Description As a storm dissipates, a serene beach scene emerges at Hug Point along the Oregon Coast between Cannon Beach and Manzanita.From Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia:The Oregon Coast is a region of the U.S. state of Oregon. It runs generally northsouth along the Pacific Ocean, forming the western border of the state; the region is bounded to the east by the Oregon Coast Range. The Oregon Coast stretches approximately 362 miles (583 km) from the Columbia River in the north to the California state border in the south. The Oregon Coast is not a specific geological, environmental, or political entity, but instead includes the entire coastline of Oregon, including the Columbia River Estuary.The Oregon Beach Bill of 1967 allows free beach access to everyone. This bill allows private beach landowners to retain certain beach land rights, but it removes the property tax obligation of the beach landowner. In exchange, the beach landowner grants an easement passage to pedestrians. The Beach Bill grants a public access easement on the beach that cannot be taken away by the landowner; nor can the landowner build on the beach.[Traditionally, the Oregon Coast is regarded as three distinct subregions, each with its own local features and regional history. While there are no legal or objective boundaries, Oregonians consider the three regions to be:The North Coast, which stretches from the Columbia River to Cascade Head.The Central Coast, which stretches from Cascade Head to Reedsport.The South Coast, which stretches from Reedsport to the OregonCalifornia border
Don Schwartz, Portland, Oregon Member Since September 2012 Artist Statement Photography is for me a dance with nature. It is the immersion in a landscape; the sharing of a habitat with nature’s creatures. It is the sense of being lost in the moment, where the passing of time goes unnoticed. It is the serendipity of capturing a moment in time that becomes a timeless moment. The quiet places, the places of simple beauty, draw me in – from the delicate splendor of dew dancing on an iris petal to the magnificent breadth of a gray whale slicing through the water. With my camera, I am a blessed witness in a field of splendor.
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