Friday, March 25, 2011

Zigzag Dunes

Sand Dunes, Carl G. Washburne State Park, Oregon  © Doug Hickok


Rows of transverse sand dunes zigzag across the beach at one of Oregon's many outstanding wild and scenic state parks. In the distance is the 
prominence of Heceta Head, topped by a bank of low hanging coastal fog. This headland was named after a Spanish adventurer who sailed this region in the late 1700's. 
If you're interested in exploring an adventure of your own, a pair of yurts (Mongolian-style tents) are available year round in this state park, offering a truly unique camping experience.
With that said, here's to a fun and adventuresome weekend!

39 comments:

  1. I'm usually in the PNW twice a year but have never yet made it to the Oregon coast. Definitely 2012, yurts or no yurts. They are quite fashionable, aren't they? This photo is just an amazing weekend invitation.

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  2. magnificent place, wow this one is really splendid, my compliments

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  3. Nice view and the place seems pretty cool to visit them.

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  4. You know...it's poetry!
    Stunning composition!
    Léia

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  5. those zig-zags make a sort of music, don't they.

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  6. Oregon is a good place! :)
    Good composition, nice photo!

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  7. Beautiful composition. A lovely image and very well captured.

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  8. Heceta Head looks like an emerald

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  9. Stunning shot! There's a feeling of movement n the sand!
    I'd love to visit this place!
    Have a good weekend. :)

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  10. Just one word: FANTASTIC!

    Have a nice weekend :-)

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  11. Wow, I love the texture, shapes and light of this sand beach, and those blue sea and the sky really delicious. A spectacular photo.

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  12. I have no words. I admire...

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  13. So good--superb shot Doug. Have a great weekend!

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  14. This is a nice beach. I like the small waves and the effect of the cloud behind the hill.

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  15. I like the patterns you have captured and the detail in the sand.

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  16. What a fantastic landscape - I love the perspective and the feeling of motion that can be seen in the waves, the dunes and the cloud. Great work!

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  17. what a splendid scene and scenery! i love the directions the dunes go and i love the fog over the headland! the oregon coast is a very special place indeed!

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  18. I think i'll sit here for a while :)
    Great Work!!

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  19. What amazing depth!!! A school example of how to build a picture. Awesome!

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  20. Just discovered your blog. Your use of colour is fantastic and your photos so vibrant. I look forward to dropping in from time to time. This current photo of the glistening sand dunes makes me want to go for a stroll on a beach. Congrats.

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  21. really nice composition and colors here. well done.

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  22. WOW! I have never seen such a zigzag dunes before. And this image is so rich, from sand to sky! It makes me happy. I would run to the sea, along one of those zigzags :D :D Have a great weekend!

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  23. Oh... Is this the answer to my zig-zag waterfalls?!

    Stunning landscape!
    Beautifully composed.
    Like the way you highlighted the wavy sand dunes.

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  24. Amazing shot. I'm so envious of your talent!

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  25. Love this one Doug! The light, lines and textures are wonderful. I am really drawn into this scene. Beautiful!

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  26. Beautiful imagery. Lovely capture of a wonderful landscape.

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  27. great shot for this beach and dunes
    nice work done Doug

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  28. That's a stunning picture. What a beautiful place!
    Have an excellent weekend.

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  29. Great photo! One of my favorites of yours. Very nice,,,M

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  30. excellent composition with the curves in the sand

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  31. Amazing photo. The curves in the sand, and your composition are so nice. Well done.

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  32. Beautiful
    picture
    good creations

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  33. Wonderful point of view and very beautiful shot - well done

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  34. Love those waving bands of sand - and the almost sympathetic cloud shapes. Great seascape.

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  35. A standout image, Doug. I've been along part of the California coast, and wanted to make it to the Oregon coast too, but didn't manage it. Next time I will, though.

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  36. A magnificent composition and landscape. Love this photo !

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  37. Beautiful composition and very nice photo.
    Agustín.

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