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Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, OR

[/caption] Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor offers so many hiking trails and small beach areas that its almost impossible to remember each area when going through your photos. This photo was taken at the beginning of the Scenic Corridor if you were driving from Gold Beach. There are dozens of areas to get some spectacular panoramic views of the coastline as well as the rocky islands surrounding the area. This photo really shows just how massive and broad the rocky coastline really is. You can see several rocks jutting out towards the Ocean as you look north with each cliff hiding its own inaccessible private beach. I took this photo at about 9:50am and was facing towards the north which was in the opposite direction of the sun. This photo really shows the sure beauty of the Southern Oregon coastline with its raw beauty. There were dozens of flowers that I had never seen before along the Oregon coast and there were two small waterfalls that you could hike to along the beach. I made sure to use my tripod, bubble level and remote switch to avoid any camera shake or blur. I attached my CIR-PL and warming filter in order to enhance the quality of the setting. I had the camera in Program/Normal mode so the aperture was at F-7 and the shutter speed was at 1/160 second. I had the ISO at 100 and the white balance at -0.7 due to the brightness of the morning. I was using my Sigma 17/70mm lens and I had the focal length at 34mm in order to frame the rocks in the photo.