Cannon Beach from Ecola Point, Oregon (mapped)
DP009-2016 Posted Saturday, January 9
The views southward toward Cannon Beach, and its highly recognizable monolith, Haystack Rock, from Ecola Point are some of the most popular of all the views along Oregon's coast. On this day, there was heavy mist and salt spray in the air, and it was extremely windy. Views to the south of Ecola Point had the character seen here (only more so, as explained below). Strangely, to the north, it was sunny and clear.
I processed this to bring as much detail as possible out of the haze. I used Topaz Lab's UV haze filter at maximum strength, and TL's Clarity micro contrast boost filter, followed by Photoshop's shadows/highlights filter, and a final modest noise reduction. Given the heavy filtering to bring out the details, there was quite a bit of noise, too much to remove completely without sacrificing details. The scene is naturally nearly monochrome, though you can see from the green of the foreground grass that this is not a BW conversion.
Typically when I provide map or location coordinates, I tag some feature seen in the shot, but in this case, I have tagged my own position when I took the shot. (Note added: I learned recently via the internet that the observation platform in the lower right has been closed or removed after storm damage to the slope on which it was built rendered it unsafe. No word yet on whether a new platform will be built somewhere else on Ecola Point.)
Taken September 28, 2010; edited January 2016
Ecola Point, Ecola State Park, Clatsop County, Oregon
Title (for legacy viewing in the Dailies): Cannon Beach from Ecola Point, Oregon
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