Ocean Sunset

Sunset walk at Cannon Beach
1/60 sec | f/4.5 | ISO 200 | 11mm

After another two intense workdays in the Pacific Northwest I’m heading home today, currently at Chicago O’Hare Airport for my connecting flight to Munich. Just enough time to share a photograph of a magic ocean sunset taken at Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast this past Sunday.

This is one of those images when everything fell into place. A beautiful sunset at the end of an awesome day. Low tide, the Pacific Ocean receding enough for me to walk out and capture the reflections on the wet sand. Haystack Rock providing an awesome backdrop. I just had to wait for someone walking onto the scene. True to this blog’s motto: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women, merely players” (William Shakespeare). I’m a street photographer, I need humans in my images. My perfect ocean sunset!

The photograph was taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and the mZuiko 7-14mm F/2.8 pro zoom. Post processing in Adobe Lightroom CC Classic.

Have a great Wednesday!


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  1. You’re so right Marcus – I admire your patience awaiting the exact moment of the three walkers entering the perfect spot in your scene 🙂

    1. Thanks Daan, much appreciated! I spent about two hours at the beach. The beautiful post-sunset light lasted for not more than twenty minutes. There were plenty of people, so it was a matter of waiting for them to enter the frame in a balanced way, not cluttering it. This is luck, you can’t influence it. I took a few shots of the three, as I wanted to have their legs spread out to show they are walking. A habit of a street photographer….

  2. One thing that I love more than a mountain is a beach. Perfect photo, lovely. Oh I need to tell you about a professional street photographer I know of, I will have to get his name and send the link of his website. Sometimes they are cast-less shots.

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