Tumultuous Gathering. Canon 5D Mk II, EF 24-105mm f4.0L IS USM, ISO 800 45mm f22 1.5 second. RRS tripod w/ RRS BH-55. Cape Kiwanda, Or 10:35pm 05/06/2012. Frank LeBlanc frankleblancphoto.com
Wind was blasting the huge sandstone structures on this central Oregon coast and the Pacific's waves were hammering with colossal force. I had noticed tsunami warnings on the highway and I hoped this wasn't them. Beauty in nature is powerful and unsettling, but at the same time invigorating. Two days prior to this shoot with a photo tour we had photographed the other side of the sandstone formations inside of a sea cave. The booming sound of the waves colliding against cliffs was muffled this night compared to the deafening sound inside the cave.