The Needles

Oregon is well know for its spectacular coastline and sunsets. We spent a few hours in Cannon Beach last fall on the way down the coastline from the Olympic Peninsula. We got some crepes from Crepe Neptune (which were sooo fantastic) and hit the beach. After our beach time we did some shopping, got some dinner, hit the playground (a family favorite), and finally stopped at another beach on the south side of town to get a closer view of the haystack and needles.

After getting a family photo we headed down towards the water so I could photograph the haystack and needles with reflections in the wet sand. These are ancient basaltic lava flow intrusions. As basalt isn’t a fan of erosion (relatively speaking) this is what is left over from those ancient lava flows. I love vertical columns of basalt.

The Needles was taken on September 14, 2018 at Cannon Beach Oregon. It was taken with the Fujifilm X-T10 and XF18-55mmF2.8-4 Lens at 1/125, f/6.4, ISO 250, with minimal editing for contrast in Lightroom.

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