Oregon Day Trip / by Victoria Lemos

Yesterday was an amazing day. Nicole and I woke up at around 6am to take a day trip to Oregon. Tyler picked us up, we stopped by Starbucks, and then drove 4 hours to Cannon Beach in the hopes of capturing some pretty landscape photos. According to my iPhone the weather was expected to be sunny even in 40 degree weather and when we arrived to the beach it was exactly that. We spent some time walking along the flat sand, shooting at different angles, getting as close to the water without soaking our shoes. I had brought along a new reflector I wanted to try out with portrait photography but the wind and direct sunlight wasn’t easy to work with. We packed up the reflector and I just took a few shots of Nicole with my DSLR along with my Nikon FM10. The Nikon is new to my collection, a film camera I was given to on Christmas from Tyler. The best gift ever! He even gave me two boxes of Kodak Portra 400 to go along with it! I can’t wait to see the results of what I’ve photographed on film. 

After we walked along Cannon we decided to drive down a little further and visit Ecola State Park. From what I’ve heard the park has the most beautiful viewpoint overlooking Cannon Beach and I was ready to shoot at a different, wider perspective. We arrived to the park and spent half an hour just gazing in wonder at the gorgeous masterpiece that laid before our eyes. The sun at this time (2pm) was closer to setting which allowed for the perfect light to wash over the incoming tidal waves and hilly landscape. 

The total of 8 hours on the road were beyond worth it and I’m so thankful for the opportunities I have to take spontaneous trips such as these. To be able to witness such beautiful nature that God himself created. All photos taken on my Canon 7D Mark II using my 18-135mm lens. Yes, a kit lens! Check out more under +Projects > Nature and > Black & White.