Yesterday I found myself on a mini-road trip out to the Oregon Dunes. I had never been there before but have been wanting to explore them for years. After yesterday I’m now asking myself why on earth I had waited so long. It’s a gorgeous area with rolling dunes of sand for what appears to be miles. In truth, it is actually just a small little patch on the Oregon coast, but when you are walking through it the feeling is nothing short of majestic.
The day was surprisingly warm and bright when we arrived at about ten in the morning. It is November after all and I was assuming we’d have to contend with the cold. Oh how wrong I was! If anything it was too warm. The sun was already very high in the sky and the lighting incredibly harsh, but the model who came with me was a trooper and I think we managed to get some wonderful images. This just happens to be the first frame I scanned.
The journey from Portland to the Oregon Dunes was about three hours long. Not too incredibly bad all things considered. It was short enough to make a single day trip out of it and I’m already contemplating when I can put a day aside to go back. Now that I’ve been there once I’m a bit hooked and I want to make more images out there.