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Iconic Places: Cannon Beach

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

You know the problem. You go to a beautiful, often photographed place, and start shooting. It’s fun. Your images look just like every image you’ve ever seen of the place. That part is frustrating. Question is: how do you make an iconic place your own? We recently spent several days at Cannon Beach in Oregon. The first image below is pretty straightforward. The weather was blustery – pretty typical for this time of year.

CannonBeach-1

So I decided to try a couple of different things. Another day, better weather, lots of color with a strong foreground component.

CannonBeach-2

Finally I decided to try fiddling with an image after the fact to make it look like it might have been shot years ago.

CannonBeach-3

Same beach, same weekend, three different ways of feeling about it. Which do you think works best?