One of my favorite views in Astoria where my dad lives is at the top of Coxcomb Hill where the Astoria Column sits. I love to go up there and look over the Columbia River, Youngs Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This weekend while visiting my dad to celebrate his birthday I headed up the hill to see the sunset. It was bitterly cold with a slight wind, but I could not help but be filled with warmth at the sight of the sun's rays breaking through the clouds that had filled the sky the entire day. I can't help but be awed by such a sight. I can't help but feel privileged to get to witness and photograph it. I can't help but drink it in.
Settings: ISO 200, 50mm, ss1/100, f/7.1
(full manual, spot removal and a bit of a creative edit in Lightroom)
Settings: ISO 200, 50mm, ss1/80, f/7.1
(full manual, spot removal and clean edit in Lightroom)
"Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!" - Marie Corelli