Ecola Afternoon

Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR, Hoya ND400X ND Filterf38, 4 Min, 100 ISO

Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR, Hoya ND400X ND Filter
f38, 4 Min, 100 ISO


  1. Marvelous high tide photograph. Ecola State Park is a photographer’s paradise. We don’t get up there often enough (we generally go from Newport south).

  2. Great image Laurie! Love the colors and use/affect of the ND filter on the sky and water.

  3. What a lovely shot!

  4. This and the images you posted yesterday are all lovely.
    I would have responded yesterday, but was having major computer problems and have been for a while. I have a desktop and am thinking of a laptop; do you have any recommendations??

    Do you ever get up to WA state. Very few of the master photographers seem to come here. perhaps you could do a workshop which may be well attended.

    I am pleased you have bounced back.
    Thanks for your inspiration.

    • Hi Raleigh, thanks. As for a new computer, I love my Macs. I would get the fastest processor, most memory and a good sized hard drive as well as the better screen (if there are choices).
      I’ll have to consider coming to WA. I thought quite a few people did workshops up your way.

  5. Joel Tumarkiin says:

    Hi Laurie
    Glad you are recovering well….I assume the new level of activity speaks to that!
    Great texture in these recent photos….thanks
    I recently picked up a Tokina 17-35 for my D700 to pair with the 28-300 and 70-200…so my travel kit is now where I wanted it when I add the older 24mm f2.8 and the 35-105 macro from 8008s and F100 days gone by. (It gives me more flexibility for lighter weight shooting in place of the 28-300….I leave the 105 macro home!
    /any suggestions to replace the old slik heavy with a light weight stable tripod?
    Stay well and keep sharing…

    • Hi Joel,
      Thanks, I’m doing great. Glad you like the photos.
      I would go with a carbon fiber tripod. I prefer Gitzo because they are so well made. I have seen the Induro, Flashpoint and some of the other less expensive carbon tripods in action and for the average photographer they are fine but, under tough conditions, they begin to act up…one froze in Churchill last Nov and I saw one tip over in the rocks and snap it’s leg in two.

  6. Bruce McCammon says:

    Definitely in my personal Top 5 of your images.

  7. Gordon Kummer says:

    Hi Laurie,

    I’ve noticed recently more images using neutral density filters. I know it is a way to get a pleasing blur where moving water is involved, but are they using the filters in landscapes to get more saturation of the midtones also? Matt Kloskowski has been using a 10 stop Lee filter. Where can I find out more about using these? Why don’t you use the Vari ND by Singh Ray?

    Thanks, Gordon

  8. Beautiful image!

  9. David Kenny says:

    Nice to see your posts … again.

  10. Thank you for the settings on your coast and wave images. Waves are my current project. I have a question about the settings for this image. Is the f-stop of lens set at f38, or does this include the factor of the ND filter?

  11. I’ve made hundreds of trip to Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. With the pristine beach and few pedestrians it’s a photographer’s dream at sundown or a slightly overcast day. Now if we could only find an overcast day around here…………. :) – Bob