In The Midst of Face Rock

By |2013-02-10T20:17:53+00:00Feb 10th, 2013|

I spent the better part of today unwinding from a whirlwind two-day shoot on the Oregon coast in the picturesque town of Bandon with my very good bud, Matt Kloskowski. During the short trip, we also met up with the wonderful Patricia Davidson and Cameron Siguenza. After taking stock of the locations we shot at, the tally came in that we visited the Bandon Ocean Wayside four times, two sunrises and two sunsets. I’ll save the story I took away from that fact for another post but in the meantime, I want to share what has to be my favorite image from the entire trip… and it also happens to be the very last shot I took before packing the camera up and leaving Bandon for Portland. Always go out on a high note, right?

Aside from the beautiful streaks created by the rushing tide, you can also see the remnants of a gorgeous sunset and the haunting profile of Face Rock (look at the right side profile of the large structure in the background – you’ll see it).

After spending countless hours driving around various parts of the country with Matt, I can honestly say that he’s one of my favorite people to travel with and I appreciate how effortlessly he helped kill all of those hours motoring around in between more countless hours of hiking, climbing, scouting, laughing and shooting.

In terms of processing
100% of the editing and stylization was done in the Develop Module of Lightroom 4.3. In addition to tone and color correction, I applied a tiny amount of split-toning. A touch of orange in the highlights and a touch of light blue in the shadows.

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45 Comments

  1. Shell Karecki February 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Sweeet pic!!  *)    I love watching tides come and go–especially when fishing!!!   *))

  2. Jeffrey Lewis February 10, 2013 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Great shot!

  3. Reggie Hudson February 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    righteous shot sir………….

  4. Majeed Badizadegan February 10, 2013 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Very nice

  5. J Mac February 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Great shot +Brian Matiash sounds like you guys had a good time. What are you using to get the gps coordinates for your shots? Thanks for sharing so much.

  6. Gary L. Hess February 10, 2013 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Nicely done indeed.  Very compelling image.

  7. Anveshi Jain February 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Wow

  8. Patricia Davidson February 10, 2013 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Oh yeah! I knew this one would be good – so gorgeous! I love the surf spilling over the rock in the foreground – great composition. It was so great to see you and hang out with you guys!!

  9. Patricia Davidson February 10, 2013 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Oh yeah! I knew this one would be good – so gorgeous! I love the surf spilling over the rock in the foreground – great composition. It was so great to see you and hang out with you guys!!

  10. Cameron Siguenza February 10, 2013 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the fun times +Brian Matiash +Patricia Davidson and +Matt Kloskowski ! Now back in Santa Cruz. Hope to look at photos in a day or two. 1500 miles covered since Friday at 3pm. Tired but happy.

  11. Cameron Siguenza February 10, 2013 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the fun times +Brian Matiash +Patricia Davidson and +Matt Kloskowski ! Now back in Santa Cruz. Hope to look at photos in a day or two. 1500 miles covered since Friday at 3pm. Tired but happy.

  12. Syed Sajid February 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    I just forgot to blink my eyes, gorgeous.

  13. Syed Sajid February 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    I just forgot to blink my eyes, gorgeous.

  14. angela wessels February 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    I love it so relaxing to look at

  15. angela wessels February 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    I love it so relaxing to look at

  16. Liu Justine February 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Magnificent!

  17. Taran singh February 10, 2013 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    nice

  18. Justin Kern February 10, 2013 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    You know I'm loving this Brian.

  19. Denise Ho February 10, 2013 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Brian, amazing photography and amazing Mother Nature

  20. amit atarthi February 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    nice pic

  21. Samantha Rivera February 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    afuckingmazing!!!!! beautiful and breath taking!!!!

  22. Mukesh Kumar February 10, 2013 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    beautiful pic

  23. ravi upadhyaya February 10, 2013 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    so good

  24. farah godoy February 10, 2013 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Espectacular!!

  25. Chris Newham February 10, 2013 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Beautiful i love the streaky water on that foreground rock top shot as always. I cant tell you the number of times my best shot has either been the first or last shot of a shoot.
    I know what you mean about good company it can make or break a trip i go out shooting a lot with two buddies Scott & Ian and when your spending 8 hours in the car on a round trip it really helps to have people you get along with. They are also incredably talented photographers and its great when on a shoot to see what angles and compositions they find different to myself gives me ideas and prods the creative cells.

  26. Scott Peters February 11, 2013 at 12:03 am - Reply

    Great treatment… As the person who likely has more "Face Rock" photographs than anyone, I appreciate this POV and processing.

    Good stuff!

  27. Dan Patratzel February 11, 2013 at 12:59 am - Reply

    Seems a picture made it above the clouds!

  28. June Mary O'Suilleabnain February 11, 2013 at 1:25 am - Reply

    the tides of the spirit.wonderful photo work of art in my bookthank you for sharing

  29. SHIVJI PANDIT February 11, 2013 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Shivjipandit

  30. Michel Nadeau February 11, 2013 at 3:06 am - Reply

    I love the feeling in that photo

  31. Kanchana Bhavya February 11, 2013 at 3:30 am - Reply

    wonder…

  32. marcus clarke February 11, 2013 at 4:19 am - Reply

    Lovly

  33. Andrew Hudson February 11, 2013 at 4:50 am - Reply

    almost unworldly…nice

  34. Dennis Barry February 11, 2013 at 5:25 am - Reply

    Time well spent!

  35. thegeniusplayschool anurraaddha February 11, 2013 at 5:38 am - Reply

    very beautiful n awesome

  36. Stratos Agianoglou February 11, 2013 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Hello :) I was wondering what lens u used and how low it was places because it looks Ike it's very close to sea level.

    Thanks in advance

  37. Richard Neuböck February 11, 2013 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Thanks for taking the time to explain your pictures (location, post processing, etc.)! This makes your posts really helpful in getting some ideas from them.

  38. Rich Fiddelke February 11, 2013 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Sweet … you actually have some semblance of a sunset in the photograph. I have been there 5 times and have yet to see a sunset.

  39. Kris Vockler February 11, 2013 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Like the others said, thanks for sharing your methods! Great shot!

  40. Dominique Dubied February 11, 2013 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Fantastic movment!

  41. graça sacadura February 11, 2013 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  42. Keivn Ho February 12, 2013 at 3:06 am - Reply

    nice

  43. Wendi Fauzi February 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Wow… u really had such an awsome journry

  44. Wendi Fauzi February 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    *journey

  45. June Mary O'Suilleabnain February 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    great photo love it

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