Black and White on the Oregon Coast

I don’t take many pictures in black and white but my favorites are from the Oregon Coast. A few years ago we took a trip down the coast in January, and stopped at Ecola State Park just north of Cannon Beach. The weather was windy and rainy but I’d never seen this view before and was determined to get some pictures anyway. I didn’t shoot them in black and white, these were the stormy conditions at the time!

We made a similar trip in June and it was just as stormy at Cannon Beach though this dog didn’t seem to mind.

Nor did my husband.

Down the road we stopped at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse – slide to see the original – prettier in color I think.

Finally I’ll close with a seagull who seemed happy to pose for me in black and white.

We’re already planning our next trip down the coast. Rain or shine, I can’t wait. 🙂

Inspired by Sunday Stills Photo Challenge, Black & White.

~ Susanne

32 Comments on “Black and White on the Oregon Coast

  1. Photographs in black and white making a landscape looking much more mystic. The seagull was in need of a model sedcard. Lol Thank you for sharing this wonderful and impressive images. Enjoy a good weekend! Michael

  2. Well done for braving the elements, Susanne. I agree that the lighthouse does look better in colour.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks Pete. I was happy to see that view north of Cannon Beach. But honestly I hope for sunshine and blue skies on our next trip! 🙂

  3. Oh what gorgeous black and whites from Canon Beach area. The fog really adds to the atmosphere. Yaquina light is perfect too! 😀

    • Thank you so much for your comment! I was happy to get those pictures from Ecola even though it really was a miserable weather day! 🙂

  4. Those are so pretty and moody. Love the Oregon Coast (I’m so glad we live within a few hours of it and visit often), I shared that Lighthouse a few weeks ago, I think for the foggy one. I Don’t remember.

  5. Amazing to photograph the actual colors (or lack of) in these stormy shots, Susanne! At first I thought you left in a little color. I love it when nature provides just the right backdrop. The seagull is stunning!

  6. Great shots of those stormy scenes. I hope you get better weather for your next trip, though storms are fun too.

    • Thanks so much! I was happy to get those black & white pictures overlooking Cannon Beach but next time I hope to see it in color! 😊

  7. Black ‘n’ White gives everything a classic, timeless feel – like heading into the past…beautiful shots!

    • Thanks so much John. Those stormy pictures worked out fine for b&w without much help from me. Hopefully next time we’ll see the beach in color. 😊

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  11. Susanne, we moved from Indiana to Portland, OR when I was 15. I’ll never forget my rush to get into the water and my shock having done it! Your pictures capture the wildness of that untamed coast. I still go back any time I can. There’s no place quite like it. 🙂 Happy travels.

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I love the Oregon Coast anytime of year, though not for swimming! 😁 We have a trip planned this spring and I’m looking forward to it. It never gets old.😊

      • I don’t recommend swimming without a wet suit. I’m not even sure I would go swimming in the CA coast any more. At least as far north as we were in the Central Coast – Avila Beach is my favorite.

  12. Thanks for sharing these, Susanne!
    My wife and I are doing our bimonthly trip to the coast right now and just got done seeing the lookout just south of Depoe Bay!
    I hope to share this in an upcoming post!
    Glad you and your husband are taking the sights!

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