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Northern California & Southern Oregon Coast

Discussion in 'Nature' started by uscrx, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    Took a trip out there to get away from the heat.
    How nice it was to take just a small EP-1 body and 2 lenses, 14-42mm and 17mm. Rarely used the 17mm and I could have gotten away with just the kit zoom. Took 3 batteries in which 1 battery lasted day and half. Took about 8GB worth of pictures. I can't imagine me ever using a bulky DSLR on trips like this ever again.

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  2. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Beatiful. Yep, DSLRs are definately not travel cameras.
     
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Great set of photos! Well done. That's a beautiful area.
     
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  4. bluebubbleboy

    bluebubbleboy Mu-43 Regular

    84
    Aug 12, 2011
    Colorado
    Beautiful. I've always wanted to visit the NW coast. These photos have renewed that desire.
     
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  5. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    440
    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    I could spend years photographing there. Redwoods...rocky and sandy shores, sand dunes to driftwood littered beaches, cliffs to wild flowers, deep gorges and wild rivers, to calm crystal clear river you can kayak...lighthouses and great seafood.

    All within minutes from each other...
     
  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Very nice images, well done.

    G
     
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  7. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Ahhhh Memories ....

    I must get back one day. Thanks. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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  8. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I'm stupid.

    I often pine for far away places, jealous of the exotic locales from which great photos come. Then I remember "Dumbass, you live in the middle of California where 2-3 hours in any direction lies the most dramatic lanscapes on the planet: stunning mountains and valleys, ocean and seashore, lakes aplenty, the deserts around Death Valley ... folks from everywhere dream to spend a few days where you are and have been for 40+years!"

    Thanks for reminding me how stupid I can be.

    Just where is that links style golf course?
     
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  9. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Great set. Thanks for the post!
     
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  10. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    440
    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    That's Bandon Dunes. I've been going out there for the past 11 years.
     
  11. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Not the old Bandon links? Must have driven by there ~20 times and didn't even notice ...
     
  12. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    440
    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    Bandon Dunes

    Bandon Dunes is now one of the highest rated "Courses you can play" golf resort destination in the world. They started with Bandon Dunes then added Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails, and now Old MacDonald. Four 18 holes. Also present is a 14 hole par 3 course and a hidden course on the property only a select few have access to. They're also talking about adding a municipal course for the locals.

    It's big time...
     
  13. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Some lovely shots - thanks. I think these are two of my favorites. Used to spend a lot of time in that area, but that was a loooooong time ago. I remember hitching back up the coast to school in the Spring of '77 and getting stuck for almost two full days in Crescent City before we caught a ride most of the rest of the way. Strange times. Beautiful country. Back when I was heavily into cycling, I always thought I'd do a bike tour from southern Washington down to the Bay Area. But despite doing a lot of touring, I never managed to get that one in, and its been a few years since I've had the passion to ride enough to maintain that kind of shape. So that's probably one that doesn't get done...

     
  14. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    440
    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    Ray,

    You can always just drive a car instead of pedaling a bike. And it's much easier, I would think.

    The first picture is from the Whale's Head Beach a little North of Brookings Oregon and the 2nd picture is from Gold Beach on the bank of Rogue River.
     
  15. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Come-on Ray ... it's all downhill.
     
  16. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    579
    Jan 11, 2011
    Finland
    Harry
    +1 !!!!
     
  17. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    579
    Jan 11, 2011
    Finland
    Harry
    Now it hurts big time!

    EDIT: okay, USD 275 per round so the view and the cost are on par ;-)
     
  18. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    440
    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    It's beautiful out there but hard to justify paying that kind of money to play golf. Also, you have to walk. Caddie optional.

    I don't particularly enjoy links golf and harsh weather even though I'm not a fair weather golfer.