Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

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End of the World | Oregon | 2017

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge has the title “wanderlust”.  It is the perfect theme to show you another photo from my trip to the Oregon coast this past weekend.

I took this image at Cannon Beach, where the late afternoon sun used a short break between showers to backlight the trees on the cliffs at the northern end of this magnificent mile long sandy beach at the shores of the grand Pacific Ocean.

I’ve been privileged to have been at the Pacific many times before, but never this far north. The moment felt special, the beauty of this moment where I saw the glow of the sun on the wet sand of this magnificent beach, the cliffs and the tree providing a perfect backdrop. The sound of the waves, the spray of salty air on my face. It felt great, I felt wanderlust throughout. I felt blessed that despite all the hard times that the job that pays the bills demands of my family and myself, it still gives me the opportunity to occasionally explore places I haven’t seen before and that I might never have seen otherwise.


The photo was taken with my Olympus PEN-F with the mZuiko 12-40mm F/2.8 Pro Zoom, image specs are 1/640 sec at f/9 and ISO 200 with 12mm focal length. B&W conversion of the raw file in Adobe Lightroom CC.

Have a great Thursday!


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      1. I haven’t either. We lived in Portland, then Cottage Grove, so we went as often as possible. Canon Beach was my first step into the Pacific Ocean, and it was COLD! I was young and did not care. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Gina, and yes, I do enjoy my PDX/PNW time. Just hope for some sunshine eventually 😉 Looks like next week it will be better, but just arrived back in Germany for a week home. And we still need to meet for a coffee 🙂 ! Have a good weekend! Marcus

  1. This is beautiful. I love the Oregon coast! I have never been to Cannon Beach but I have the fondest memories on Bandon where I spent 5 hours alone with me, myself and a camera. So, thank you for refreshing my memories with this post.

  2. Amazing pictures! Really good stuff. You’ve got my follow. Check out my comedy blog and give it a follow if you like it!

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