Description A fishing boat floats peacefully on Netarts Bay early on a foggy morning along the Oregon Coast.From Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia:Netarts Bay is a bay on the northern Oregon Coast of the U.S. state of Oregon, located about 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Tillamook.The bay is approximately 5 by 1.5 miles (8.0 by 2.4 km) and totals 2,325 acres (9.41 km2) in area, making it Oregon's seventh largest bay. Of that, 812 acres (3.29 km2) are permanently submergedthe balance of 1,513 acres (6.12 km2) is intertidal land. It experiences a tidal range of 6.8 feet (210 cm).The bay is part of a watershed of 13 square miles (34 km2) that is fed by at least 16 small creeks. From north to south, there is Fall Creek, Hodgdon Creek, O'Hara Creek, Rice Creek, two unnamed creeks, Yager Creek, three unnamed creeks, Whiskey Creek, an unnamed creek, Austin Creek, two unnamed creeks, and Jackson Creek.Layers of coarse sands and peat are below the soil along the coastline at Netarts Bay. Geologists have used this as evidence of significant earthquakes that have occurred in northwestern Oregon for more than 3,000 years. Tsunamis that resulted from the earthquakes deposited sediments from the ocean onto the coast.
Don Schwartz, Portland, Oregon Member Since September 2012 Artist Statement Photography is for me a dance with nature. It is the immersion in a landscape; the sharing of a habitat with nature’s creatures. It is the sense of being lost in the moment, where the passing of time goes unnoticed. It is the serendipity of capturing a moment in time that becomes a timeless moment. The quiet places, the places of simple beauty, draw me in – from the delicate splendor of dew dancing on an iris petal to the magnificent breadth of a gray whale slicing through the water. With my camera, I am a blessed witness in a field of splendor.
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