Road Trip to the Oregon Coast

The past two weeks I’ve been on a slight hiatus while my two daughters were on their Spring Break from school. Some of that time off was spent on a family road trip down to Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast.

Vancouver Automotive Photographer Jason Manchester

One of my favorite things about these family getaways – besides the obvious fact I get to spend solid quality time with my wife and kids – is the opportunity to go explore and photograph new subjects with my camera. I love photographing cars, and am very fortunate to make an income from doing so, but without these explorations into different genres from time to time – picking up my camera might start to become a little stale.

Vancouver Automotive Photographer Jason Manchester

For this trip I preplanned to shoot for black & white. I felt it would really flow with the rugged terrain and the grey monotone weather we were expecting during our visit. I also wanted to put use to a neutral density filter I’ve been lugging around for a number of years and have only had a handful of times to try out.

Vancouver Automotive Photographer Jason Manchester

The images above are a few I’m happy with.

Something else I was excited to try out was to attempt shooting the stars while incorporating the infamous Haystack Rock within the frame. The evening I headed out I was granted with an amazing clear sky and the whole rock to myself. After a couple hours of moving around the rock and trying to avoid being swept away by the rising tide, I felt I had enough shot.

Once back in the office I was blown away by the number of stars the camera picked up. It captured so many more than my eye could see that night.

The image below is one from the set I was very happy with.

Vancouver Automotive Photographer Jason Manchester

I look forward to the next opportunity to shoot a subject I’m not so familiar with… hopefully sooner than later.


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