Tourism Gig!


It has been such a busy summer for Steve’s and my motel here in Bandon and for our photography business as well.  One project that kept us busy was a tourism gig that required us to deliver beautiful images of the Southern Oregon Coast. We already had a lot of Bandon so we took a road trip in our trusty trailer and spent four days shooting the Gold Beach and Brookings area. We also did day trips to those areas and to Port Orford as well, but the images featured here are some that I got from the Pistol River and Meyers Beach areas of Brookings and Gold Beach.  And such lovely spots they are!

I must say it is awesome that our photography is beginning to get some attention from organizations that are promoting tourism on the coast.  Getting paid a bit for doing what we love is a great feeling and it helps pay the bills.  Imagine that! 🙂


Both the marine stars and sky stars were out in abundance!  The highlight for me was when we found a beach side spot to park the trailer overnight so that we could slip out early in the morn to catch the sunrise over the beautiful sea stacks.  An added bonus was shooting the Milky Way at night right out side our door.  Heavenly. 


For my part I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

Vincent Van Gogh


A lovely pink sunrise with lots of texture in the sand. Stunning tunnel-like sea stack at Meyers Beach.





The same “tunnel” sea stack at Meyers Beach up close at low tide to showcase the incredible marine life attached to it!




Wider shot of the morning sunrise with otherworldly cloud formations and pools of water to showcase reflections.




Pistol River area has beautiful sand dunes that lead down to the beach. It was a very windy day but we persevered and loved the beauty of this area.





My first Milky Way capture. Sea stacks at Meyers Beach. It was stunning and so much fun. Steve got a really cool one with a lit up tent in the foreground!




I’m always in search of seascape shots with ocean life featured in the foreground to add depth to the story of our beaches. When I can get reflections and sea life…all the better. 🙂




This cluster of stacks on Meyers Beach is phenomenal! Early morning as the fog blows off a bit to expose pretty clouds.





And the search continues for interesting compositions to tell the beach wildlife story!




It was fun to think more about including people into my landscape shots for the purpose of tourism oriented images. I liked it. It’s a very important part of the overall story of our coastal environment and speaks to the importance of protecting and preserving them so that we can continue to enjoy them.


I hope you liked this little window into one of our summer projects!  Thanks for looking!

And here we are smack in the middle of autumn!  Take care, enjoy the changing of the seasons if you are able and be safe out there.

 ~ Susan


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  1. Jeff Landis October 8, 2017 at 9:05 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your work.

    • Susan Dimock October 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

      Thanks so much for looking and following my blog, Jeff!

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