During winter storms, huge wads of kelp are washed up on the beaches of the Pacific Northwest. This super-knot was on the beach under Cape Blanco, Oregon (USA). The flash of the lighthouse is visible on the bluff.

Nikon D700, 20 mm f/2.8D Nikkor lens
f/5.0, 1/100th, ISO 200

5-image HDR (-.67, -.33, 0, +.33, +.67) processed with Photomatix

267 Views as of March 27, 2011


  • James Eddy
    James Eddyover 4 years ago

    I have been to the lighthouse and always wanted to go to this beach. This is a beautiful scene with an interesting and inviting composition. Nice timing on the lighthouse flash.

  • Thanks much James! There is a road that goes almost to the beach… and even to the beach if you have 4WD… from the campground.

    – Randall Scholten

  • Alison M
    Alison Mover 4 years ago

    Such a Gorgeous and Interesting capture!! :))

  • Aw shucks… thanks so much Alison!

    – Randall Scholten

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallover 4 years ago

    wonderful work, as usual :))) xxx

  • Glad you approve Denise! And thanks for the comment!

    – Randall Scholten

  • andreisky
    andreiskyabout 4 years ago

    wonderful hdr Randy!

  • Thank you sir!

    – Randall Scholten

  • Mark  Lucey
    Mark Luceyabout 4 years ago

    Great shot

  • Thanks Mark!

    – Randall Scholten

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 4 years ago

    Love the way the kelp looks in this image Randall, beautiful lighting and subtle colours, really lovely :o)

  • Thanks so very much, Josie! I appreciate the comment!

    – Randall Scholten

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Randall.
    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    3rd December 2010

  • Thank you very VERY much, Clive! What an honor!

    – Randall Scholten

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueabout 4 years ago

    Quite mesmerising. A fave for me.

  • Many thanks for both the comment and fav! Much appreciated!

    – Randall Scholten

  • Jeanie
    Jeanieabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks to you for hosting the group!

    – Randall Scholten

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