Shore Acres in the Southern Oregon Coast

Shore Acres State Park, OR

[/caption] The Southern part of the Oregon coast is far different than the Northern Oregon coastline. In fact, it doesn’t really resemble it at all. Maybe it was the warmer temperatures, large number of lighthouses or the limited number of towns dotting this part of the coast. However, you will be truly amazed at the beauty and serenity that can be found. This photo was taken while hiking along Shore Acres State Park, just south of Coos Bay. We were camping within the park so we were able to fully explore the entire area which included Cape Arago State Park. There are several hiking trails that parallel the coast and a quick walk to the formal gardens that boasts hundreds of different types of flowers. I was using my Panasonic DMC-FZ30 point and shoot when I took this photo. The camera mode was in Program/Normal mode so the aperture was at F-5.6 and the shutter speed at 1/250 second. I attached my warming filter and CIR-PL to offset the harsh light from the summer sun. I set the ISO to 80 and kept the white balance at 0 in order to limit any overexposure since the sun was directly overhead. This part of the coastline is a photographers paradise with dozens of beaches, cliff views, wildlife, lighthouses, waterfalls and hiking trails galore.

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