks for sharing your methods! Great shot!

  • https://plus.google.com/108417120160571178647 Dominique Dubied

    Fantastic movment!

  • https://plus.google.com/100801006034764762510 graça sacadura

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  • https://plus.google.com/108998000434727789788 Keivn Ho

    nice

  • https://plus.google.com/110954633573897016318 Wendi Fauzi

    Wow… u really had such an awsome journry

  • https://plus.google.com/110954633573897016318 Wendi Fauzi

    *journey

  • https://plus.google.com/100229728902771646909 June Mary O’Suilleabnain

    great photo love it