Residents and visitors to Oregon should be thankful for the wisdom and courage of late Republican governor Tom McCall. He withstood much pressure from members of his own party and in 1967 helped pass the Oregon Beach Bill. This law established public ownership of all land along the Oregon Coast from the water up to sixteen vertical feet above the low tide mark. Much of the Oregon Coast is further protected as state parks or waysides. Even in developed areas everyone has access to the beach. Oregonians take tremendous pride in their coastline, evidenced by frequent beach cleanups by thousands of volunteers. In this sunset scene, I like the pattern in the foreground sand created by a shallow creek entering the ocean.
HUG POINT STATE PARK, COASTAL OREGON
Toyo 45 AII camera with Schneider APO 210/5.6 lens on Fuji Velvia 50 film - 1 sec at f/45