BEARD'S HOLLOW

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"BEARD'S HOLLOW"<br />
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Sometimes missing the turn can be a good thing. It certainly was for me on this autumn day.<br />
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I was on a six month shoot of the Oregon and Northern California coasts. Cannon Beach was my first coastal stop. On this particular day Oregon was doing what Oregon does best, storming. I decided to take a drive up to Astoria as I had heard it was a quaint little town. I''ll never know because I missed it completely.<br />
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Astoria is situated on the Columbia River just across from Washington State. If you miss the turnoff, as did I, you will find yourself on the Astoria-Megler Bridge with only one option, cross it. Once across I figured I might as well explore the North Beach Peninsula and so I did.<br />
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The thing I love to do more than almost anything is walk a trail never walked, drive a road never driven. So it was that I went down this narrow road and ended up at a place called Beards'' Hollow.<br />
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It was apparent to me from the moment I saw it that it was a magical place. For some reason the little pond made me think of the story Chris O''Donnell told in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. The story was about a field where a lake used to be and how it had frozen whilst a flock of ducks floated on it and when the ducks took off they took the lake with them. I''ve always been partial to that story. It''s magical too. I could just see the ducks floating on this little pond taking flight and taking this pond with it.<br />
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The gray stormy day only added to depth and texture of the colors in this scene. I spent the rest of the day trying to capture the magic and this is the fruit of that labor.
"BEARD'S HOLLOW"

Sometimes missing the turn can be a good thing. It certainly was for me on this autumn day.

I was on a six month shoot of the Oregon and Northern California coasts. Cannon Beach was my first coastal stop. On this particular day Oregon was doing what Oregon does best, storming. I decided to take a drive up to Astoria as I had heard it was a quaint little town. I''ll never know because I missed it completely.

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