The Oregon Coast

New Video – Behind the Scenes and Composition

Here is behind-the-scenes video I made here for this shot…

Daily Photo – The Oregon Coast

And the final shot…

The Oregon Coast Today's photo comes from Cannon Beach, Oregon.  If you click through to the blog post here at the Stuck in Customs blog, you can see a brand-new video I made while taking this shot, explaining my thoughts on composition while I take the shot.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

  • Love the video! Great result with the photo as well. Really like the blue tone throughout, as well as the post-processed vignetting.

  • Love it… great look, great info and well composed image. Now, if I can just do that!

  • like the video,also like the way those small waves running down below the rocks form a sort of triangle and come together at end.a ladder “if”which would be a big ask would make the triangle of the water look different but then no reflections from the rocks .Overall
    the picture itself is great

  • George

    Ah yes, hay stack rock. I remember it well. Lived in Oregon in the 70’s. There were many blue days like that. You captured the mood perfectly.

  • John Richardson

    Thanks for a beautiful look of my old home ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vicki wilson

    Love the video!!! Beautiful image and composition!

  • LindaJay

    Oh, you just made me homesick, Trey! We lived in Oregon for 20 years, and spent lots of time at the coast. Since then Alaska and New Mexico have been home, and soon we’ll be making a move to Texas.

  • Gail in Montana

    Great video and photo, which is not my desktop wallpaper, Trey. We were at Cannon Beach in April of 2007 and it was 70 degrees. People were in the water!! We really enjoyed our trip ranging from the redwoods in northern CA to the Olympic Penninsula. I’d love to go back there and spend more time.
    Thanks for sharing!! I’m seeing some awful fires in Texas and Oklahoma on the news. Wonder if you can see the smoke from Austin. Are you in touch with someone there to find out?? What a crazy weather year this has been and it’s not over yet!
    Is your Mom with your sis again?? Miss seeing her comments!!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wow, this is a super cool photo. It has a nice feel to it. Thank you for the great video, really appreciated.

    Come and join me on Google+, I just posted a nice HDR horses photo here

  • Susan

    Beautiful shot Trey! Loved the video too!

  • Nice shot Trey! Great composition.



  • Kevin

    Cannon Beach is one of my favorite places on earth. Thanks for the pic and video great info. I will try it all out the next time I am there.

  • Loved the video, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. Very grateful. Any chance you will share your camera settings with us? Kris

  • This is such a great shot! It really sets a mood.

  • Infinite recursion of Phi poses the risk of heading into “Beautiful Mind” territory! Don’t let Phi eat your brain!

  • Great photo. Makes me want to be there. Would enjoy seeing more “behind the scenes”. Have watched all so far.

  • Anonymous

    The horizon is not straight. Easy to fix in Photoshop

  • That was great! Such a simple little video but it contains so much cool information. Keep these coming, Trey. They are awesome!

  • Love the blue hues in this one Trey. Great shot. Now I have to watch the video ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Are you kidding me Trey?? I was there the day before doing Anniversary Photos for my sister in-law! Glad to see you visit my backyard! Nice shot btw!

  • Lee

    Great photos. Have you done Hopewell rocks in the Canadian Maritimes?

  • Very nice!

  • Alex Macnab

    Nice shot. I can’t believe no one has noted that this is the same beach and rocks seen in the movie, “The Goonies”!

  • Jonathan Khee

    I’m very interested in your bag pack. I travel a lot and am weak since birth. A good bag pack and carrying/organising system is key when traveling IMO. Can’t really be discipline in shooting when weaker than usual, aye.

    I am also very interested in the tvc 33 and it’s ability to keep sand, dirt, mud and water out of the insides etc, and how you go about it during shooting, carrying it around after a dirty shooting and cleaning it after. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Dale

    I got a little sea sick watching that video.

  • Fan

    love the video! such a good idea

  • Great photo no doubt. One thing that was driving me crazy though is that while you were talking about the rays of sunlight coming through, I would have been stressing out about making sure to capture them because they usually don’t happen that often. I’m just curious. Did you miss them because you were busy making a BTS? They would have added great mystery to an already great image.

  • Jyn

    Very nice! Growing up in Santa Cruz, CA- I find the Oregon coast way too cold and windy for my liking, and I’m working on that. But can I just say one thing? You should ALWAYS remember (ESPECIALLY at the Oregon Coast) to NEVER turn your back to the ocean when you are on the beach like that! I have footage of a sneaker wave that came in and almost swallowed up a bunch of people old and young- like a small tsunami. The Oregon coast is notorious for sneaker waves. Keep up the good work!

  • Kami McKeon

    I found your image above and your site through a Pinterest re-pin of one of my photos. The person who pinned my photo of Cannon Beach, also pinned your photo above. I was struck at the similarity in composition and even colors. Nice shot! I took this shot in June of 2012….

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