Assisting with Denise Ippolito’s group these last two years has been such a blast! I love working with her and with groups of photography enthusiasts! This beach is my stomping ground and showing it off and sharing all it has to offer with folks is something I find immensely rewarding!!! Here are a few highlights from the shoot. I hope you enjoy a peek from our week!
Bandon Beach. Working on foreground elements. A single rock in a little pool can add lots of interest and balance the composition. Copyright Susan Dimock Photography
Bullard Beach State Park.The drift wood is the star of the show on this beach! We were lucky to find beach huts to photograph in the foreground. There were lots of foot prints in the sand so the images up close seem to work best. Copyright Susan Dimock Photography
Coquille River Lighthouse at Bullards Beach State Park. It was luck to have a bit of color to work with at the lighthouse. Again, finding good foreground that was not too cluttered was the goal here. Sweet pink in the sky! Copyright Susan Dimock Photography.
Infamous Face rock in all of it’s golden morning glory! We were way down low almost flat on the sand to get the reflection in this sliver of water! This is one of my favorite things about sunrise on Bandon Beach, the sun comes up gradually over the bluff to kiss the stacks and makes them bright golden yellow! Copyright Susan Dimock Photography.
Elephant rock area which is the epicenter of our Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge here in Bandon.Sometimes pulling out the ND filters to create drama really works at our already drama packed environment. It can simplify an otherwise chaotic environment and add artistic flair. Copyright Susan Dimock Photography.
More filter work here. Again, the beautiful but chaotic foreground was calmed and given a rather milky look which I love. I am always on the look out for a punch of color and something organic in the foreground. This seaweed caught my attention and added interest and color! As the morning moved along pink began to grace the skyline. Copyright Susan Dimock Photography.
Ahhh…another awesome horse ride! I was lucky to be able to participate in two this last month and on both eves the skies were delicious!!! I used a wide angle lens in this shoot because I wanted to include the amazing fog action occurring in the sky as well as the riding action. The fog was swirling it up with colorful clouds. It was a stunning setting! Makhala and Jason from Bandon Stables did a stellar job for us. Boy, do they ever know how to ride horse!!! (Jason, your images will be showing up too!!!) Thanks, you two!!! Copyright Susan Dimock Photography.
What can I say…so lucky to live here! Have fun and be safe out there!!! Would love to hear from you! ~ Susan