I really like it when I have the opportunity to make photographs in a location completely devoid of people. It happens so rarely, even when I go to great lengths to find locations far out of the way from main roads, cities , and towns. It’s part of the challenge when working in Oregon. The population here tends to appreciate the outdoors. Thankfully Oregonians tend not to mind nudity too much either.
This photograph was made along the shores of the Columbia River somewhere in-between Astoria and Portland. It was a nice spot down a random dirt road that wasn’t marked in any way what-so-ever. To be honest, I’m not sure I could find it again even if I wanted to. It was a wonderful spot to just make shapes in the wet sand with a stick or a naked toe.
I made this photograph with my trusty old Minolta SRT-101 with a 28mm lens attached. I should use the 28mm a lot more often then I do. It’s a nice wide angle without getting too extreme about it. Wide enough to get the grandeur of a scene but not miss the details if you will. Plus its nice and sharp and seems to retain contrast even in overcast lighting.
I love old Rokkor lenses. Just saying.