Landscape - Nicholas Taffs
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Windswept - Bandon, Oregon

The Oregon coast is made up mostly of a rugged coastline where the Ocean meets the rugged contours of the Pacific Northwest. This juxtaposition of where land meets water is a photographer’s paradise. Scattered throughout the coastline are these mounds of rock jutting out of the tidal zone called sea stacks. They are important habitat for sea birds such as puffins. For the most part the beaches consist of fine white sand that seems to find its way into everything you own. The winds were quite fierce while I was there, which is apparently a common thing to locals. This made for some interesting navigation on foot. You would literally be sandblasted any time you ventured out of the forest and into the dry sandy areas.