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dsphotog
18-Feb-2013, 16:39
Share your favorite coastal photo locations.

dsphotog
18-Feb-2013, 16:48
Can't go wrong at Point Lobos, very film worthy.

Nathan Potter
18-Feb-2013, 17:34
Grindstone Neck, Winter Harbor ME. Great shoreline; washed granite and basalt bedrock. Nice cobble pockets as below.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8227/8485541145_aea0f91cc0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/argiolus/8485541145/)
45NE09-58[f2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/argiolus/8485541145/) by hypolimnas (http://www.flickr.com/people/argiolus/), on Flickr

Basalt and Cobbles, Velvia 50, TK45S with a 110 SSXL. Oct 2009. Grindstone Neck ME.

Nate Potter, Austin TX.

Roger Thoms
18-Feb-2013, 18:22
I enjoyed Bonny Doon Beach just north of Santa Cruz, Ca the other day, might even have a decent image. It's a small beach with some nice rocks and cliffs.

Roger

Heroique
18-Feb-2013, 19:24
The Olympic Peninsula is okay (Washington state).

If you tire of beaches, you can explore rain forests & snow-capped mountains.

Tachi 4x5
Schneider XL 110mm/5.6
Polaroid Type-55
(w/ 2-stop GND filter)
Epson 4990/Epson Scan

Hugo Zhang
18-Feb-2013, 19:57
Big Sur.

jp
18-Feb-2013, 20:39
I'm kinda partial to the coast of Maine, where I am 12 months a year. Minutes away. I'm mostly in the Owls Head area, but Monhegan and the various peninsulas/connected islands (Nate mentions just one) are filled with opportunity.

I've also been to Point Lobos on the west coast and found it worthy.

Jody_S
18-Feb-2013, 21:14
Some of the most beautiful coastlines I have ever seen are in Quebec, on the Gaspe peninsula, as well as the Lower North Shore area. I have not yet traveled either with a lf camera. The current price of gas has put a damper on my excursions.

Brian Vuillemenot
18-Feb-2013, 21:21
Big Sur and Point Reyes.

genotypewriter
18-Feb-2013, 22:24
Boracay, Philippines...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6811887233_1b90fc4ea9_b_d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/genotypewriter/tags/largeformat/)
Link to 2000x1600 large version (http://www.flickr.com/photos/genotypewriter/6811887233/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

Handheld Xenotar 150mm f/2.8 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/genotypewriter/tags/xenotar/) (@ 2.8) on a Chamonix 045N-2 with Astia 100F:

ScottPhotoCo
19-Feb-2013, 01:21
Boracay, Philippines...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6811887233_1b90fc4ea9_b_d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/genotypewriter/tags/largeformat/)
Link to 2000x1600 large version (http://www.flickr.com/photos/genotypewriter/6811887233/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

Handheld Xenotar 150mm f/2.8 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/genotypewriter/tags/xenotar/) (@ 2.8) on a Chamonix 045N-2 with Astia 100F:

Oh man, I grew up in the Philippines and there are some really spectacular locations. :)

Tim
www.ScottPhoto.co

Gary Beasley
19-Feb-2013, 17:41
Best coastal location I know near me is Jekyll Island ga. , nice driftwood beach. Next best might be Hunting Island SC.

Brian Ellis
19-Feb-2013, 19:57
Start at Ecola Point just north of Cannon Beach in Oregon, work your way down the coast, ending up in Loeb State Park and the Oregon redwoods. Pull off at every wayside stop to check them out. Oregon has done a great job of making the coast accessible to the public. Buy the book "Photographing Oregon - A Guide to the Natural Landmarks of Oregon" by Greg Vaughan. His chapters on the Oregon coast will provide plenty of details.

cdholden
19-Feb-2013, 20:34
The beach behind Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West, Florida.

Also, the fishing pier in Bokeelia, FL.

DrTang
20-Feb-2013, 10:06
Not a rocks and dirt guy..but Montana De Oro always seemed kinda cool

Scott Davis
20-Feb-2013, 10:17
Cape Henlopen in Delaware is a nice location for the east coast. There's a mix of wild coastal landscape and the WW II fortifications/gun emplacements, and a working lighthouse.

Noah B
20-Feb-2013, 15:29
I like Provincetown on Cape Cod, lots of beach with only water in sight. Around Boston I like Nahant and Deer Island.

Maris Rusis
20-Feb-2013, 16:04
When I committed to photography full time I had my choice of any location in the world to set up base camp. I chose Noosa Heads in Queensland, Australia.
The locale offers rocks, flowers, trees, clouds, waves, cliffs, caves, beaches, swamps, jungles, and coastal heath; all within two square miles. There is even a nudist beach for photographing pretty girls without their garments. The police don't carry machine guns and neither does the populace. There are no bandits in the hills. Folks speak English. Democracy is robust with negligible corruption. There are no skyscrapers, no parking meters, no poverty subculture, and minimal crime. What's not to like? Here's a sample:


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8468/8149772107_c95d80815f_c.jpg
Sunset, Laguna Bay, Noosa
Gelatin-silver photograph on Ilfobrom IB4 FB photographic paper, image size 24.6cm X 19.6cm, from a Kodak Tmax 400 8x10 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a Fujinon-W 300mm f5.6 lens and a #25 red filter.
Titled, signed, and stamped verso.

coisasdavida
20-Feb-2013, 16:07
Sununga beach in Brazil. I like the rocks.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8486063603_9c66b0c649_b.jpg

Agfa Optima in 8x10
Agfa Ansco Comercial View
500mm Ektanon

John Schneider
20-Feb-2013, 23:53
Point Reyes, and the north coast of the UP of Michigan, especially in winter.

Vaughn
21-Feb-2013, 09:03
Away from home, my favorite beach is Truman Cove, South Island, NZ...a small cove, but I have good memories of it.

Close to home Luffenholtz Beach is my favorite -- lot of time there with my boys.

And growing up, Laguna Beach was a favorite to visit

Vaughn
21-Feb-2013, 23:03
I just post an image in the Feb portraits, taken at the beach the boys and I have gone to the most...being the closest. It is also where I will go for a quick walk at sunset...not too photographic, just a long stretch of beach, or spit, that separates Humboldt Bay from the Pacific Ocean.

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?99623-February-2013-portraits&p=993743&viewfull=1#post993743

dperez
22-Feb-2013, 08:35
Can't go wrong at Point Lobos, very film worthy.

Another vote for Point Lobos, great place.

Vaughn
22-Feb-2013, 10:21
Another vote for Point Lobos, great place.

It definitely is a great place. But at the same time overly-used...even AA got a ticket for setting up his tripod along a trail on the wrong side of the fence. It is nice find places of the same qualities without the heavy impact and the need of the tougher rules.

dperez
22-Feb-2013, 11:17
Here's another really cool location, Montana de Oro State Park, right around here: 35° 16.771'N 120° 53.371'W

-DP


It definitely is a great place. But at the same time overly-used...even AA got a ticket for setting up his tripod along a trail on the wrong side of the fence. It is nice find places of the same qualities without the heavy impact and the need of the tougher rules.

Vaughn
22-Feb-2013, 14:16
Have not made it there yet. Salt Point State Park, CA and Shore Acres near Coos Bay, OR are not too bad either.

dperez
22-Feb-2013, 15:09
Wow, Salt Point State Park looks pretty cool, I'll have to check that out some point when I'm in that area. Very interesting rock formations. Thanks for the info.

I've never been to Shore Acres. There are so many places worth visiting along the northern pacwest coast.

Have you ever visited Bowling Ball Beach (http://www.google.com/search?q=Bowling+Ball+beach&hl=en&safe=active&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=7egnUbLCOsqXiAL64oD4Cw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=827), near Schooner Gulch? My understanding is that it's a somewhat difficult trail and the rock formations are only visible at low tides. I'll have to give it a try.

-DP


Have not made it there yet. Salt Point State Park, CA and Shore Acres near Coos Bay, OR are not too bad either.

Vaughn
22-Feb-2013, 15:19
Bowling Ball Beach -- I don't remember the trail being particularily tough It has been a long time -- 25 years ago perhaps. Trails in one's mid 30's are always easier than the ones in one's late 50's! I was there when the tide was not low enough for the balls to be out of the water.

dperez
22-Feb-2013, 15:23
Thanks Vaughn, I'll just have to give it a try.

-DP


Bowling Ball Beach -- I don't remember the trail being particularily tough It has been a long time -- 25 years ago perhaps. Trails in one's mid 30's are always easier than the ones in one's late 50's! I was there when the tide was not low enough for the balls to be out of the water.

Jon Shiu
22-Feb-2013, 16:08
Have you ever visited Bowling Ball Beach, near Schooner Gulch? My understanding is that it's a somewhat difficult trail and the rock formations are only visible at low tides. I'll have to give it a try.
-DP

I live close to Bowling Ball. The trail is not tough, but the last part down to the creek has washed out the trail. So, it is sort of like a ladder the last 10 feet down and then a shallow creek with logs. You can climb down the wooden ties that are anchored by two cables, steep, but not totally vertical.

I believe it is also possible to access the beach at low tide from about a mile north, called Moat Creek.

At different times of the year the boulders may be covered with sand or partially covered.

Jon

dperez
22-Feb-2013, 17:29
Thanks for the info Jon.


I live close to Bowling Ball. The trail is not tough, but the last part down to the creek has washed out the trail. So, it is sort of like a ladder the last 10 feet down and then a shallow creek with logs. You can climb down the wooden ties that are anchored by two cables, steep, but not totally vertical.

I believe it is also possible to access the beach at low tide from about a mile north, called Moat Creek.

At different times of the year the boulders may be covered with sand or partially covered.

Jon

dsphotog
23-Feb-2013, 22:21
Oceano_Dunes

z_photo
10-Mar-2013, 06:49
just learned of Big Talbot Island near Jacksonville, FL. Looks to be very photogenic

Leszek Vogt
10-Mar-2013, 22:39
+3 for Montana de Oro. Just about any beach from San Simeon to beyond Oceano are superb. I'd also add Jalama Bch, as well.

Les

mandoman7
24-Mar-2013, 11:15
I live close to Bowling Ball. The trail is not tough, but the last part down to the creek has washed out the trail. So, it is sort of like a ladder the last 10 feet down and then a shallow creek with logs. You can climb down the wooden ties that are anchored by two cables, steep, but not totally vertical.
I believe it is also possible to access the beach at low tide from about a mile north, called Moat Creek.
At different times of the year the boulders may be covered with sand or partially covered.
Jon

I visited this beach about 3 weeks ago and have to agree that its one of the more interesting beaches among the N. Calif offerings. If you google Bowling Ball Beach you'll get a slew of shots taken of this remarkable rock formation. Thus stimulated, I went there and wasted an hour going to the south beach which was interesting but had no balls (!). The long hike back northward ended with the "ladder" descent which was a bit harrowing with mounted gear, enough so that it was on my mind later as darkness approached. The good thing was that there were no people on a huge beach with great rock formations. I waited quite a while for the tide to come up around the rocks and then found movement in the image when I got home... tripods don't like sand for long exposures!!!

http://theblood.smugmug.com/Other/LF-Forum-Photos/i-QrPwxmw/0/L/scan815a-L.jpg

http://theblood.smugmug.com/Other/LF-Forum-Photos/i-WfqcPKD/0/L/scan813b-L.jpg

Gem Singer
24-Mar-2013, 13:28
My favorite is the coastline of Oregon.

This is a view overlooking Canon Beach.91887

Steve Smith
24-Mar-2013, 14:07
I live on a twenty six mile wide island. It's almost all coastal!

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Steve.

Heroique
26-Mar-2013, 12:27
This had me curious about the states w/ the longest seacoasts – here’s the top 10:


1. Alaska: 6,640 miles
2. Florida: 1,350 miles
3. California: 840 miles
4. Hawaii: 750 miles
5. Louisiana: 397 miles
6. Texas: 367 miles
7. North Carolina: 301 miles
8. Oregon: 296 miles
9. Maine: 228 miles
10. Massachusetts: 192 miles

Really surprised that Massachusetts sneaked in at #10, but why no love for Alaska?

Must be lonely at the top. ;^)

Bill_1856
26-Mar-2013, 12:47
There are only three in the U.S. -- Point Lobos, Acadia National Park, and Miami South Beach.

dsphotog
26-Mar-2013, 16:50
i visited this beach about 3 weeks ago and have to agree that its one of the more interesting beaches among the n. Calif offerings. If you google bowling ball beach you'll get a slew of shots taken of this remarkable rock formation. Thus stimulated, i went there and wasted an hour going to the south beach which was interesting but had no balls (!). The long hike back northward ended with the "ladder" descent which was a bit harrowing with mounted gear, enough so that it was on my mind later as darkness approached. The good thing was that there were no people on a huge beach with great rock formations. I waited quite a while for the tide to come up around the rocks and then found movement in the image when i got home... Tripods don't like sand for long exposures!!!

http://theblood.smugmug.com/other/lf-forum-photos/i-qrpwxmw/0/l/scan815a-l.jpg

http://theblood.smugmug.com/other/lf-forum-photos/i-wfqcpkd/0/l/scan813b-l.jpg

wow!

John Olsen
26-Mar-2013, 17:24
It's where I live - Whidbey Island and its neighbor, Fildalgo island. If you're up this way I can point out a few nice locations.9210492105

Scott Walker
27-Mar-2013, 09:09
It's where I live - Whidbey Island and its neighbor, Fildalgo island. If you're up this way I can point out a few nice locations.9210492105

Beautifull part of the world, we try to spend a couple of weeks on our boat in the Gulf Islands every summer. The area is definately one of my favorite costal locations.

John Kasaian
27-Mar-2013, 09:48
This had me curious about the states w/ the longest seacoasts – here’s the top 10:


1. Alaska: 6,640 miles
2. Florida: 1,350 miles
3. California: 840 miles
4. Hawaii: 750 miles
5. Louisiana: 397 miles
6. Texas: 367 miles
7. North Carolina: 301 miles
8. Oregon: 296 miles
9. Maine: 228 miles
10. Massachusetts: 192 miles

Really surprised that Massachusetts sneaked in at #10, but why no love for Alaska?

Must be lonely at the top. ;^)
I like Alaska!:)

Jim collum
27-Mar-2013, 20:15
Central Coast, California (all Large Format images)


Pebble Beach, Ca (not the Golf Course)

http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/coast2.jpg


http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/coast1.jpg


Pt. Lobos, Ca.

http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/coast3.jpg


Garrapata, Ca.

http://www.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/coast5.jpg

ScottPhotoCo
27-Mar-2013, 22:21
I drove down the Oregon coast today for the first time ever. Amazing! Made a few 6x6 images. Hoping to get back with the LF someday soon.

Tim
www.ScottPhoto.co

andreios
28-Mar-2013, 04:44
You guys make me envious... Some wonderful images in this thread...
Living in the heart of Europe isn't bad, but all the coasts are just so far away...

jp
28-Mar-2013, 06:52
Maine is said to have 3000+ miles of coastline. It's all in how you measure it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastline_paradox

I'd love to explore Alaska's coastline, but that's not in the cards right now.


This had me curious about the states w/ the longest seacoasts – here’s the top 10:


1. Alaska: 6,640 miles
2. Florida: 1,350 miles
3. California: 840 miles
4. Hawaii: 750 miles
5. Louisiana: 397 miles
6. Texas: 367 miles
7. North Carolina: 301 miles
8. Oregon: 296 miles
9. Maine: 228 miles
10. Massachusetts: 192 miles

Really surprised that Massachusetts sneaked in at #10, but why no love for Alaska?

Must be lonely at the top. ;^)

Vaughn
28-Mar-2013, 07:26
I drove down the Oregon coast today for the first time ever. Amazing!...

I once drove up the Oregon Coast with the idea of stopping at every park and over-look on the coast. I gave it up less than halfway up...just too many!

New Zealand has about 9,000 miles of coastland (though the figures for coastlines are all over the place, depending on how they are computed). Pretty amazing for such little land area! The same method gives the USA a coastline of about 12,000 miles.

Scott Walker
28-Mar-2013, 08:47
125,567 miles of coastline in Canada and I have seen over 2% of it :)

MurrayMinchin
28-Mar-2013, 10:35
North coast of British Columbia, Canada;

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Jim collum
28-Mar-2013, 10:43
gorgeous (the image. not just the location). I'll have to add that to my list of locations!

jim


North coast of British Columbia, Canada;

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MurrayMinchin
28-Mar-2013, 10:49
I'll have to add that to my list of locations!

jim

Thanks, Jim.

Just be prepared for a distinct lack of services, transportation, and company :)

Jim collum
28-Mar-2013, 12:58
that just puts it higher on my list :)


Thanks, Jim.

Just be prepared for a distinct lack of services, transportation, and company :)

MurrayMinchin
28-Mar-2013, 14:05
that just puts it higher on my list :)

You have just passed the first in a secret series of tests, that if you indeed manage to successfully negotiate, will result in your receiving 'local knowledge' of great photographic importance! Here's another from the north coast;

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